Retired Superior Court Judge and N.C. Commissioner of DMV. Current trial lawyer in southeastern NC.
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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|Clients' Choice Award||Avvo||2018|
|"Chain Gang" Award||NC Department of Transportation||2009|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|North Carolina Central University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||AB - Applied Baccalaureate||1974|
|Spring 1995 Superior Court Judges Conference||Criminal Case Management- A New Approach||1995|
|In Re: Estate of Michael Kerr||Settled in pretrial mediation---2.5 million dollars|
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