"Providing a Broader Perspective of News and Information for the Triangle's Legal Community"
Attorney Willie E. Gary earned the reputation as “The Giant Killer” by taking down some of America’s most well- known corporate giants on behalf of his clients.
He has won some of the largest jury awards and settlements in U.S. history, including cases valued in excess of $30 billion. Gary’s amazing success has earned him national recognition as one of this country’s leading trial attorneys.
One of 11 children of Turner and Mary Gary, Willie Gary was born July 12, 1947 in Eastman, Georgia and was raised in migrant farming communities in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.
Upon earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sahaw University, Gary went on to North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina where he earned a Juris Doctorate in 1974. Upon earning his law degree, Gary returned to Florida where he was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1974.
Known as a businessman, churchman, humanitarian and philanthropist, Gary is deeply involved in charity and civic work. He is committed to enhancing the lives of young people through education and drug prevention.
In 1994, he and his wife, Gloria, formed The Gary Foundation. The Gary Foundation provides scholarships, direction and other resources to young people to assist them in attaining a college education.
In 1991, Gary pledged $10.1 million to Shaw University. He has also donated millions of dollars to dozens of Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the U.S.