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William C. Gore Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Whiteville, NC

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Bill Gore


Licensed for 45 years

About William

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  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    Defending the accused in the full range of criminal matters. Assaults, theft, drug possession, sex offenses, probation violation; with you every step of the way from accepting the warrant through trial or plea and sentencing.

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    Defending Driving While Impaired (DWI) and associated charges including Boating While Impaired and DMV and revoked license issues in Bladen, Brunswick, and Columbus Counties. Extensive technical knowledge DWI trial procedure and sentencing rules.

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    15%
    Combining the knowledge of DMV and traffic law to handle all types of North Carolina speeding and traffic tickets, license issues and DMV hearings in Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus Counties.

  4. Personal injury
    10%
    Representation in catastrophic Personal Injury cases. Concentration on the serious personal injury or mistreatment of inmates in North Carolina prisons and county jails as well as victims of police brutality.

  5. Violent crime
    10%
    Representing defendants charged with violent crimes from assault to murder. Extensive knowledge in North Carolina self defense law and the Castle Doctrine

  6. Wrongful death
    10%
    Wrongful death lawsuits. Concentration on the wrongful death of inmates in North Carolina prisons and county jails as well as victims of police brutality.

  7. Domestic violence
    5%
    Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO) 50-B and 50-C hearings as well as criminal charges resulting from domestic violence

At an early age in the tobacco fields of eastern North Carolina I learned firsthand about injustice.  I was nine. My mother addressed the issues of the moment on behalf of the man being mistreated when I brought him home for lunch and first aid, but she explained that if I wanted to right wrongs and protect the powerless, I would need to prepare myself for battle.

 

I became the first in my family to attend college. Then as a proud CAROLINA graduate I joined many of those inspired by the Watergate hearings to seek a law degree and admission to the BAR. Now, 40 years later after serving as a Prosecutor, Defense Lawyer, District and Superior Court Judge, and North Carolina Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, I continue to search every day for Justice in the Courts of our State. 

I endeavor to lend the whole of my skill, experience and legal knowledge to every case in which I appear, and to every client I represent. 

 

You see I still remember the hurt and astonishment of my friend Noah H. as he was whipped with a tobacco stick under the shelter of that tobacco barn in 1960 because he did not understand the foreman's instruction, and how offended I was when, at the end of that 98 degree day, everyone was paid a full wage except Noah, He was paid fifty cents. Because  you see, Noah couldn't count, or read, he had a low I.Q.,and he had no one to speak up for him me but me . I was nine, and Noah was my first client.

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Licensed for 45 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 1977
Updated 10/03/2022

