Working closely with you throughout your case, we try to resolve issues efficiently and effectively. That said, we are seasoned litigators and are prepared to go to court in pursuit of justice and protection of our clients' and their families' interests. We also know the importance of communication and hands-on representation.

We always call back clients as soon as possible as we know that we can only reach a best possible customer when our clients understand their cases and are empowered to make the right decisions for their goals.

Additionally, we offer free initial consultations in personal injury and criminal defense cases. In the former, we work on contingency -- we will never collect any attorneys' fees until we secure the compensation that you need and deserve.

Robert W. WilkinsPartner

Robert W. Wilkins
Partner

in

Greenville, South Carolina
Phone: 864-312-3901
Fax: 864-312-3903
Email Robert Wilkins

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law & Divorce
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Collections
  • Military Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Government Relations


Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


Education
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, JD - 2002
  • Wofford College, BA - 1999
  • Military Service - Major, Judge Advocate General, South Carolina Army National Guard


Robert is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, he clerked for the Honorable John W. Kittredge, now a Justice with the South Carolina Supreme Court. Following his clerkship, Robert and his wife, Stephanie, moved to Washington, D.C., where he served as Deputy Counsel for United States Senate Lindsey O. Graham. During his time with Senator Graham, Robert focused primarily on trade and immigrations issues.

Prior to opening Wilkins & Bouton, LLC, Robert worked for Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP. In addition to handling family law and general civil litigation issues, Robert was part of the Nelson Mullins' Governmental Relations team, where he focused on representing businesses, non-profit organizations, and other entities' legislative interests before the South Carolina General Assembly.

Robert has represented individuals and companies throughout South Carolina in state and federal court, as well as municipalities and regulatory boards. He has experience in a variety of different legal areas and has litigated cases covering a broad spectrum, ranging from contested divorce and custody matters in family court to various civil matters in state and federal court; personal injury cases in state and federal court, including premises liability and malicious prosecution; representing businesses and non-profits before the South Carolina General Assembly; representation before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration forum; and representing clients before regulatory boards in South Carolina.

In 2006, Robert joined the South Carolina Army National Guard, where he currently holds the rank of Major and serves as the Brigade Judge Advocate for the 678 Air Defense Artillery. Prior to his current assignment, Robert served as the Senior Trial Defense Counsel and Deputy Regional Defense Counsel for the National Guard Bureau Trial Defense Services, amongst other assignments, representing soldiers faced with adverse action, including separation and court-martial.

Robert is a member of the Greenville County Bar Association. He currently serves on the Clemson University Board of Visitors and has been an active participant in various local community organizations. Robert and his wife Stephanie live in Greenville with their two young children.

William I. BoutonPartner

William I. Bouton
Partner

in

Greenville, South Carolina
Phone: 864-312-3901
Fax: 864-312-3903
Email William Bouton

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense & DUI
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Civil Litigation


Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


Education
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, J.D. - 2004
  • Darla Moore School of Business, M.I.B.S. - 2004
  • University of South Carolina, B.S. - 1999

Bill completed his undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina majoring in Business Administration. He also graduated from the University of South Carolina with a joint graduate degree in Law and a Masters in International Business Administration in the Spanish track. Upon finishing graduate school, Bill and his wife moved abroad for a year, where he worked for an international travel agency in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He and his wife returned to the United States where he clerked for the Honorable J. Derham Cole, Circuit Judge for the 7th Judicial Circuit. Following his clerkship, Bill began working as an assistant solicitor under Bob Ariail for the 13th Circuit Solicitor's Office.
After working for four years as a state prosecutor, where he prosecuted cases ranging from murder to DUI and drug cases, Bill opened Wilkins & Bouton, LLC, with his longtime friend, Robert Wilkins. Bill enjoys litigation and concentrates most of his practice in the areas of criminal defense and civil litigation.
His civil litigation practice is diverse with most of it focused on personal injury. He represents people who have been seriously injured in car accidents or at work.
His criminal practice focuses mainly on defending individuals in both State and Federal Court across South Carolina, except for in the City of Spartanburg, where Bill acts as the city prosecutor for cases in the Municipal Court. His defense work varies from juvenile matters and traffic tickets to complex federal drug conspiracies. Bill has been a member of the CJA list of attorneys since 2011, which qualifies him to receive appointments to represent indigent defendants in federal criminal cases in South Carolina.
Bill is a member of Greenville County Bar Association and the Greenville Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Bill and his wife Margaret live in Greenville with their four children.