W. Lee Percise III

Lee, a native of Charlotte, attended East Carolina University where he was a Dean’s List student and received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing in 2004. After working with general practice law firms in Greenville and Charlotte, Lee attended and graduated from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., in 2008. While in law school, Lee served as an Honor Court Justice and was an International Law Scholar of Merit.

Working out of White & Allen’s Greenville office, Lee’s statewide practice is concentrated in the areas of condemnation and eminent domain litigation, real property litigation (including boundary disputes, title defense, adverse possession, homeowners' associations, etc.), general civil litigation, and landlord/tenant disputes.

Lee frequently represents clients charged with traffic offenses, drug and alcohol offenses, driving while impaired, and other criminal matters in Pitt, Beaufort, and Lenoir Counties. Lee is licensed to practice before all state courts in North Carolina and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina. 

Lee is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court, the Pitt County Bar Association, and the Pitt County Criminal Defense Bar. Lee has served in leadership roles on several local bar associations, as President of the Kinston Evening Rotary Club, and as a volunteer judge for the Lenoir and Greene Counties Teen Court. Lee was also selected as a member of the "20 Under 40" Class of 2013. Lee currently serves as a board member of the Pitt Community College Foundation.

Lee participated in Boy Scouting for several years, earning his Eagle Scout award in 2000. Outside of work, Lee and his wife enjoy cycling, kayaking, and live music.



  • Represented numerous residential and commercial landowners in Pitt County on natural gas pipeline condemnations by a private utility company.
  • Represented numerous owners of commercial and agricultural properties in Lenoir and Pitt Counties in condemnation actions by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
  • Represented a mortgage lienholder in a lawsuit by a junior lienholder to stop client's foreclosure; resulted in a dismissal with prejudice of junior lienholder's case against client.
  • Represented landowner in action by tenant for alleged violations of tenancy and rent-to-own statutory violations.
  • Represented a national title insurer in an administrative action by a local municipality seeking condemnation, resulting in dismissal of client from the lawsuit.
  • Served as co-counsel for a national real estate lender in an action to recover a deficiency judgment against a borrower, resulting in a full verdict for the client.