W. Joseph Dozier Jr.

About me

I began my legal career in 1973 as Mecklenburg County’s Assistant District Attorney. For the next six years, I developed my trial advocacy skills and became an aggressive prosecutor on behalf of crime victims in thousands of bench and jury trials. In 1979, I helped form Dozier Miller Law so I could use my skills to help victims of personal injury, wrongful death and unfair business practices.

Although I formally retired from the firm in 2015, I continue to maintain an office at the firm and gladly refer clients to my accomplished former colleagues.

Professional activities & awards

Awards and recognition

  • AV Preeminent® peer rating – Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Assistant District Attorney, 26th Judicial District (1973-1979)
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 26th Judicial District Bar Association (President, Young Lawyers Section, 1980-1981)
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (President’s Club)
  • The American Association for Justice (Sustaining Member)

Education

  • J. D., 1973, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
  • B.A., 1970, Washington & Lee University

Civic involvement

  • Mecklenburg County Civil Service Board (Member, 1981-1984 and Chairman, 1983-1984)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, Phi Delta Phi
  • Washington & Lee University, Phi Delta Theta