At Hedrick Gardner, William Whitehead is realizing his lifelong dream of being a lawyer. Even as a ninth grader, he reasoned that a law career would provide a pathway for him to better his community through politics.

“I wanted to be a politician in order to enact change, and I knew that being an attorney would be the best way to achieve that goal,” he says. “I guess you could say I’ve always wanted to be an attorney and that never has and never will change.”

The Bachelor of Science degree he earned from East Carolina University helped pave the way to fulfilling his goal and gave him the distinction of being the first person in his family to graduate from a four-year college.

While in law school at Elon University School of Law, Will interned for the City of Greensboro and the Alamance County District Attorney’s Office. He also served as a clerk for Judge David W. Daniels.

Will enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and maintains an active lifestyle of working out, running, and hiking. A lifelong baseball lover, he is thrilled the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series. He played outfield for three years at North Carolina Wesleyan College and acknowledges baseball taught him what it takes to be part of a winning team.

Experience and Involvement


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys