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James B. Blanton
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James B. Blanton

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury, Federal Crime

About Me

James is a former state and federal prosecutor.  He is an experienced trial attorney with extensive jury experience in state and federal court.  HE IS "AV PREEMINENT" RATED WITH MARTINDALE-HUBBELL.


 


 If you have received a TARGET LETTER from the federal government or a charge of DWI, James can help you.  If you have been the victim of someone's negligence, James is a trial attorney who can help you through this difficult time.  Let his experience guide you.  James is also a United States Marine Corps veteran, and regularly assists active duty, reserve, retired, and veteran military with legal matters.


 


James regularly helps civilians charged with crimes occuring on Camp Lejeune, NC.


 


NO PRIVATE PRACTICE ATTORNEY IN NEW HANOVER COUNTY, PENDER COUNTY OR BRUNSWICK COUNTY HAS BEEN A STATE PROSECUTOR AND FEDERAL PROSECUTOR, OTHER THAN MR. BLANTON


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
  4. Federal Crime: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

21 total 

  • David Bruce Collins Jr.

    Mr. Blanton is an extremely zealous advocate for his clients, and has a wealth of experience to bring to his client's defense having been both a state and federal prosecutor. Highly recommend!

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    David Collins Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard Scott Girdwood

    James is a former marine and federal prosecutor. I've referred him several clients with pending federal charges and they were all very pleased with Mr. Blanton's representation. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Richard Girdwood Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Woody White Law, PLLC

2004 Eastwood Rd
Suite 201
Wilmington, NC, 28403

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCActive200307/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation MedalUnited States Marine Corps2013
Global War on Terror MedalUnited States Marine Corps2011
National Defense MedalUnited State Marine Corps2010
Deans List - multiple semestersUNC-Chapel Hill School of Law2003
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of North Carolina-Wilmington1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Associate AttorneyWoody White Law, PLLC2015 - Present
AttorneyWhite & Hearne, L.L.P.2013 - 2015
Special Assistant United States AttorneyU.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District of North Carolina2010 - 2013
Captain, Judge AdvocateUnited States Marine Corps2010 - 2013
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office, 5th District, Wilmington, NC2006 - 2010
AttorneyJames Blanton, Attorney at Law2003 - 2006
3rd Year Law Student InternFederal Public Defenders Office-E.D.N.C.2002 - 2003

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Carolina Governor's Crime CommissionMember2013 - Present
Federal Criminal Justic Act PanelPanel Attorney2013 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2013 - Present
North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission, Juvenile Justice Planning CommitteeChairman2013 - Present
New Hanover County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. H----RSTATE DISMISSED CASE PRE-INDICTMENT
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. R---IREDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR BASED ON EFFECTIVE 4TH AMENDMENT LAW RESEARCH AND PRESENTATION TO PROSECUTORS OFFICE
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. B.H.Deferred Proseuction

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Wilmington Business JournalWoody White Law, PLLC announces opening2015
Greater Wilmington Business JournalLocal Attorney Appointed to State Board2013
Wilmington Star NewsCode of Silence Leads to Murder of Unintended Victim in Gang Feud2008

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Federal Criminal Practice Seminar - Eastern District of N.C.N/ACLE2013
N.C. Advocates for JusticeTrial of a Bill/Paid Motor Vehicle CaseCLE2013
Probation Office - Eastern District of North CarolinaSentencing Guidelines TrainingCLE2013
USDOJ National Advocacy CenterSentencing Guidelines Training for U.S. AttorneysCLE2012
Naval Justice SchoolBasic Military Lawyer's CourseJudge Advocate's Course2010
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of North Carolina WilmingtonAccountancyBS - Bachelor of Science1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Legal Services Support Section-East Regional Trial Counsel Fall Training Seminar, MCB Camp Lejeune, Continuing Legal EducationThe Role of the Special Assistant United States Attorney2012
New Hanover County Gang Task Force MeetingN.C. Gang Legislation2009