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William H. Sturges

Partner, Litigation Practice Co-Administrator
101 South Tryon Street
Suite 2200
Charlotte, NC 28280
Direct704.945.2163
Fax704.332.1197
wsturges@slk-law.com

Assistant

John Murray
Direct704.945.2170
jmurray@slk-law.com

William H. Sturges' principal areas of practice are business litigation, commercial litigation, employment law, land use and zoning litigation, surety, construction, and fidelity.  He is a frequent faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Bill is the Co-Chairman of the firm's litigation practice group, is the Charlotte Chair of the firm's Professional Development Committee and is also a member of the Professional Responsibility Committee.

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007 - 2017
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006, 2008 - 2016
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Lawyers in Charlotte, Business Leader magazine
  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award – Washington and Lee University

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, past-Chair, Civil Litigation Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, past-Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • City of Charlotte Zoning Board of Adjustment, past Chair
  • Boy Scouts of America, Mecklenburg County Council, past Member
  • Charlotte Advisory Park Committee, past Member
  • Charlotte Amateur Soccer League, past President and Board Member
  • Charlotte Junior Soccer Association, past Select Coach and Recreational Coach
  • Charlotte Junior Soccer Foundation, past Board Member
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Art Commission, past Member
  • Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Inc., past Member Executive Committee, Committee Chair and Board Member
  • Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Commission, past Chair and Member
  • Mecklenburg County Personnel Commission,past Member
  • Neighborhood Matching Grants Fund Review Team
  • PALS Adult Day Care, Chair and Board Member
  • Plaza-Midwood Neighborhood Association, President and Board Member

News Releases

08.16.2016Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2017
01.28.2016Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Recognized as 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers® and North Carolina Rising Stars
08.19.2015Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2016
01.26.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Recognized as 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers® and North Carolina Rising Stars
08.21.201483 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015
01.21.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Recognized as 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers® and North Carolina Rising Stars
08.15.201383 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014
01.23.2013Shumaker Attorneys Recognized as 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers
08.28.201281 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
01.26.2012Five Shumaker Partners Recognized as 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyers
09.28.2011Daniel R. Hansen and William H. Sturges Presenters at Surety Conferences
09.07.201170 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America® 2012
01.21.2011Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Announces Four Partners Recognized as 2011 North Carolina Super Lawyers
11.01.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition
08.12.201070 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011
01.27.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Announces Four Partners Recognized as 2010 North Carolina Super Lawyers

Publications

Events and Presentations

09.28.2011"When is the Surety Liable?"
06.01.2007"Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants," North Carolina Bar Association, Fundamentals of Employment Law Program
09.21.2005"The Employer's Guilty Plea as a Possible Bar to Fidelity Bond Claims," 16th Annual Northeast Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey
10.22.2004"Overlap of the ADA, FMLA, WC -- When Do They Apply?" 20th Annual NC/SC Labor and Employment Law Program: Hot Topics in Employment Law Litigation, Asheville, North Carolina
01.01.2003"Professional Responsibility in Employment Law," Wake Forest University School of Law, Employment Law Program
01.01.2003"UCC Application and Its Warranty Provisions," North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
01.01.2003"Land Use Litigation and Introduction to Law of Non-Conforming Uses," Land Use Update in North Carolina

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Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Wake Forest University, 1978
  • B.A., cum laude, Washington and Lee University, 1975

Bar and Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1978
  • United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, 1983
  • United States District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1980
  • United States District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1979
  • United States District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1978

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