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William T. Batchelor II

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Wilmington, NC

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2014

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014. See details

About William

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I have been practicing law in the same office for 30 years.  I have seen thousands of clients during that time and I strive to help my clients in any and every way that I can.  I thoroughly enjoy practicing law and I hope this comes through in the work I do.  

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William T. Batchelor II
107 Castle St
Wilmington, NC, 28401-5026

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Posted by James | November 2, 2013
Great lawyer and great staff!!!
knowledgeable, friendly and gets right to the meat of the matter. Fees are fair and Ashley is the best. If you need help with finaniclal matters and domestic issues this is the place to go.
Posted by Edward | July 8, 2010
He's the best!!!
His prices are great and he does a great job. Your the best, Bill!!
Posted by I'd rather not say | March 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A disgrace to the profession. He will harm you, not help you. THIEF!
Mr.Batchelor is deplorable man who takes advantage of his vulnerable clients. I hired him years ago when I was involved in a custody battle with my very abusive ex-husband. He took a $1,500 deposit from me, supposedly for court costs and charged me cash separately for each and every visit. He encouraged me to purchase a weapon due to the severe threats my ex was making. So he knew how dangerous he was. On one occasion my husband threaten murder so to protect my children he said I should flee with the children for our safety. When I did, he hung me out to dry. He said he would deny telling me to flee and he refused to show up in court for me and my kids in my absence unless I sent him another $1,500. He stated he had used all of my funds. He never filed a motion, or went to court or anything for me prior to this and as I stated I paid him separately for the consultation and visits. When I needed him the most he was essentially black mailing me. I did not have the money, nor did I want him to represent me at his point. He knew how dangerous my ex was and that if I did not show up or have representation my children could be handed over to him. Before I could return with my children my ex's attorney filed a motion and because my representation did not show- Mr.Batchelor - my children were taken away from me and given to their father. They were absolutely terrified and begged the policeman not to take them. The policemen had tears in their eyes as my children cried- "My dad is the bad man, not my mom, please don't make us go with him" They are grown now and still have nightmares about that day and so do I. It took me well over a month to get them back. I could only see them at school. It was horrific. When I asked for a receipt he made up charges to total the $1,500 in cash. Two weeks later I requested another receipt and the fake charges were totally different. I wanted to report him and fight what he had done to me- but I was in a battle for my life and for my children as well as working 40-50 week. My energy was focused on my kids. I am glad to see he has been sanctioned multiple times by the NC State Bar for such horrific practices. He has had his licensed revoked for a year, which seems light for his many transgressions. On other reviews I see where he took his renters security deposit without just cause as well. He is a crook and a liar and should NEVER be trusted!
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014.

Suspension with Part Stayed issued in NC, 2014
updated on 02/25/2016

Partially stayed suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. Some portion of the discipline will be placed on hold (and ultimately removed) if the attorney complies with certain requirements.

William's comment: “There was no finding that the Attorney had used any of clients funds in a dishonest manner. Attorney is active member of the North Carolina State Bar”

Reprimand issued in NC, 2007
updated on 01/27/2013

Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Carolina Legal Associates
  • 1987 - Present

Education

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Liam Geatz
  • Court stated this could be done

Associations

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • member
  • 1985 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Wilmington Star News
  • In the Red
  • 2006

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Wilmington Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer William T. Batchelor II
William T. Batchelor II
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Wilmington, NC
Licensed for 38 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014. See details