William Woodward Webb, better known to his friends, colleagues and clients as Woody Webb, was born on November 21, 1945 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Woody spent his formative years living in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Stanford University in California in 1968. From 1968 to 1971 Mr. Webb studied at the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill earning his Juris Doctor degree in 1971.
After a brief tenure as a trial lawyer in Durham, North Carolina, Woody joined the North Carolina Department of Justice rising over the next six years to the position of Special Deputy Attorney General. During his time with the Attorney General’s Office Woody handled dozens of cases, both criminal and civil, in the State and Federal trial and appellate courts (including the United States Supreme Court).
In 1979 Woody was appointed Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina and the Chief of the Civil Division. In this capacity he represented the interests of the United States in the federal courts of the Eastern District of North Carolina and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Although head of the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office, he and his staff also handled criminal cases on behalf of the United States.
Woody has been in private practice since 1982 and has represented a wide variety of clients in civil, criminal and administrative cases. He has authored several articles for law reviews and continuing legal education seminars including “Practical Implications of RICO Cases”, “Practice and Procedure Under Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure” and “Introduction to Federal Practice in North Carolina”.
Since 2000 Woody has concentrated most of his practice on federal cases as a member of the bar of all the United States District Courts in North Carolina and Washington, D.C. as well as the Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Sixth Circuits and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the federal Criminal Justice Act panel.
He has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Woody is a member of Edmisten & Webb Law; however his main practice is with The Edmisten & Webb Law Firm. For more information on Woody Webb and The Edmisten & Webb Law Firm, please visit their website at www.ew-law.com.