Bill Massengale and Marilyn Ozer have been law partners for over twenty years. The firm exclusively practices criminal law at trial and on appeal. Bill Massengale has practiced in Chapel Hill both as an assistant district attorney and in private practice. Having raised three sons of his own, Bill is sensitive to the needs and concerns of UNC students facing court discipline.
Attorney Bill Massengale was born in Austin, Texas but grew up in Chapel Hill.
He attended Chapel Hill Public Schools and graduated from Christ School in Arden, North Carolina.
Bill graduated from Williams College in 1971 and was winner of the Dewey Prize and member of Gargoyle, the senior honor society.
Bill taught history for five years at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut where he met his wife of thirty-five years Sally McLaughlin Massengale.
Upon graduation from UNC Law School in 1983 Massengale became the Assistant District Attorney in charge of southern Orange County including Chapel Hill and Carrboro. He began private practice in 1990. His first capital appellate case resulted in the order of a new trial.
Experience & Credentials
|Admission Details||1984, North Carolina; 1993, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court|
|Education||Williams College, A.B.; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D.|
|Additional Bio Details||Assistant District Attorney, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1984-1990. Member, Executive Board of 15B District Bar, 1985-1989. Member, Executive Committee, Orange County Bar, 1985-1989.|
Marilyn Ozer was born and raised in Chicago. After graduating from Vassar College, she earned a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. She has edited a suburban newspaper and worked in the research department of a Wall Street firm. In 1991 she earned a law degree with honors from UNC School of Law.
Experience & Credentials
|Admission Details||1991, North Carolina; 1992, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court|
|Education||Vassar College, A.B.; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D.; Columbia University, MIA|
|Additional Bio Details||Author: “Amgen Inc. v. United States International Trade Commission: The Living Cell-Product or Process,” North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Vol. 16, No. 2, Fall, 1991.|