John's practice experience encompasses various areas of litigation. He has represented many clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases, and has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts in these types of cases. Other areas of his litigation practice in Greenville and Wilmington include representation of clients in business and corporate litigation and in family law, with an emphasis on equitable distribution cases involving significant and complex assets. John has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law and is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law.
- J.D., Wake Forest School of Law, 1975. Associate Editor, Wake Forest Law Review.
- B.A., with high honors, North Carolina State University, 1972
Honors and Distinctions*
- "Super Lawyer," North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2006-2021
- "Top 100: North Carolina Super Lawyer," North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2018, 2020
- "Legal Elite," Business North Carolina, 2009, 2020-2021
- The Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2021
Professional and Community Affiliations
- American Association for Justice
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice — Sections: Auto Torts, Family Law, Professional Negligence
- North Carolina Bar Association — Sections: Dispute Resolution; Family Law, council member; Litigation
Admitted to Practice
- North Carolina, 1975
- All state courts in North Carolina
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina
* Please see the following websites for an explanation of the membership standards for the following recognitions: www.bestlawyers.com; businessnc.com/special-sections/legal-elite/; and www.superlawyers.com/north-carolina.
- Auto Accidents
- Child Custody
- Family Law
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Liability
- Other Accidents, Injuries + Wrongful Deaths
- Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Truck + 18-Wheeler Accidents
- Trusts and Estates Litigation
- Water-Related + Other Transportation Accidents
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