Billy Killough

Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms
Contact: 843.577.7700
Law School: University of South Carolina School of Law - University of South Carolina
Jurisdiction: South Carolina


About Billy Killough
For Bill Killough, excellent client service includes not only prompt responses to client inquiries and excellent work product, but also a level of proactiveness that is rare in the reactive world of legal services. Whether he is developing litigation strategy or prosecuting a patent application, he believes that anticipating client needs under changing circumstances and structuring the deal accordingly is the true test of client service.

Killough's business and engineering experience is what gives him the depth to anticipate client needs. With an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, he began his career with Cummins Engine Company as an engineer. He obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina to prepare for a career as an intellectual property and commercial transaction attorney, a craft he has been practicing since 1979.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
Professional Experience
Member, Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms LLC
University of South Carolina School of Law - University of South CarolinaJ.D. (1979)Law
University of South Carolina - ColumbiaMBA (1979)Business Administration
University System of Georgia - Georgia Institute of TechnologyB.S. (1974)Industrial Engineering
Professional Activities
Member American Intellectual Property Law Association
Details: Numerous committees
Member Carolinas Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association
Details: Former member of Board of Managers
Member Charleston County Bar Association
Member South Carolina Bar Association
Details: Patent, Trademark and Copyright Committee
Member South Carolina Public Service Commission Advisory Committee
Professional Associations
Member, South Carolina State Bar


Website: Website


885 Island Park Drive
Charleston, SC 29492
Telephone: 843.577.7700
Fax: 843.577.7708