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William W. Pollock

William W. Pollock

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Defective and Dangerous Products, Environmental and Natural Resources, Litigation, Transportation

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About Me

Bill Pollock is a partner in the firm's liability litigation section and concentrates his practice in construction law, environmental and toxic torts, products liability, trucking and other complex litigation.   


As lead counsel, Bill has tried over 30 cases before a jury, with favorable results in over 90% of these cases.  He has handled matters in North Carolina Superior Court in most of the counties in North Carolina, and before all of federal District Courts in North Carolina, as well as before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.


Bill's representative clients include general contractors, developers, architects, engineers, product manufacturers, trucking companies, and insurance and surety companies and agencies.  Bill accepted an invitation by the North Carolina Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders to be the North Carolina representative on the NAHB's Construction Law Attorney Forum.  This group was organized by the NAHB to have attorneys from across the country identify and exchange information on potential and current litigation and legislative trends in construction law.  The forum is comprised of attorneys who devote a substantial portion of their practice representing builders and subcontractors in construction defect and builder liability cases.


Bill also is currently serving as a director of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, and was selected to the "North Carolina Legal Elite" in the area of construction law by Business NC magazine.

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Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Construction & Development: 35%
  2. Defective and Dangerous Products: 25%
  3. Environmental and Natural Resources: 20%
  4. Transportation: 10%
  5. Litigation: 10%

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Contact Info

Ragsdale Liggett PLLC

2840 Plaza Place
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC, 27612

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCActive199207/05/2015
DCResigned198803/15/2010
PARetired198708/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
North Carolina Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina Magazine2008
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP1992 - 2011
AssociateDow Lohnes & Albertson1989 - 1992
AssociateKirkpatrick & Lockhart1987 - 1989

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Carolina Association of Defense AttorneysMembership Chair2010 - Present
North Carolina Legal Education Assistance FoundationBoard of Directors and Treasurer2010 - Present
National Association of HomebuildersLegal Forum2008 - Present
North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Construction Law Practice GroupChair2007 - 2008
North Carolina Association of Defense AttorneysBoard of Directors2007 - 2010
The Harmonie GroupFirm liason2002 - 2011
Defense Research Institute, Steering CommitteeMember1998 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1998 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law CommitteeMember1995 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Construction Law CommitteeYoung Lawyers Liason1993 - 1995
Defense Research Institute, Construction Law CommitteeMember1992 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Construction Law SectionMember1992 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember1992 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Utley v. Lowe's$10,000 verdict for plaintiff
Johnson v. Puryear TransportVerdict for defense
Pierce v. Cieszko Construction CompanyNo recovery for plaintiff

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)Construction Law Client Strategies2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Wake Forest UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Harmonie Group construction law seminarConstruction Accident Investigations2009
Harmonie Group construction law seminarIndemnity2008
North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys fall seminarIndemnity and Contribution2006
Defense Research Institute Construction Law Section Annual Meeting and SeminarEIFS Litigation Primer1999