William M.J. Farris

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Wilson, NC

Farris & Farris, P.A.
 | 108 East Nash Street, PO Box 2727
Wilson, NC 27894
Phone: 252-291-1000
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

William M. J. Farris is an attorney at the Wilson law firm of Farris & Farris, P.A. Since joining the family firm in 2001, Mr. Farris has focused his practice on civil and criminal litigation. Known as an aggressive, yet compassionate, and highly skilled trial attorney, clients from throughout North Carolina's Coastal Plain know to turn to him for representation when facing legal challenges related to the following:

• Personal injury
• Wrongful death
• Criminal defense
• General civil litigation

Mr. Farris, a North Carolina native, officially began his legal career in 2001 after earning his law degree from the North Carolina Central University School of Law and his admission to the North Carolina State Bar. However, while still in law school, he served as a law clerk for the North Carolina Attorney General's Office's Consumer Protection Division. Additionally, thanks to the state's Third-Year Practice Rule, he also gained valuable experience as an assistant district attorney in the 7th Judicial District of North Carolina.

Over the past nearly 15 years, Mr. Farris has earned a reputation as a dedicated attorney, which has, in turn, earned him the respect of both his clients and his peers. He has a "Very Good" rating from Avvo, and he has received a Preeminent client-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, The National Trial Lawyers included him on its list of the Top 40 under 40 for three years in a row, and the Wilson Police Department honored him with a civilian commendation in 2012.
Mr. Farris is not only active in the courtroom but also in the legal community. He is a member of a number of organizations, including the Wilson County Bar Association, where he serves as vice president, and the American Bar Association, where he is a member of the Litigation Section.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Criminal Defense (30%): Criminal Law

Business/Corporate (20%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Criminal Law


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Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015

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About William Farris

Admitted: 2001, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://www.farrisandfarrislaw.com/Attorneys/William-M-Farris...


  • Civilian Commendation, Wilson Police Department, 2011
  • Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012-2015
  • Five-Time Rising Star for Personal Injury Cases, Super Lawyers, 2011-2015

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • District Bar President For The Seventh Judicial District, 2009
  • Vice President, Wilson County Bar Association, 2007
  • North Carolina, 2001
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Past President and Vice-President, Wilson County Bar Association
  • Past Bar President, Seventh Judicial District Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chairman of the Board, Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • Member, Knights of Columbus (Catholic Church Service Organization)
  • St. Therese Catholic Church, Wilson, NC
  • Loyal Order of the Elks
  • Board Member, Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Wilson
  • Board Member, Mediation Center of Eastern North Carolina
  • Board of Directors, Fair View Nursery, Inc. (now DBL Investments Inc.)

Educational Background:

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, B.A. in Political Science, 1997
Office Location for William M.J. Farris

108 East Nash Street
PO Box 2727
Wilson, NC 27894

Phone: 252-291-1000


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Last Updated: 6/13/2016

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