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William E. Cannon Jr.

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Waynesville, NC

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  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 19 years
    Georgia - GA 46 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1977
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

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Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    Civil litigation includes a variety of legal disputes. Disputes over contracts, business disagreements, accidents and personal injury claims, problems with insurance companies and real estate questions are just some of the matters that can wind up being the subject of law suits. Whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant, it is important to have the right person protecting your rights in any civil litigation.

    44 years, 330 cases

  2. Car accident
    Prompt investigation is the first step in protecting our clients’ interests when they have been injured as the result of someone’s negligence. We have years of experience in investigating serious personal injury claims, negotiating on our clients’ behalf with insurance companies and vigorously representing our clients at trial.

    44 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Business
    I represent businesses in a variety of situations, including business disputes and litigation, formation of LLCs, Corporations and Partnerships, purchase and sale of businesses, contracts, leases and other agreements and in connection with covenants not to compete and trade secret agreements. A significant portion of my business representation is the result of referrals from in-house counsel and other law firms in North Carolina and other states.

    44 years

  4. Real estate
    My real estate practice is limited to property disputes and litigation and issues involving property owners' associations.

  5. Insurance
    For more than 20 years I represented both insurance companies and individuals and businesses with insurance claims before deciding to no longer represent insurance companies. I know how insurance companies evaluate and defend claims and can use this knowledge to help clients negotiate their claim and take it to trial if negotiations are not successful.

Bill Cannon is a native of Leesburg, Georgia and has been practicing law for more than 35 years. He focuses his practice in the area of civil litigation and has extensive experience in complex litigation. Bill enjoys working closely with his clients in finding innovative solutions to the challenges they face. He has a keen interest in professionalism and has been a speaker for orientations on professionalism at law schools.  Bill is an author of a variety of professional articles and has made many presentations on professionalism in the practice of law and the importance of the justice system. He is a past President of the State Bar of Georgia and a former member of the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association.  He currently serves on the Bench/Bar Liaison Committee and the Open Courts Initiative with the North Carolina Bar Association. Bill is an active United Methodist, having served as a District Lay Leader, and is a member of the Chancel Choir at First United Methodist Church in Waynesville. He also enjoys acting in local community theater productions. Bill is Of Counsel to the Atlanta law firm of Cannon, Mihill & Winkles, LLC.

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Cannon Law, P.C.
1433 South Main Street
Waynesville, NC, 28786
Cannon Law, P.C.
The 409 Building
225 Valley River Ave, Suite L
Murphy, NC, 28906
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 260-275 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Cannon Law, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Vice-President for Development
  • The Foundation for Evangelism
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Partner
  • Brown, Ward & Haynes, P.C.
  • 2002 - 2011
  • Managing Partner
  • Cannon & Meyer von Bremen, LLP
  • 1985 - 2002
  • Partner
  • Black, Black & Cannon
  • 1981 - 1985
  • Associate
  • Landau & Davis, P.C.
  • 1977 - 1981
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  • University of Georgia
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Emory University
  • B.A.
  • 1974


  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Sections of Litigation & Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice
  • 2005 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Governors
  • 2011 - 2014
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Professionalism Committee
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2011
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • President
  • 1998 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers List
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Judge Edward R. Finch Law Day Speech Award
  • American Bar Association
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Common Issues in Community Associations
  • Community Associations
  • 2014
  • Professionalism–What is it and Why is it Important?
  • Professionalism
  • 2012
  • Civil Disagreement: Exploring the Boundaries Between Zealous Representation & Professionalism
  • Professionalism
  • 2010
  • Doing Well By Doing Good
  • Professionalism
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Bill for 24 years. He is a former President of the State Bar of Georgia. Bill is highly respected by those who know him. Whatever your legal need, I would recommend Bill Cannon over all the others."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked with Bill during my first year as an attorney. No other lawyer will be more prepared or more experienced. He is highly respected in the community."
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Waynesville Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer William E. Cannon Jr.
William E. Cannon Jr.
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Waynesville, NC
Licensed for 46 years
Free Consultation