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Norman Cole Williams

Attorney at Law
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Phone: (919) 688-2647
Fax: (919) 683-8427

205 N Church St
Durham, North Carolina 27701

Lawyers in Durham, North Carolina – Attorneys in Durham County - Cole Williams

Durham map Cole Williams is a second-generation lawyer who was born and raised in Durham County. Cole has dedicated decades of his life and legal career as an attorney, providing legal representation for a wide range of legal needs.

Cole and his staff are dedicated to hard-work, preparation, and attention to detail.

Our law office is here to help others. It’s been that way for more than 25 years. We provide a wide range of legal services to people in Durham, North Carolina. Mr. Williams is a courtroom lawyer who typically limits his practice solely to Durham County, North Carolina. Mr. Williams will travel to other counties in certain cases, however if he cannot, he will refer you to an attorney who he holds in high regard. Defending allegations of criminal charges and litigating legal matters in civil court is what we do.

Personal relationships are a key aspect of being an effective lawyer and our law firm. I focus all my attention and resources to our clients’ legal matters in Durham; I understand how things work at the courthouse in Durham. It allows me to be precise.”

In-person legal consultations are available at his historic office location which has been a law office for almost 50 years, at 205 N Church St, Durham, NC 27701.

Growing up in Durham, I watched first-hand my father helping his clients in moments of crises. It was seeing his ability to give his clients relief from the stress of their legal matters and the resulting positive long term relationship that inspired me to follow in his footsteps. I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer so that I could assist and counsel people in need.

You may schedule a phone conference or office visit by calling (919) 688-2647.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Defense
    • Felony and Misdemeanor Charges
      • Larceny, Shoplifting, and Embezzlement
      • Drug Charges / Drug Crimes
        • Possession of Marijuana
        • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
        • Drug Trafficking
        • Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver
        • Maintaining a Dwelling for Drug Activity
        • Sale of Cocaine
        • Sale of Heroin
      • Assault, Felony Assault Charges, Assault and Battery in NC
        • Assault on a Female
        • Simple Assault
        • Assault on a Child
        • Assault on a Government Official
        • Communicating Threats
        • Domestic Violence Charges
        • 50B Violation
        • Criminal Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Tickets
    • Speeding Tickets
    • Driving While License Revoked or Suspended (DWLR)
    • Speed Competitions
    • Lane Violations
    • Careless Driving / Careless and Reckless Driving
    • Failure to Heed Blue Lights or Siren
  • DWI Driving While Impaired
    • DWI License Suspensions
    • DWI Trials
    • DWI Refusal
    • DWI Pre-Trial Limited Driving Privileges
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That’s true also Personal Injury Claims for Car Accidents in Durham NC, Truck Accidents, and insurance claims for Motorcycle Accidents that took place in Durham County, North Carolina.

As “Personal Injury Lawyers” in Durham, we provide FREE CONSULTATION and when appropriate, contingency fee arrangements for those matters.

Each legal matter, like each individual client, is different. It takes more than a basic understanding of the NC laws and procedures. We want to sit down with you, talk, and determine your goals and how we can best serve you.

Plaintiff’s Lawyer in Durham NC
  • Car Accidents / MVA Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents / Semi Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Injuries caused by Drunk Drivers
  • Legal Claims for Negligent Acts and General Negligence

J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 1994

  • Executive Director, Criminal Law Institute
  • Articles Editor, St. John’s Journal of Legal of Commentary
  • Co-Author, Section 27A Of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934: Did Congress Grant Itself New Constitutional Power?,
  • Judicial Internship, The Honorable Joseph M. McLaughlin, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

B.A. Economics, North Carolina State University, 1990

B.A. Business Management, North Carolina State University, 1988

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

North Carolina Advocates for Justice

National College for DUI Defense

DUI Defense Lawyers Association

  • Founding Member
  • Faculty

Durham County Bar Association

Durham County Criminal Bar Association


NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner

  • Walden, Platt and Associates, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 2007

NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor

  • Walden, Platt and Associates, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2007

Forensic Chromatography VI: Theory and Practice

  • Axion Training Institute. Chicago, Illinois, April 2012

Forensic Chromatography: Solid Drug Dose Testing VI

  • Axion Training. Chicago, Illinois, May 2015

Forensic Chromatography: Principles of DUI Drugs V

  • Axion Training. Chicago, Illinois, August 2016

Honors & Awards

Martindale Hubbell - AV Rating

Best Lawyers

National Trial Lawyers - North Carolina Top 100 Lawyers

Global Directory of Who's Who - Top Lawyer

North Carolina Advocates for Justice - 2017 Ebbie Award

North Carolina Advocates for Justice - Outstanding Service Award

Jim Valvano Kids Klassic - 2017 Executive Committee Member of the Year


Teddy’s North Carolina DWI Trial Notebook, Third Edition, 2017.

  • Co-Editor and Contributor
  • St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary, Co-Author, Section 27A Of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934: Did Congress Grant Itself New Constitutional Power?
Cole Williams is a fabulous courtroom attorney. He's someone I respect and admire, having litigated complex legal matters in Durham with him. Our firm regularly refers clients to Cole and his staff, knowing they'll be treated in a kind, professional manner. Bill Powers, Charlotte Attorney
I've known Cole Williams both personally and professionally for more than 20 years. Cole has a keen legal mind and tenacious spirit. He is widely respected both in the Durham legal community and in North Carolina as a courtroom advocate. I highly recommend Cole Williams to you. John Fanney, Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney