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James C. White

Litigation Attorney at Chapel Hill, NC

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Handle high-impact litigation

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Represent businesses in Subchapter V bankruptcies

I have been recognized by my peers as one of the top civil litigation lawyers in the state (in Super Lawyers) as well as one of the top business bankruptcy lawyers in the state (in the Legal Elite and Best Lawyers in America). North Carolina Lawyers Weekly named me a Leader in the Law recognizing him as an influential individual within the state’s legal community.

I am a board certified specialist in business bankruptcy law and an experienced litigator. I serve as a Bankruptcy Trustee in small business cases in the Middle District of North Carolina, and am also a NCDRC Certified Mediator focused on mediating bankruptcy and financial litigation cases. Before forming JC White Law Group, I was an attorney at one of the state’s largest law firms handling business litigation and bankruptcy


J.C. White Law Group PLLC
100 Europa Dr
Suite 401
Chapel Hill, NC, 27517

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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Case
From the day Jim was referred to us as a litigation Lawyer, he demonstrated his professionalism and extensive expertise in this area. During the initial phone consultation, Jim outlined every single detail of the case and reassured us that by taking the steps he suggested, we would be dismissed from the lawsuit as it was clearly based on false allegations of trademark infringement. It took a phone call to the Plaintiff’s Lawyers for Jim to have the case immediately dismissed and the temporary financial restraining order completely lifted. This is by far, the best experience I’ve had with a professional in this area of expertise. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Posted by Susanna | July 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. White and his assistant were very helpful to me. They were very professional, with a positive attitude. They also made me feel welcomed and very comfortable. I learned a lot from the online tests. Indeed, they were very helpful.
Posted by Robert | October 18, 2019
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Outstanding Advocate for his Clients
Because of a number of issues, Jim was the third lawyer on our construction defect case. He displayed an excellent ability to step into our case mid-stream and understand how to pursue the goals we had. Jim is personable, competent and honorable. My wife and I recommend him highly.
Posted by Sharon | April 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
If you want results...
I had consulted with quite a few lawyers who were unable or unwilling to take on my case; then, I was referred to Jim White. He was able to negotiate enough time for me to sell my house (for considerably more than the mortgage company payout) during a foreclosure, while I was in the process of separating from my husband. During this stressful time, Jim was personable, patient, and always kept me informed. He is highly knowledgeable, well connected, and delivers results. Jim White is the only lawyer I would recommend for any civil legal issue: if he can't do it, he will know the lawyer that can!
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Posted by Mrs. Walker | April 13, 2010
Professional and Caring
I secured James White (referred to as "Jim", by some!) to represent me as the Plaintiff for a corporate identiy theft case in Durham in 2009. Other attorneys from larger firms where familiar with my case, but failed to pick up on the subtle nuances and specific legal issues unique to my case. I choose Jim because he took a very unique view and approach to my case. One of the number one complaints from clients of other firms is the inaccesibility and lack of communication between client and counsel. Jim was very different. Through the duration of my case, Jim was ALWAYS available and ALWAYS responded quickly to my phone calls or text messages. He made himself readily available for impromptu meetings before and after court and if/when my husband had any additional questions regarding the status of my case, Jim did not hesitate to keep him abreast also (please remember, in this case I specifically gave Jim consent to discuss all aspects of the case with my husband). Jim understood how this case, as all cases, affect not only the individual client, but the client's family as a whole. I deeply appreciated Jim's compassion and understanding. In the end, I was happy with the outcome of my case, and if necessary in the future, I would whole-heartedly recommend and nominate Jim as personal legal counsel to my family and friends.
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  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Duke University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2003
  • St. John's College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Foster, 359 N.C. 179, 604 S.E.2d 913 (2004)


  • Durham County Bar Association
  • Pro Bono Committee
  • 2007 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Board Certified Specialist - Bankruptcy Law
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Business Leader Media Pro Bono Impact Award
  • Business Leader Magazine
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina - Durham
  • 2005
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Litigation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim is an exceptional litigator. His ease of understanding and explaining complex commercial issues helps him advocate for his clients' interests. Additionally, Jim's enthusiastic embrace of technology allows him to present thorough and comprehensive factual and legal analyses that result in positive outcomes in commercial disputes."
Debt and lending agreements Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly reccomend the Atttorney James C. White for matters pertaining to bankruptcy, lender liability, and complex finacial disputes and litigation."
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Chapel Hill Litigation Lawyer James C. White
James C. White
Litigation Attorney
Chapel Hill, NC
Licensed for 20 years