William W. Plyler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Miller Monroe & Plyler PLLC
 | 3321 Trillium Whorl Court, Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-891-8862
Fax: 919-516-0062
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney William W. Plyler is a partner with the Miller Monroe & Plyler law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. A top-rated, award-winning trial lawyer with more than 37 years of legal experience, Mr. Plyler devotes his practice to advocating on behalf of those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone else's negligence.

    A former assistant district attorney in Wake County, Mr. Plyler gained invaluable trial experience prosecuting those charged with crimes and advocating on behalf of crime victims. This experience serves him well as he works to help his plaintiff injury clients obtain the full amount of compensation, which they deserve for their injuries and losses.

    Among his most notable successes, he served as counsel in a landmark wrongful death case involving a rental house fire that took the lives of a family of five, including three children. In addition, he also represented the families of workers killed in an explosion at an industrial plant. Moreover, Mr. Plyler has handled numerous personal injury claims arising from motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk drivers, defective products and other preventable tragedies, and he has secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for those he has served.

    Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Plyler holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America©. He also earned his membership with the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, which is an invitation-only organization reserved for the top trial attorneys with extensive legal experience.

    Among his other professional affiliations, Mr. Plyler is the former president of both the Wake County Bar Association and the Tenth Judicial District Bar. He is also a member of the Susie Sharp Inn of Court as well as the Circuit Judicial Conference.

    A 1978 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Mr. Plyler obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1982. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

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    Practice Areas
    • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021

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    About William Plyler

    Admitted: 1982, North Carolina

    Professional Webpage: https://millermonroelaw.com/about-the-firm/william-plyler/


    • Listed as a “Super Lawyer” in the field of personal injury
    • AV Rating with Martindale-Hubbell
    • Best Lawyers in America

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • North Carolina
    • Wake County Bar Association - President, 2000; Professionalism Award Committee,1998 - Present; Board of Directors, 2012
    • North Carolina Advocates for Justice - Member
    • 10th Judicial District - President, 2000; Board of Directors, 2012
    • North Carolina State Bar - Member
    • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference - Member
    • North Carolina Bar Association - Member
    • The American Association for Justice - Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • First Baptist Church - Local Missions (1982 to Present)
    • Judge - NCAJ High School Mock Trial Competition (1995 to Present)
    • YMCA - Youth Basketball Coach (1989 - 2005)
    • Coach - Broughton High School Mock Trial Team (2006 - 2009)
    • Lunch with a Lawyer - Wake Bar Association (1985 to Present)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, Pre-Litigation Investigation of DWI and Dram Shop Claims, NCAJ's "Trial Briefs", 2009


    • Among Mr. Plyler's most notable cases were the wrongful death cases against a municipality, its building inspectors, and a landlord arising out of a rental house fire in which a family of five, with children ages 7, 5, and 3, burned to death. The fire was one of the deadliest residential fires in the state's history.

    Educational Background:

    • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A. in English, 1978
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    Office Location for William W. Plyler

    3321 Trillium Whorl Court
    Raleigh, NC 27607

    Phone: 919-891-8862

    Fax: 919-516-0062

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