William S. Mills

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Durham, NC

Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney, P.A.
 | 404 Hunt Street, Suite 100
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-999-4433
Fax: 919-688-9339
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney William S. Mills is a partner at Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney, P.A., in Durham, North Carolina. Mr. Mills practices in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death, serving clients in Durham and throughout the state of North Carolina.

Mr. Mills has been practicing law for 40 years. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his accomplishments, including selection as one of the “top 100 trial attorneys” in North Carolina by the American Association for Justice. Business North Carolina magazine named him one of the “legal elite” and “The Best Lawyers in America” included him in its 25th edition.

In addition, Mr. Mills holds an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a civil litigation certification by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Over the course of his career, he has held numerous leadership positions and served his community in many ways.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Mills is a senior law lecturer at Duke Law and an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at the University of North Carolina School of Law. He is a member of the Litigation Counsel of America and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Visitors.

Mr. Mills received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He holds a license to practice law before all North Carolina state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About William Mills

Admitted: 1979, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.gmfm-law.com/about-us/william-mills/

Honors/Awards:

  • Recipient of the Charles L. Becton Award presented by the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers in June, 2003 for Outstanding Teaching of Trial Advocacy.
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina’s Legal Elite by Business North Carolina
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Membership in the Litigation Counsel of America
  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell Publications Named to "The Best Lawyers in America" (2003-2011)  
  • American Trial Lawyers Association for inclusion in the Top 100 Trial Attorneys for North Carolina

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Litigation

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board Member of the Raleigh Durham International Airport Authority as one of two appointees from the City of Durham (1991-93).
  • Past Member of The Board of Directors for the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Past Board Member, City of Durham Board of Adjustment.
  • Founding Chairman of the Fourteenth Judicial District Grievance Committee; responsible for investigating claims against Attorneys before the State Bar (1988-1991).
  • President of the Durham County Bar Association (1987-88).
  • President of the Fourteenth Judicial District Bar (1987-88).
  • Member of Board of Governors, Academy of Trial Lawyers (1991-1995).
  • Vice Chairman of the State Bar Ethics committee.
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • President of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Eastern North Carolina Division
  • American Association for Justice American Board of Trial Advocates North Carolina Advocates for Justice North Carolina Bar Association North Carolina State Bar
  • President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (formerly the NC Academy of Trial Lawyers)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The Admissibility of Expert Witness Opinion Testimony
  • Proving Causation in Professional Negligence
  • Causation
  • Opening Statements
  • How to Obtain Witness Statements from the Office of Risk Management in Medical Negligence Actions Against Hospitals
  • Settlement of Claims Involving Minors and Incompetents
  • Asserting and Overcoming Privileges During Discovery
  • Contributory Negligence
  • Wrongful Death Damages
  • Ethical Issues – Minors and Incompetent Persons
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Office Location for William S. Mills

404 Hunt Street
Suite 100
Durham, NC 27701

Phone: 919-999-4433

Fax: 919-688-9339

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Last Updated: 10/17/2019

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