Williams Mullen

Williams Mullen (Wilmington, North Carolina)

Williams Mullen

Law Firm in Wilmington, NC
910-256-5135 910-256-5135

About This Firm

About This Firm
Williams Mullen is a different kind of law firm. We blend the law, government relations and economic development to help get you where you want to go. We're not interested in telling you why something can't be done. We're interested in finding solutions to make things work. We understand you want lawyers with business sense who can give practical legal advice, not just answers that are technically correct but leave you wondering what to do next. The good news is that you've found us, and we're ready to join your team.

Our firm has over 250 attorneys in 10 offices across North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Depending on your needs, attorneys from any of our offices can be called on to help you. Because we recognize that each client is different, we staff matters according to your needs. The needs of some clients require a team approach where attorneys with different skill sets are involved. The needs of others can be met with just one or two attorneys. The bottom line is that we customize our strategy, services and even our pricing structure to suit your particular needs. And if your requirements change suddenly, we will adapt quickly to meet them.

Clients want law firms that will help manage their legal costs. And for clients looking for greater flexibility or certainty in their legal costs, we are happy to offer alternative fee arrangements in addition to traditional hourly billing rates. Many clients tell us that having an upfront estimate with a defined scope of work and first rate project management makes things easier. We work frequently with clients to develop custom alternative fee arrangements, and are happy to have that discussion with you.

We're ready to help your business thrive in today's economy. Let's work together on Finding Yes.

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Antitrust
  • Aviation Law
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Banking
  • Finance
  • Communications Law
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Bankruptcy
  • Employee Benefits
  • Energy
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Governmental Affairs
  • Health Care
  • Immigration Law
  • International Business Law
  • Trade
  • Labor and Employment
  • Land Use
  • Litigation
  • Loan Workouts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trusts
  • Estates Planning
  • Administrative Law
  • E-Commerce
  • State & Local Taxation.

Overall Client Rating

in Business Law, Contracts and Corporate Law
4.7 out of 5.0
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  • Data based on 23 reviews
  • Recommended by 21 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 02/17/14
Posted by a Consumer on 02/28/12
2.5 out of 5.0
Answers to Pleadings and Interrogatory answers provided were not correctly stated in the proposed drafts. Had to keep correcting drafts before they would be approved to be sent to opposing counsel. Was billed for each word communicated even when they made mistakes. Dragged out litigation and don't believe they prepared me enough to make settlement decisions. Fees much too expensive for work done.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/01/10
4.5 out of 5.0
The lawyer we met with was very professional and listened carefully to everything we had to say. Asked lots of questions for clarification. Seemed very thorough.
Posted by a Small Business on 08/13/10
4.0 out of 5.0
Williams Mullen has access to the many disciplines that can often be important in a complex contract legal issue. The lead attorney on my case, William Bayliss, has served me well for more than thirty years. But, in all fairness, like all large firms, it is sometimes hard to reach him; and his services are very expensive. In any event, I must say that he has always been forthright with me and represented me professionally, even if the results were not always to my liking. Recommended highly.
Posted by a Consumer on 07/17/10
1.3 out of 5.0
Took three years to close out an estate with no taxes, no probate, one heir. Recommended a horribly dishonest trustee to me and charged the trustee tends of thousands, which was taken out of my funds, when the legal expenses had been pre-paid by the deceased. Took nine months to deed over two houses. Nothing at all at this law firm got done till I got rid of punk trustee.
Posted by a Corporation on 11/20/08
4.8 out of 5.0
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Firm Address
Williams Mullen
300 North Third Street, Suite 420,
Wilmington, NC 28401
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Office Information
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Williams Mullen
300 North Third Street, Suite 420,
Wilmington, NC 28401

Other Offices
Other Offices
Richmond Office
200 South 10th Street, Suite 1600, Richmond , Virginia
Washington Office
1666 K Street, NW, Suite 1200, Washington , District of Columbia
Durham Office
4721 Emperor Boulevard, Suite 400, Durham , North Carolina
Raleigh Office
301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1700, Raleigh , North Carolina
Charlottesville Office
321 East Main Street, Suite 400, Charlottesville , Virginia
Newport News Office
721 Lakefront Commons, Newport News , Virginia
Norfolk Office
999 Waterside Drive, Norfolk , Virginia
McLEAN, VIRGINIA 22102 Office
8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1100, McLEAN, VIRGINIA 22102 , Virginia
Virginia Beach Office
222 Central Park Avenue, Suite 1700, Virginia Beach , Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia Office: 321 East Main Street, Suite 400, 22902-3200. Telephone: 434-851-5700. Fax: 804-783-6507. Fax within area: 434-817-0977.
Durham, North Carolina Office: 4721 Emperor Boulevard, Suite 400, 27703. Telephone: 919-361-4900. Fax: 919-361-2262.
McLean, Virginia Office: 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1100, 22102. Telephone: 703-760-5200. Fax: 804-783-6507. Fax within area: 703-748-0244.
Newport News, Virginia Office: Fountain Plaza Three, Suite 200, 721 Lakefront Commons, 23606-3324. Telephone: 757-249-5100. Fax: 804-783-6507. Fax within area: 757-249-5109.
Norfolk, Virginia Office: Suite 1700, Dominion Tower, 999 Waterside Drive, 23510-3300. Telephone: 757-622-3366. Fax: 804-783-6507. Faxes within area: 757-629-0660; 757-629-0700.
Raleigh, North Carolina Office: 301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1700, 27601. Telephone: 919-981-4000. Fax within area: 919-981-4300.
Richmond, Virginia Office: Williams Mullen Center, 200 South 10th Street, Suite 1600, 23219. Telephone: 804.420.6000. Fax: 804.420.6507.
Tysons Corner, Virginia Office: 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1100, 22102. Telephone: 703-760-5200. Fax: 919-361-2262.
Virginia Beach Office: 222 Central Park Avenue, Suite 1700, 23462-3035. Telephone: 757-499-8800. Fax: 804-783-6507. Fax within area: 757-473-0395.
Washington, D.C. Office: 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 1200, 20006. Telephone: 202-833-9200. Fax: 202-293-5939.