Bill Rowe, General Counsel & Deputy Director of Advocacy

Bill Rowe
General Counsel & Deputy Director of Advocacy; (919) 856-2177

Rowe came to the Justice Center’s predecessor organization, the N.C. Legal Services Resource Center in 1991 and has been with the Justice Center since its inception in 1996. He served as executive director of the Justice Center from 2001 to 2004 and presided over a period of unprecedented organizational growth. Bill is a committed anti-poverty advocate with more than two decades' experience that spans the breadth of the organization's four strategic areas of expertise: litigation, community education, research and direct legislative advocacy. He has served as counsel in class action lawsuits concerning consumer rights, public benefits, and housing law. In addition, Rowe has represented members of the state's low-income communities before the legislature and state agencies on issues related to housing, employment, judicial procedures, and environmental justice. Over the years, he has developed an expertise in landlord-tenant law and a passion for advancing affordable housing policies.