Pulley joins local law firm


William Arrington Pully II


From Contributed Reports

Sunday, June 18, 2017

William Arrington Pully II has joined the law firm of Battle, Winslow, Scott, & Wiley as an associate attorney.

He will primarily practice in the firm’s business section and will also work in the firm’s other practice areas, including real estate, local government, civil litigation and criminal defense. He is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

A native of Rocky Mount, Pully grew up in Raleigh and graduated from Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Va. He attended college at UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC-Wilmington before earning his juris doctor degree at Campbell Law School. He also holds certificates in marine propulsion systems and marine electrical systems from Carteret Community College in Morehead City.

Before joining Battle Winslow, Pully worked as an associate attorney in the law firm of Chesnutt, Clemmons, & Peacock in New Bern, where he practiced criminal defense and civil litigation. During law school, he held internships at the Carteret County District Attorney’s Office and the North Carolina Hospital Association. Before law school, he worked as the boatwright at Camps Sea Gull & Seafarer in Arapahoe. Pully has served as a commissioner on the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Commission since 2012.

The ninth generation of his family born in Nash County, his parents are Bill and Dale Pully and his grandparents are John and Margie Stilley and Young and Mary Marshall Pully. Pully’s father also is an attorney and a former Rocky Mount city councilman.

Outside of the practice of law, Pully enjoys hunting, fishing and boating with his grandfather, Papa John, as well as watching the Tar Heels play basketball and football.