Attorney Background - W. Taylor Stanley

W. Taylor Stanley

Attorney at Law

tel: 910-777-5995 | fax: 910-399-4277

Taylor Stanley focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, construction litigation, business litigation, real estate litigation, and other complex litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Stanley also has experience in title litigation, business formation, foreclosure litigation, corporate governance, and landlord-tenant law. Prior to joining Hamlet & Associates, PLLC, Mr. Stanley acted as outside general counsel to an agency of the State of South Carolina, regularly requiring him to negotiate with other government agencies and departments.

A native of Wilmington, Mr. Stanley joined Hamlet & Associates after working in Columbia, South Carolina.  After graduating from John T. Hoggard High School, he attended North Carolina State University, Summa Cum Laude, with a degree in Business Administration.  He attended the University of North Carolina School of Law, graduating with Honors.

Mr. Stanley is licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in North Carolina and South Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court.  He has also represented clients in both state and federal court in other jurisdictions, having been admitted as pro hac vice counsel.

Representative Experience

  • Represented plaintiffs including businesses, municipalities, and individuals in construction defect claims.
  • Represented real property owners and lenders in title related litigation including boundary disputes, easements, restrictive covenant litigation, quiet title actions, and tort-related actions.
  • Defended and prosecuted actions for fraud, unfair trade practices, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, slander of title, nuisance, trespass, and other tort and equitable actions.
  • Represented both plaintiffs and defendants in contract disputes.


North Carolina State University, B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Supply Chain and a minor Economics, Summa Cum Laude

University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., with Honors

Bar Admissions

South Carolina State Bar
North Carolina State Bar

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for District of South Carolina
U.S. District Court for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

New Hanover County Bar Association, Board Member, Secretary 2018
North Carolina 2019 Super Lawyers, Rising Star

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