William Simpson joined Tin Fulton Walker & Owen in 2012, bringing over 25 years of litigation experience in the areas of medical negligence, criminal defense, and civil and constitutional rights. Prior to joining the firm, William worked as a staff attorney and legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (1986-1993), assistant public defender for the Defender Association of Philadelphia (1993-2000), and partner with Ferguson Stein Chambers Gresham & Sumter (2000-2012). A native of Columbia, William attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for both undergraduate and law school.
William is the author of The Primary Runoff: Racism’s Reprieve, North Carolina Law Rev., Vol. 65, No. 2 (1987), and received the Norman B. Smith Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina in 1994.
He is married to Susan Lee Simpson. They have a daughter, Jade Lee Simpson.
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1986
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A., 1983
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Civil Rights & Constitutional Law
Personal & Catastrophic Injury
White Collar Defense
Norman B. Smith Award, American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, 1994
The Primary Runoff: Racism’s Reprieve, North Carolina Law Rev., Vol. 65, No. 2 (1987).
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
North Carollina Bar Association