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William Alexander Coates, American Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration)Civil litigation, federalEnvironmentalCriminallawyer. Served with Air National Guard, 1970-1976.; Member American Bar Association, South Carolina. Bar, South Carolina. Defense Trial Attys.Assn. (president 1994), Phi Delta Phi (magister 1973-1974).


Coates, William Alexander was born on October 8, 1949 in Newberry, South Carolina, United States. Son of William Floyd and Clara Monette (Alexander). Bachelor of Science in Business Administrn., University of Southern California, 1971, Juris Doctor, 1974.

Bar: South Carolina. 1974, United States District Court South Carolina. 1976, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1977. Assistant legislation assistant to senator Strom Thurmond, Washington, 1974-1975.


Counsel to minority subcommittee administrative practice and procedure Committee on Judiciary United States Senate, 1975-1976. Assistant United State Attorneys Department of Justice, Greenville, South Carolina., 1976-1980. Partner Love, Thornton, Arnold & Thomason, Greenville, since 1980.

Instructor Attorney General Advisory Institute unites states department of Justice, Washington, 1979. Chairman Citizens Advisory Council, GreenvilleGen. Hospital, Greenville County Heart Fund, Easter Seal Society Greenville County.

Member South Carolina. State Ethics Commission, 1988-1993, chairman 1991-1993.


Worked at Love, Thornton, Arnold & Thomason, P.A. (Greenville, SC) specializing in General Civil and Criminal Practice in all State and Federal Courts, Trials, Commercial, Corporate, Casualty Insurance, Criminal Defense, Workers' Compensation, Probate and Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates, Elder Law, Real Estate, Family, Construction, Products Liability, Environmental, Personal Injury and Malpractice Defense. Admitted to the bar, 1974, South Carolina. Phi Delta Phi (President, 1973-1974).

Instructor, Attorney General's Advocacy Institute, Washington, D.C., 1979. Legislative Assistant to United States. Senator Strom Thurmond, Washington, D.C., 1974-1975.

Counsel to the Minority, Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure, Committee on the Judiciary, United States. Senate, 1975-1976. Assistant United States. Attorney, South Carolina, 1976-1980.

Member, 1988-1993 and Chairman, 1991-1993, South Carolina State Ethics Commission. Member: Greenville County and American Bar Associations. South Carolina Bar; South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association (President, 1994).

Love, Thornton, Arnold & Thomason, P.A. is a highly diversified 75 year old law firm. The firm represents its clients on a statewide and a regional basis. Members of the firm have strong interests in commercial and corporate law as well as in litigation.

The firm emphasizes a partnering relationship with its clients so as to provide prompt and cost effective service. In addition to their legal practice, many members of the firm have held significant responsible positions in governmental, civic and Bar-related activities, both on a statewide and local basis.


The Bible is the only authoritative source of God's truth and any view that cannot be directly tied to a scriptural reference is generally considered to be based on human traditions rather than God's leading.


God commands His people to respect the authority of political leaders and honor them. God also commands His people to pray for their political leaders.


Church members should meet regularly in order to be accountable to each other about how each person is living the Christian life.


Chairman Citizens Advisory Council, Greenville General Hospital, Greenville County Heart Fund, Easter Seal Society Greenville County. Member South Carolina State Ethics Commission, 1988—1993, chairman, 1991—1993. Member of American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute (board directors 2001-2004), South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association (president 1994), South Carolina Bar, Heritage Sertoma Club, Commerce Club, Phi Delta Phi (magister 1973-1974).