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John M. McCabe

Personal injury Attorney at Cary, NC

4.8   16 reviews

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About John

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From the time John was 8 years old, he wanted to be a lawyer. After living in San Francisco and New York, John spent most of his childhood growing up in North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Campbell University School of Law. While at Campbell, John was named to two national moot court teams, and the law school's faculty recognized him as one of the nation's best, up-and-coming lawyers. After graduating from Campbell with honors, John initially worked for a law firm that defended claims filed by injured people. After seeing from the inside how insurance companies and big business attempt to work the legal system to maximize their own profits, John quickly realized that accident victims needed a strong and aggressive advocate to stand up and fight for them. So, in 1995, he changed firms and since then, he has focused exclusively on representing people throughout the country who have been injured by trucking collisions, medical negligence, defective products, and on-the-job accidents.

 

Known for his strong work ethic and attention to detail, one of John's most notable achievements occurred in 2000 when he represented a young mother and her daughter in a case against the State of North Carolina for serious injuries that they suffered when their mini-van was struck head-on by a Department of Transportation dump truck. At that time, a damages cap limited the amount of damages that could be recovered from the State of North Carolina to a maximum of $150,000, which was less than half of the mother's medical bills. Through John's efforts and against considerable odds, he was not only able to persuade the General Assembly to increase the cap to $500,000, but he also instituted ground-breaking lawsuits that resulted in the family recovering a settlement that was more than 10 times the amount initially offered by the State.

John is licensed to practice law in all North Carolina federal and state courts, and he is a very active member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. John devotes a considerable amount of his time to teaching legal concepts and advocacy skills to other attorneys and law students, and his articles are frequently published throughout the State.

In his free time, John coaches a youth basketball team, and he serves as an extraordinary minister, lecturer, and mass coordinator at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh.  He enjoys basketball, softball, running, biking, music, and traveling with his wife, Rebecca. 

 

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Licensed for 28 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 12/27/2022

