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William S. Mills

Car accident Attorney at Durham, NC

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1979
    Active No misconduct found

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William (Bill) S. Mills has held leadership positions and been recognized by many national legal organizations as a civil litigation attorney representing the rights of individuals and families needing a trial attorney.  Bill has been President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (formerly the NC Academy of Trial Lawyers) and President of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Eastern North Carolina Division and was elected in December, 2012 by his peers in the Fourteenth Judicial District to be a Bar Councilor with the North Carolina State Bar.   In January, 2016 he became Vice Chairman of the State Bar Ethics committee.


He has also been selected, based on merit and experience, by the American Trial Lawyers Association for inclusion in the Top 100 Trial Attorneys for North Carolina; membership in the Litigation Counsel of America; North Carolina’s Legal Elite by Business North Carolina; Best Lawyers in America; North Carolina Super Lawyers; and is Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Litigation.   Bill serves on the University of North Carolina Board of Visitors.

Bill has dedicated himself as a trial attorney and community servant. He has proven his leadership by serving his community and the legal profession in many ways. In addition to being a full time partner at Glenn, Mills, Fisher, & Mahoney P.A., Bill is currently an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at the University of North Carolina School of Law and Senior Law Lecturer in Trial Advocacy at Duke University School of Law.


Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney, P.A.
404 Hunt Street
Suite 100
Durham, NC, 27701

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Posted by Merywen | March 12, 2014
A brilliant straight shooter with an excellent track record
I was physically and emotionally fragile the first time I met Bill Mills. Despite that, Bill gave me an honest and comprehensive assessment of my situation and answered all of my questions thoroughly and clearly. He struck me as genuine and very knowledgeable from the outset, which continued to be true as we worked together on my case. Bill Mills is a straight shooter. We had open, honest, and frank discussions about the challenges in my case and he was always available and eager to talk with me whenever I requested his time. He was attentive and responsive. Furthermore, he's a brilliant quick thinker, pursing new solutions and strategies to get over hurdles that cropped up as we went along. I also appreciated his pleasant disposition and good sense of humor at the right times. One of the things that impressed me about Bill is how well connected he is to various experts in the area. When it came time to identify experts and witnesses, Bill reached out to the best people in their field and ensured we drew on the most relevant experience and expertise. This was a critical factor in our success. He also drew upon the wisdom of his partners at GMFM and I always felt that they brought the full weight of the firm to bear on my case. Legal cases can be painful and difficult, but my entire experience with Mills and GMFM was positive and fruitful. I enthusiastically recommend Bill and the firm.
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Posted by Elliot | March 5, 2014
Highly Professional and Successful
I, and my family, have had the opportunity to work with Bill Mills of Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney over the years for various legal matters. Bill has always been helpful, professional and most importantly, successful in resolving our issues. I have since learned that Bill is also highly respected by his peers, having held leadership positions in a number of legal organizations, and with good reason. I cannot recommend him and his firm highly enough.
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  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney, PA
  • 2008 - Present
  • Senior Law Lecturer
  • Duke University, School Of Law
  • 2007 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • 1988 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Glenn, Mills & Fisher, PA
  • 1979 - 2008
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  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of North Carolina
  • A.B.
  • 1975


  • North Carolina State Bar, Ethics Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
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  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Eastern North Carolina Chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Durham County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Faculty Member
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Eastern North Carolina Chapter)
  • President-Elect
  • 2005 - 2006
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1991 - 1995
  • Fourteenth Judicial District Bar
  • President
  • 1987 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

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  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
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  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
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  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
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  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
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  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2004
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2003
  • Charles L. Becton Award
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 2003
  • Listed
  • Business North Carolina Magazine:Legal Elite
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Mills's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Other
"Bill is a kind, yet powerful advocate. He is intelligent and agressively pursues what is right and just on behalf of his clients."
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