William W. Gerrans

William W. Gerrans: Attorney with Gerrans, Dawson & Ball, P.A. AV stamp icon
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Biography

I have a broad range of criminal and civil trial experience. I began defending homicide cases while working with my uncle, Jack Gerrans in 1982. I have defended almost one hundred homicide cases. I have a proven record. I defended my first capital case in 1986. I also have defended a number of criminal sex offense charges and other serious felonies. Litigation Percentage - 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation Representative Cases Triple Homicide-Young Autistic Man Kills Family (Superior 2008) Double Homicide-Mentally Challenged Habitual Criminal Kills Lovers (Superior 2011) Homicide-Various Cases Involving Self Defense, Defense of others and Defense of Home, 1982-Present

Representative Clients

- Young

- Poor

- Fatherless

- Uneducated or mentally challenged

References

- Ernest Connor, Attorney

- Geoff Hulse, Attorney

- Keith Williams, Attorney

- Dick McNeil, Attorney

- Bob Denning, Attorney

- James Perry, Attorney

- Walter Paramore, Attorney

- Jerry Waller, Private Investigator

Classes/Seminars

- Presenter, IDS, 2001 - Present

- Presenter, NCAJ, 2000 - Present

Honors and Awards

- On the Roster of Attorneys Approved by IDS to be First Chair Counsel in Capital Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

- NCJA, Patron, 1982 - Present

- North Carolina Bar Association, Patron, 1982 - Present

Past Employment Positions

- Gerrans, Foster & Sargeant, Founding Partner, 1990-Present

- Gerrans & Gerrans, P.A., Partner, 1982 - 1990

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Will Disputes
  • Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sex Crimes
  • Assault and Battery
  • Traffic Violations
  • DUI/DWI
  • Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
252-643-5350  Phone
252-477-4454  Phone
888-495-0257 (Toll Free)  Phone
252-527-2283  Fax
www.gerranslaw.com
University Attended:
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, B.S., Business Administration, 1979
Law School Attended:
University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, J.D., 1982
Year of First Admission:
1982
Admission:
1989, U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit; 1987, U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina; 1982, North Carolina; 1990, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:

North Carolina Bar Association; National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member); North Carolina Advocates of Justice

ISLN:
907132934
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (9 reviews)
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  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 06/10/13 in Criminal Defense

    Excellent trial lawyer, successful capital practitioner, utterly dedicated.

    Excellent trial lawyer, successful capital practitioner, utterly dedicated. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 06/10/13 in Criminal Defense

    Bill Gerrans is without questions one of the best lawyers in Eastern North Carolina. He is committed to his clients and represents each client with great zeal and compassion. Bill is devoted to legal ethics and spends a great amount of time mentori... Read more

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    Bill Gerrans is without questions one of the best lawyers in Eastern North Carolina. He is committed to his clients and represents each client with great zeal and compassion. Bill is devoted to legal ethics and spends a great amount of time mentoring younger attorneys. Read less

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Morehead City, North Carolina