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      Woody White

      Woody White

      Woody White Law Firm PLLCTotal Records: 1
      2004 Eastwood Road, Suite 201, Wilmington, NC, 28403

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      As a lifelong resident of southeastern North Carolina, Woody has a deep understanding of its people and culture. He has been practicing law for over 25 years focusing on criminal and civil litigation in both state and federal court. Woody has continued to distinguish himself among his colleagues. He has earned a stand-out rating from Martindale-Hubbell, who issue attorney ratings based on objective peer review and is also a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He is known by his fellow attorneys, as well as the judges before whom he practices, as a fair, prepared, deliberate and thoughtful practitioner of the law. Woody brings successful experience, deep knowledge and untiring commitment to every case he handles. He has freely given his time and talents to represent both the indigent and less fortunate.

      Woody completed undergraduate studies at Southern College in Tennessee and received his law degree from the University of Nebraska in 1994. Between 1990 and 1991, he served as Student Body President at Southern College. Woody has been admitted to the bars of every North Carolina Court, the Federal District Court, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia and the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. He was introduced to the bar at the United States Supreme Court by Federal Judge Marian Horn, and administered the oath by the Clerk and Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

      Woody has performed public service in political office in the North Carolina Senate, as well as public service on local boards including as trustee on the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Hospital Board, Coastal Horizons Treatment Center, and Lower Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. His calm manner and consistent adherence to the principles of conservative government has helped Woody work with elected leaders on the many challenges facing southeastern North Carolina.

      Twice recognized as an award winner in Criminal Law, Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite 2007 and 2010. As voted on by peer review. Woody was recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2012 and in 2017-2022.

      In 2012, Woody was elected to a 4 year term to the New Hanover County Commission, receiving over 52,000 votes, and placing 1st in a field of 10 candidates. He served as chairman of the board from 2012-2014, being elected unanimously by his fellow commissioners. In 2016, Woody was re-elected to a second 4 year term, again garnering the most votes in a 6 candidate race in November. Woody’s term as County Commissioner ended in 2020.

      Bar Admission

      North Carolina, 1994

      U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1997

      U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2000

      U.S. Supreme Court, 2003

      Other Affiliations

      North Carolina State Bar, 1994 (Member)

      North Carolina Bar Association (Member)

      New Hanover County Bar Association (Member)

      National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

      Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, 1997 - 1998 (Legislative Affairs Committee)

      Criminal Justice Act, 1998 - 2013 (Panel Attorney)

      United States Navel Academy, 1987 (Nominee)

      North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2008 - Present

      Criminal Justice Act, 1998 - Present (Panel Attorney)

      New Hanover County Commissioner, 2012 - 2020 (Chairman, 2012-2014)

      NC State, 2004 - Present (Senator)

      St. Andrew Covenant Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC (Member)

      St. John's Episcopal Church (Youth Basketball Coach)

      Winter Park Optimist (T-Ball and Little League Coach)

      New Hanover Regional Medical Center, 1999 - 2002 (Trustee)

      Lower Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, 2006 - 2008 (Trustee)

      Hanover Regional Medical Center, 2001 - 2002 (Chairman, Finance Committee)

      North Carolina Republican Party, 2002 - 2004 (Chief Legal Counsel)

      New Hanover County Republican Party, 1997 - 2001 (Chairman)

      Coastal Horizons, 2003 - 2005 (Board Member)

      North Carolina Hospital Association PAC, 1999 - 2002 (Board Member)

      Rotary International, Wilmington South, 1996 - 2013 (Member)

      Rotary International, Wilmington South, 1998 - Present (President)

      Dick Cheney Event Coordinator, 2002 - Present (Vice President)

      Republican National Convention, 2004 - Present (Delegate)

      Republican National Convention, 2000 - Present (Delegate)

      Republican National Convention, 1988 - Present (Alternate Delegate)

      United States Association of Triathlons

      United States Tennis Association

      Habitat for Humanity, 2006 - 2007 (Board Member)

      UNCW Board of Trustees (UNCW Board of Trustees member 2018 through 2021)


      • Other Sources of Feedback About Woody White
      • Included on the 2023 North Carolina

      Past Lists

      • 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
      • 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
      • 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
      • 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
      • 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
      • 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
      • 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyers list


      • Southern College, Chattanooga, Tennessee B.S.

        Honors: Student Body President, Major: History

      • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1994 J.D.


      • Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite 2007 and 2010
      • Recipient of the Super Lawyers Award, 2012, 2017-2022
      • Stand-out Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

      8 Reviews

      0 out of 5

        Recommends this lawyer

        As most of us, over the past 25 years we’ve had to retain an attorney for one reason or another. I would have no problems what so ever recommend Mr. White for any reason. He proved to be very professional, knowledgeable, and reliable. Three characteristic you would definitely want in an attorney for any reason. When most of us are not extremely understanding of the laws, you can count on mr. White to be.


        Mar. 29, 2011

        Recommends this lawyer

        I write this recommendation with the utmost respect and gratitude for Woody White of White and Hearne, LLP. Mr. White went above and beyond my expectations in a legal matter that arose unexpectedly. I felt I was always kept up to date on the status of this matter and my opinion was sought after and respected. I could not have asked for a better advocate on my behalf.


        Nov. 17, 2009

        Recommends this lawyer

        Woody successfully defended me in a 1995 real estate related lawsuit and has been my attorney ever since.


        Nov. 18, 2009

        Recommends this lawyer

        Woody White has represented me and/or my friends and associates on many matters of everyday family and business life. He has always come through for us. His advice and follow through have always been right on target. He has also been readily available and willing to take on any adversary. His courtroom manner is professional and courteous, but he leaves nothing behind when fighting for his client. I have had the good fortune to know Woody White for almost 15 years and I know him to be conscientious and honest, two of the most important qualities neccessary in effective legal representation. I strongly recommend Woody White.


        Nov. 18, 2009

        Recommends this lawyer

        I am a small business owner who recently had a contract dispute with a client. Woody took the time to talk with me so that he could fully understand the situation. I was truly impressed with his dedication to my case, and pleasantly surprised by the openness and frequency of communication as things developed. I came to rely on Woody and his calm demeanor as a steady and rational counselor during an extremely emotionally-charged time for me. Ultimately, my case came to a favorable conclusion, due in no small part to Woody’s knowledge of the law, perseverance, patience and strategic planning. I truly felt that my case was important to him, and for that I am very grateful.


        Nov. 18, 2009

        Recommends this lawyer

        I found Mr. White to be a great listener who makes a point to know and understand his client’s business. He returns phone calls promptly and is always available and accessible. Because he knows the law, he is able to do legal work effectively and efficiently. Mr. White always kept his promises about when the work would be completed. But perhaps most importantly, he cares about his clients and is very loyal to them.


        Nov. 18, 2009

        Recommends this lawyer

        Attorney Woody White recently handled a case for a family member involved in a minor auto accident. Both Woody and his staff were knowledgeable, professional, extremely courteous and very prompt with correspondence. It is with confidence that I highly recommend Attorney Woody White.


        Mar. 30, 2011

        Recommends this lawyer

        Great guy and better attorney. Cares for his clients and works his hardest to get them back on the right path with the best possible outcome.


        Mar. 29, 2011

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