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I reside in Kernersville, Forsyth County, North Carolina, with my wife of 13 1/2 years, Susan Rogers Apple, who is an Executive Vice-President of High Point (NC) Bank.  I have four children:  Mara Apple O'Neil of Reidsville, NC; the late Lindsay Katharine Apple; Katherine Elizabeth Howell of Charlotte, NC; and William Lawson Howell of Guilford College, NC.  Mara is the mother of our three grandchildren, Avery, Ella and Thomas.  I am a retired United States Air Force JAG Lt. Col., having served 3 years of active duty and an additional 23 years as an Air Force Reservist. As a long-time member of Lions International, I have now served 4 terms as a Lions Club President, with 3 of those being in my original hometown of Reidsville, NC, and 1 in our hometown of Kernersville, NC.  I have professionally served as liason between the Family Law Section Council and the Dispute Resolution Council of the NC Bar Association.  As a certified mediator by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission, I perform mediations in District Court family financial settlement (domestic) cases, Superior Court cases, civil matters before the Clerk of Superior Court, and civil matters before the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.  My interests include learning to play the guitar, music of all genres, and time on the Grand Strand of South Carolina. 


Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
    36 years
  2. Mediation: 40%
    11 years
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
    36 years



Hourly ($325/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Robert G. Scott

    I strongly endorse this lawyer. Bill is an attorney of integrity, knowledge and vast experience. I have tried cases against Bill and he is always prepared and vigorously advocates for his clients. When I hear the other side has retained Bill Apple, I increase my retainer. He's that good.


    Robert Scott Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Harvey Wayne Barbee Jr.

    Bill is an excellent attorney and mediator. He is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable attorneys with whom I have worked. I would trust and recommend him for any legal matter.


    Harvey Barbee Family Attorney
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Contact info

Willis W. Apple, P.A.

900 Old Winston Rd
Suite 108
Kernersville, NC, 27284


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJohn G. Wolfe, III & Associates, PLLC2002 - 2012
PartnerRobinson Murray Apple Tindal & Wang, PLLC1994 - 2001
President & CEOFirst National Bank of Reidsville & FNB Financial Services Corporation1987 - 1994
Owner/AttorneyWillis W. Apple, Attorney at Law1985 - 1987
PartnerHolt Watt & Apple, Attorneys at Law1980 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of DelawareBankingCertification1989
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1980
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1973