Certified Specialist in NC Criminal Law
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Board Certified Specialist - Criminal Law||North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization||2013|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|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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|Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law||Nestle's Bid To Takeover Perrier: A Landmark Merger Restructuring on Duopoly Grounds||1993|
|University of Georgia School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor with honors||1994|
|Clemson University||Financial Management||Bachelor of Science||1991|
|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|
Posted by anonymous
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
Posted by anonymous
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.
Posted by anonymous
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.
Ronnie Crisco, Divorce and separation Attorney
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.
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