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William Cory Reiss

William Cory Reiss

Reiss & Nutt, PLLC
  • Business Law, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse ...
  • North Carolina
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My broad legal practice covers business litigation, ranging from complex cases in the North Carolina Business Court to more straightforward contract disputes, personal injury, and wrongful death cases, including medical malpractice.

But whatever type of case, I use investigative instincts that I honed over more than 14 years as a professional journalist before turning to the Bar.

I exited the University of Virginia in 1994 skilled in various forms of writing and on a mission to get to the bottom of things. A freelance writer and part-time newspaper reporter while still in school, I became a full-time journalist upon graduating and then managing editor of a weekly newspaper that I led to numerous awards.

In 1997, I joined the Wilmington Morning Star (now the Star-News), where I primarily covered state and federal courts, laying the foundation for my interest in law. I then became the New York Times Regional Media Group Correspondent in Washington, D.C., covering Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court, and federal agencies for 14 daily newspapers in six states as well as the New York Times News Service.

But the old courts beat beckoned me. In 2007, I entered the Wake Forest University School of Law, where I was a teaching assistant for legal writing and a leader on the Dean’s List, Law Review and my trial team — all while my wife and I raised two young sons.

Since joining the Bar, I've tried numerous cases, argued before our state's highest courts and the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and enjoyed my daily mission to help steer clients clear of, or through, problems large and small.

Wake Forest University School of Law
J.D. (2010)
Honors: Order of Barristers
Activities: Law Review Moot Court Trial Team
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University of Virginia
B.A. (1994) | English Language and Literature; Rhetoric and Communication Studies
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Professional Experience
Shipman & Wright, LLP
Washington Correspondent
The New York Times Regional Media Group
Wilmington Star-News
Managing Editor
The Observer
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar  # 41549
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North Carolina Bar Association
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 41549
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4th Circuit
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Real Estate Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Appeals & Appellate
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Contact & Map
Reiss & Nutt, PLLC
1221 Flora Pkwy Ste 104
Wilmington, NC 28403
Telephone: (910) 420-4674 Ext. 102