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John G. Miskey IV

About Me


John is a partner at Bagwell Holt Smith and manages the firm's Family Law department.  His practice includes all aspects of Family Law, including separation and divorce, premarital and postmarital agreements, custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, adoptions and termination of parental rights.  While John primarily practices in Orange, Durham, Wake and Chatham Counties, he has represented clients from Burgaw to Boone.  

John resides in Cary with his wife and young daughter.  He is proud sponsor of the Compass Center for Women and Families in Chapel Hill where he leads a free divorce workshop each month and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Family: 50%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • D. Melissa Averett

    John's compassion for his clients is only matched by his ability to zealously protect his client's rights. He knows the law, and he goes above and beyond, often working into the night after everyone else has gone home. Given his busy practice, I am also impressed by his volunteer work with the Women's Center in Chapel Hill. He is a professional who cares about his clients, his colleagues and his community. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer and am lucky to call him friend. You would be lucky to call him your lawyer.


    D. Averett Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Tyler Brooks

    I endorse this lawyer. I've had the pleasure of meeting John on several occasions and discussing family law related issues. He knows his stuff and I have no reservations about referring people to him.


    James Brooks Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bagwell Holt Smith P.A.

111 Cloister Ct., Ste. 200
Chapel Hill, NC, 27514-2296



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
National MembershipThe Order of the Barristers2005
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Law ClerkLipsitz Green Schime Cambria2003 - 2005
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Compass Center for Woman and FamiliesBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Family Law Council - Adoption CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Family Law Council - Child Issues CommitteeMember2010 - 2012
Durham County Family BarCo-chair2010 - 2012
Durham County Family BarMember2008 - Present
North Carolina Judicial District 15B Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Orange County Family Law AssociationMember2006 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Carsanaro v. Colvin, 716 S.E.2d 40 (2011)N/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
Niagara UniversityThe Specialty Court Movement: A Western New York Perspective2002
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Niagara UniversityCriminology and Criminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly WorkshopSeparation and DivorceN/A