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James has extensive experience handling a wide range of trial matters, including business disputes, serious personal injuries, professional negligence, and land condemnation.  James also represents victims of dangerous drugs and defective products in Multi-District Litigation nationally.  Additionally, James regularly works as local counsel for out of state attorneys, and has litigated matters with attorneys located in New York, Illinois, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Minnesota, and other states in recent years.

James is licensed to practice in all trial and appellate courts in North Carolina, including the North Carolina Business Court, all Federal District Courts in North Carolina, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.  James has been selected as a Super Lawyer in North Carolina in numerous years, and he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. James is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the American Association for Justice.  James is a 2000 graduate of Wake Forest University and a 2003 graduate, cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he was a member of the Washington Lee Law Review.  James and his wife Emily are the proud parents of three young daughters.   


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    13 years, 150 cases
  2. Defective Products: 25%
    6 years, 12 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    13 years, 125 cases
  4. Real Estate: 10%



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (25-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

14 total 

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  • Ryan S Luft

    I worked on an interpleader matter in which James represented one of the parties. He is very professional and knowledgeable on the ins and outs of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. He works hard for his clients while maintaining an appropriate level of civility and courtesy.


    Ryan Luft Business Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Lowrance Fisher

    I endorse this lawyer. Great contributor to avvo.


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Contact info

Benson, Brown & Faucher, PLLC

822 N. Elm St.
Suite 200
Greensboro, NC, 27401


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateSmith Moore Leatherwood, LLP2003 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Auto Torts SectionMember2010 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Market America v. LinJudgment affirmed by Court of Appeals
Robert Lewis v. Lewis LesterSummary Judgment in Favor of Client affirmed by Court of Appeals
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Wake Forest UniversityEconomics/PoliticsBA - Bachelor of Arts2000