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Attorney Profile

PictureNeil B. Whitford

Practice Areas
Commercial Law, Municipal Law, Construction Law, Employment Law, Homeowner Association Law, Civil
Litigation, Education Law

Education

North Carolina State
University, B.A. in Economics (with honors),1973

University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 1976

 

 

Admitted
1976, North Carolina Bar and all
state courts

1977, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NC

1983, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

1983, U.S. Supreme Court

 


Service

  • Chairman of the Education Law Section of NC Bar Association 1998-1999
  • Chairman of the North Carolina Council of School Attorneys 1999-2000
  • Chairman of the Carteret County Community College Board of Trustees 1987-1989
  • President of Morehead City Rotary Club 2006-2008
  • Executive Committee of the Construction Section of NC Bar Association (co-editor of Residential Construction Contract form)
  • Various boards and committees of First United Methodist Church, Morehead City, NC

Sample of experience with appellate court cases

  • State v. Roberts, 41 N.C.App. 187, 254 S.E.2d 216 (1979)
  • Furches v. Moore, 48 N.C.App. 430, 269 S.E.2d 635 (1980)
  • Thompson v. Carteret County Board of Education, 904 F.2d 701 (4th Circuit), 1990
  • Town of Pine Knoll Shores v. Evans, 331 N.C. 361, 416 S.E.2d 4 (1992)
  • Pine Knoll Association, Inc. v. Cardon, 126 N.C.App. 155, 484 S.E.2d 446 (1997)
  • Matter of Application by C & P Enterprises, Inc., 126 N.C.App. 495, 486 S.E.2d 223 (1997) , cert denied, 347 N.C. 136, 492 S.E.2d 36 (1997)
  • Carolina Water Service, Inc. of North Carolina v. Town of Pine Knoll Shores, 145 N.C.App. 686, 551 S.E.2d 558 (2001)
  • Kelly v. Carteret County Bd. of Educ., 569 S.E.2d 648, 170 Ed. Law Rep. 398 (2002)
  • Ceplecha v. Pine Knoll Townes Phase II Ass’n, 176 N.C.App. 566, 626 S.E.2d 767, (2006)
  • Hill v. Taylor, 360 N.C. 363, 629 S.E.2d 852 (2006)
  • Watford et al v. MidSouth Golf, 716 S.E.2d 87 (Table), 2011 WL 3891239 (N.C.App. 2011)