William McMillan

William McMillan

Mr. McMillan practices primarily in the areas of civil trials, real estate and estate planning and administration.

Mr. McMillan has participated in many jury trials and non-jury trials in the Superior Courts of North Carolina and in the Federal District Courts of North Carolina over the past 39 years. He regularly appears in both State and Federal courts representing plaintiffs and defendants in civil matters ranging from automobile accidents to breach of warranty claims and corporate disputes.

Mr. McMillan's real estate practice consists of advising buyers and sellers as well as developers in both residential and commercial transactions. He is familiar with all the steps of property development and has represented buyers, sellers, lenders, and developers in all types of real estate transactions. Mr. McMillan also has experience in representing lessors and lessees in commercial office buildings and shopping centers for office and retail uses.

Mr. McMillan's estate planning and estate administration practice includes planning for the disposal of assets, preparation of Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorneys and other estate planning documents. He has extensive experience in the administration of estates and the administration of trusts and has acted as Trustee.

Mr. McMillan has acted as counsel for numerous governmental bodies including the Iredell Statesville Board of Education, the Iredell County Department of Social Services and served as a director and officer of non-profit organizations such as the First Baptist Foundation and acted as counsel for numerous local non-profit organizations including I-Care, the Silas-Alexander Sharpe Foundation and many others.


  • JD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1968
    Moot Court, Phi Delta Phi
  • BS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1960

North Carolina, 1968
US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1970


  • North Carolina Bar Association
    Member Since: 1968
    Board of Governors, Chair - Administrative Law Committee
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
    Member Since: 1998
  • Iredell County Bar Association
    Member Since: 1968
    President, 1981
  • North Carolina Criminal Code Commission
    Member Since: 1976
  • Civil Justice Reform Act Committee
    Member Since: 1991
    Western District of North Carolina
  • Advisory Committee on Local Rules
    Member Since: 2005
    Western District of North Carolina


  • Iredell - Statesville Board of Education
  • McLain Farms, Inc.
  • El Paso Natural Gas Inc.
  • Freightliner, LLC
  • The Johnson Group


  • Member, North Carolina House of Representatives, 1974-1980, 35th District
  • Chairman, Joint House-Senate Committee on Administrative Rules Review, 1977-1979
  • Chairman, House Committee on Courts and Judicial Districts, 1979
  • Chairman, House Committee on Professional Law Enforcement Personnel and Practices, 1977
  • Member, Southern Legislative Conference Committee on Criminal Justice, 1976-1980
  • Member, Task Force on Telecommunications, 1978
  • Member, Legislative Study Commission on the Laws of Evidence, 1981-1982
  • Member, Legislative Research Committee on Rights of Victims of Crime, 1991

Other Government Service

  • Commissioner, North Carolina Public Telecommunications Agency, 1979-1980
  • United States Magistrate, 1970-1974
  • Chairman, Statesville Board of Elections, 1970-1973

Community Service

  • Deacon and Sunday School Teacher, First Baptist Church, Statesville, NC
  • President, City of Progress Kiwanis Club, 1972
  • President, Carolina Dogwood Festival, Inc., 1971
  • Director, Home Builders Association of Statesville/Mooresville, 1970-1973
  • Director, Statesville Jaycees, 1971-1973
  • President, Statesville Arts & Science Center, 1991, Director, 1988-1993
  • Vice President, Director, Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce, 1990-1993
  • Chairman, Keep Iredell Clean/Keep America Beautiful, 1995-1997
  • Director, Downtown Statesville Development Corporation, 1995-
  • St. Andrews Society
  • Director, Pastoral Counseling and Consultation Group, 1991-1995
  • Director, American Renaissance Charter School, 1997-1999

Contact William McMillan

Contact William McMillan

Pope, McMillan, Kutteh, Privette, Edwards & Schieck, PA
113 North Center Street
Suite #200
Statesville, North Carolina  28677
Phone: 704-873-2131
Toll Free: 800-333-5455
Fax: 704-872-7629


Service Area

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  • North Carolina