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William M. Willis IV

DUI and DWI Attorney at Mooresville, NC

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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About William

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    I have aggressively defended motorists charged with DWI for more than 17 years. I have won DWI cases in District and Superior Court on many different issues including suppressing the stop and arrest of my clients, suppressing alcohol and blood test results, proving that my client was not driving, proving that my client was not impaired and proving that officers did not have probable cause to arrest my client. I thoroughly investigate and aggressively defend DWI cases.

    30 years

  2. Criminal defense
    I handle all felony and misdemeanor cases. Concentrations include DWI and alcohol cases, drug cases including drug trafficking and larceny and other property crimes. Bond motions and property bond assistance available.

    30 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    I have handled thousands of speeding tickets and other traffic charges, minimizing both license and insurance points.

    30 years

  4. Expungement

  5. Sex crime


I am a Certified SPECIALIST in State Criminal Law by the NC State Bar.  My law practice is devoted to providing experienced and knowledgeable representation to clients charged with any type of criminal, DWI or traffic charge.  I handle very serious felony offenses such as drug trafficking and sexual offenses as well as misdemeanor offenses such as DWI, assault, larceny and drug possession.  Call me if you are charged with any type of traffic or criminal offense.


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William M. Willis, IV, Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 707
616 Carpenter Avenue
Mooresville, NC, 28115-0707
William M. Willis, IV Attorney At Law, P.C.
1108 East Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28203
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  18 customer reviews
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Posted by Steven | June 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI case
Mr. Willis has been working on my difficult case for the past two years, we pled not guilty and he came prepared to fight. All I can say is trust this man - he won’t let you down. Words can’t explain how extremely detailed he was and actually knowing his facts. I will forever be grateful for his time and dedication he put in my case. He is very reliable, trustworthy, and honorable. I promise he won’t let you down.
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Posted by Andy | April 18, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
A Honorable 'Straight Shooter'
Although Mr. Willis could not take my case, he wasted no time in giving me valuable advice on how to proceed with next steps, and referred me to colleague who could handle my case. If anyone ever needs a defense attorney, William Willis is who you want representing you
Posted by Tommy | February 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First lawyer I had that work in my best interest, he truly work for me and won
Posted by John | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Compassionate Attorney!
Attorney William Willis was beyond helpful! I had an issue arise, which somehow had been lingering around since 2003. I called about 10 different law firms in Iredell county. With each one, I had to set up an appointment to speak with an actual attorney. Will was the only one with whom I was able to speak almost right away. He was MUCH MORE COMPASSIONATE than any other attorney and, unlike anyone else, who wouldn't lift a finger without me paying their exorbitant fees, told me he would look into it the next morning at court and reach back out. Sure enough, at 9:30 the next day, he called me, as promised. He was able to find my archived file and speak with the DA, who agreed to dismiss the case! I know this is not a typical situation but I spoke with many different firms in a two day window and I must say, the personal attention he spent talking with me, following up when he was supposed to, and obviously having enough respect from the DA's office to get it handled right away, clearly sets Will apart from the others. I highly recommend him!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
DUI/Criminal case
We have used Mr. Willis for a multitude of reasons but the most recent has proven that he is "THE MAN" to go to when in need. He is professional, courteous and has exceptional communication skills. There wasn't any "lawyer talk" heexplained things so the lay person could understand this extremely complicated legal systems. He works hard for the best possible outcome. And in our case we had the best possible outcome.....thanks Mr Willis
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best there is
I retained Mr. Willis after receiving 2 DWI and possession charges within 5 weeks. I was facing 3 years jail time, which would have caused me to lose my business and possibly my home. Will told me exactly what to do: attend alcohol classes, wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet, get letters of recommendation, etc. He stayed in contact with me via text and his secretary was extremely kind and helpful. My court date was this morning and Will was able to get some of my charges dropped and my penalties greatly reduced. Most importantly, I'm not going to jail. I've stopped drinking completely and thanks to Will Willis, I can move past that part of my life and get on with building my future. Thank you Will.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Will be forever grateful
As far as I am concerned Will Willis saved my life. A year ago I was charged with a second DWI in less than 6 months in the state of NC. I was then arrested for resisting arrest while walking around the town of Mooresville intoxicated. I knew at that point my problem was very real and enrolled myself into a 14 day inpatient treatment center in Galax, VA. Afterwards I completed my 10 day alcohol outpatient treatment at Behavioral Health Services in Mooresville under Mike Rife. Mr. Willis told me I was doing everything right in my power to get better, and back on track with my life. As he knew I intended on moving back to Philadelphia after my cases concluded, he very quickly told me to go there immediately and establish residency quickly as I would need to do this before my cases finalized (as I would likely be put on probation and hence not be able to leave the state for 2 years if still residing in NC). I did as instructed and quit my job, booked a fligh for Philly and started to get my life in order there as fast as possible. I was able to get a job and an apartment there quickly and was there for about 6 months prior to my day in court back in NC. As there are certain mandates in place for multiple DWIs that include minimum jail time I was terrified of having to go to jail and what it might mean for my job and the life I had now established in PA. On my day in court Will was not only able to convince the judge to completely drop the resisting charge he also convinced him to give me no jail time and I was instead placed on supervised probation that he was able to have transferred back to Philadelphia. I literally owe him my life. He is a magnificent attourney and from what I gathered meeting him a great human being in general. He was always available via txt messsage to update me on anything I wanted to know throughout the entire process at no extra cost to me at all. If you are ever in trouble with the law and facing charges, however serious, I highly recommend hiring Will Willis. I owe him for this second chance.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2016
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Billy Goat and Magician
Mr. Willis helped me in court beyond belief. He was methodical, his secretary kept me informed throughout the process, and in general I was delighted with the outcome. He really pulled a rabbit out of his hat in my case.
Posted by Rob | May 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Willis has helped my family, friends and me with citations and getting the cost reduced. He is very professional, knowledgable and helpful. I will always use him and recommend him!
Posted by jay | November 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney on the planet!
Mr. Willis got my DUI and DWLR dismissed, he showed confidence in my case even when i felt i had no chance. He will work hard on your case and he really knows his stuff! There is no better Attorney, he was referred to me by other attorneys, and friends. It was the best decision I've ever made. Now i can move on with my life! Thank you Mr. Willis
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Posted by QuintonPrince | January 14, 2015
Quit Worrying
I quit drinking 3 years ago but before that I had 5 dwi's and at least 7 dwlr's. Well i went to a hearing and was deemed eligible to get my license back. During this process an emergency came from my grandsons daycare and I got a speeding ticket as well as a dwlr charge plus I fooolishly lied about my identity so that was another charge. I did get my license back before my court date and Mr. Willis got the dwlr dismissed and prayer for judgement on the fictions info to an officer charge. I hadn't my license in 20 years and I was worried to death but now I'm back on the road thanks to him. One thing to note is that you will probably not get to sit down with him and discuss your case. Mine was handled over the phone and it had me on edge but looks like I was worried for nothing. Mr. Willis gets the job done!!
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Posted by Vadim | October 21, 2014
Highly recommended attorney!
William M. Willis is highly recomended traffic ticket attorney! He is honest, responsive, and knowledgeable -- all 5 stars! Always kept me informed and took the stress off of me! Living in Florida I had peace of mind that he will take care of my case in Mooresville, NC without any problems. Thank you, William!
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2013
Highly experienced attorney who communicates clearly & offers flexible payments
Hiring an attorney can be an arduous task even in the absence of a volatile situation, financial pressures, and serious charges. I faced all the above when making my decision. Experience matters, and Mr. Willis' experience is evident. He is an excellent communicator who exudes a quiet confidence and poise. I was extremely impressed and reassured by his honesty, attention to detail, and his willingness to take time to help me set realistic expectations and understand his plan of action at every step of the process. After the case was dismissed, he even took time to walk me out, debrief me, and offer sound counsel on next steps. He charges flat rates and offers flexible financing. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2013
Breath of fresh air!
Unfortunately, I have had to use Mr. Willis several times. I tend to have a lead foot and have a problem child. Although he appears to juggle many cases I always feel like I am the only one. I feel totally confident in his handling of my cases and he does what he says he will do. I have relatives who have used other attorneys who, at court, couldn't even remember their name, much less the details of their case. Mr. Willis is a gem.
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Posted by Jesse | December 31, 2012
Used 3 different times for traffic tickets
Hired Mr. Willis on 3 seperate occasions to represent me in traffic cases in Iredel County and Mecklenburg County. Very reasonable prices, good communication, and has been able to save me a great deal of money on insurance points and traveling costs. A+++
Posted by Brad | November 9, 2012
Spectacular lawyer. Flexible payments and a very thorough defense atty!
Mr Willis was extremely thorough. He did not allow it to go to trial until all the facts were known. Took longer than expected, but without all the fact finding, the outcome could have been very different. He got my case dismissed due to his thorough investigation. He charges flat rates for his services with flexible financing available. He is honest, fair and plays by the rules. He kept me informed at every step of the process and really looked out for my interests and career opportunities. I would recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by Bradley | June 19, 2012
Traffic Ticket
Mr. Willis was prompt & professional in handling & resolving my ticket issue. He updated me on a regular basis of the status. Saved me hundreds of dollars in time & travel expenses. I will recommend him to friends & family in need of his services.
Posted by Debbie | April 9, 2012
helped me
accused of being under the influence of alcohol
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • William M. Willis, IV, Attorney At Law, P.C.
  • 1999 - Present
  • Associate
  • Benbow & Phillips
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Third Year Intern
  • Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office
  • 1993 - 1993


