William M. Trott

Of Counsel

Bill has had widespread experience practicing law with Young Moore for over four decades, following serving for four years in the Navy JAG Corps in Washington, D.C. His practice ranged from litigation in state and federal courts, to client business advice, to handling legislative matters. In the latter half of his career, he has emphasized employment law and insurance law. He has handled a wide range of employment matters including advising as to covenants not to compete, drafting policies to comply with the law, holding seminars as to compliance issues, and advising clients on a wide range of employment issues including employment practices liability insurance, drug testing, privacy, discrimination, harassment, and wrongful discharge.  In the area of insurance law, he has advised insurance organizations, companies, agents, and others on coverage and regulatory matters, including compliance with laws and hearings before the North Carolina Insurance Department.

Bill was a long term representative, board member, and Treasurer of ALFA International, an international association of law firms located in Chicago. He has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Super Lawyers and several other legal organizations. He received a lifetime achievement award from Who’s Who in America.

Throughout his career, Bill has been actively involved in charitable organizations, particularly those emphasizing youth sports and environmental issues.  He served on the Wake County Parks and Recreation Commission and later became its Chair.   He lettered three times on ACC champion tennis teams, coached freshman/JV tennis teams while in law school, and has been state doubles champion in several age divisions. He was President of the North Carolina Tennis Association and the North Carolina Tennis Foundation. He served with the Southern Tennis Association and Foundation and with the United States Tennis Association. He was inducted into the North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame in 2017.  He was President of the Capital Area Soccer League during its early years and was inducted into its Hall of Fame.  He was named one of the eleven most important contributors to its success. He serves on the Board of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.

Education & Bar Admissions

  • L.L.M., with highest honors, George Washington University
  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Admitted in

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Courts for North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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