Walter W. Pitt, Jr.

100 N Cherry St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Walter W. Pitt, Jr.

Walter Pitt, Jr. (known as "Wrennie") has practiced law in Winston-Salem for more than 50 years. He is a founding member of Bell, Davis & Pitt, along with Frank Bell and Bill Davis.

Wrennie’s practice concentrates on the representation of banks and financial institutions. He has significant experience assisting lenders of all sizes in the preparation of loan forms, loan documentation, and financing and collection of commercial loans. He has considerable experience with loan restructures, workouts and bankruptcies.

Believing that service to the community is an important part of one’s duty as a lawyer, Wrennie has been involved in a number of community organizations such as the YMCA, SciWorks, the Housing Authority of the City of Winston Salem, and NC Bar Association Board of Govenors and Chair of the NC Bar Association Bankruptcy Section.

Born and reared in Rocky Mount, Wrennie received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, and his law degree from Wake Forest University. He enjoys spending time at his farm in Stokes County with his family.


University of North Carolina (A.B., 1967)

Wake Forest University (J.D., 1971); Member, Wake Forest University Law Review (1970-71)

Bar & Court Admittance

1971, North Carolina

United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional & Community Activities


Winston Salem Rotary Club

Member, N.C. Bankruptcy Section Council

Endowment Committee, NC Bar Foundation


Board of Commissioners, Housing Authority of Winston-Salem

Chair, NC Bankruptcy Section, NC Bar Association

Chairman, Housing Authority of Winston-Salem

Vice president, Board of Governors, North Carolina Bar Association 

Board of directors, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina 

Board of Governors, Piedmont Club

Adjunct Professor of Law, Debtor-Creditor Relations, Wake Forest University School of Law

Board of directors and past president, The Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County ("SCIWORKS")

Board of directors and past president, Metropolitan YMCA of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

Board of directors, Central YMCA of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County



Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Carolina Bar Association Bankruptcy Section (2018)

Business North Carolina magazine Legal Elite in Bankruptcy (2002-2019)

The Best Lawyers in America® (1995-2021); earning 20th anniversary plaque


The Best Lawyers In America ® Administrative/Regulatory Law; Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Real Estate Law (2023 Edition)

The Best Lawyers in America® - Lawyer of the Year (2014) in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Laws

North Carolina Super Lawyers (2007- 2019)

AV® Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell