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Walter L. Tippett, Jr.

Raleigh, NC
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  • 919.981.4037
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  • 919.981.4300

Walt has extensive litigation experience with over 25 years serving as counsel to professionals and privately held companies. He advises clients regarding fiduciary relationships and ownership rights, in addition to the development of real estate, technology, and research innovations.

Walt frequently represents clients dealing with the governance of closely held companies and both their investment and borrowing relationships with all manner of stakeholders. Walt also has proficiency in handling regulatory and administrative compliance matters, including matters before professional licensing boards, agencies and commissions.

Walt has personal experience developing and financing real property and is adept at handling disputes concerning complex agreements to govern, purchase, sell, finance, and dissolve business ventures.

Prior to joining Williams Mullen, Walt served as principal outside counsel to Wake Technical Community College and Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy. His current and prior non-profit board service includes Wake Tech Foundation, Wake Education Partnership, and Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

Walt was included in The Best Lawyers in America® (2013-present), named to Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” for Construction Law (2013-2021), inducted into the Construction Lawyers Society of America (2018-present), and has an “AV”-Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law and his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also certified as a North Carolina Superior Court Mediator.

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  • University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D.), 1995
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.S.), 1991
Professional & Community Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Construction Lawyers Society of America – Fellow (2018-present)
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Member
  • North Carolina Real Estate Commission - Member
  • Wake County Bar Association – Member
  • North Carolina Superior Court - Mediator

Community Involvements

  • Wake Technical Community College Foundation – Board Member (2016-present)
  • Wake Education Partnership – Board Member (2010-2022)
  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce – Board Member (2013-2014)
Bar & Court Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina

Business North Carolina “Legal Elite” – Litigation (2014,2018,2023), Construction Law (2013-2021)

North Carolina Super Lawyers – Business Litigation (2017-2023)

Martindale-Hubbell – AV-Rated

The Best Lawyers in America® - Commercial Litigation, Construction Law (2013-present)