Bonum S. Wilson III
Bonum S. Wilson III (Bo) is firmly rooted in Charleston, personally and professionally. For many years, he has been an AV® rated attorney, considered by his peers to be preeminent in his field. He is a 1980 cum laude graduate of Duke University and a 1984 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law. He began his practice in Charleston, South Carolina, that same year.
While an undergraduate, he studied abroad as the Mac Anderson Foreign Language Scholarship recipient, and began employment with the Department of Neurophysiology at Duke upon graduation. The following year, he entered the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill. While there, Mr. Wilson worked during two summers and academic years as a law clerk for the Charleston law firm of Pratt-Thomas Walker (then known as Wise & Cole, P.A.), served as Research Editor of the Journal of International and Commercial Regulation, and married his classmate, attorney Jeannette Heyward.
Upon graduation in 1984, Mr. Wilson continued his employment as an associate at Pratt-Thomas Walker and became a member of the firm in 1989. As a trial lawyer, his practice during some fourteen years concentrated on insurance law and defense throughout South Carolina in all state, federal, and appellate(*1) courts.
With a James Island background, Mr. Wilson opened Wilson & Heyward LLC on Folly Road in 1998, focusing on conflict resolution. A certified mediator and arbitrator since then, he has assisted all parties in resolving over 1,600 lawsuits without the necessity of trial, and expanded his litigation practice to include a significant amount of trial work for parties who have suffered construction deficiencies, and those contractors and sub-contractors involved in such disputes. After representing the Town of James Island in litigation matters, he was then chosen to serve as Town Attorney in 2002, a position he still enjoys. Mr. Wilson also remains counsel for the Town’s Board of Zoning Appeals. He also serves as counsel for the James Island Charter High School. Mr. Wilson also has served as a trustee and elder at his church, is a former vice-president of The Exchange Club of Charleston, and enjoys the outdoors with Jeannette and their three children.
Cabiness vs. Town of James Island, 393 S.C. 176, 712 S.E. 2d 416, 2011, WL 2447097, S.C June 20, 2011 (NO. 26989).
Government Employees Ins. Co. vs. Draine, 389 S.C. 586, 698 S.E. 2d 866, 2010 WL 3219328, S.C. App., August 11, 2010 (NO 4726).
Skinner vs. South Carolina Dept. of Transp.,383 S.C. 520, 681 S.E. 2d 871, 2009 WL 2217516, S.C., July 27, 2009 (NO. 25406).
Auvo Kemppinen vs. Alltell , Opinion NO. 2008-UP-262. May 15, 2008.
Regina Alberti, et al vs. Catawba Insurance Co. Opinion NO. 2004-UP-129, February 26, 2004.
Margaret Fanning Horn
Margaret (Meg) Fanning Horn, a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, joined Wilson & Heyward LLC in 2002, and focuses primarily on civil litigation, insurance defense, and domestic law. Ms. Horn received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, in 1989.
Upon graduation from law school, Meg began work as a prosecutor in General Sessions Court with the First Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s office in Orangeburg, SC. While there, she specialized in the prosecution of cases involving both violent crimes against women, as well as sex crimes against women and children. As lead chair, she tried numerous cases of criminal sexual conduct against women and children to verdict in Orangeburg, Calhoun and Dorchester Counties. She prosecuted murder cases solo, and served as second chair prosecutor in the death penalty case of State of South Carolina v. Myra Pearson, involving the murder of a child in Calhoun County, and State v. Herman Hughes, involving the robbery and murder of a video poker attendant. She served as second chair in State v. Duncan Proctor, the “Lowcountry Rapist” and State v. Phillip Therrien, the “Pillowcase Rapist”.
In 1998, Meg left the Solicitor’s office to develop a private practice with a focus on personal injury and construction defense matters. She tried dozens of civil matters to verdict in state court between 1998 and 2002, when she joined our firm.
Since joining Wilson & Heyward, Meg has continued to represent individuals and entities in personal injury, wrongful death, and construction defect litigation. Appellate cases of note include the trial work, record preparation, briefs and oral argument before the South Carolina appellate courts in the matters of Bradley v. Doe, 374 S.C. 622, 649 S.E.2d 153 (Ct.App.2007); and Ex Parte Government Employees Insurance Co., 373 S.C. 132, 644 S.E.2d 699 (2007).
Meg also takes a great interest in family law matters, and spends considerable time and energy representing litigants in family court. She has litigated equitable distribution, alimony issues, child support, custody matters, and has been trained as a family court mediator. She is a tenacious and supportive counselor who understands the value of cooperative resolution of stressful, expensive domestic issues, as well as the paramount value of focusing on the needs of children during divorce and custody disputes.
Brandon T. Reeser
Brandon continually strives to bring his clients the clarity needed to understand difficult issues and the creativity and tenacity to achieve their goals. A litigator with a focus on construction litigation, automobile liability, and commercial litigation, Brandon also aggressively pursues and defends debt collection, lien actions, and appellate matters.* In addition to his litigation work, Brandon takes pride in advising individual and organizational clients on matters from contracts to licensing and resolving disputes without the need for judicial intervention.
Brandon graduated magna cum laude from Furman University before attending the Emory University School of Law, where he graduated with honors and served as a managing editor of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal. Following clerkships with the Honorable Gary R. Wade and the Honorable Sharon G. Lee of the Supreme Court of Tennessee and the Honorable Richard W. Story of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Brandon returned to South Carolina as law clerk for the Honorable G. Thomas Cooper, Jr. in South Carolina’s Fifth Judicial Circuit before joining Wilson & Heyward, LLC in 2014.
Brandon is licensed to practice in all South Carolina State courts as well as the Federal District Court for the District of South Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
* Robert Wilkes v. Town of Pawleys Island, Opinion No. 2017-UP-096, March 8, 2017
* Allenwood Owners Assn. v. Mike Prince, et al., Opinion No. 2018-UP-048, January 31, 2018
* Ex Parte Anthony L. Mathis, Opinion No. 2018-UP-173, May 2, 2018
Wilson & Heyward LLC
P.O. Box 13177
Charleston, SC 29422
924 Folly Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
305 Walnut Street West
Salley, SC 29137