William Cory Reiss

William Cory Reiss

Reiss & Nutt, PLLC
  • Business Law, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse ...
  • North Carolina
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My broad legal practice covers business litigation, ranging from complex cases in the North Carolina Business Court to more straightforward contract disputes, personal injury, and wrongful death cases, including medical malpractice.

But whatever type of case, I use investigative instincts that I honed over more than 14 years as a professional journalist before turning to the Bar.

I exited the University of Virginia in 1994 skilled in various forms of writing and on a mission to get to the bottom of things. A freelance writer and part-time newspaper reporter while still in school, I became a full-time journalist upon graduating and then managing editor of a weekly newspaper that I led to numerous awards.

In 1997, I joined the Wilmington Morning Star (now the Star-News), where I primarily covered state and federal courts, laying the foundation for my interest in law. I then became the New York Times Regional Media Group Correspondent in Washington, D.C., covering Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court, and federal agencies for 14 daily newspapers in six states as well as the New York Times News Service.

But the old courts beat beckoned me. In 2007, I entered the Wake Forest University School of Law, where I was a teaching assistant for legal writing and a leader on the Dean’s List, Law Review and my trial team — all while my wife and I raised two young sons.

Since joining the Bar, I've tried numerous cases, argued before our state's highest courts and the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and enjoyed my daily mission to help steer clients clear of, or through, problems large and small.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Nursing Home Abuse
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 41549
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4th Circuit
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Professional Experience
Managing Member
Reiss & Nutt, PLLC
- Current
Shipman & Wright, LLP
Washington Correspondent
The New York Times Regional Media Group
Wilmington Star-News
Managing Editor
The Observer
Wake Forest University School of Law
J.D. (2010)
Honors: Order of Barristers
Activities: Law Review Moot Court Trial Team
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University of Virginia
B.A. (1994) | English Language and Literature; Rhetoric and Communication Studies
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James F. Hoge Memorial Prize for Outstanding Written Contribution to the Law Review
Wake Forest University School of Law
The Order of Barristers
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar  # 41549
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North Carolina Bar Association
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
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Articles & Publications
Crime that Plays: Shaping a Reporter's Shield to Cover National Security in an Insecure World
Wake Forest Law Review
Websites & Blogs
Reiss & Nutt, Wilmington, NC Attorneys
Reiss & Nutt Blog
Contact & Map
Reiss & Nutt, PLLC
1221 Floral Pkwy Ste 104
Wilmington, NC 28403
Telephone: (910) 420-4674 Ext. 102
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