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  1. Elder Law: 60%
  2. Wills: 10%
  3. Trusts: 10%
  4. Guardianship: 10%
  5. Litigation: 10%

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  • Justin Richard Ervin III

    "Frank," as I know him, is the go-to guy for elder law -- a real guru. He is both a passionate and caring advocate for his clients and an asset to our local community and the legal community at large. I endorse this lawyer.


    Justin Ervin Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Vincent James Russo

    I endorse this lawyer. A. Frank Johns is a national leader in the field of elder law, special needs and estate planning. I have personally worked with Frank on various national organizations including the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Academy of Special Needs Planners. He is the recipient of many awards including the Theresa Award for his outstanding community service helping people with disabilities. Through the years, I have had several client matters with Frank and he has always been attentive, professional and caring. Frank is also nationally recognized for his expertise in Guardianship matters. I highly recommend Frank Johns to anyone who is in need of elder law, special needs and estate planning in North Carolina.


    Vincent Russo Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Booth Harrington & Johns of NC PLLC

239 N. Edgeworth St.
Greensboro, NC, 27401-2217

Booth Harrington & Johns of NC PLLC

1914 J. N. Pease Place
Charlotte, NC, 28282



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Rating/Preeminent Attorney - from 1995Martindale-Hubbell2012
Elder LawBest Lawyers in America - from 20022012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers from 20082012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal, Charter PartnerBooth Harrington & Johns of NC PLLC1979 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Friends Homes, Inc.Board of Directors2012 - Present
Society of Financial Service ProfessionalsPresident2011 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (North Carolina chapter)Charter Chair2011 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersCharter Advisory Board2006 - 2009
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Council of Advanced PractitionersNational Chair2006 - 2007
North Carolina Bar AssociationElder Law Section Council2005 - 2008
Alzheimer's Association - Western Carolina ChapterPresident2005 - 2007
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow2000 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysPresident1999 - 2000
North Carolina Bar AssociationElder Law Section Charter Chair1996 - 1998
North Carolina Guardianship AssociationCharter Board1995 - 1995
National Guardianship AssociationN/A1988 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Elder Law SectionN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson UniversityElder LawLL. M.2008
Florida State UniversityN/AOther - Doctorates1971
Florida State UniversityN/AB. S.1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
North Carolina Elder Law SymposiumHot Fiduciary Litigation2012
National Guardianship Association ColloquiumPerson-Centered Guardianship: Rethinking Substituted Judgment and Best Interest2012
LecturePutting It All Together and Becoming an Elder Law Attorney2012
SeminarClients with Special Needs and the Special Needs Trust - How They Are Served and How SNTs Work2011
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationBasic Ethics Related to the Elderly2011
Judicial CollegeOverview of Guardianship Proceedings2011
45th Heckerling InstituteCommon and Not-So-Common Drafting of Special Needs Trusts2011
InserviceAdvance Directives and Durable Powers of AttorneyN/A