Our Attorneys - Focus on Burn & Serious Personal Injury
Attorneys Billy Walker and Kirk Morgan focus on burn and personal injury cases, including electrical burns, construction litigation, wrongful death claims, and car accident injuries. Billy Walker and Kirk Morgan have handled many high profile cases; they have extensive trial experience, resources, and personnel that are vital to the proper handling of a case. Whether keeping thousands of details organized, communicating with the press and other attorneys, or making critical strategic decisions with the client, the attorneys of Walker & Morgan, LLC, perform professionally under every circumstance.
Billy Walker is one of the most experienced trial attorneys in South Carolina. A lawyer since 1973, Billy has represented clients in over 200 jury trials. He has considerable experience in all phases of complex personal injury litigation including burn trauma and electrical injury cases, construction litigation, products liability, various types of wrongful death claims, and serious motor vehicle personal injury cases. His practice is largely limited to complex cases involving burn injuries related to burn victims. He has litigated cases in many states including South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, California and New York.
He is a sustaining member of the American Association for Justice, where he holds the Founders Club status. He is also a member of the South Carolina Association for Justice and the South Carolina Bar with previous service as an elected member of the House of Delegates. His professional life includes membership in the American Bar Association, American Judicature Society and the Civil Justice Foundation. He is also a member of two legal groups that are by invitation only, the Melvin Belli Society and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Billy Walker also served as President of the Lexington Economic Development Association, was former Chairman and is a current member of the Board of the Newberry College Foundation, and was elected to and serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Newberry College founded in 1856.
Billy is also a frequent lecturer on various legal issues at seminars and conventions where he is invited to present writings on important legal issues and trial tactics. He was the recipient of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association “Tommy Malone Great American Eagle Award” at their meeting in February, 2009. This award recognizes an individual who has a calling to help others and is a powerful example of the bold pursuit of excellence and justice. Such an individual is one who inspires others and is a living symbol of Integrity, Strength, Bravery, Justice Freedom, Pride, Devotion, Excellence, and Friendship and to many a Hero.
- Newberry College (B.A. 1969)
- University of South Carolina (J.D. 1973)
- Admitted to Bar, 1973, South Carolina
- 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States District Court for South Carolina
- Supreme Court of the United States
Kirk Morgan has extensive trial experience in various areas of litigation. The primary focus of Kirk Morgan's legal practice has been lawsuits involving burn trauma, defective products, complex insurance matters, and automobile accident and injury claims.
Kirk Morgan is Board certified in the field of civil litigation by the prestigious National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is the sustaining member of the Association for Justice, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, the John Belton O'Neal Inn of Court, the Lexington Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the South Carolina Bar. Kirk is president of the South Carolina Association of Justice, a 1,300 member organization. He is a frequent guest lecturer to various legal organizations around the country. Additionally, Kirk is president of the Melvin Belli Society. He is licensed to practice law in South Carolina and Texas, and is a member of the United States District Court Bar.
- University of Mississippi (B.A. 1980)
- University of South Carolina (J.D. 1983)
- Admitted to Bar, 1983, Texas
- Admitted to Bar, 1984, South Carolina
A native of Rock Hill, Slaughter graduated with a B.A. from the University of South Carolina in 2006 with a double major in political science and criminal justice. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2009 and received his license to practice law in South Carolina in November 2009. While in law school, he was a member of the Student Bar Association, Palmetto Law Society and Sports and Entertainment Law Society.
Slaughter is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association, Lexington County Bar Associations, American Association for Justice, and the South Carolina Association for Justice.
Prior to joining Walker & Morgan, Slaughter was a law clerk with Baker, Ravenel & Bender in Columbia working in the areas of insurance coverage, insurance defense, products liability, premises liability and family law. He also served as a congressional intern in the Office of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in Washington, D.C. researching policy and drafting position papers.
Slaughter’s practice is focused on serious and complex personal injury and wrongful death cases involving catastrophic burn injuries from a multitude of causes, including propane and natural gas fires and explosions, electricity, hot liquids and steam, and chemicals. He will also be involved in lawsuits representing individual victims and families harmed by hazardous consumer products, occupational accidents, premises injuries, automobile accident and other incidents involving negligence.
• South Carolina, 2009
• U.S. District Court of South Carolina, 2010
• Georgia, 2011
• American Bar Association
• South Carolina Bar Association
• Georgia Bar Association
• Lexington County Bar Associations
• South Carolina Association for Justice
• American Association for Justice
• The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40
William P. (Will) Walker, III has joined the firm of Walker & Morgan, LLC in Lexington, SC as an attorney focusing on serious and complex personal injury cases. These cases involve catastrophic injuries resulting from burns due to propane and natural gas, electricity, thermal and scald burns, fires and explosions, industrial accidents and defective products. In addition, litigation involving an array of other events including automobile accident injury claims and products liability.
The son of founding partner, Billy Walker, whether it was as a runner during high school summers, a research and office assistant during college, or as a law clerk during law school, Will Walker has been involved at Walker & Morgan, LLC in one capacity or another throughout his life.
Will graduated from Hammond School and attended The University of North Carolina-Asheville where he graduated with a B. A. in Literature in 2005 and was the recipient of a Departmental Distinction Award. He earned his Juris Doctor from The University of South Carolina School of Law in May 2009 and received his license to practice law in South Carolina in November 2009. During law school Will received a clerkship with Girard Gibbs LLP in San Francisco, CA working in the areas of consumer class actions, securities, and complex business litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Will was chosen for a Judicial Clerkship with The Honorable L. Casey Manning, Circuit Court Judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit. While serving as Judge Manning’s Law Clerk, Will assisted Judge Manning from the bench during numerous trials and other court proceedings of varying types, criminal and civil. He was able to establish relationships with members of the Bar and learned invaluable lessons that will serve him throughout his career in private practice.