William is an attorney with the Ricci Law Firm where his practice focuses on all areas of personal injury litigation. He joined the Ricci Law Firm as an intern while in law school and transitioned into his role as an attorney after graduation. He is a passionate advocate for his clients and always works to protect their best interests.

William graduated from Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh and spent his summers working as an intern for several firms throughout the Carolinas focusing his time learning as much as he could about complex civil litigation and personal injury law. As an attorney, William’s goal is to help his clients navigate the most difficult parts of their lives while making sure he gets them the best result. While at Ricci Law Firm, William has tried several cases to verdict with great results for his clients.

William lives in Raleigh with his wife and son. He is a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh and enjoys all things outdoors including fishing, golfing, and hiking.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

  • Education
    • Campbell Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina
      • J.D.
    • Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina
      • B.S. Sustainability Science and History, cum laude
  • Awards
    National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 2023* *Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation. More information can be found at the Super Lawyers website by clicking here. Neither Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, P.A., nor Attorney William Patterson represents that similar results will be achieved in your case. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.
  • Professional Associations
    • American Association for Justice, Member
    • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), Member
    • North Carolina Bar Association, Member