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Tenacious Advocates For Clients Facing Real-World Issues

The Woody White Law Firm PLLC has helped clients located throughout Wilmington and New Hanover County for decades, placing special emphasis on practice areas of criminal defense in local, state and federal courts; personal injury involving auto accident injuries, workers’ compensation law and commercial litigation.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Call 910-239-9585 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Woody White

As a lifelong resident of southeastern North Carolina, Woody has a deep understanding of its people and culture. He has been practicing law for over 25 years focusing on criminal and civil litigation in both state and federal court. Woody has continued to distinguish himself among his colleagues. He has earned a stand-out rating from Martindale-Hubbell, who issue attorney ratings based on objective peer review and is also a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He is known by his fellow attorneys, as well as the judges before whom he practices, as a fair, prepared, deliberate and thoughtful practitioner of the law. Woody brings successful experience, deep knowledge and untiring commitment to every case he handles. He has freely given his time and talents to represent both the indigent and less fortunate.

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    J.D. - 1994
  • Southern College, Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Honors: Student Body President
    Major: History

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • North Carolina State Bar, Member, 1994 to 1994
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • New Hanover County Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Legislative Affairs Committee, 1997 to 1998
  • Criminal Justice Act, Panel Attorney, 1998 to 2013
  • United States Navel Academy, Nominee, 1987 to 1987
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2008
  • Criminal Justice Act, Panel Attorney, 1998
  • New Hanover County Commissioner, Chairman, 2012-2014, 2012 to 2020
  • NC State, Senator, 2004
  • St. Andrew Covenant Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, NC, Member
  • St. John's Episcopal Church, Youth Basketball Coach
  • Winter Park Optimist, T-Ball and Little League Coach
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Trustee, 1999 to 2002
  • Lower Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, Trustee, 2006 to 2008
  • Hanover Regional Medical Center, Chairman, Finance Committee, 2001 to 2002
  • North Carolina Republican Party, Chief Legal Counsel, 2002 to 2004
  • New Hanover County Republican Party, Chairman, 1997 to 2001
  • Coastal Horizons, Board Member, 2003 to 2005
  • North Carolina Hospital Association PAC, Board Member, 1999 to 2002
  • Rotary International, Wilmington South, Member, 1996 to 2013
  • Rotary International, Wilmington South, President, 1998 to Present
  • Dick Cheney Event Coordinator, Vice President, 2002
  • Republican National Convention, Delegate, 2004 to Present
  • Republican National Convention, Delegate, 2000 to Present
  • Republican National Convention, Alternate Delegate, 1988 to Present
  • United States Association of Triathlons
  • United States Tennis Association
  • Habitat for Humanity, Board Member, 2006 to 2007
  • UNCW Board of Trustees, UNCW Board of Trustees member 2018 through 2021

Attorney John C. Phillips

John Phillips has 16+ years as an accomplished trial attorney with a proven record of winning tough cases and being an effective advocate for his clients.

John completed his undergraduate degree from East Carolina University and his law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law. He has focused his practice for nearly two decades in south eastern North Carolina, defending people charged with serious criminal offenses in State Court. He handles cases ranging from the most serious felony offenses, impaired driving and minor traffic infractions. John primarily assists clients in New Hanover and Pender Counties. In addition to representing clients in Superior and District Court, John also represents clients before Magistrates and D.M.V. Hearing Officers.

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2003
  • East Carolina University, 2000

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