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Posted by Bryan | July 2, 2017
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Best lawyer in the area!
I was arrested for DUI while sleeping in my running vehicle in a parking lot. Mr.Gore eased my mind after our first conversation in which he informed me that the state had a very weak case against me. Not only did he get my case dismissed, but he and his staff constantly reminded me of when my court days where and showed a general concern for my predicament.
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Posted by Deonna | February 20, 2018
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Mr Gore is In his own league
Mr. Gore was my dads lawyer in a self defense case. Mr. Gore was upfront with us from day 1 and remained that way throughout the trial. He put everything on hold to focus on my dad’s trial. Mr Gore is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom and when he speaks, due to his very powerful and commanding voice and his unwavering commitment to the rule of law and his client, he can’t help but to be heard! Thanks Mr Gore for believing my dad when it seemed everyone had turned their backs on us!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2020
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THE BEST OF THE BEST
I needed legal help asap my father had passed away and I missed my court date for a speeding ticket witch turned into a FTA then turned into my licenses being suspended long story short a very reasonable fee for there service and assistance I didnt not have to appear in court i maintained my full time job and they handled everything in a very fast timely manner 5 starts all the way cant go wrong here
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Posted by Greg | January 10, 2020
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Professional and efficient
Attorney William Gore and his assistant Zilla Taylor quickly and efficiently handled my speeding ticket. The response to my inquiry was prompt and thorough. After providing the initial information they handled everything and had the charge changed to improper equipment. I would ask for his assistance again if I had a need in Columbus County.
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Posted by Steve | October 1, 2019
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Outstanding Attorney and Staff
Mr. Gore represented my 18 year old daughter on reckless driving and speeding citations (90 in a 70 MPH zone). We live out of state but Mr. Gore and his paralegal Zilla were absolutely a pleasure to work with. They were patient and prompt in their responses to my many questions. Mr. Gore was even able to appear for my daughter as this was a mandatory court appearance citation. In the end, Mr. Gore was able to get the reckless driving citation dismissed and the speeding reduced to improper equipment. I would highly recommend Mr. Gore to anyone needing a defense or traffic citation attorney in the NC area.
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Posted by Heather Q | March 22, 2019
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Best Lawyer
Mr Gore represented my 18 year old son on a careless and reckless and speeding 99 in a 70. He got the careless and reckless dismissed and the speeding reduced to a 79 in a 70. We cannot thank Mr Gore enough. We would definitely use him again and recommend him to everyone.
Posted by Amber | November 27, 2018
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Speeding Citation
I hired Mr. Gore to represent my son on a speeding citation. His paralegal Zilla was great to work with and we got the results we were looking for. I would highly recommend this firm.
Posted by Jay | June 15, 2018
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Speeding Ticket
Attorney Gore and his staff were great to deal with. Handled everything quickly and followed up promptly. Extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2018
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Awesome!
Mr. Gore and his team are absolutely incredible. I regrettably was caught speeding and this was my first ever speeding ticket so I was a little unsure of what to do. This team helped me out and made the whole process so easy and it took a load off my mind. Would 10/10 recommend him to anyone who needs representation.
Posted by Kaitlin | May 1, 2018
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Professional and Efficient
I mostly dealt with an onsite paralegal by email, I live out of state so keeping me updated was probably frustrating on their end but they were always professional even when I was being difficult. They resolved the issue and even handled payments for me so I did not have to travel back to NC. I would highly recommend their services to anyone needing a defense attorney in the area.
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Posted by Joseph Gray | April 4, 2018
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THE BEST!!!!!!!!
I was working with Zilla she was such a sweetheart very professional and prompt. She has help me not only get my issue resolved but she went as far to get my record expunged. OMG she deserves a raise and award! This is the best law firm I have ever dealt with and would recommend anyone with traffic issues to come there. Simply the best!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2018
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Quick and easy
Provided with great service for my citation. The office staff was friendly and efficient. Was not as costly as expected however this was my first ticket so I have nothing to compare it to.
Posted by Kendrick | May 27, 2016
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Excellent Service
Attorney Mr Gore an his staff Has Excellent service I had A DWI Charge Mr.Gore Went over my case in detail and thoroughly geting the case dismissed and at a reasonable price I am very please and recommend him. You will not be disappointed. GREAT GUY!
Posted by Alyce-Davina | April 15, 2016
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Awesome!
Attorney Gore and his staff are wonderful to work with! I moved away and had forgotten all about an expired tag citation. Went to renew my liscense and couldn't do it because of the failure to appear! There was even a warrant out for my arrest!! I called Attorney Gore and was prepared to play the waiting game...turns out, I didn't even have to take any time off of work to show up for court (that was scheduled a month later)! I had my resolution within a week of contacting the office and now I'm not constantly looking over my shoulder and in my rearview mirror. They are easy to work with, convenient, and I will definitely use Mr. Gore and his wonderful staff in the future! But I hope I don't have to! :)
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • WILLIAM C. GORE JR PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Member
  • Hill and Gore PLLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Of Counsel
  • Hill and High LLP
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Commissioner
  • NC Division of Motor Vehicles
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Senior Resident Superior Court Judge
  • NC Superior Court
  • 1991 - 2007
  • Chief District Court Judge
  • NC District Court
  • 1980 - 1990
  • Associate
  • McGougan and Wright
  • 1980 - 1980
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • NC District Attorney_ 13th District
  • 1978 - 1980
  • Partner
  • Sauls and Gore, Attorneys
  • 1977 - 1978
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Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • AB - Applied Baccalaureate
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • In Re: Estate of Michael Kerr
  • Settled in pretrial mediation---2.5 million dollars

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Public Defenders
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
  • First Vice President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • North Carolina Conference of Superior Court Judges
  • Member
  • 1991 - 2007
  • North Carolina District Court Judges Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - 1990
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - 1980
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • "Chain Gang" Award
  • NC Department of Transportation
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Spring 1995 Superior Court Judges Conference
  • Criminal Case Management- A New Approach
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred numerous cases to Bill Gore over the years. He is responsive, polite, and has always been willing to help in Bladen County NC. Bill Powers Charlotte Criminal Defense & DWI Lawyer CarolinaAttorneys.com"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As good a criminal, DUI/DWI attorney as you can find in Southeastern North Carolina. Extensive experience, well respected and has a thorough and detailed base of knowledge in this area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A great law firm! The place to go for criminal defense matters in Columbus County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly recommended for anything criminal or civil. Considerable experience and unquestioned integrity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bill Gore with my highest recommendation both personally and professionally."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A fine man and a fine lawyer."
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Whiteville Criminal defense Lawyer William C. Gore Jr.
William C. Gore Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Whiteville, NC
Licensed for 45 years