Huntington M. Willis

Huntington M. Willis

Huntington M. Willis

Raleigh, North Carolina
919-821-0005 (Local)
800-662-1234 (Toll Free)

Hunt grew up in the mountains of North Carolina.  After receiving his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University, Hunt was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army, where he served as a captain. He is a former intelligence officer and veteran of the Iraq War.

Hunt's practice focuses on representing real people who have been harmed by the negligence of others, including from tractor-trailer collisions, car wrecks, defective products and construction accidents.  He has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict for his clients before juries across the state of North Carolina. In fact, Hunt’s trial team won jury verdicts of $3.35 million, $1.25 million, and $250,325 in 2014 alone.  Hunt has also obtained numerous million dollar settlements for his clients.

His practice includes a wide variety of areas, from product liability and wrongful death to commercial trucking litigation and insurance coverage disputes.  He is licensed to practice in all North Carolina courts, as well as all federal courts in North Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.  He is an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the American Association for Justice, and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.

Hunt graduated cum laude from Campbell University School of Law. While in law school, he was managing editor of the Campbell Law Review and a member of the national moot court team. Hunt served as an extern to the Honorable Rick Elmore of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and upon graduation was inducted into the Order of Barristers. He was later awarded the Safran Moot Court Award by the law school for outstanding contribution to the school's appellate advocacy program.    Hunt has been recognized by Super Lawyers every year since 2016 as a Rising Star.

Hunt lives in Raleigh with his wife and daughter. In their free time, they love traveling, fitness, and the outdoors.

(Cases or matters referenced do not represent the law firm's entire record. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its owns merits. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer's or a law firm's past results. Unless otherwise specified, each of the following matters was contested on liability and/or damages, the opposing parties were represented, the matters involved complex legal and/or factual issues, and the law firm was successful in collecting the amounts stated. Case summaries are from 2000 through the present.)

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Trucking Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Fraud and Deceptive Trade Practices

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
    • Honors: Member of the National Moot Court Team
    • Law Review: Campbell Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
    • B.S.
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Medicare Subrogation of Third Party Liability Claims–An Evolving (and Elusive) Effort , 35 Campbell L. Rev. 173, Volume 35, Issue 1
  • Batts v. Ford Motor Co.: Lessons Learned From a 2-Point Lap Belt Product Liability Trial, North Carolina Advocates for Justice Trial Briefs, July, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Rick Elmore of the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Extern
  • United States Army, Captain
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