Woody White

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County Commissioner

(910) 798-7259
  • Elected to serve a four-year term from 12/3/2012 to 12/19/16 and 12/19/16 to 12/2020
  • Served as Chairman of the Board from 12/2016 to 12/2017 and 12/2017 to 12/2018


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 owns the law firm of Woody White Law PLLC. 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.

New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Representative

  • Cape Fear Museum Advisory Board
  • Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority/WAVE Transit Authority
  • Southeastern Economic Development Commission
  • Southeastern Partnership Inc./Economic Development
  • Wilmington/New Hanover Port, Waterway & Beach Commission
  • Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

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

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
230 Government Center Drive, Suite 175 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7149 • Fax 910-798-7145