William T. Kesler Jr.

William T. Kesler Jr.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Billy Kesler has developed a state wide practice in all trial and appellate courts involving property, coverage and liability areas of the law. His ability to provide counsel and representation to clients makes him a valuable asset to the MMR team.

Mr. Kesler graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s of Arts in History.  Following college, Mr. Kesler graduated cum laude from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.  After a two year clerkship with The Honorable J. Douglas McCullough on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, he began his legal career as an associate with a respected insurance defense firm in Raleigh, N.C. and spent ten years defending insurance carriers and their insureds in diverse cases ranging from major industrial accidents to small claims court.  Mr. Kesler joined Midkiff, Muncie & Ross in 2014 to head up the litigation department in its Raleigh, N.C. office.  Mr. Kesler is recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America. 

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • First and Third Party Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Property Insurance Defense
  • Subrogation
  • Trucking and Transportation
  • Federal and State Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina


  • Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • J.D cum laude - 2001
    • Law Review: Campbell University Law Review
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A - 1998
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America¬©, 2016 - 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 10th Judicial District Bar

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable J. Douglas McCullough on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Law Clerk