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Bill Connor received his Bachelor of Arts from The Citadel in 1990, and after serving for over a decade as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army, including three deployments to the Middle East, he received his Juris Doctorate from University of South Carolina in 2005. In 2012, Bill was honored to receive an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the top peer rating for American lawyers. Receiving this rating at such an early point in his career is unheard of among lawyers.
Bill is a trial lawyer who spent the first years of his career in Civil defense, but now conducts a general practice with a focus on Civil Litigation, military cases, political cases, and domestic relations. As a Senior Officer in the United States Army with over 22 years of commissioned service (active duty and reserve), Bill has unique insights into cases involving the US military.
Bill is a member of the South Carolina and Federal Bars, as well as other attorney organizations. In addition to his practice and Army Reserve duties, Bill was recently a candidate for Lt. Governor of South Carolina, making the runoff election in the Republican Primary. He serves as the Chairman of South Carolina’s Sixth Congressional District GOP. This political experience has given Bill unique experience with political/legal matters, and he has handled legal issues for top Presidential Candidates like Rick Santorum. Bill’s wife of 22 years, Susan, practices medicine in Orangeburg SC. They have three children, Peyton, Brenna, and Will. Bill serves as board chairman for Orangeburg Christian Academy.
During recent service in Afghanistan, Bill was promoted to take command of the US advisory effort in the volatile province of Helmand. Shortly after arrival in Helmand, he was promoted in rank from Major to Lt. Colonel. In addition to command of US advisory teams, he was the senior American working with the United Kingdom senior staff. Upon return from Afghanistan, he published the book "Articles from War," a memoir of his experiences and thoughts in Afghanistan.
- Family law
- Divorce law
- Military law
- Military divorce
- Civil litigation
- General practice law
- South Carolina, 2006
- Federal Bar, 2006
- AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® — a distinction signifying particularly outstanding legal work, professionalism and ethical standards
- J.D., University of South Carolina, 2005
- B.A., The Citadel, 1990
- South Carolina Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Defense Trial Lawyers Association
- Regular Army Infantry Officer, 1990–2002
- Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, 2003–present