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

Contact John

John M. McCabe
1130 Kildaire Farm Road
Suite 230
Cary, NC, 27511

Reviews

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Posted by Kerry and Catherine | October 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and helpful
We were in a head-on collision that involved three parties. While we had much mending to do, John and staff took over and gathered all information necessary for the settlement of our claims. John and his staff were very helpful in answering our many questions, explaining the legal issues and suggesting the best course of action. Our cases ended in arbitration and we were very pleased with the results. We heartily recommend John to anyone needing assistance involving an auto accident.
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Posted by John | March 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John M. McCabe
When my wife and I were in a bad automobile accident, we luckily knew knowledgeable lawyers who immediately steered us to John McCabe. He and his paralegal, Gloria, were wonderful to work with and got the best possible results for both of us. Can't recommend more highly.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very courteous.
Called this person after he promptly returned my phone call. Seems like a descent human being, which is rare in lawyers.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Courteous, helpful
John responded promptly to my query in a courteous manner and provided helpful information.
Posted by Precious | December 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer I know
John McCabe is the best I received excellent service was updated on new information on a regular Basis I was satisfied with the outcome Thanks Mr McCabe
Posted by Shane | January 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not your stereotype attorney
Being a blue-collar worker and never dealt with attorney before I had already had a negative attitude about attorneys. Mr. Mccabe quickly change my attitude . He answered all my questions, and I did have a lot of questions, in simple layman terms. Mr. Mccabe was very upfront. He quickly responded to all of my messages because I am impatient when I am waiting for answers to questions that I feel are important to me . He was professional but also had a friendly personality that made me feel comfortable. I appreciated his honesty. If you need a great attorney I suggest you call Mr. McCabe.
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Posted by kevinfurr | April 23, 2015
quick and honest
Although Mr. McCabe gave me an answer I didn’t want to hear, he worked diligently and expediently to come up with the best answer for the two of us. He seems to be honest and forthright
Posted by Timothy & Sandra | September 8, 2013
If you want the best look no further!
John McCabe is one of the best Lawyers we have ever met. When first meeting John in Feb 2011 he listened to what we had to say and was very concerned about my health and the situation surrounding it. John is not a person who chases cases his cases come from recommendations from his clients and fellow attorneys. Within the first 15 minutes of meeting him I knew he was the right fit for me and my family because he showed care and compassion for the whole situation not just the details of my injuries. Throughout the time we have worked with John he has been there for us as a friend and a lawyer. John and his staff have the recourses and connections to keep life moving where you think doors are closing. They are always available and John makes himself reachable anytime for clients. Throughout our case he handled everything, we had no worries about anything we put all our trust in him and his staff and it has returned us great and satisfying results. If you want the best than look no further “The Law Offices of John McCabe” has the recourses and experience to handle your case.
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Posted by Scott | August 31, 2013
Most Responsible and Professional guy I know!!!
I have known John McCabe for almost 30 years and would recommend him and have recommended him as an attorney to anyone that would ask me. His passion for Law, loyalty to his clients, and people skills make him great at what he does. He has helped me both personally and professionally with many situations over the years. I hold him in the highest regards.
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Posted by Mike | August 26, 2013
If 10 is the highest number , I will give John a 20.
When I first met John, I was taken by his concern for me and my situation. After talking to him for about 30 minutes, I knew I wanted to hire him. We were taking on a big organization and I knew I could not do it alone. John laid everything out for me and did not make a move or talk to anyone without first consulting me and how I felt about it. The process was seamless thanks to him and his staff. When the day of mediation came, he did not waiver in any way. He believed in me and I put every ounce of trust I had in him that day. He LITERALLY held my future and that of my family in his hands and I couldn't have chosen better attorney. I have told several people I know that may be looking in the same direction as I was about him. John McCabe is one in a miliion. I appreciate everything he did for me.
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Posted by Sucheta | August 24, 2013
Trustworthy and Professional
In 2011, my parents came to US from India to attend my brother's wedding. They came here on visitors insurance and just couple of days prior to their return journey, we were involved in a car wreck. My father was seriously injured and was in emergency room for a week. My mom had few stitches and whiplash injury. This being my first accident and not knowing what to do, I approached our corporate lawyers. They recommended Mr. John McCabe and couple of other lawyers to me. I am so glad that I made my first call to Mr. John. Once I met him, there was no need to call other lawyers on the recommendation list. Mr. John McCabe has very pleasing personality, helping nature, great communication skills and strong ethics. He and his team worked tirelessly to negotiate the medical bills with Duke and also worked with Domestic and International insurance companies to settle all the bills and accident related issues. I could always reach him for any questions / concerns. If he could not be reached, his team made sure he got the message and I always got the return call. Mr. John McCabe is very trustworthy and genuine lawyer. I would highly recommend John and his associates to anyone in need of legal representation.
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Posted by John | August 24, 2013
An honest review
John has been exactly what I needed during an extremely difficult time - knowledgeable, empathetic, available, but most importantly EXTREMELY effective. I was making an effort to handle my situation on my own. I consider myself a reasonably intelligent person capable of reading laws and applying them. I really did not think I "needed" an attorney. But I was having difficulty moving my situation forward. After an initial consultation with John he confidently advised "I can help you with this." And he was very right. A "lay" person really cannot navigate the world of personal injury law. I placed my trust in John and he quickly achieved results I could never have achieved on my own. I am %100 better off having retained John's representation. I will unhesitatingly recommend John to anyone is a personal injury/wrongful death situation. I genuinely believe he will give an honest opinion if he can help you, and will achieve results.
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Posted by Bryan | August 24, 2013
Highly recommend John! A very competent, responsive and knowledgeable attorney.
I was involved in a trucking accident by being hit from behind by an 18 wheeler. Following the accident, a good friend of our family recommended that we contact John McCabe. He assured us that his firm was a very excellent choice and he recommended them highly. His recommendation was quickly proved to be a great one. John quickly responded by driving 2 hours to visit us and very clearly outlined the legal opinions for us to consider. Sitting across the table from him, I could tell that here sat a man of character and competence. During the duration of developing the case. He and his staff were meticulous, prompt, knowledgable and always responded within 24 hours of my calls or emails. John and his staff maintained a very cordial, working relationship with us and everyone involved. John sometimes told me not what I wanted to hear but what I needed to hear. John removed all doubt and allowed me to focus on my rehabilitation. I simply did not have to worry about the details of the case. Our settlement by mediation was fair and equitable. The Law Offices of John McCabe did an incredible job. Bottom line: John and his staff delivered the results. John McCabe has became a true friend to me and my family and we still communicate with them now. This relationship will never end. We have the utmost respect for John's integrity, legal knowledge and true caring that helped bring this tragic event to a close. We would highly recommend their firm to anyone and would be happy to receive calls on their behalf.
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Posted by Bernadette | August 23, 2013
The Most Trustworthy Lawyer I know
I came to Mr. McCabe a little over two and half years ago. A mother, who was desperately seeking answers as to what really caused the tragic car accident my daughter died in. Mr. McCabe was honest with me; and stated he had never taken on a case such as mine before. But if I chose him as my attorney, he was confident that he would do his best to get the answers that I was seeking. He made it perfectly clear that there were no guarantees. Mr. McCabe is fair, honest, and straight forward. These are characteristics I think consumers look for when looking for an attorney they can trust. As your case progresses, Mr. McCabe and his team keeps you well informed. There were times when things did not look favorable, he was straight forward. He did not "sugar coat" the facts And other times when things were going well, I was kept abreast of this too. Mr. McCabe and his team treat you with the up most respect. They listen to what you have to say. While recognizing that they are experts in what they do, YOU are the expert on your love one. I guess, you can say, he makes you feel like you are apart of his team. My experience has been that Mr. McCabe and his team do not look at your case as another case file but as a real human being, who they genuinely want to get to know. Mr. McCabe and his team are very compassionate people and I thank God everyday that He directed me to Mr. McCabe's Law Firm. I would gladly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by clinton | August 21, 2013
Genuine and Honest
John is an approachable, honest and genuine guy who also happens to be an attorney! Out of all the attorneys I have worked with, John will always remain my first choice in seeking legal counsel. You know he has your best interests at stake because you can see it in his eyes and feel it in your heart. Give John an opportunity to help you.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Rude receptionist
I called, just needing a letter or two written for my case. I was very clear up front that it's a small case. The receptionist had difficulty understanding that. When she finally understood it was a small case, she hung up on me. I definitely wouldn't recommend based on her unprofessional behavior and inability to understand a simple request.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Davis & McCabe, P.A.
  • 1999 - 2008

