Columbia attorney Bill Nettles is South Carolina?s new U.S. Attorney, as the U.S. Senate confirmed his appointment today. Nettles, a founding partner of Sanders & Nettles, LCC, was appointed by President Obama.
"I am so pleased that the Senate has confirmed Bill Nettles to serve as South Carolina?s U.S. Attorney," said U.S. House Majority Whip James Clyburn in a statement. "Highly regarded by his peers, Bill is well-qualified and has led a distinguished legal career."
Nettles worked for the Obama campaign in South Carolina. He replaces Kevin McDonald, who has been acting U.S. Attorney since Walt Wilkins, President Bush appointee, stepped down earlier this year.
Nettles started his legal career as an attorney in the Richland County public defender's office before going into private practice in 1997. He is a graduate of The Citadel and the Widener School of Law.
Nettles now practices with his father-in-law, Alex Sanders, who is a former chief judge of the S.C. Court of Appeals, a Charleston School of Law founder and a one-time Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. Working from Columbia, he primarily handles criminal defense and death penalty cases.