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William G. Simpson, Jr. has been with the firm since 2000. A native of Columbia. North Carolina, he received his B.A. in 1983 and his law degree in 1986, both from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is admitted to the North Carolina State Bar. William was admitted to the Pennsylvania State Bar from 1993-2000.

William is the author of The Primary Runoff: Racism’s Reprieve, N.C. Law Rev., Vol. 65, No. 2 (1987). He received the Norman B. Smith Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina in 1994.

Before joining the firm he served as an assistant public defender for the Defender Association of Philadelphia from 1993-2000 and as staff attorney and legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina from 1986-1993.

Since joining the firm he has focused primarily on medical malpractice, but has had significant involvement in the firm’s criminal and civil rights practice. Recent reported decisions include Odom v. Lane, 588 S.E.2d 546 (2003) and State v. James, 646 S.E. 2d 376 (2007).

He is a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the America Association of Justice.

He is married to Susan Lee Simpson. They have a daughter, Jade Lee Simpson.

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