Will uses his experience as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court to inform his representation of businesses and individuals facing litigation. As a law clerk, Will had to grapple daily with complex procedural and legal issues, experience he uses to help his clients develop effective litigation strategies.

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Will represents individuals and businesses charged with white-collar crimes, including wire fraud, mail fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, accounting fraud, theft of data or trade secrets, and others. A large part of Will’s clerkship was dedicated to handling federal criminal matters, experience he uses to craft aggressive and effective litigation strategies for his clients.

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Comment, Lots of Squeeze, Little (Or No) Juice: North Carolina’s Habitual Misdemeanor Larceny Statute, a Law Where Results Do Not Justify Costs, 97 N.C. L. REV. 432 (2019)

My favorite virtues: Integrity and service to others.

I became a lawyer because I enjoy the constant intellectual challenge, and I think it is the profession where my skills can best help the most people.

My chief characteristic is that I am an easy person to get along with (or so I am told).

What I appreciate the most in my friends: The ability to be honest and forgive my own faults.

My main fault: According to my wife, I do not say “No” enough. I agree with her.

One surprising thing people don’t know about me is that I once flew the President of Afghanistan in a helicopter.

My occupation if I weren't a lawyer: Pilot

Where I'd most like to live: A sailboat large enough to fit my wife, children, dogs, and a rotating slew of family and friends.

My idea of happiness: Doing important, interesting work that improves the lives of others but still leaves time to enjoy family and friends.

What legal work most excites me: Complex litigation, both civil and criminal, that requires creative legal thinking and where my efforts tangibly benefit my clients.

My greatest ambition: Raise children who care about others, build and maintain a strong marriage, and leave my little part of this world better than I found it.

My favorite prose authors: David McCullough, Ernest Hemingway, C.S. Lewis, Tom Wolfe, Pat Conroy

The natural talent I'd like to be gifted with: Earl Scruggs’s ability to play the banjo. Steve Martin’s ability would also be acceptable, but in that case I’d ask for his comic abilities as well.

My motto: Leadership is just over-glorified service to others.

My favorite characters in fiction: Will McClean, Jean Valjean

My favorite activities away from work: Cooking, reading, hiking, spending time with family and friends, dabbling in the banjo, getting away to the beach whenever I can.

Recent Publications & Media

Recent Publications & Media