William S. Durr

Litigation Attorney
828.348.6062 828.348.6077
wsd@wardandsmith.com
Post Office Box 2020, Asheville, NC 28802-2020

Bill's practice experience encompasses civil litigation in both the state and federal courts. He has represented clients in a broad variety of complex construction, business, and commercial disputes.  His civil litigation experience includes depositions, pre-trial and dispositive motions, mediations, arbitrations, jury trials, and appeals. Other areas of his litigation practice include insurance coverage disputes, personal injury, agribusiness litigation, and representation of professional athletes and other high net worth individuals in a variety of family law matters. Prior to joining the firm, Bill practiced civil litigation in Binghamton, New York. He also presided over numerous jury trials in his capacity as the Acting Village Justice and Village Justice for the Village of Johnson City, New York.

Education

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law, 1990. Order of Barristers.
  • B.A., University of Rochester, 1987

Honors and Distinctions*

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2017

Peer rated

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Angus Association
  • American Bar Association — Sections: Antitrust Law; Family Law; Litigation
  • Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce (Leadership Asheville Alumnus, Class XXXIII)
  • Asheville Home Builders Association
  • Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court
  • North Carolina Angus Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association — Sections: Antitrust and Complex Business Disputes Law; Business Law; Construction; Family Law; Litigation
  • Virginia Angus Association

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 2001
  • All state courts in North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina

* Please see the following websites for an explanation of the membership standards for the following recognitions: www.bestlawyers.com; businessnc.com/special-sections/legal-elite/; and www.superlawyers.com/north-carolina.

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