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William Hackney High, Jr. 

E-mail:  whigh@highandcrowe.com

UNC Chapel Hill, B.S., Economics, 1987; Campbell University School of Law, J.D., 1990. Former associate and partner with Lee, Reece, Weaver and High in Wilson, North Carolina , 1990-1993. Solo practitioner in Edenton, North Carolina with a general practice and emphasis on criminal and civil litigation, local government and real estate from 1993-2001. Merged with Holt York and McDarris in February 2002 to form Holt York McDarris & High, and in 2005 formed High & Crowe, LLP with William Crowe.   Hackney is an experienced local government attorney serving as the attorney for the Perquimans County Board of Commissioners, the Edenton-Chowan Board of Education, the Bertie County Department of Social Services and the Gates County Department of Social Services.  Past President, First District Bar Association; Past President, Chowan Arts Council; Past President, Chowan Unit of the American Cancer Society ; and Past President of the Edenton-Chowan Community Foundation; Hackney was elected to the Town of Edenton Board of Commissioners in 2019.  Finance Committee and Chair of Commmittee on wills, legacies, memorials, endorsements and building fund of the Edenton United Methodist Church.


Bar Memberships and Professional Affiliations:

American Bar Association; North Carolina State Bar; North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina Trial Lawyers Association; North Carolina Municipal Lawyers Association; North Carolina Council of School Attorneys; Board of Directors, Gateway Bank; Board of Directors, Edenton Steamers Baseball Club.






William Crowe 

E-mail:  wcrowe@highandcrowe.com

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.; North Carolina State University, Master of Public Administration: Urban Management Specialty; NCCU, J.D., 2002.  Former associate with Holt, York, McDarris & High, LLP in Raleigh, North Carolina, 2002-2005; formed High & Crowe, LLP with W. Hackney High, Jr. in 2005.  William serves as the attorney for the Perquimans County Department of Social Services, the Chowan County Child Support Services and the Albemarle Child Support Agency. In addition, he is the attorney for the Town of Winfall, North Carolina as well as the Town of Columbia, North Carolina, and is the attorney of record for several homeowners' associations and non-profit organizations in the area;  member:  Pi Alpha Alpha: National Honor Society for Public Administration;  License: North Carolina Real Estate Broker.  Neuse River- Council Of Governments Reorganization Committee, 1996-99; Tar-Pam River Basin Regional Council, 1997-99; Pamlico County Partnership for Children, 1997-99; Durham County Attorneys Office, Intern, 2000; Chowan County Teen Court, 2002-present; Governor's One-on-One Board of Directors, 2003-present, Vice-Chair, 2008-present; Chowan-Perquimans Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, 2005-present; Chowan County Representative, First District Bar Association Executive Committee, 2016-2018.  Town of Cary, North Carolina, Public Works/ Utilities Department, 1994-96; Town of Oriental, North Carolina, Town Manager, 1996-99. 

Bar Memberships and Professional Affiliations:

Admitted to practice before the state courts of North Carolina, the federal district courts in the Eastern District of North Carolina, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Member of the North Carolina State Bar, First Judicial District Bar, American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.











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