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James M. Roane III

James M. Roane III

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Brain Injury

About Me

In 1995, I was in a serious wreck, and the insurance company was dragging the case out and not treating me fairly.  Eventually, I got them to do the right thing.  However, I was so angry, I decided to go to Wake Forest Law School.  Since then, I have been fighting for plaintiffs, and I have tried and handled cases all over North Carolina.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Car Accidents: 40%
    17 years, 600 cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
  3. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 20%
    13 years, 50 cases
  4. Brain Injury: 10%
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    16 years, 600 cases



Contingent (33-45%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Daniel Louis Donovan

    James is an excellent attorney.


    Daniel Donovan Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael J. Lewis

    I wholeheartedly endorse James. He is a true warrior for his clients, leaving no stone unturned in his efforts to get them the full measure of justice they deserve. Ethical, intelligent, personable, he is a real champion for those who need him most.


    Michael Lewis Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Roane Law

107 Lindley Road
Greensboro, NC, 27410




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
North CarolinaSuper Lawyers2012
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Legal Elite- Top Attorney in NC under 40Business North Carolina Magazine2007
Medal for Excellence in AdvocacyAmerican College of Trial Lawyers1999
Most Outstanding AdvocateNorth Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers1998

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerRoane Law2008 - Present
Adjunct Professor of Trial PracticeElon University School of Law2008 - Present
Director of LitigationCrumley & Associates2001 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Trial Advocatesmember2013 - Present
Southern Trial Lawyers Associationmember2011 - Present
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2009 - Present
Guillford County Nursing Home Advisory CommitteeAppointed member by commissioners2005 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2003 - Present
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersChairman of the Nursing Home Division2001 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Bed Sore Case$480,000 verdict in Davidson County
Serious Car Wreck$3.8 million settlement
Fall Death Case$275,000 verdict

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Publication NameTitleDate
NCAJ Trial BriefsNursing Home Staffing: How Much is Required and How Much Do They Really Have?2012
Greensboro News & recordMental Health Reform Laws Laid Bare2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of North Carolina, GreensboroPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
North Carolina Advocates for JusticePre-exisiting conditions2013
NCAJ ConventionNursing Home Case Law Update2010
ConventionNursing Home Law Updates2009
Continuing Legal EducationTrial Basics for New Attorneys2009
Mountain MagicNursing Home Litigation Basics2008
ArbitrationsNursing Home arbitrations2008
Medical Malpractice ExpertsMalpractice Experts2007
Graduation 2007Keynote speaker2007
Piedmont Triad Council of GovernmentsNursing Home Abuse2006
Nursing Home Litigation9(j) and Rule 7022006
Disaster Preparedness for Nursing HomesNursing Home Abuse2006

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