Bill practiced law in Durham for over 25 years before joining Young Moore & Henderson in 2003. Throughout his career, Bill has litigated all types of civil cases, but now focuses exclusively on the defense of cases of alleged medical malpractice. He has successfully tried many cases in both the state and federal courts in North Carolina, and has successfully handled appeals in the North Carolina Court of Appeals, North Carolina Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He is a member of the firm’s medical malpractice defense team.
Education & Bar Admissions
- J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 1977
- B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1973
- North Carolina, 1977
- U.S. District Courts for North Carolina
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
Awards & Achievements
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
- Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
- Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America™
- Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers®, 2007-2014, Business Edition, 2011 and 2013
- Listed in Best Lawyers in America™ since 2010
- Best Lawyers in America® Raleigh Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year,” 2014
Professional & Civic Activity
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
- Formerly served as:
- Member of the Vestry, Chair of the Finance Committee and Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee of the Chapel of the Cross
- President, Kings Mill-Morgan Creek Neighborhood Association
- Chairman, Troop Committee of Boy Scout Troop 39
- Defense verdict for two emergency medicine physicians and their practice in a case involving a patient who suffered quadraparesis following the herniation of a cervical disc.
- Defense verdict for orthopaedic spinal surgeons who were alleged to have caused permanent nerve injury as the result of a misplaced pedicle screw during a spinal procedure.
- Defense verdict for an anesthesiologist who was alleged to have improperly administered medications resulting in the death of the patient.
- Defense verdict for a neurosurgeon in a case involving permanent nerve injury following an anterior cervical procedure.
- Defense verdict for a general surgeon in a case involving a patient who was in a persistent vegetative state from complications following intestinal surgery.
- Defense verdict for an ophthalmologist in a case involving vision loss in one eye following an intraocular lens implant.
- Defense verdict for an orthopaedic hand specialist in a case involving permanent injury following surgery to repair a lacerated finger.
- Defense verdict for a urologist in a wrongful death case involving an alleged failure to diagnose and treat bladder cancer.
- Defense verdict for a gynecologist in a case involving complications following a hysterectomy.
- Defense verdict for a hospital in a case involving a permanent nerve injury from an intramuscular injection.
- Defense verdict for orthopaedic shoulder specialists in a case involving a vascular injury during rotator cuff surgery.
- Defense verdict for an emergency room physician in a case involving a fall by a patient while being treating for a laceration.
Disclaimer: The above information may not necessarily reflect the attorney’s entire record, and the outcome of any particular future matter cannot be predicated on the attorney’s or law firm’s past results.