Experienced Trial Attorney and former State Senator. Certified Specialist in Criminal Law.Arrested? Under suspicion? You need an aggressive, effective, and experienced criminal attorney.As a specialist in Federal Criminal Law, call me with any questions about your federal case.21 year veteran of Courtroom litigation with excellent record. Experienced and trusted.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Member, 2012 Superlawyers of North Carolina||SUPERLAWYERS of North Carolina||2012|
|"Legal Elite"||Business North Carolina Magazine||2010|
|Board Certified Specialist in Federal Criminal Law||North Carolina State Bar||2009|
|Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law||NC State Bar||2009|
|"Legal Elite"||Business North Carolina Magazine||2007|
|Owner||WoodyWhite Law PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Chairman, N.H. County Commission||New Hanover County - Elected Official||2012 - Present|
|Senator||North Carolina State Senate||2004 - 2004|
|Partner||White & Hearne||2000 - 2015|
|Partner||Lineberry & White LLP||1995 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New Hanover County Port, Waterway and Beach Commission||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|Cape Fear Public Utility Authority||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Wilmington Business Development||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2007 - Present|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||member||2006 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court||member||2003 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit||member||2000 - Present|
|New Hanover County Bar Association||member||1996 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||member||1994 - Present|
|Cape Fear Community College Board of Directors||Board of Trustees Member||2012 - 2015|
|New Hanover Coounty Local Emergency Planning Committee||Board Member||2012 - 2014|
|New Hanover Regional Medical Center||Board Member||1999 - 2002|
|Criminal Justice Act - Panel Attorney||member||1997 - 2012|
|D.B. vs. Crowell||settled - $307,500|
|Feb 2015 - $500,000||Setteld - $500,000|
|Feb 2014 - J.Chace Estate v. McKeithen||$450,000.00|
|See all legal cases|
|University of Nebraska College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Southern College||History||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|NC Association of Bail Bondsmen||NC Bail Bond Reform Legislation||2003|
|DWI and District Court Practice||DWI law and District Court Practice||2002|
Posted by Tyler
In the spring of 2008, my freshman year in college, I was hit by a drunk driver while driving two friends home from a party. One of the passengers was killed in the wreck. The other passenger and I suffered from traumatic injuries. Mr. White was highly recommended by my doctor.
My case was handled diligently. Mr. White was adept in dealing with the insurance companies and guided me through every step of the process. At no point was I unaware of where my case stood. I received ample notification from Mr. White's office on the status of my case. Furthermore, I was always able to get in touch with Mr. White whenever I had questions concerning the case.
I think the best aspect of working with Mr. White was his kindness and empathy. He handled my case with compassion and helped make the best of a tragic situation. When I walk into his office now, I feel like I am visiting a trusted friend. He always had my best interest in mind. Even after the case was settled, he showed concern for my well being.
Mr. White was successful in settling my case with the insurance company. He was thoughtful in his approach and helped me receive full compensation for my injuries. I cannot express enough gratitude for his help. Having his representation allowed me to focus healing physically and emotionally without the legal concerns. There are not enough kind words to say about him.
I would recommend Mr. White's services to anybody. In fact, I have had several college friends represented by him in different cases, one involving a roommate of mine. In every case, he took care of my friends and was successful in providing legal advice.
Posted by anonymous
Our family was referred to Woody White for some personal legal issues. We were extremely pleased with all aspects of his service . Woody White was very professional, yet caring, honest and open. He and his staff always treated us with the utmost respect. Woody White is a very intelligent and effective attorney. We were more than pleased with the results of his efforts. Based on the experience our family observed, we would strongly recommend Woody White and the entire staff at White & Hearne.
Posted by Penny
I found Mr. White on AVVO and called him. The first time I spoke with him, he treated me with respect and dignity. My case was a very serious accident resulting in the death of the other driver. Woody brought our two families together and with the graciousness of the victims family and other factors, he was able to obtain a Prayer for Judgement for me. I was able to keep my drivers license and therefore my job and home. As a result of Woody's compassion and professionalism, my family has been invited to the victims family reunion. My faith has been restored in the goodness of others and the compassion of the heart. Thank you Woody for all that you have done for me and the victims family. I would have been lost without you.
Posted by anonymous
During this past summer, I received a citation for a misdemeanor offense while in downtown Wilmington. The officer who wrote me the ticket told me that because I was military, sober/DD, & apparently had seen me wait until any remaining people had walked by, if I accepted being guilty, all that would be required would be to get online and pay a $25 fine. After being unable to make the payment online, I called the Clerk of Court who informed me that since it was a misdemeanor I would still have to appear in front of a judge before paying a fine. I appeared in court early, unrepresented, thinking I was simply going to pay my fine and leave. When the judge asked if I had anything I wanted to explain, again based on recommendation from the officer I replied “No ma’am,” and was promptly sentenced to perform community service, pay a significant fine, and 10 months of supervised probation. Before that day, I had a totally clean record, and had never even seen the inside of a court room so I was completely shocked at the outcome; especially considering the information I had been given.
Mr. White was recommended to me by another family member, and within 6 hours of my contacting him, giving him a short biography and event synopsis, he had spoken with the DA gotten the charges dropped completely…my only regret was not seeking his representation sooner. DON’T GO IN FRONT OF A JUDGE UNREPRESENTED. Mr. White and his staff where courteous, professional, & prompt. They treated my case with the same attitude I would have had I been able to do so on my own. I HIGHLY recommend their services to anyone seeking representation in the Wilmington area!!!
Posted by Bruce
Approximately mid year 2010, I was charged by my current wife with domestic violence against her. She claimed bruises were done by me when they were not. Additonally, the claim was for events that occurred over a year prior. Unbeknown to me she had photos made of her bruises caused by her drunken state at the time and blamed me. Subsequent to this secretive evidence, we went on trips, Mediteranean cruises and such. Not once was there a word to me of this until she decided to file DV charges against me and attempt to extort more money in court battles fighting our existing pre-nuptual agreement. Frank discussions of these events with Woody White lead me to believe that first he understood the details of the happenings, he then evaluated with me all the possible ramifications which without competent counsel would cost me hundreds of thousands of dollars based on possible interpretations of the prenup due to these charges. Woody was able to obtain confidential medical records and upon review found the charges to be false. After a lengthly court case when all the evidence was presented by Woody and applying detailed interpretation of the medical records to the case, my wife's domestic violence charge was denied. Woody save me hundreds of thousands of dollars and I truly believe that my outcome would have been very different and not in my favor without his expertise, understanding of the law and application of his intuitive insight. I have at this point a signed Separation Agreement and am able to live my life with my original good reputation intact.
Linda Sayed, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have known Woody White in his capacity as an attorney in our community for several years. Recently I had the pleasure of working with him to defend a mutual client against unfounded allegations in a domestic violence and family law matter. He is extremely hard-working, thorough, organized and articulate and understands the art of courtroom decorum. I recommend Woody as a criminal defense attorney without reservation.
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