Mike Waters is a founding partner of Perry & Waters LLP. The firm concentrates on criminal and domestic law and practices in Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren Counties as well as surrounding counties including Wake and Durham. Mike also provides free legal services to the four-county Guardian ad Litem program helping advocate for abused and neglected children.
“As a parent and a native of this area, I know how important the safety of our families and children is to us individually and as a community,” Waters said. “It is meaningful work to help protect our children from predators and abusers.”
Mike is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and an active member of Bar in all four counties making up the 9th Judicial District (Franklin, Granville, Vance, and Warren Counties). Previously he served as the President of the Granville County Bar. Currently he is President of the Vance County Bar. Outside of work Mike has always been active in his community. He is a member of the Oxford Lions Club and has organized their successful 5K run for several years. He volunteers in the local public schools helping with the student mock trials program and serving as a role model on Career Day.
A native of Granville County, he graduated from J.F. Webb High School. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a Teaching Fellows Scholarship. After graduation and before attending law school Mike taught science to 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
Mike graduated from North Carolina Central Law School where he was class president, received the prestigious Floyd McKissick, Sr. leadership award and represented the school in Birmingham, Alabama regional trial competition.
Mike Waters and his wife, Bridget, have a four-year-old son, Ben. “The District Attorney’s office is too important to the safety and well being of our families and communities to just go along with a ‘business as usual’ attitude.
I have decided to run for District Attorney to take on the tough cases. I will make aggressive prosecution of child predators, drunk drivers, and property crimes my priority.”