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Woody White

(910) 798-7259 Office

Woody White


Personal Data
Commissioner Woody White has been a life-long resident of Southeastern North Carolina and he received his J.D. Degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law, 1994 after receiving his B.S. from Southern College, Chattanooga, TN. He has practiced law in New Hanover County since 1995 and is currently a partner in the law firm of White and Hearne, LLP. Mr. White is married to Tammie Mentzel White and they have two children.
Woody White has an extensive background as a successful businessman, community leader, public official, litigating attorney, and strategic planner.
Term of Office
  • Elected to serve a four-year term from 12/3/2012 to 12/2016
Professional Career
  • North Carolina State Bar, 1994
  • US District Court Eastern District of NC, 1997
  • US Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2000
  • US Supreme Court, 2003
  • AV - Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbel Legal Ratings
  • Former NC State Senator, 9th District, 2004
New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Representative
  • Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees
  • Cape Fear Public Utility Authority
  • Legion Sports Complex Commission
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • New Hanover County Financing Corporation, Inc.
  • Wilmington Business Development
  • Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization - TAC
Civic Boards and Professional Organizations
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • New Hanover County Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Rotary International, Wilmington South (former president)
    • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International Award Recipient
  • Former Member, New Hanover Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees
  • Former board member, Coastal Horizons