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James M. Roane III

Car accident Attorney at Greensboro, NC

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Roane Law

  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    I am primarily a litigation attorney, which means that I am hired to go to court and not just settle. I have litigated hundreds of cases with successful results.

    26 years, 600 cases

  2. Personal injury
    I have successfully litigated and obtained verdicts in many car wreck cases, premises liability cases and other general personal injury cases.

    25 years, 600 cases

  3. Brain injury
    Successfully litigated and settled many brain injury cases including a large settlement regarding the failure of a child car seat.

  4. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    President of the Nursing Home Division of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Settled and tried to verdicts many cases.

    22 years, 50 cases

  5. Wrongful death
    Most of my cases come from referrals from other attorneys, and many of these cases involve the wrongful death of persons through neglect or reckless behavior. I have tried and won many wrongful death cases.

In 1995, I was in a serious wreck, and the insurance company was dragging the case out and not treating me fairly.  Eventually, I got them to do the right thing.  However, I was so angry, I decided to go to Wake Forest Law School.  Since then, I have been fighting for plaintiffs, and I have tried and handled cases all over North Carolina.

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Roane Law
107 Lindley Road
Greensboro, NC, 27410

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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was in pickup and driver comes out of parking lot and hits me in right side. Contacted Jeff Roane’s office, he took my case. My neck was injured, nerve in my neck was pinched almost into so I had to have surgery. Mr Roane help with all medical bills. I’m very thankful for what he did. He will help you too.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
I was in a bad car accident and the other insurance company was terrible. They fought me every step of the way: car repair, loaner car, medical bills and depreciated value--the last straw was them trying to repair my car with use parts.....a 2 year old car. I asked around who a good attorney was--everyone said call James Roane in Greensboro as he gets great results. He spent the time necessary and got me medical, depreciate value, proper repairs. He was great and I highly recommend him!!
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Posted by Wayne | November 24, 2009
Nursing Home Case
I was very pleased by the way Attorney James Roane and his staff handled the lawsuit against the nursing home in the death of my wife. Attorney Roane is very sensitive to the needs and feelings of his clients. I would recommend to any person in need of legal guidance.
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2009
Attorney Testimonial for Traumatic Car Wreck Case
When James was hired as my attorney I didn't even know I was alive. I was a passenger in an automoblie traveling home from the beach after spending a few days down there for a quick vacation, when the automobile I was a passenger in was struck head on by a drunk driver. That left me being the only surivor!! I remember the first time I ever met James, he was such a kind and caring person. I remember telling him about what I remembered about the wreck which wasn't alot. So with all the information and all my pictures he put them together to get me the best settlement possible. I am thankful for the person James is, I have never had to deal with lawyers or any kind of settlement type thing but James always kept me up to date on what was going on and how things were going. He showed he really cared in my situation. There aren't enough words to tell him how truely greatful I am for all he did but just know James Roane is a great lawyer and will work hard for you!! I would strongly recommend James Roane to anyone I know that may ever need his services for he understands the hard times injured people face, not only the injured ones but their families too. Thanks James for working hard for me!
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-45%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Roane Law
  • 2008 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Trial Practice
  • Elon University School of Law
  • 2008 - Present
  • Director of Litigation
  • Crumley & Associates
  • 2001 - 2008


  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Trucking serious injury case
  • $3.4 million
  • Truck wreck wrongful death
  • $3.3 million
  • Premises Liability
  • $579,000 Verdict
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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Guillford County Nursing Home Advisory Committee
  • Appointed member by commissioners
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Chairman of the Nursing Home Division
  • 2001 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • North Carolina
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Legal Elite- Top Attorney in NC under 40
  • Business North Carolina Magazine
  • 2007
  • Medal for Excellence in Advocacy
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 1999
  • Most Outstanding Advocate
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 1998
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  • NCAJ Trial Briefs
  • Nursing Home Staffing: How Much is Required and How Much Do They Really Have?
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Pre-exisiting conditions
  • 2013
  • Convention
  • Nursing Home Law Updates
  • 2009
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Trial Basics for New Attorneys
  • 2009
  • Mountain Magic
  • Nursing Home Litigation Basics
  • 2008
  • Arbitrations
  • Nursing Home arbitrations
  • 2008
  • Medical Malpractice Experts
  • Malpractice Experts
  • 2007
  • Graduation 2007
  • Keynote speaker
  • 2007
  • Piedmont Triad Council of Governments
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • 2006
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • 9(j) and Rule 702
  • 2006
  • Disaster Preparedness for Nursing Homes
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (2)
Endorse James
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James is an amazing lawyer, who fights relentlessly for his clients. James is extremely knowledgeable and an outstanding trial attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is an excellent attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse James. He is a true warrior for his clients, leaving no stone unturned in his efforts to get them the full measure of justice they deserve. Ethical, intelligent, personable, he is a real champion for those who need him most."
Wrongful death Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have handled cases with James and been an arbitrator on one of his cases. Thus, I have seen him in action on many occasions. He is a fearless lawyer who dares his opposition to take him to trial. In a world where a lot of "trial lawyers" will do anything to avoid actually trying a case, James is always ready to go."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James is an excellent lawyer. His care and compassion for his clients is matched only by his work ethic and hard work."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow attorney, I am pleased to have the opportunity to endorse James M. Roane III. I have known James since we attended law school together at Wake Forest. There are a lot of plaintiffs' attorneys who have catchy ads, but I can tell you as an absolute certainty that the Roane Law commericials describing James' own personal ordeal are heartfelt, genuine and real. James knows from first-hand experience what it is like to take on the insurance companies and to fight for just and fair compensation for ordinary citizens - he's done it not only for clients but also for himself. Clients of Roane Law can be assured that James will be a fierce advocate who will always work hard for them."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jamie does a great job for his clients and has obtained some very nice results for clients. He is diligent in preparing a case and he cares about the people he represents."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Friend
"James is a pit bull with a huge heart! He does not accept no for an answer. He will take on cases that other attorneys can't or won't handle. He will see the case all the way through. He is never afraid to take a case to trial, in fact he would rather litigate the case then settle it. His incredible trial record speaks for itself. When you need a true plaintiff's attorney who will not stop fighting for your case until the jury delivers its verdict, James Roane should be at the top of your list. Unfortunately because of time, he is only able to handle very serious cases. I called James at 11pm on a Friday night to get his help with a death case of a child and he took the time to evaluate the case and called the client Saturday morning. He is extremely dedicated to his work and his pursuit of justice for his clients. I can recommend him without any reservation. He has the highest level of integrity and his ethics are beyond compare."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James Roane is one of those rare lawyers that has demonstrated the ability to consistenly win large personal injury verdicts. Not only is he an extremely effective advocate, but he is very personable and of the highest character. I strongly recommend James Roane."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"The public has vast options when choosing a law firm, but not all firms are created equally. Without reservation, I recommend James Roane because he understands the hardships faced by injured persons and their families. James has no time for frivolous lawsuits; he is too busy standing up against big insurance companies for our neighbors, friends and family members. While always compassionate and courteous, he knows when it is appropriate to unleash as an unrelenting warrior against the opposition. James' time as my supervising attorney afforded me a first hand glimpse of what client advocacy means. If more attorneys kept the focus and determination that James exemplifies, the profession would not carry the tarnished reputation it has today. In the classroom, I frequently use James and his 'war stories' as examples of how an honorable attorney conducts business. Roane Law puts PEOPLE above profits; a concept that the big triad law firms have either forgotten or never really knew in the first place."
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