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William David Owens

Personal injury Attorney at Raleigh, NC

3.7   3 reviews

also known as "Will"

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Will is a Raleigh NC based Trial Lawyer who represents exclusively individuals/plaintiffs in the litigation of injury and wrongful death claims across all of North Carolina. He has a proven track record with cases litigated in the Superior Court Divisions of 42 of NC's 100 counties (jury trials to verdict in 10 different counties), all U.S. Federal Court District Courts in NC (Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts), and the North Carolina Industrial Commission. In 2017, Will was admitted by Chief Justice Johns Roberts to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Will has successfully negotiated and/or litigated claims with all major insurance carriers and most defense firms throughout central and eastern NC. Will is frequently selected by fellow attorneys to serve as an Arbitrator in the binding arbitration of contractual disputes typically involving insurance coverage. He speaks at continuing legal education (CLE) seminars, where he teaches other attorneys the ins and outs of civil litigation, trial work, and insurance coverage. Attorneys and law firms across the State frequently associate with Will and his law partner Kimberly Miller to serve as co-counsel in the litigation of their own clients' injury/death claims.

Will has been recognized in SuperLawyers Magazine for each of the last 8 years, named in 2024 to the Top 100: North Carolina Super Lawyers..

Will is a member the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which has membership limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Several of Owens & Miller's cases/settlements have been featured in Lawyer's Weekly Magazine over the years.

Will has been recognized as a member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in North Carolina, a section of The National Trial Lawyers. Membership is limited to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. At the time of his induction in 2007, Will was the youngest member of the Top 100.

Will has an AV Rating by Martindale Hubble, and is an active member of the NC Advocates for Justice, as well as the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), which is a national organization of committed attorneys who have joined together to help eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices.

