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William James Johnson

William James Johnson

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Litigation, Lawsuits & Disputes, Debt Collection, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

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About Me


James’s travels around the world have led him on many adventures. Among his most exciting have been running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, and driving a pickup truck from Texas to Guatemala and back in three months. A native of Columbia, S.C. James is married to Tricia Tiller Johnson. They have two children, Tiller and Mack.


Favorite Foods: Spanish paella, huevos rancheros, barbecue


Favorite Music: Old-time string band, old country, bluegrass, newgrass, blues


Favorite Book: “Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry


Favorite Movie: Anything from the Coen Brothers


Last Place Visited: Jamaica


Where He’d Like to Travel: Spain


Passions in Life: Playing music, biking, hiking, running and his dogs


Guilty Pleasures: John Grisham novels


Community Involvement



  • Mountain Housing Opportunities – Past Board Member

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Construction & Development: 34%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
  3. Litigation: 30%
  4. Debt Collection: 4%
  5. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 2%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

The Van Winkle Law Firm

11 North Market Street
Asheville, NC, 28801

P. O. Box 7376
Asheville, NC, 28802

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCActive200207/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2011
America's Most Honored ProfessionalsAmerican Registry2011
Published MemberSouth Carolina Law ReviewN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerThe Van Winkle Law Firm2002 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Construction Surety GroupFounding Member2010 - Present
South Carolina Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Richland County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Institute of Architects (Asheville)N/AN/A
North Carolina Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Associated General Contractors of America (Carolinas)N/AN/A
28th Judicial District BarMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Capital at PlayKeep Your "Dream Home" from Turning into a Nightmare2015
Change Order, a publication of the NC Bar Association Construction Section“Waiver of Subrogation: A Valid Defense for Architects and Engineers?,” Co-Author2012
The North Carolina Bar AssociationNorth Carolina Construction Law Desk Book2010
South Carolina Law ReviewConstruction LawN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Wofford CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Asheville Land Development ConferenceHow to Avoid Lawsuits When Developing Land2012
Construction Sureties SeminarGet the law on your side to collect your money on time2011
Asheville ConferenceHow to Avoid Lawsuits when Developing Land2011
Regional ConferenceContracting Away Risk2010
Design Professionals ForumGetting Paid For Your Work2010
Asheville Design ConferenceContracting Away Risk2010