James Christopher Wilson

James Christopher Wilson

Location:
Bamberg, South Carolina
Phone:
803-702-4077
877-471-0048 (Toll Free)
Fax:
803-245-0037
Email:
Keenan Ball Trial College

J. Christopher (Chris) Wilson was born and raised in Bamberg, South Carolina.  Chris is the first of three brothers born to lifelong Bamberg residents Jimmy and Garnett Wilson.  His father Jimmy worked in quality control for over 30 years, and his mother Garnett taught school for over 40 years.  They instilled in Chris the values of hard work, honesty, service and integrity – values he ascribes to in his law practice and everyday life.

Chris attended Bamberg public schools and graduated valedictorian from Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School in 1987.  He then attended Wofford College where he graduated in 1991 with honors and as a Phi Beta Kappa inductee.  While at Wofford College, Chris was active in numerous activities and service organizations and competed on Wofford’s golf team.

Chris was admitted to the South Carolina Bar after receiving his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1994.  Chris received several recognitions in Law School, including highest honors in Torts/Injury.

After Law School, he served as a Judicial Clerk for The Honorable Frank McGowan, South Carolina Circuit Court Judge.   He then entered the private practice of law, working as an associate for the Bamberg law firm of Early & Ness until 1998 when he formed Wilson Law Firm.  Later, he formed Wilson & Luginbill, LLC with Dan Luginbill.

Chris is an experienced attorney whose reputation for representing clients, including his trial work, is well known throughout South Carolina.  He has an extensive practice focused primarily on personal injury claims.

Chris is married to Dana Price Wilson (formerly of Marion, SC) and has 3 children – Ansley, Graham and Price.  In his spare time, he enjoys coaching youth sports, supporting his children’s sporting events and school activities, volunteering on community boards and supporting local charities.   Every once in a while, you can find him golfing – but not near as well as during his Wofford days.

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Areas of Practice

  • General Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury (Wrecks, Med Mal, Work Comp, etc.)
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice/Nursing Home Neglect
  • Products Liability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Criminal
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Traffic Violations

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. - 1994
  • Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Mathematics

Honors and Awards

  • AIOPIA 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar Association, 1994 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, 2000 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Frank McGowan, Circuit Judge, Clerk, 1994 - 1995
  • Early & Ness Law Firm, Associate Attorney, 1995 - 1998
  • Wilson Law Firm Attorney, Owner, 1998 - 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • Youth Sports League Coach
  • Keep Bamberg County Beautiful Board, Chair
  • TriCounty Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission Board, Member
  • Boy Scouts of America, Leader
  • Skyhawk Board, Member
  • Former Board Member, Southern Carolina Alliance Economic Development
  • Former Board Member, Lower Savannah Council of Government Transportation Committee

Ancillary Businesses

  • Member, Bamberg County Council (District One Elected Representative 2000 to January 1, 2013)