Will Quick has a diverse litigation and regulatory practice, representing businesses and local governments in trial and appellate matters and before state agencies in North and South Carolina. He also advises clients on land use, zoning and economic development projects.
Will is involved in all facets of civil litigation before state and federal courts in North and South Carolina. He works with companies ranging in size from small local businesses to the Fortune 500 level on both the plaintiff and the defense side.
Will assists developers, business owners and local governments in navigating the often complex field of land use law. His work includes land-use litigation, eminent domain and zoning cases, planned community development and environmental compliance.
Will advises local governments on a wide range of issues including open meetings law, parliamentary procedure, labor and employment issues, and land use.
Will assists businesses with understanding and adopting policies to prevent data breaches. He also helps companies experiencing breach events with the response and notification process, often coordinating efforts across multiple states.
Selectee, North Carolina Bar Association Leadership Academy, Class of 2016
UNC Gressman-Pollitt Award for Oral Advocacy (Best Overall, RRWA Class), 2010
Order of Walter Hines Page for outstanding service as a member of NC State Board of Trustees, 2007
NC State Mathews Medal, awarded to an NC State senior for the highest level of leadership and service to the university, 2007
Division Director, N.C. Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Law Student Division, 2016-present
Co-Chair, N.C. Bar Association Litigation Section Pro Bono Committee, 2015-present
YLD Liaison, N.C. Bar Association Zoning Planning and Land Use Section, 2016-present
Member, N.C. Bar Association Strategic Planning and Emerging Trends Committee, 2016-present
Member, Wake County Bar Association Social Committee, 2013-present
Member, Triangle Urban Land Institute, 2016-present
President, NC State Friends of the Library, 2014-2016; member, 2009-present
Vice President, Park Alumni Society Board of Directors, 2010-2015; member, 2008-2016
Member, Sigma Chi Delta Epsilon Chapter Foundation Board of Directors, 2007-present
Member, Sigma Chi Delta Epsilon Chapter Housing Corporation, 2012-present
Chair, Compassion in Action relief campaign for victims of Hurricane Katrina, 2005-2006
Staying Afloat in the Stream of Commerce: Goodyear, McIntyre, and the Ship of Personal Jurisdiction, 37 N.C.J. Int'l L. & Com. Reg. 547 (2012).
Delaying a Decision on the Future of North Carolina's Coast: The Sandbag Removal Moratorium and Terminal Groin Study, UNC Festival of Legal Learning, Envtl. L. Symposium (2010).
I’m often asked why I decided to become a lawyer. The truth is that I feel like I’ve always been a lawyer at heart. I may not have technically become licensed to practice law until I was sworn into the state Bars of North and South Carolina, but being a good lawyer is about more than the technicalities.
To me being a lawyer is about asking questions and never taking things as a given. It’s about digging further, testing and trying multiple theories, reading and researching until I’ve looked at every angle. It’s about taking a position and coming up with the best argument to express that point. It’s about being persistent and determined, while understanding that sometimes it’s best to seek a compromise position.
I am now and have always been perpetually curious, excited by the opportunity to learn and apply new things, and energized by a good debate. It was natural that I ended up a lawyer with that combination of attributes!
When I’m not being a lawyer, you can usually find me spending time with my beautiful and talented wife, Meghan, who is an accomplished political fundraiser; playing USTA league tennis; hiking or kayaking outdoors; or watching an NC State football or basketball game.