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Jan E. Pritchett

Criminal defense Attorney at Greensboro, NC

4.3   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

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Schlosser & Pritchett
5709 West Friendly Avenue.
Greensboro, NC, 27410-4112


4.3 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by Jan | January 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My Truth
My clients are my neighbors, my friends and my people. I care about everyone I work with. I care about everyone that loves and cares about my clients. Even though thousands of clients I represent each year are happy, it bothers me when a few are not. I realize that regardless of my efforts and intent, you can't make everyone happy. However, as long as I practice law, I will strive to be the best person and the best attorney that I can be for anyone that seeks my assistance. That is my truth and I care about all of my clients and their loved ones.
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Posted by David | January 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Literally the best lawyer I could possibly ask for
Jan Pritchett has been an amazing blessing in my life. I got into some pretty serious trouble and have had to spend some time digging myself out. He was referred to me by another lawyer, and gave me a great rate based on that referral, and has treated me like family ever since. When I got sober last year, he would check up on me to see how I was doing, invited me to play basketball with him at church, always asks how my mom is doing, etc. He's also very quick to respond to any random questions I ever have and is very patient with explanations and advice. Oh, how did my court case go, you ask? Well, he basically got it dismissed. He knows all the judges and is friends with lots of people behind the scenes, and is a master of "judge shopping." He's got one more thing to represent me on, then I'm totally in the clear. I do not think another lawyer could have done it this well. He is a great lawyer and a great human being, and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks Jan!!
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Posted by Christy | July 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in town
Jan Pritchett is the best criminal attorney ever. He saved my life. I will never forget his passion and commitment to my case. Thank you for fighting for me for 2 1/2 years.
Posted by Rhonda | July 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True Super Lawyer
I hired Mr. Pritchett to handle an extremely complicated case. He was extremely knowledgeable in the area if law. He was empathetic of my situation and was always available if I had any questions or concerns abiut my case. Jan made me feel that I was important and validated my concerns by educating me on the facts of my case to decrease my worries and anxiety. His retainer was reasonable and well worth the money. I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2011
Jan Pritchett is the BEST!!!
I have dealt with Jan on my own matters, as well as a family members. He is very knowledgable, and kept me informed at all times. I would recommend him to anyone for anything !!!
Posted by Travis | August 19, 2013
He has been the only lawyer i'veever had and hes Damn Good.
I've got this laywer from a well known lawyer and he had a case with me today hes very kind, expericend, expensive, and well repsected. Attorney here in Greensboro Nc, you cant ask for much better he'll drop them misdemenors for ya lol
Posted by Khaalid | January 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do I even have to give them a whole star- The Worst Ever
THE ABSOLUTE WORST!!! Initially, I was advised by a bondsman, another court official to not get Jan Pritchett. Simply because they watch many of their clients who retained him get “washed up creek” by the system. Unfortunately, I put my trust in the advisement of his frat brother which I shouldn’t have but I ultimately paid for it. Secondly, after retaining him he feed me nothing but lie after lie about my case and how things would turn out. Other lawyers I’ve consulted with agreed that my case shouldn’t have even been in superior court with me having no prior criminal record. Even Jan told me that, but his poor representation of my case allowed me to “slip thru the cracks”. Was cold for roughly three years Thirdly, My case was tucked away for roughly THREE years. I still had to report every month for roll call, but he did nothing to push my case forward. In fact, it wasn’t until I started showing at the office continuously, verbal disputes with the lawyer as to “what the heck” are you doing with my case that he just went and had them throw my case in front of jury. 1-day notice to me that this was going to happen. Lastly, this was the weakest representation in the courtroom ive ever seen. I pulled him aside a couple times and asked him to focus on the things he said he would- all the lies the prosecution used to get me there, but he didn’t and ultimately I lost that case. Under his complete advisement I lost. I will never employ this firm again, not even for the littlest of my offenses, nor will I allow anyone I know to do so. Had I listened to the bondsman in the beginning I feel I wouldn’t be in the predicament I’m in now, but I guess that’s not his job to care.
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Response from Jan Pritchett January 14, 2021
I certainly am not happy that my services generated a complaint. However, I spent hours (as did another attorney in the office who has been practicing for 24 years) explaining to the client that the district attorney and not the defense attorney controls when jury trials are called. It certainly is better for me to move cases faster and not have cases linger in my office for two years. It is true that when the client decided he would come to my office everyday until his case was tried (even though it had been explained to him over and over that the district attorney determines which cases are tried), that I had to limit the excessive conversations about the same matter over which I had no control. He unfortunately was not the first nor the last to experience a trial delay. Furthermore, his case was with another attorney for over a year when he came to my office. The evidence in this particular case caused the client to be charged with felony child abuse. This was mainly because of the injuries that were attested to by his son, a forensic child psychologist and photographed by the police. Despite this, through my advocacy, I was able to persuade the prosecutor to try the case as two misdemeanor offenses. This indeed kept the client from being put in jeopardy of having a felony on his record for the rest of his life. After 26 years of practice and having been called upon by elected officials and court personnel who are familiar with my work (including the successful representation of the son of one of the best criminal defense attorneys in town a few months ago), I will continue to do the best that I can for all of my clients. Unfortunately in this case, it was the testimony of the client's son (who continued to be in therapy from the events that gave rise to the case), the pictures and his ex-wife, that led to his misdemeanor conviction. Upon reflection, I did all that I could in the case and received several compliments from court personnel. One even stated, " I thought you might pull another rabbit out of your hat!!!"
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • SChlosser & Pritchett
  • 2000 - Present


  • Southern University Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • State v. Morris
  • Plead to lesser charge for a five year sentence
  • State v. Rico Smith
  • Jury trial - not guilty
  • State v. Murdock
  • Jury trial ultimately resolved for two misdemeanors


  • North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Providence Baptist Church
  • Deacon Board - Vice Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Family Services of the Piedmont
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2013 - Present
  • Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Guilford County Indigent Defense Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Past Chairman - Criminal Justice Section
  • 2012 - 2013
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • Past Chairman - Criminal Law Division
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Superlawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Elite
  • 2015
  • Top 100 DWI Attorneys
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Spring Defender's Conference
  • Motions Practice in DWI Cases
  • 2015
  • North Carolina Bar Association Annual Review
  • Caselaw Update
  • 2014
  • Public Defender's Fall Conference
  • Motions to Suppress
  • 2014
  • The ABC's of DWI
  • Drug Recognition Experts - The Science or Lack Thereof
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Jan
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jan is an excellent attorney. He cares about his clients and is very diligent in making sure you receive a positive outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jan for close to 20 years. He supervised me as an intern in the Guilford County District Attorney's office while I was still in law school. I learned a lot from him in a short period of time. I think the most valuable lesson was watching how to respectfully treat your apposing counsel while still zealously doing your job. In the years that I have been in private practice, I have referred everything that I could to Jan. He does a fantastic job and gets good results. I highly recommend him for any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pritchett is a gifted and hard working attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jan Pritchett is easily one of the nicest human beings I have ever had the privilege to be around. He is also an incredibly talented lawyer. As a fantastic lawyer and a model citizen, he is an asset to Guilford County's legal community."
Criminal defense
Greensboro Criminal defense Lawyer Jan E. Pritchett
Jan E. Pritchett
Criminal defense Attorney
Greensboro, NC
Licensed for 28 years
Free Consultation