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John W. Gresham

John W. Gresham

Practice areas:

Civil Rights, Employment / Labor, Education

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Civil Rights: 34%
  2. Education: 33%
  3. Employment / Labor: 33%



Hourly ($250-375/hour)

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Contact Info

Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, PLLC

301 E Park Ave
Charlotte, NC, 28203-4751




Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Employment LitigationSuper Lawyers2013
Employment & First AmendmentBest Lawyers in America2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Distinguished Service AwardNorth Carolina Bar Association Education Law Section2006
Bigelow PtizeBoston University School of Law1974

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerTin Fulton Walker & Owen, PLLc2011 - Present
Practioner in ResidenceVermont Law School1992 - 1992
PartnerFerguson Stein Chambers Gresham & Sumter, PA1976 - 2010
Law clerkJudge James B. Mcmillan1974 - 1976


Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeEmployment Law and Civil Rights sections1980 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Corum v. University of North CarolinaNorth Carolina Supreme Court established a cause of action under the North Carolina Constitution
Reed v. United Transportation UnionUS Supreme court established a three year statute of limitations for violation of rights protected by the Labor-management Reporting and disclosur Act. the decision overturned a number of circuit court decisions applying a six month limitation period
Vanderburg v. NC Dept. of RevenueThe court of appeals upheld the claim and interpreted the Act to include an action filed by a probationary employee

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Publication NameTitleDate
Education Law Section NewsletterThe Crump Decision Revisited1996
Boston University Law JournalReemployment Rights: The Veteran ans the Vacation Benefit1974


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawN/AJD1974
Davidson CollegePolitical Science & PsychologyAB1967

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
LIFT ConferenceEmployee First Amendment And Free Speec Rights2011
Multi State labor and Employment Law SeminarArbitration of Employment Disputes2000
Employment Law SeminarCivil Rights Litigation in State Courts1991
Winter Meeting Labor law SectionUse of Jury Trials in Employment Litigation1987