A trial lawyer, Bill’s practice of over thirty years is concentrated in construction law, product liability, environmental, trucking, and other complex business litigation.
His clients include general contractors, subcontractors, product manufacturers, trucking companies, business owners, and insurance and surety companies. Having tried more than 50 cases before a jury, Bill has achieved significant results for his clients including a precedent setting case from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. His reputation of always being a fair and respectful advocate and a keen litigation strategist is evidenced by consistently earning top lawyer ratings by his clients and peers.
When he is not at work, Bill spends his personal time searching for bottles of wine and bourbon to add to his collection, planning the next travel destination for trips with his wife and family, or trying (without much luck) to locate golf balls lost in the rough.
(Every case is different and depends on its own unique facts. Results may vary.)
Obtained a $4.5 million award for highway contractor in trial against State Department of Transportation on bridge project contract claim for project time and cost overruns and a $6.5 million award for project design and delay claims on a highway project.
Lead defense counsel in a six week environmental trial in which 75 plaintiffs sought $225 million for injuries arising from contaminated water from a private water system. The trial resulted in a complete defense verdict.
Obtained a defense verdict in favor of general contractor in week-long federal jury trial over alleged copyright infringement and reverse passing off of building plans brought by a competing contractor.
Obtained substantial verdicts in jury trials and arbitrations for general contractors against developers and owners for unpaid contract monies, including projects for construction of shopping centers, office complexes and commericial buildings.
Lead counsel for a builder obtaining complete defense verdict on statue of repose, affirmed by the North Carolina Supreme Court.
“Bill Pollock is as good as they come in construction defense attorneys in the state of North Carolina. He is the person I turn to first when faced with a difficult case. Bill delivers excellent results every time.”Client comment to Best Law Firms
More About Bill
Education & Admissions
University of South Carolina – JD 1987
Articles Editor, SC Law Review;
Order of the Coif; Moot Court Bar;
Order of the Wig and Robe
Wake Forest University – BA 1984
District of Columbia
US District Courts for Eastern, Middle, Western Districts of North Carolina and District of Columbia
US Circuit Courts of Appeals – 3rd, 4th and DC Circuits
United States Court of Federal Claims
Supreme Court of the United States
Trial Attorneys of America
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
- Construction Law Committee
- Environmental Law Committee
North Carolina Legal Education Assistance Foundation
Board of Directors and Treasurer
North Carolina Bar Association
- Professionalism Committee
- Litigation Section
- Construction Law Section
North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
- Practice Group Chair
- Membership Chair
- Past Board of Directors
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Westlaw Today Advisory Board
Speaking & Publications
Bill is the editor of the Construction Law Guide and the Claims Handling Guide, both published by the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), and he is the author of Construction Law Client Strategies: Efficiently Assessing and Addressing Risks (Aspatore Books 2007).
Mr. Pollock speaks regularly to audiences concerning construction, environmental and insurance law issues and has conducted dozens of presentations and seminars. Most recently, Bill presented at the Trial Attorneys of America and CLM annual and regional conferences.
Honors & Awards
AV Preeminent® Peer Rated
Best Lawyers in America®
“Lawyer of the Year” 2016 Insurance Litigation –
Construction Litigation, Insurance Litigation and
Product Liability Litigation lists 2015-present
Top 100 NC Lawyers lists 2016-present
Top 25 Raleigh Lawyers lists 2018, 2019
NC lists in Construction Litigation 2015-present
Business North Carolina magazine
2020 list in Litigation, 2020 list in Construction