Wilmington Student Criminal Defense Lawyers

The law firm of Woody White Law PLLC regularly represents clients who are also students at either UNCW, or Cape Fear Community College, or perhaps in one of the local High Schools. Our experienced legal team has spent decades living and working in the Wilmington area and North Carolina legal communities. As a result, we can provide student clients with the local knowledge they need in order to make informed decisions about their futures.


We accept representation of students who are both from the area as well as of those who are from out of town. Our firm has protected the rights of these students in a number of criminal defense matters, including:

Our student clients benefit in particular from the fact that we offer them the services of attorneys holding a unique depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in criminal defense law, at both the state and federal levels. Attorney James Blanton is a Marine veteran who was first an assistant district attorney and then a special assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina. His extensive background as a prosecutor gives him a unique perspective in how to provide a comprehensive review of your legal situation. And attorney Woody White has received the designation from the North Carolina State Bar as a Board-Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law.

The firm has dedicated itself to a client-centered model of legal practice. In doing so, we work diligently to provide each client with a superior level of legal advice that is tailored to his or her unique legal needs.


For a free initial consultation, call us at our North Carolina office: 910-338-4900. You can also contact our lawyers online. All communications between our firm and potential clients remain entirely confidential.

Woody White

Woody White

Woody White is an experienced civil Trial Attorney, and has earned a reputation as an aggressive advocate, taking – and winning – cases before juries in both State and Federal Court. Getting the verdict that you deserve requires experience and Woody White has a proven track record of success.

James Baxter Blanton

James Blanton

Attorney James Blanton is a former state prosecutor, having served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New Hanover County prosecutor's office. He also served as a federal prosecutor, serving as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina.