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Woody E. White

also known as Haywood E. White III

About me

  As a lifelong resident of Southeastern North Carolina, I have devoted my professional career to serving my community, and working tirelessly for my clients.  As a former North Carolina State Senator, I understand the legislative process, and the real impact the laws have on the day to day lives of people.  I am in court everyday, fighting for the rights and liberties we cherish as Americans.  

  I am also a Board Certified Specialist in State AND Federal Criminal Law.  Let me help you navigate the uncertain waters of the criminal justice system.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
  3. Litigation: 10%
  4. Federal Crime: 10%



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Linda B. Sayed

    I have known Woody White in his capacity as an attorney in our community for several years. Recently I had the pleasure of working with him to defend a mutual client against unfounded allegations in a domestic violence and family law matter. He is extremely hard-working, thorough, organized and articulate and understands the art of courtroom decorum. I recommend Woody as a criminal defense attorney without reservation.


    Linda Sayed Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert L. Armstrong

    I endorse this lawyer. Woody is a fine person and fine attorney. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and diligent. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.


    Robert Armstrong Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Woody White Law PLLC

2004 Eastwood Road
Suite #201
Wilmington, NC, 28403


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Member, 2012 Superlawyers of North CarolinaSUPERLAWYERS of North Carolina2012
"Legal Elite"Business North Carolina Magazine2010
Board Certified Specialist in Federal Criminal LawNorth Carolina State Bar2009
Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal LawNC State Bar2009
"Legal Elite"Business North Carolina Magazine2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerWoodyWhite Law PLLC2015 - Present
Chairman, N.H. County CommissionNew Hanover County - Elected Official2012 - Present
SenatorNorth Carolina State Senate2004 - 2004
PartnerWhite & Hearne2000 - 2015
PartnerLineberry & White LLP1995 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Hanover Coounty Local Emergency Planning CommitteeBoard Member2012 - Present
Cape Fear Public Utility AuthorityBoard Member2012 - Present
Wilmington Business DevelopmentBoard Member2012 - Present
Cape Fear Community College Board of DirectorsBoard Member2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for Justicemember2006 - Present
United States Supreme Courtmember2003 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuitmember2000 - Present
New Hanover Regional Medical CenterBoard Member1999 - 2002
Criminal Justice Act - Panel Attorneymember1997 - Present
New Hanover County Bar Associationmember1996 - Present
North Carolina Bar Associationmember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. Lewis - DWINot Guilty
USA vs. Creasy - Federal Conspiracynegotiated plea - no prison time
State vs. Haas - DWIDismissal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nebraska College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Southern CollegeHistoryBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NC Association of Bail BondsmenNC Bail Bond Reform Legislation2003
DWI and District Court PracticeDWI law and District Court Practice2002