Meet David Mills

A native of eastern North Carolina, David F. Mills received his college and law school degrees from Campbell University. He is a dedicated member of the community and has served our area not only as a lawyer but also as an involved citizen. His legal career in Johnston County began in 1991 when he joined the firm of Mast, Schulz, Mast, Mills, Johnson, & Wells, where he later became partner.

Legal Work

David is committed to protecting the interests of eastern North Carolina businesses. He dedicates a large part of his practice to serving farmers needing protection from creditors, including bankruptcy, as well as related matters including:

  • Crop insurance claims
  • FSA disputes
  • Litigation with produce brokers and chemical providers
  • Subpoenas to testify

David is recognized by the North Carolina State Bar of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Business Bankruptcy Law.

David appears regularly in state and federal courts to defend and protect the interests of his clients. He represents various businesses in matters relating to corporate formation, contracts, leases, and business disputes.

David's work frequently takes him to such counties as Johnston, Wake, Harnett, Wilson, Nash, Cumberland, Franklin, Pitt, Lenoir, Craven, Robeson, Moore, Jones, Duplin, Columbus, and Wayne.

Featured Speaker on Bankruptcy Issues

David regularly speaks regarding bankruptcy rights and practice, and he is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and American Agricultural Law Association.

David is a former Adjunct Professor of Bankruptcy at Campbell University School of Law, where he served as Director of the Stubbs Bankruptcy Clinic. In this capacity he helped to teach law students about the practical aspects of bankruptcy law practice while providing needed legal assistance to indigent clients.

Commitment to the Community

David served counsel for the Town of Four Oaks for twenty five years and for 5 years as the Johnston County Attorney.  In this capacity, David gained in-depth experience appearing before government boards and agencies, and working with industries regarding location and economic incentives.

David is a former member of the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association, and has also served as its chair of the Law Practice Management Section. He formerly served on the NCBA’s Membership Committee and Professionalism Committee, as well as the Legislative Affairs Committee of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He currently served on the Council of the North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Section.

David is currently a member of the Johnston UNC Health Board of Directors which operates two full-service hospitals with nearly two thousand employees. He is past chairman of the Board of Directors of the Johnston Health Foundation, the philanthropic supporter of the hospital system. He previously served on the boards of the Johnston County Tourism Authority, the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation, and as chair of the Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce.  He has served his church as chairman of the Centenary United Methodist Church Trustees Committee and vice-chair of the church's Finance Committee.

Campbell University Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
North Carolina;
Corporate & Business Law Bankruptcy Agriculture
Vice-Chair, Johnston UNC Health Board of Directors UNC Rex Healthcare Board of Directors North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section Council North Carolin Bar Association Board of Governors Member, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Member, American Agricultural Law Association Former adjunct Professor of Bankruptcy, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law