William M.J. Farris

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Wilson, North Carolina

Farris & Thomas Law
William M.J. Farris
Farris & Thomas Law

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Business & Corporate, Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 2001

Education: North Carolina Central University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015
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Farris & Thomas Law

104 Nash St. N.
Wilson, NC 27893 Visit website


An attorney at the family law firm Farris & Thomas Law, William M.J. Farris has served clients in Wilson County and throughout the Rocky Mount Metro areas for 18 years. He focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, business and commercial law, and criminal defense law.

Mr. Farris attended undergrad at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, gaining a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1997. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2001. The same year, Mr. Farris gained admission to the North Carolina State Bar and joined his family law firm.

During his career, Mr. Farris became an active member of many legal and professional organizations in order to forge relationships with others in the field and remain up-to-date in his practice. He is a member of the litigation sections of both the American Bar Association and the North Carolina Bar Association, and he has served as the vice president as well as president of the Wilson County Bar Association. He additionally holds membership in the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

Throughout his practice, Mr. Farris has gained recognition from fellow attorneys and clients alike. He was named to the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers for four consecutive years from 2012 to 2015. He boasts an Avvo rating of Superb, and he was honored by the Wilson Police Department in 2012. In addition, Mr. Farris gives back to his community and previously served as a board member for The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Wilson and The Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina, among other organizations.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Business/Corporate, Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Criminal Law, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Business/Corporate
  • 20% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 2001, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.farristhomas.law/attorney/farris-william-mj/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Member and Chair(2018-2019) of Wilson Economic Development Corporation
  • Board Member and Executive Committee Member of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership
  • Board Member, Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Wilson
  • Member, Knights of Columbus (Catholic Church Service Organization)
  • Board Member, Mediation Center of Eastern North Carolina
  • St. Therese Catholic Church, Wilson, NC
  • Board of Directors, Fair View Nursery, Inc. (now DBL Investments Inc.)
  • Loyal Order of the Elks
  • Chairman of the Board, Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • Five-Time Rising Star for Personal Injury Cases, Super Lawyers, 2011-2015
  • Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012-2015
  • Civilian Commendation, Wilson Police Department, 2011
Educational Background:
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, B.A. in Political Science, 1997
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Past Bar President, Seventh Judicial District Bar
  • Past President and Vice-President, Wilson County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Vice President, Wilson County Bar Association, 2007
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association
  • District Bar President For The Seventh Judicial District, 2009
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • North Carolina, 2001
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Completed The Course For Understanding and Defending Drug Recognition Expert Cases, 2010
  • Completed The NHTSA DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Test Training Program, 2008

Office location for William M.J. Farris

104 Nash St. N.
Wilson, NC 27893

Phone: 252-243-3000


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015

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