Woody White

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Wilmington, NC

Woody White Law PLLC
 | 2004 Eastwood Road, Suite #201
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910-239-9585
Fax: 910-679-4522
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012, 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Attorney Profile

Woody White is a senior partner with Woody White Law PLLC, a general practice, criminal and personal injury law firm in Wilmington, North Carolina. Since 1994, Mr. White has focused on representing defendants charged with serious criminal offenses, as well as plaintiffs who have been victims of negligence or abusive conduct. He handles cases involving motor vehicle accidents, damages against drunk drivers, bicycle accidents, as well as those charged with criminal offenses in either state or federal court.

Among his many accomplishments, Mr. White is a former North Carolina state senator, having been appointed by the governor of North Carolina to serve in the legislature in 2004. He has twice been recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as a member of its “LEGAL ELITE”, winning the award in 2007 and 2010.

In 2012, Woody was elected as a New Hanover County Commissioner, receiving the most votes in a 6 way contested election.  At his first meeting, he was unanimously selected by his fellow commissioners as Chairman of the New Hanover Board of Commissioners.  Woody also represents the County on the Cape Fear Communtity College Board, and other the TAC/MPO board.

As a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law, Mr. White has extensive courtroom experience and has won numerous jury trials. He has litigated countless suppression motions and bond hearings and has represented thousands of defendants charged with violent crimes, white collar offenses, drug offenses, sexual offenses and literally everything in between. He is an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the National Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, and he has served extensively on local boards in the Wilmington community.

Mr. White is a lifelong resident of Southeastern North Carolina and received his law degree from the University of Nebraska. He is licensed to practice before the state bar of North Carolina, the Eastern District of the U.S. District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and was sworn in to the United States Supreme Court by the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

Please visit my other website http://www.wilmingtonpersonalinjurylaw.com/ for more information

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%)

Personal Injury - General (40%)

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2012, 2017 - 2020

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About Woody White

Admitted: 1994, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://www.whiteandhearne.com/Bio/WoodyWhite.asp


  • North Carolina Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine, 2010
  • North Carolina Legal Elite, Business North Carolina Magazine, 2007
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law, 2009
  • Board Certified Specialist in Federal Criminal Law, 2009
  • United States Supreme Court, 2003
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth District, 2000
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney, 1998
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of NC, 1997
  • All North Carolina Courts, 1994

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • UNCW Board of Trustees, Member - Appointed by the Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives, 2018
  • Member - North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2005
  • Member, Delegate, Republican National Convention, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003
  • Member - United States Supreme Court, 2003
  • Vice President, Dick Cheney Event Coordinator, 2002
  • Member, Delegate, Republican National Convention, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2000
  • Member - United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 2000
  • Member, Criminal Justice Act, Panel Attorney, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1997
  • Member, North Carolina State Bar, 1994
  • North Carolina, 1994
  • Member,  Alternate Delegate, Republican National Convention, 1988
  • Member, United States Navel Academy, Nominee, 1987
  • Board Member, Habitat for Humanity, 2006 - 2007
  • Member, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2008 - Present
  • Member, United States Tennis Association
  • Member, United States Association of Triathlons
  • Member, Airlie Gardens Foundation
  • Member, Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum
  • Member, Legislative Affairs Committee, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, 1997 - 1998
  • President, Rotary International, Wilmington South, 1998
  • Member, Rotary International, Wilmington South, 1996 - Present
  • Board Member, North Carolina Hospital Association PAC, 1999 - 2002
  • Board Member, Coastal Horizons, 2003 - 2005
  • Chairman, New Hanover County Republican Party, 1997 - 2001
  • Member, Chief Legal Counsel, North Carolina Republican Party, 2002 - 2004
  • Chairman, Finance Committee, Hanover Regional Medical Center, 2001 - 2002
  • Lower Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, 2006 - Present Trustee
  • Member, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, 1999 - 2002 Trustee
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, New Hanover County Bar Association
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Winter Park Optimist T-Ball and Little League Coach
  • Youth Basketball Coach, St. John's Episcopal Church
  • Member, St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC

Educational Background:

  • B.A. - History from Southern College - Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1991
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Office Location for Woody White

2004 Eastwood Road
Suite #201
Wilmington, NC 28403

Phone: 910-239-9585

Fax: 910-679-4522

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Last Updated: 8/21/2019

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