William Christopher Wood Pruden is an attorney at Cheshire Parker and a Military Intelligence Captain in the Army Reserves. William’s practice focuses on federal and state criminal defense, including cases involving classified information and national security.
William was born and raised in Edenton, North Carolina. Before entering the practice of law, he enlisted in the North Carolina National Guard in 2010, where he served as an Infantry Platoon Leader and Executive Officer. While in the National Guard, William also served as a member of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Executive Protection Detail.
In 2013, William attended the Army’s Military Intelligence school and graduated in the top five percent of his class. While in law school, William served in active duty as a Senior Intelligence Analyst for the current Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Mark A. Milley, and U.S. Army Forces Commander, General Robert. B. Abrams. After graduation from Campbell Law School, William entered the U.S. Army’s Psychological Operations Division as a reservist Captain.
In law school, William earned both his law degree and his master’s in trust and wealth management. He was also the Military Law Students Association President and led the Veterans Re-Entry Project.
William transfers his military training and experience into drive and vigilance in representing people accused of serious offenses, and he believes firmly in protecting the constitutional rights of his clients.