William Trosch in Charlotte NC

William C. “Bill ” Trosch

B.A. University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill with Honors

J.D. University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill with Honors

Practice Areas

Wrongful Death
Personal Injury
Workers Compensation
Wills and Trusts
Trust and Estate Disputes
General Litigation
Insurance Disputes
General Practice
Business Planning
Conflict Resolution

Meet Bill

When I was younger, I would debate for sport. In high school, I would find someone expressing their viewpoint on a subject just so I could jump in and argue the other side. This tended to annoy people. As I matured, I learned that I could actually help other people by arguing for them in a court of law. I could do what I loved and help people at the same time – it doesn’t get any better than that.

I am Managing Partner and head of the litigation department at Conrad Trosch & Kemmy. I purposely choose to maintain a broad practice. As a litigator, my experience dealing with a wide variety of factual scenarios helps me find creative solutions to problems that a “cookie cutter” approach to only one area of law may miss. My ability to think both creatively and logically is perhaps my greatest strength as an attorney.

If there is one thing that my clients should know about me, then it’s the fact that I call it like I see it. Clients come to me with a legal problem or question. By the time my work is done, I hope that our legal team has a) sufficiently educated them to understand the risks and benefits of the various roads they may go down, and b) provided them with the tools and assistance to safely travel down that road.

I am happily married and am the father of three wonderful children. My wife Lisa and I strive to show our children the tools they may need to overcome life’s struggles. One of my favorite quotes is from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus tells his daughter, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” It is impossible to effectively deal with others (friend or foe) until you understand where they are coming from. First, I must understand what is important to my client. Next, I have to evaluate what is important to the opposing party so that I can effectively negotiate with them. If negotiation fails, I must know what motivates the other side so that I can anticipate the strategies that may be used against us. When I look at my client in front of me, I think of my wife and kids. Though my client’s family may not look just like mine, behind every client are others that need and love them.

Bill Trosch heads the Litigation Department and is the Managing Partner of Conrad Trosch & Kemmy. He is a published legal author. He also has taught graduate level negotiation courses to MBA students, as well as seminars and presentations to other attorneys. Bill concentrates much of his effort on resolving disputes for clients either through negotiation or through the courts. Bill also maintains a general practice, either helping clients himself, if he can, or placing them in the care of another attorney who is more suited for the particular challenge facing the client.


  • Bill’s cases have counted among the largest reported settlements and verdicts in the State of North Carolina in the years they were resolved.
  • Obtained a cash settlement of more than $2.5 million for defendants who, prior to Bill’s representation, “owed” a judgment more than $2 million to the plaintiff.
  • Handled lawsuits against powerful entities, including the city of Charlotte.
  • Has negotiated with the NCAA, leading to a star basketball player’s restoration of eligibility.
  • Successfully defended to a defense verdict an attorney executor and trustee in a multimillion dollar Will Caveat and Trust dispute.


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., with Honors, 1993
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Clinical Program in Litigation, 1993
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., Economics, with Honors, 1990
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., Mathematics, 1990
  • University of Bristol, Bristol, England, one-year program with emphasis in Economics, 1989
  • West Charlotte High School, Class of 1986


  • Co-Author, Divorce in North Carolina – Answers to Your Legal Questions. Book answering over two hundred common questions asked throughout the divorce process.
  • The Third Generation of Loitering Laws Goes to Court: Do Laws That Criminalize “Loitering With the Intent to Sell Drugs” Pass Constitutional Muster? 71 N.C.L. Rev. 513, 1993
  • The Consumption Tax Alternative: Should North Carolina Replace Its Income Tax with a System Based on Consumption? University of North Carolina, North Carolina Collections, 1990

Awards and Recognitions

  • Named to Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of North Carolina by the American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • Publication cited and followed by the Supreme Court of Ohio, City of Akron v. Rowiland, 67 Ohio St 374, 1993
  • North Carolina Law Review, 1991-1993
  • Honorary Doctor of Public Welfare, Carolina Christian Bible College: Given in recognition of efforts in the community for those less fortunate and for commitment to public welfare, 2009
  • Recognized by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America as an “Advocate of Trial Advocacy”
  • Martindell Hubbell Rating: Distinguished, having high to very high legal ability and very high ethical standards—as established by a survey of confidential opinions from area judges and attorneys

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