William W. Pollock - Ragsdale Liggett PLLC

William W. Pollock

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015

Bill’s practice of twenty-five years is concentrated in construction law, products liabilityenvironmental and toxic torts, trucking and transportation, and other complex litigation. As lead counsel, Bill has tried more than forty cases before a jury with favorable results. Bill’s clients include general contractors, developers, architects, engineers, product manufacturers, trucking companies, and insurance and surety companies. 



Wake Forest UniversityBA 1984University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1987
Claims & Litigation Management AllianceNC Legal Education Assistance FoundationNC Bar Association, LitigationNC Association of Defense AttorneysDefense Research Institute National Association of Home Builders

Case History

Litigation — Lead counsel for a builder, wins complete defense verdict when NC Suprepe Court and Court of Appeals affirms Statute of Repose as valid defense for construction cases.

Lead defense counsel in a six week environmental trial in which 75 plaintiffs sought $225 million for injuries arising from contaminated water from a private water system.  The trial resulted in a complete defense verdict.


Lead defense counsel in three week trial involving allegations of health problems caused by mold in an office building that resulted in a dismissal of claims against the plaintiff's employer and co-employer.


Counsel for performing plaintiff in cost recovery action for largest North Carolina Superfund clean-up site.


National coordinating counsel for over 300 construction defect suits arising out of the manufacturing and sale of synthetic stucco (EIFS)


Established new precedent in North Carolina by obtaining favorable ruling from the 4th Circuit Court holding that no implied warranty claims could be brought against manufacturer of component parts incorporated into construction project.


Obtained defense verdict for trucking company for multiple claims arising out of 18 vehicle interstate highway collision.


Obtained defense verdict in wrongful death suit against highway contractor for death occurring in a construction zone on an interstate highway.


Obtained dismissal of all claims against contractor for allegations of mold in construction of custom home.


Established new precedent in North Carolina by obtaining dismissal of all extra-contractual claims against a surety company on performance bonds.


Obtained dismissal of wrongful death action against government owner for claim involving two deaths which occurred during construction of water tower.


North Carolina counsel for all products liability and warranty litigation for several leading nationwide construction products manufacturers.


North Carolina counsel for thimerosal toxicity claims against a vaccine manufacturer.

Client Comments

"Bill Pollock is an experienced and effective defense attorney in the construction and personal injury arenas. Bill delivers consistent results that are both cost effective and yield great results for our insureds. I highly recommend Bill Pollock for any construction or personal injury related matter at any degree of complexity."

-Ken Gillespie
Builders Mutual Insurance Company

Office Location

2840 Plaza Place, Suite 400
P.O. Box 31507
Raleigh, NC 27622
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Insurance of the Raleigh Metro Area
William W. Pollock has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Insurance

Other Information

Gender: Male