  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • Juris Doctor with honors
  • 1994
  • Clemson University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Kroeck
  • DWI case dismissed
  • State v. Thompson
  • Not Guilty of DWI. Convicted of smaller misdemeanors, paid court fees. Case illustrative of matters handled by firm; results depend upon many factors unique to each case; not all results are provided; prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
  • State v. Brandon
  • Not Guilty on all counts. Case is illustrative of matters handled by firm; results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case; not all results are provided; prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
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  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Vice-Justice Stephens Chapter
  • 1992 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Board Certified Specialist - Criminal Law
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Member - Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Highly Rated Legal & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 DWI Lawyers North Carolina
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
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  • Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Nestle's Bid To Takeover Perrier: A Landmark Merger Restructuring on Duopoly Grounds
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Fall Seminar - 22A District Bar of Iredell County
  • Criminal Expunctions
  • 2013
  • Phi Alpha Delta 49th Biennial Convention
  • Presented Report of Constitution and By-Laws Committee
  • 1991

Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will Willis is a model criminal defense attorney in our community. He is highly knowledgeable, always learning, and a great communicator with judges, clients, and fellow attorneys. I greatly admire his courtroom work, and I find it impressive that he manages to be efficient while still connecting with each client's his/her unique story. I'm proud to endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Other
"Will is an outstanding litigator who is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients. I highly endorse him for anyone looking for a true trial lawyer in the Iredell County area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Will has a great deal of knowledge and experience."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William is an excellent attorney who competently handles criminal and traffic matters for the folks I refer to him. I recommend him without reservation to anyone looking for a diligent and cost-effective attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Will Willis since law school where he demonstrated exceptional integrity and intelligence. When a client of mine had a legal crisis in North Carolina, there was no doubt in my mind who I should call first. Mr. Willis quickly resolved the matter to the client's total satisfaction. If you need a strong, strategic advocate, I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Top notch lawyer and good friend. He has a VERY conveniently located office in Mooresville, North Carolina right next to the courthouse. Mr. Willis is smart, hard working and cares deeply for clients. I'd especially recommend him for assault / domestic criminal cases in Iredell County."
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