|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina Bar Association, General Practice Section, Organized General Practice Section||Chairman||1984 - 1991|
|North Carolina Bar Association, General Practice Committee||Chairman||1983 - 1984|
|University of Virginia School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||Political Science||AB||1968|
Posted by anonymous
I hired this attorney after seeing his low rates on his webpage. Now I'm familiar with the phrase "to good to be true", but I thought that this attorney had some type of moral compass he would follow. Well, this guy does not! Little did I know that he would do absolutely nothing to help you except take your money. My interaction was little with him since he never picked up and when he did he was extremely belligerent and seemed disoriented at times. When he showed up to court he was not prepared and very arrogant for some odd reason. I lost and had to pay another lawyer to fix his mistakes. My new lawyer was shocked on his laziness and incompetence. DO NOT HIRE THIS ATTORNEY.
Posted by anonymous
I paid for divorce and custody and did not adequate representation. I will say he picked up the phone twice and talked but not helpful information. I did not receive what i paid for not would I recommend him to anyone
Posted by Dale
My first experience with John was in 2005. He helped me through my separation, divorce and custody issues. He told me exactly how the process works at the consultation, he gave me a fair cost and he followed through on everything. There were no extra costs and no surprises.
When I needed a lawyer for an out of town speeding ticket, I called John. He could not represent me but he gave me a recommendation for an out of town lawyer who was great and handled my case quickly and cost effectively.
I have recommended several people to John, and they have also been pleased with the outcome. The only time I personally know of John removing himself from a case was when a relative of mine misrepresented what he needed and then proceeded to not do as advised and not follow up. John sent a letter detailing the problem and what needed to be done. My relative then just let everything drop to his own dismay. My relative showed me the correspondence. Bottom line is John cannot help you if you do not participate in your own case.
Recently, I have had an issue with a person who has been trespassing on my property, has threatened my family, assaulted me, committed fraud and has been harassing me and my family. Law enforcement refused to do anything. I contacted John once again and as expected, all is resolved to my satisfaction and for a very reasonable cost.
John is blunt and will not double talk you or try to make you feel better. He's blunt, open and honest. He will tell you how things work and the best way to take care of a case. You can present options and he will flat out tell you won't work and why. You have latitude in how you want to proceed, but the John I know will not let you proceed down a foolish path and thank goodness for that. He will also tell you if you are trying to pursue a course that will cost you more than you will gain. If you don't want the truth then find a different lawyer who will waste your time and money for you.
I'm not a sue happy person and only use the courts when I have no other option. I have used other lawyers and John is the best. I have had horrendous experiences with other lawyers and know how bad things can get. I know that if John is not knowledgeable in the area I need he will flat out tell me that.