Phone: (919) 787-7711
Facsimile: (919) 787-7710
* AV rated
Reggie Gillespie joined Wilson & Ratledge in February 2012. Mr. Gillespie concentrates his practice on complex litigation matters, including commercial, computer, construction, employment, insurance, real estate and land use, and technology cases, matters involving business disputes and shareholder/corporate issues, and local government and law enforcement liability cases. As a litigation lawyer Raleigh, NC, he has also served for more than two decades and continues to serve, Triangle Area family real estate development companies in a general counsel capacity, and in a similar capacity since 2007 for a prestigious independent school. Mr. Gillespie is engaged from time to time by out-of-state lawyers to serve as local counsel in cases pending in the North Carolina State and Federal trial and appellate courts. He has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s “AV” rating, the highest possible rating from the only nationally recognized rating system for lawyers.
In addition to being admitted to practice in all of the State trial and appellate courts in North Carolina, Mr. Gillespie is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. His professional affiliations North Carolina Bar Association (Litigation Section), Durham County Bar Association, and American Inns of Court, Craven-Everett Inn, Durham, North Carolina.
Mr. Gillespie was born in Burlington, North Carolina, and grew up in Gastonia, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics, and from UNC Law School with a Juris Doctor with Honors in 1983. He was active in student government and other aspects of student life including serving as an elected representative on the Campus Governing Council (student legislature) and later as the Student Body Attorney General, dormitory government, and membership in a fraternity. He also worked part time for the Office of Student Affairs, and as an air personality for WBAG-FM (now Sunny 93.9) and for the campus radio station, WXYC-FM. Summer employment included working as supervisor of the Charlotte, N.C. Goodwill Industries Industrial Services division, which employed disabled workers to perform contract services for local businesses. In law school, he was a member of the UNC Law Review, served on the Law School Honor Court, and as the Law School Attorney General.
Mr. Gillespie has served as a parent and fund raising volunteer, and a fund raising leader at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh. He is also a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Raleigh and has served on newcomer, capital, and stewardship committees. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of North Hills Club, Inc., a nonprofit family social, athletic, and recreational club in Raleigh, North Carolina. North Hills Club recently completed a successful capital addition program that led to the construction of a new clubhouse, which together with swimming pools and tennis courts, serves more than 700 families.
Mr. Gillespie is proud of the fact that he plays a lot of tennis, and although he holds some rather unusual tennis records at North Hills Club, he is also candid enough to admit that his game is, and always will be, very much a work in progress.
Areas of Practice
General and Business Litigation, including:
- commercial, computer, construction, employment, insurance, real estate and land use, and technology cases
- business disputes and shareholder/corporate issues
- local government and law enforcement liability cases
- J.D. with Honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, 1983
- B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1980
- North Carolina
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Durham County Bar Association
- American Inns of Court, Craven-Everett Inn