William “Trey” W. Watkins, Jr.
Trey Watkins is a shareholder in the Charleston office of Wall Templeton & Haldrup, P.A. He received both his Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of South Carolina. He is an “AV Preeminent” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2021, has been named a Super Lawyer since 2021, and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2013-2015.
His practice focuses primarily on Insurance defense including construction disputes, serious personal injury, and complex litigation. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Watkins worked in the surety industry as a Surety Bond Underwriter for Travelers.
He has been a lecturer and author on construction and surety industry topics for groups such as the Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC), Lorman Education Services, and the American Bar Association. He is a past president of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association’s Young Lawyers and currently serves on its board and as a prior chair of its Trial Academy. He has served on the South Carolina Bar’s Judicial Qualifications Committee to screen judicial candidates, and is a construction committee member for the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, and the South Carolina Bar.