As a lifelong resident of southeastern North Carolina, Woody White has been practicing law for 30 years focusing on criminal and civil litigation in both state and federal court. A graduate of Southern College in Tennessee, White received his law degree from the University of Nebraska in 1994. He has been admitted to the bars of every North Carolina Court, the Federal District Court, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia and the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. In addition to his law practice, White served in the North Carolina Senate and was elected to two terms on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, including serving as chairman. His public service includes service on the University of North Carolina System Board of Governor in addition to local boards including as trustee on the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Hospital Board, Coastal Horizons Treatment Center, and Lower Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. He is married and has two grown children.