10 Court Sq. | Mocksville, North Carolina 27028


Henry P. Van Hoy, II


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Henry P. Van Hoy, II (“Hank”) was raised on a dairy farm, where he learned the value of hard work from his father, a WWII Marine veteran, and his mother, a school teacher. Hank graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971 with a degree in political science. Upon graduating, Hank continued his education in Chapel Hill, earning his Juris Doctor from UNC School of Law in 1974. Later that fall, Hank began the practice of law with George Martin, and has occupied the same office at 10 Court Square for 46 years and counting.

For over three decades Hank served as the Mocksville Town Attorney. During his professional career, Hank has been listed in “Best Lawyers in America” in the areas of Commercial Litigation, and Estate Planning and Probate. Hank is also listed as a “North Carolina Super Lawyer” in the area of Estate Planning and Probate. In 2009 Hank was selected to the North Carolina General Practice Hall of Fame, and later received the NCBA Citizen Lawyer Award in 2019. In 2013 Hank was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Hank has served on numerous committees of the North Carolina Bar Association, and served as President from 2001 - 2002, following a term of service on the NCBA Board of Governors from 1997 - 2000. He has also served in various capacities with the North Carolina State Bar, including nearly 40 years of services on the Bar Candidate Committee, which is involved in the licensing approval of new attorneys. 

In 2023, Hank was awarded the John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award. This Award honors current and retired members of the North Carolina State Bar throughout the state who have demonstrated exemplary service to the legal profession.

The Distinguished Service Award committee evaluates nominees based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Cultivating knowledge of the law beyond its use for clients, employing that knowledge in reform of the law, and working to strengthen legal education.
  • Furthering the public's understanding of and confidence in the rule of law and the justice system.
  • Devoting professional time and resources and providing civic leadership to ensure equal access to our system of justice for all those who, because of economic or social barriers, cannot afford or secure adequate legal counsel.
  • Aiding the legal profession by helping the bar regulate itself in the public interest and by seeking to improve the administration of justice and the quality of services rendered by the legal profession.
  • Providing professional services at no fee or a reduced fee to persons of limited means or to public service or charitable groups or organizations, by service in activities for improving the law, society, the legal system or the legal profession, and providing financial support for organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means.
  • Treating opposing counsel with courtesy and respect; encouraging and counseling peers by providing advice and mentoring; and fostering civility among members of the bar.
  • Promoting diversity and diverse participation within the legal profession.

Please see the North Carolina State Bar Website, linked here, for more information on this outstanding achievement and honor.

In addition to his contributions to the legal profession, Hank has been active in the Davie County community. He was a longtime member of the Mocksville Rotary Club, and served as President. Hank also served as a founding Board of Directors member of the Davie Family YMCA, is a past Chair of the Uwharrie Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America, past board member of the Davie Community Foundation, and past Chair of the Davie High School Advisory Board. For 38 years Hank served on the Davie County Board of Elections, and was the longest continuous serving Elections Board member in the State of North Carolina. Hank is an active member of his church, First Presbyterian Church, where he has served as an Elder in addition to other roles. For many years his family has organized and presented the Old Time Fiddler’s Grove in Union Grove, North Carolina. Hank and his wife, Polly (MVR Law’s bookkeeper), are the proud parents of three children and five grandchildren.

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