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William C. Gore, Jr.

bill@billgorelaw.com
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Phone: (910) 317-0045
Fax: (910) 300-9959

115 Courthouse Sq
Whiteville, North Carolina 28472

Mr. Gore is engaged in the general practice of law with a heavy concentration in criminal practice in state courts of North Carolina including traffic; DWI and serious felonies, He also is approved by the Capital Defender's Office of North Carolina to accept appointments in Capital Murder cases, Mr. Gore also handles DMV Administrative matters involving License Hearings, and Civil Matters involving serious personal injury.

Education

J.D., NC Central University Law School, 1977
Magna Cum Laude

B.A., UNC-Chapel Hill, 1974

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice North Carolina, 1977
U.S. Supreme Court, 2012
Eastern District of N.C. - U.S. District Court, 1978
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

North Carolina Bar Association
Member Since: 1977

American Bar Association
Member Since: 1977

Thirteenth District Bar Association
Member Since: 1977

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrations
Member Since: 2007
First Vice President Region II

North Carolina Advocates for Justice

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Past Experience
  • 2012-2013 | Partner – Hill & Gore, PLLC
  • 2009-2012 | of Counsel – Hill and High, LLP
  • 2007-2009 | Commissioner – N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles
  • 1992-2007 | Senior Resident Superior Court Judge – Thirteenth Judicial District
  • 1991-1992 | Resident Superior Court Judge – Thirteenth Judicial District
  • 1985-1990 | Chief District Court Judge – Thirteenth Judicial District
  • 1980-1984 | District Court Judge – Thirteenth Judicial District
  • 1979-1980 | Assistant District Attorney – Thirteenth Judicial District
  • 1977-1978 | Partner – Sauls & Gore
Community Involvement
  • Columbus County Teen Court, Serves as Judge for Teen Court Trials; Accepts Court Appointments of Indigent Clients.
  • Pleasant Plains Baptist Church-Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Choir member; Incorporator and Board Member of Columbus County Agriculture Fair,Inc; Incorporator and Board Member of Columbus County Parents for Advancement of Gifted Education; Incorporator and Board Member of Whiteville Communities in Schools, Inc; Incorporator of Columbus County Horsemans Association; Past President of Columbus County Cotillion Club.
Honors
  • Jaycees Distinguished Service Award
  • Jaycees Outstanding Young Man Award
  • Order of the Long Leaf Pine
  • District Attorney’s “Champion of Justice” Award
  • American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators 1st Vice President, Region II •Cumberland County Court Bailiff’s Judicial Appreciation Award
  • N.C. D.O.T. “Chain Gang” Award
Professional Achievements
  • Co-chair of Attorney General’s Advisory Commission on Publication of Statutes
  • Member, North Carolina Criminal Justice Information Network Governing Board
  • Specially Certified as qualified to hear Juvenile cases in District Court by NC AOC
  • Authored and developed Criminal Case Management Plan (Later mandated statewide by N.C. Legislature)[with Honorable E. Lynn Johnson, District Attorney Ed Grannis and District Attorney Rex Gore]
  • At NC DMV - Developed special vertical drivers license for underage drivers •Implementation of “E-Sticker’ initiative digitally integrating vehicle inspection and vehicle registration statewide
  • Implementation of Central Driver License Issuance initiative to safeguard Driver License security and integrity in North Carolina, and to comply with Federal “Real ID” legislation.