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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


Photos and Videos

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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 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





Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


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


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


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


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