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.

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Will assists businesses with designing and implementing data privacy policies. He also helps companies experiencing breach events with the response and notification process, often coordinating efforts across multiple states. Will is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), and a Board Certified Specialist in Privacy and Information Security Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

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Will advises local governments on a wide range of issues including open meetings law, parliamentary procedure, and labor and employment issues. Will also 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, and planned community development.

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Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Commercial Litigation (2021)

Selected for Benchmark Litigation's "Under 40 Hot List" (2020)

Recognized as one of the American Bar Association’s On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers (2019)

Recognized as a "Rising Star" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly (2019-2020)

Recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in Appellate Law (2019-2020), Business Litigation (2021)

Selected by his peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the Young Guns category (2019-2021)

Member, North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society (2016, 2018-2019)

Recognized as one of the Triangle Business Journal's "40 Leaders Under 40" (2018)

North Carolina Bar Association Charles F. Blanchard Young Lawyer of the Year Award (2017)

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)

Member, North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center Advisory Board (2018-present)

Member, Board of Directors, North Carolina State University Alumni Association (2019-present)

Administrative Division Director (2018-present), Chair-Elect (2020-present), N.C. Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

Member, N.C. Bar Association Litigation Section Council (2018-present)

Co-Chair, N.C. Bar Association Free Legal Answers Task Force (2017-2018)

Division Director, N.C. Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Law Student Division (2016-2018)

Co-Chair, N.C. Bar Association Litigation Section Pro Bono Committee (2015-2018)

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 (2016-2017)

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)


"Virginia Becomes the Second State—and the First on the Eastern Seaboard—to Adopt a Comprehensive Data Protection Law," March 31, 2021

Moderator, "Cybersecurity and Incident Response in a COVID-19 World," International Association of Privacy Professionals KnowledgeNet Raleigh/Durham Chapter, July 16, 2020

Co-host, "Working from Home with Kids During a Pandemic," North Carolina Bar Association "Mingling with Membership" event, June 10, 2020

Presenter, "Data Privacy- What's in the Box?," Triangle Marketing Club, December 4, 2018

Not In My House – California To Regulate IoT Device Security, October 5, 2018

Presenter, “From Consent to Copyrights: How to Avoid Legal Pitfalls in Your Digital Marketing,” GMA Digital Marketing Institute seminar, August 29, 2018.

Of Course I Meant To Send The Email, But Not To The Criminal - Court Rules That Companies Have A Duty To Train Employees On Cybersecurity Practices, April 11, 2018

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.

What I love about my job is that there's no one-size-fits-all approach. Each legal matter arises from a unique set of circumstances and the strategy is always a little different. I draw energy from the challenge of figuring out what will work best for a particular client.

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May 7, 2021

Will Quick Participates in Panel Discussion on Incident Response

Brooks Pierce partner Will Quick will participate in a May 13 panel discussion on responding to an online threat. The event is hosted by Scott Insurance. The panel, “My Business Got Hacked: What Should I Do Next? Incident Response for Beginners,” will focus on how to respond efficiently and...Read more


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