Education

  • Campbell University School of Law
  • J.D., cum laude
  • 1994
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • A.B.
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Estate of Jane Doe v. Acme Company
  • $1,500,000 Settlement
  • Jones v. ABC Crane Company
  • $2,000,000 settlement
  • Jackson v. Logging Company
  • $1,300,000 settlement
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Associations

  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 1999 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Auto Torts Executive Committee
  • 1995 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 1994 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Chair, Auto Torts Executive Committee
  • 2013 - 2014
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Vice-Chair, AutoTorts Executive Committee
  • 2012 - 2013
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Ethics Committee
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer
  • ALM
  • 2013
  • Best Attorneys in North Carolina
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer
  • ALM
  • 2012
  • Best Attorneys in North Carolina
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Top 100 Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Assocation
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Platinum Award
  • The Verdict Group
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Personal Injury Practice in North Carolina
  • The Analysis & Investigation of Personal Injury Cases
  • 2011
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • “Emerging Issues in Personal Injury Law”
  • 2010
  • Trial Briefs (NCAJ)
  • “The Rules of the Road – Understanding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations”
  • 2004
  • Campbell Law Review
  • “Examining DiDonato’s Damage Limitations And Mandatory Joinder Requirements – Greer v. Parsons"
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • NCAJ Annual Convention
  • Successful Depositions
  • 2012
  • State Tort Claims Act CLE
  • Demystifying the State Tort Claims Act
  • 2012
  • Trucking Litigation CLE
  • The Rules of the Road in Trucking Cases
  • 2011
  • Nuts & Bolts of Personal Injury Cases
  • The Investigation and Handling of Personal Injury Cases
  • 2010
  • Putting The Hammer Down on Unsafe Truckers
  • The Rules of the Road -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • 2008
  • Interstate Trucking Litigation
  • Trucking Litigation and D.O.T. Regulations
  • 2007
  • Practical Skills Course
  • The Investigation & Handling of Personal Injury Cases
  • 2006
  • American Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
  • The Doctrine of Statutory Employment: Holding Motor Carries Liable for The Negligence of Leased Vehicles & Drivers
  • 2005
  • Personal Injury Law in North Carolina
  • Achieving Favorable Settlements in North Carolina
  • 2005
  • Mountain Magic
  • The In’s and Out’s of Civil Discovery
  • 2004
  • Personal Injury Law for Paralegals
  • The Rules of Civil Discovery
  • 2002
  • Advanced Personal Injury Litigation
  • Setting Up The Winning Deposition
  • 2002
  • Sixth Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference
  • Representing Psychological Injured Workers In Workers’ Compensation Claims
  • 2001
  • Mountain Magic
  • Effective Use of Exhibits and Experts in Auto Torts Cases
  • 2000
  • Third Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference
  • Effective Representation of Parties to Form 24 Informal Hearings
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
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Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. McCabe's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a hard worker and a go-getter. He knows how to stand up for his clients and never leaves a stone unturned."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Mr. McCabe. It is very clear from reading his answers to various questions of Avvo that he has a deep understanding of the law, particularly in the area of Personal Injury."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Huge amount of knowledge. Great advice"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John is an excellent attorney. He is aggressive and fair. He is one of the best I have seen at obtaining the best possible results for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a well respected auto and trucking accident attorney. I have known him many years and can tell you he is understands the law and works hard for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known John for the better part of twenty years. TOP NOTCH lawyer, wonderful person, smart and good friend. I highly endorse John McCabe. Bill Powers Charlotte, North Carolina"
Car accident Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent trial lawyer who handles dealing with other lawyers and the tense situations that develop with ease."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a knowledgeable and aggressive lawyer who cares about his clients. His posts here on AVVO show that he knows what he is talking about. I would not hesitate to recommend John to a potential client."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John knows the law and knows how to advocate for his client. I worked with John on a matter, and he demonstrated great professionalism throughout the case."
Trucking accident Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Outstanding lawyer, for both his legal ability and his relationships with clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is well-versed in personal injury law in North Carolina. If you are injured and need help, I highly recommend you talk to John."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would not hesitate to use John as my own lawyer, should the need arise. He is extremely experienced and well-suited for representation in his chosen areas of the law."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In addition to working extremely hard in order to provide outstanding representation for his clients, John is consistently kind, reliable and dedicated. I endorse him most highly and have recommended him to my family and closest friends."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known John for nearly twenty years and worked with him for several years after graduating from the same law school. He is one of the hardest working and most dedicated attorneys I know. John's passion for what he does combined with his talent and strong work ethic make him an an outstanding advocate for the individuals he represents."
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Cary Personal injury Lawyer John M. McCabe
John M. McCabe
Personal injury Attorney
Cary, NC
Licensed for 28 years