Partner Biography

William (Bill) Senter has been a partner with Hutchens Law Firm since 1994. His areas of practice include personal injury, workers’ comp, mediation and arbitration. Originally from Raeford, NC, William (Bill) Senter has been successfully handling cases for clients throughout North Carolina since heading to Fayetteville after graduating law school. While he still daydreams about playing professional baseball, his true passion lies in providing quality, caring legal service for every client. Bill believes that clients appreciate candor, no matter what the situation. “Being upfront and honest with clients helps to establish a relationship of trust that, I believe, is the foundation for success.” – William Senter


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Professional Profile


Undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina

    • Morehead Scholar
    • Beta Gamma Sigma

Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University of Law

    • Phi Delta Phi
    • Wake Forest Law Review


North Carolina State Bar, 1975



DRC Certified Mediator

Cumberland County Bar Association

    • Dispute Resolution Committee

American Bar Associations

    • Section of Litigation

North Carolina State Bar

North Carolina Advocates for Justice

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America


AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

William Senter proudly serves as Elder for the 1st Presbyterian Church

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2015)


“My workers compensation claim was denied. A friend advised me to talk to Bill Senter. I did and he took my case. Eventually, Bill convinced the comp carrier that I should be compensated and I was. What impressed me, is that to Bill and his staff, it made no difference that my case was small dollar-wise. They still put forth the effort necessary to give me a successful outcome. Bill trusted me as a client and I trusted him to do what was best for me. So glad I did.” - Barbara Melvin


“My husband was a month away from retirement, 30 years with the same employer. He had a serious accident at work that rendered him totally disabled. Worker’s compensation denied his claim. We were devastated and at a loss as to what to do. We contacted Bill Senter. He filed our claim, tried our case and succeeded in obtaining for my husband all of his benefits and medical treatment. Bill was dedicated to us and his and the staff’s hard work turned a potentially emotional and financial disaster for us into one of hope and security. We are forever grateful.” - Tammy Salmon


“The cases and clients mentioned on this site are illustrative of the matters handled by the firm. Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Not all results are provided. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.”

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