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Location

Owens & Miller, PLLC
4030 Wake Forest Road
Suite 101
Raleigh, NC, 27609

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Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Moyosore | September 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Personal Experience
I was referred to Owens & Miller. I was hesitant at first because I was a novice regarding knowledge of the legal system & unfamiliar with how the personal injury claim process worked. I was also unfamiliar with the company and had a bevy of questions to ask. I was met with open arms as soon I walked into the offices of Owens & Miller. I had a consultation with Mr. Owens where he sat down with me and explained how the legal process worked regarding personal injuries. He answered every single question that I had with a fine-tooth comb & gave me clarity on what I should expect if I decided to procced with my legitimate case. I immediately choose the firm to represent me because I felt that I could trust the firm to handle my case with the delicate care that it deserved. After the conclusion of my personal injury case, I am pleased to announce that Owens & Miller helped me win my personal injury claim that they filed against the insurance company of the driver that was at fault. The firm also recovered a handsome amount from the settlement offered from the insurance company. Hiring Owens & Miller to handle my personal injury case was the best decision that I have ever made and I highly recommend Owens & Miller to anybody that is seeking to hire a law firm that will use every tactic in their arsenal of legal knowledge to fight for you & make sure that you are the winner in whatever legal personal injury case that you may have.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2012
Recommendation for Will Owens
I recommend Will to anyone who is looking for an honest, trustworthy attorney who truly has the clients best interests in mind. He is knowledgeable, patient and really cares about his clients. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible, not return calls, not do what he said he was going to do
I was referred to Will Owens by another attorney, which I should have known better. Will seemed very good at the beginning. I had a car accident, was rear ended. I had been to another attorney who was terrible. He refused to give me my files unless I signed a paper giving him money from the accident. Will had all of the files, pictures, etc. I met with him many times. He said I had a great case. The girl that hit me was on her phone, hit me going about 40 mph, I was stopped for a red light. I did not go to the ER right away because I had my 2 dogs in my car and they wanted to take them to the Wake County Shelter. I had no one to take the dogs or come get me. I could not get a rental car either. Will said he was going to sue my insurance as well as the other insurance, he did not do this. I never got my rental car money back, I lost over 100k dollars. Will was terrible at returning phone calls. I kept having health issues from the accident. Mediation was terrible. Will told me to make a list of all my medical bills and expenses which I did. In court he failed to submit even half of what I had lost. I had to pay back my insurance, which I could not afford to pay back over 100k in medical bills. During the trial Will did not even pay attention, I was the one that had to object to the other attorneys questions. The judge had to ask Will if he wanted to object, Will did not even know what the question was. I saw the video tape for the first time in court of Will's interview with my doctor, what a joke. Will was nervous, he was shaking and sweating when asking questions and during closing, he kept repeating himself. Will refused to bring up any background on the girl that hit me because she had rear-ended 3 people recently. He let the opposing attorney has me all sorts of background questions, my driving records, my previous accidents, etc. which I had no tickets, no accidents, one fender bender that was not my fault. Will did not even know that there had been a revised accident report by the police. It was still in a tube that he brought to court, but had never seen it. Will refused to appeal. I lost everything. Will is one of the worst attorneys I have ever dealt with. He would not even return my phone calls after the trial. I would give him a zero star if possible. He refused to use evidence that would have showed the girl was totally at fault, was on her phone. My car should have been totaled, I had to get rid of it because it would not stay in alignment, it leaked water, etc. I was scared to drive it because it would cut off on me. He said I had to keep the car, which I told him I was scared to drive it. He said if I traded the car, it would hurt the case. He refused to use all of the pictures from the accident. I never to anything for the rental car, my medical bills, my new car, expenses, etc. I ended with a check for 5k dollars which did not even cover my 100k in medical bills. Will had to negotiate with my insurance company and I paid them 2k dollars. Will got nothing and neither did the former attorney. He emailed me this ridiculous reasons for what he did, which was pure nonsense after the trial. He refused to call me or return my phone calls after the trial.
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Response from William Owens March 12, 2024
A lawyer has a professional responsibility to maintain client confidentiality. This duty has very few exceptions. Even when false statements are made about a lawyer, the lawyer is often required to maintain the client's confidences. As a result, I am not at liberty to respond to this review in a point-by-point fashion. Suffice it to say that this review/rating is not a fair and accurate representation of the events. Clients and former clients are permitted to release lawyers from their confidentiality obligations and if that were done in this case, I would be happy to respond more fully. To anyone reading this rating and determining whether to give weight to the review, I would ask that you research the numerous other reviews on countless other websites/search engines/lawyer ratings services rating our law firm's services and consider those almost unanimous ratings when deciding whether to give any weight at all to this one review.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Partner
  • Owens & Miller, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hardison & Cochran, PLLC
  • 2006 - 2011

Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member- Communications Committee; Development Committee
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tenth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member- Bar Candidate Interview Committee
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100: North Carolina Super Lawyers: 2024
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2024
  • North Carolina SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2024
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Rising Star 2014
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star 2013
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • THE TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS of North Carolina
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
  • THE TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS – North Carolina
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2010
  • TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS of NORTH CAROLINA
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2007
  • North Carolina Motor Vehicle Law- Book Award
  • Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • 2005
  • Pre-Trial Litigation
  • Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • 2005
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Trial of a Motor Vehicle Case
  • 2013
  • NC Continuing Legal Eduction Course
  • Managing Liens & Subrogation in Auto Accident Litigation
  • 2013
  • Personal Injury 101
  • The Basics of Uninsured & Underinsured Motorists Claims
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (24)
Endorse William
Car accident Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Will is professional, courteous and helpful."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will is a highly skilled, experienced and knowledgeable attorney. I highly recommend Will."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have gotten to know Will in the last year or so and find him to be highly dedicated to his work. A true professional."
Trucking accident Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Owens is a knowledgeable lawyer who is generous with his time and expertise. I recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Owens. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Owens has a great reputation in the community as an excellent trial lawyer and demonstrates an unparalleled committment to his clients. He is a credit to our profession."
Trucking accident Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Will is an outstanding trial lawyer. One of the key things that sets him apart from many of his colleagues is his tenacity and determination to succeed. I fully endorse this lawyer."
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Raleigh Personal injury Lawyer William David Owens
William David Owens
Personal injury Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 17 years
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