William H. Sturges: Lawyer with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

William H. Sturges

Partner, Litigation Practice Co-Administrator
Charlotte,  NC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Labor and Employment
  • Federal Court Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Fidelity
  • Surety and Specialty Bonds
  • Technology
  • Government Contracts
  • Product Liability
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Public Law and Public Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
University Washington and Lee University, B.A., cum laude, 1975
Law SchoolWake Forest University, J.D., cum laude, 1978
Admitted1978, North Carolina; 1978, United States District Court Eastern District of North Carolina; 1979, United States District Court Western District of North Carolina; 1980, United States District Court Middle District of North Carolina; 1983, United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit

Professional and Community Affiliations

•Mecklenburg County Bar Association, past-Chair, Civil Litigation Section
•North Carolina Bar Association, past-Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section
•American Bar Association
•City of Charlotte Zoning Board of Adjustment, past Chair
•Boy Scouts of America, Mecklenburg County Council, past Member
•Charlotte Advisory Park Committee, past Member
•Charlotte Amateur Soccer League, past President and Board Member
•Charlotte Junior Soccer Association, past Select Coach and Recreational Coach
•Charlotte Junior Soccer Foundation, past Board Member
•Charlotte-Mecklenburg Art Commission, past Member
•Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Inc., past Member Executive Committee, Committee Chair and Board Member
•Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Commission, past Chair and Member
•Mecklenburg County Personnel Commission,past Member
•Neighborhood Matching Grants Fund Review Team
•PALS Adult Day Care, Chair and Board Member
•Plaza-Midwood Neighborhood Association, President and Board Member

BornBrazil, Indiana, July 24, 1953

William H. Sturges' principal areas of practice are business litigation, commercial litigation, employment law, land use and zoning litigation, surety, construction, and fidelity. He is a frequent faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Bill is the Co-Chairman of the firm's litigation practice group, is the Charlotte Chair of the firm's Professional Development Committee and is also a member of the Professional Responsibility Committee.


•Best Lawyers in America, 2007 - 2014
•North Carolina Super Lawyer bySuper Lawyersmagazine, 2006, 2008 - 2014
•AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Top Lawyers in Charlotte,Business Leadermagazine
•Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award - Washington and Lee University

News Releases

01.21.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Recognized as 2014 North CarolinaSuper Lawyersand North Carolina Rising Stars

08.15.2013 83 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014

01.23.2013 Shumaker Attorneys Recognized as 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers

08.28.2012 81 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013

01.26.2012 Five Shumaker Partners Recognized as 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyers

09.28.2011 Daniel R. Hansen and William H. Sturges Presenters at Surety Conferences

09.07.2011 70 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2012

01.21.2011 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Announces Four Partners Recognized as 2011 North Carolina Super Lawyers

11.01.2010 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition

08.12.2010 70 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

01.27.2010 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Announces Four Partners Recognized as 2010 North Carolina Super Lawyers


09.01.2013 Mechanic's Lien Discharge Bonds: An Introduction to Key Issues,Surety Claims Institute Newsletter, Volume 25, Number 3

04.13.2011 When is the Surety Liable for Attorneys' Fees and Interest on Miller Act Payment-Bond Claims?

11.01.2009 Independent Contractor Or Employee

09.01.2009 Overview Of North Carolina OSHA Law

05.01.2009 Overview of Employment Retaliation Claims in North Carolina

03.01.2009 Disability Discrimination - When Is An Employee Considered Disabled Under North Carolina State Law

02.01.2009 Overview of the North Carolina Persons With Disabilities Protection Act

12.01.2008 Employment At-Will or Oral Employment Contract

06.01.2008 Introduction to North Carolina Employment Security Law

04.01.2008 Overview of Employment Contracts in North Carolina

02.01.2008 Vacation Benefits and North Carolina Law

11.01.2007 Employee Incentive Pay and Bonus Plans

2005 Contributing Author, The Performance Bond Manual (wrote North Carolina law section)


09.28.2011 When is the Surety Liable?

06.01.2007 Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants, North Carolina Bar Association, Fundamentals of Employment Law Program

09.21.2005 The Employer's Guilty Plea as a Possible Bar to Fidelity Bond Claims, 16th Annual Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey

10.22.2004 Overlap of the ADA, FMLA, WC -- When Do They Apply? 20th Annual NC/SC Labor and Employment Law Program: Hot Topics in Employment Law Litigation, Asheville, North Carolina

01.01.2003 Professional Responsibility in Employment Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, Employment Law Program

01.01.2003 UCC Application and Its Warranty Provisions, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

01.01.2003 Land Use Litigation and Introduction to Law of Non-Conforming Uses, Land Use Update in North Carolina


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William H. Sturges

128 South Tryon Street, Suite 1800
CharlotteNC 28202-5013


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