Columbia Location: 803-251-6406 1931 Bull Street, Suite C
Hartsville Location: 843-639-5550 311 West Home Ave

Joseph Wideman


Joseph “Joe” Wideman, Jr. started his legal career defending businesses and insurance companies in workers’ compensation claims. As a defense attorney at one of the Carolinas’ leading workers’ compensation defense firms, Joe educated adjusters and employers about South Carolina workers’ compensation laws and helped them navigate through the system seeing a claim through from start to finish. Atkins Law Firm is honored to have him as part of our team. Joe brings a strong reputation for professionalism, a great work ethic, and a dynamic personality. He is a tremendous asset to our team.

Joe was born and raised in Belton, South Carolina and comes from a long-line of a working-class South Carolinians. Joe’s upbringing allowed him to be able to interact with people from all walks of life and allows him the ability to genuinely relate to people. Anyone you ask that knows Joe will tell you that he is a “straight-shooter”, compassionate, intelligent, and above all is “just a good guy”.

The first male in his family to attend college, Joe played Division I football and was a team captain for two years while at Presbyterian College “PC”. Joe graduated from PC in 2013 with a major in Business Management and Accounting. Since graduating from PC, Joe continues to serve his alma mater and currently is a member of the Young Alumni Board and holds a board position for the Midlands Alumni Chapter here in Columbia, South Carolina. After graduating from PC, Joe pursued his legal education at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he graduated in 2016. While in law school, Joe served as President of the Honorable Matthew J. Perry Chapter of the Black Law Student Association “BLSA”. He also served as the National Financial Secretary for the National Black Law Student Association “NBLSA”.

Joe’s experience in defending the types of claims he is now bringing gives him insight into how to best posture claims for a good result. We are excited about putting his experience to work for you. When Joe isn’t practicing law or volunteering, Joe is a fitness fanatic and spends much of his free time working out or competing. When Joe isn’t at the gym, he enjoys cooking and spending time with his girlfriend, Antonia, and their two fur-babies, Daisy and LuLu.

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