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James Williams Hart

Trademark application Attorney at Raleigh, NC

4.6   20 reviews

also known as Jim Hart

  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 13 years
    Florida - FL 19 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About James

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I'm a Trademark Lawyer and YouTube Entrepreneur. I've built a YouTube channel to almost 150,000 subscribers by providing helpful and practical information and tips that will allow you to build a better online business. 

I run a virtual trademark law firm from Lisbon, Portugal (where we moved in 2021) and help online entrepreneurs protect their branding and the naming rights to their online business. I have also successfully built an online business with an amazing remote team, allowing me the freedom to work from home (or my local cafe) and travel the world with my family.

I post videos about branding and trademarks, entrepreneurship, money, productivity and other topics that helped make my lifestyle possible.

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Age: 40s
Majored in: Theatre & Econ Management
Camera: Canon Shotgun Mic
Beard: Yes
Spouse & Kids: Yes
Biz Location: North Carolina
My location: Portugal
Politics: Liberal
Vaccinated: Yes
Horrifying dark secret: ???

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Location

The Hart Law Firm, P.A.
5540 Centerview Dr Ste 204 PMB 61031
Raleigh, NC, 27606

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Nick | May 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great TM Attorney
James is fantastic - always responsive and informative. I found him from his video channel and he has provided me with exceptional legal services, especially going above and beyond to get my trademark registered. He has overseen the management of overcoming any obstacles along the way while I was starting my business, and I am so happy that I chose to work with his firm. I would highly recommend James to anyone I know personally, my experience and the value of his services has been superb.
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Posted by Suze | May 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
“Legal-EASE”
I engaged the services of Attorney Hart to register my business name. Early in the process he informed me (prior to sending $ through uspto.gov) that I needed to make another selection due to conflicts he found that would likely prevent its registration. Subsequently—after almost 15 months of waiting on USPTO due to the influx of requests related to COVID—I received my approved registration, Attorney Hart made this process as easy as possible (with some helpful humor thrown in) and expertly guided me over a few bumps that were hit along the way. I enthusiastically recommend Attorney Hart with no reservations.
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Response from James Hart September 24, 2022
Thank you Suze! I'm so glad we were able to help you land your trademark!
Posted by John | June 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Guy
Jim handled my divorce and I was happy with the results. He is easy to talk to and helpful in navigating the tricky NC laws.
Response from James Hart July 6, 2017
Thank you John - I appreciate the feedback! Jim
Posted by Seth | June 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent lawyer who is there to help.
I've worked with Jim on two separate occasions to have him handle legal matters for me, and both times he was excellent. He handled all the paperwork for me, and fully explained my options. Most recently, he set up a revocable living trust for me and my wife. Now we feel completely protected in the event of an unfortunate incident. We would most definitely recommend him to anyone looking for estate planning. Jim is super easy to talk to, to discuss personal matters with, and he will help you figure out what is best for you based on your individual needs.
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Response from James Hart June 29, 2017
Thank you Seth! It was a pleasure to help you and your wife. Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. Regards, Jim Hart
Posted by Maria | August 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick to the punch
I hired James back in October 2015 to assist with my separation and financial situation. Jim was quick to respond and retrieve what was rightfully mine. James has continued being my lawyer throughout this whole process and has helped me through arbitration, child custody, and financial issues. He is also a very genuine person and cares what your going through. I definitely would recommend.
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Posted by Michelle | April 3, 2015
Hankins
After visiting other lawyers to aid in my divorce, I finally found one whose goal was to direct me in an honest and knowledgable manner. Straight forward advice, genuine concern for my situation and didn't make me feel that I'm just another paycheck. By offering me options to suit my needs and presenting methods to accomplish in my own if possible but also offering me a comfortable option if hired as my lawyer, I left our consultation feeling confident in the road ahead of me.
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Posted by Elizabeth | November 13, 2014
Highly Recommend
I found Mr. Hart to be extremely helpful. He spent a lot of time with me, and laid out a plan that I both understood, and gave me options.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2014
Divorce assessment discussion
James Hart was very helpful providing valuable insight to NC Divorce Law and possible options for my situation. Attentive, non-presumptious and informative.
Response from James Hart August 29, 2014
Thank you for your kind words!
Posted by Forrest | March 31, 2014
Great First Impression
I've been a single parent with 50/50 custody for almost 2 years. I didn't have a real specific reason to contact Mr. Hart other than general custody information and how to continue to protect both myself and my custody status with my son. He listened to my situation and commented on what I was doing well and also on some areas that I could improve on. By the end of our session, I felt very comfortable and am still happy with my decision to see Mr. Hart. Hopefully, I won't need him (or any other lawyers in the future), but if my circumstances change and I am in need of an attorney, he will be the first one I contact.
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Response from James Hart April 2, 2014
Thank you Forrest for such a kind review. I really appreciate it and I wish you the best. Hope I never have to talk to you again!
Posted by Alexia | March 22, 2014
He treated me like a person who actually cared and not just a paying client
He was very warm and welcoming. He seemed to truly care about what I was going thru. Instead of making me feel like a paying customer.. He took a very long time to get to know me and my situation. He truly has a heart for what he does. It shows in his work and the way he treats people. I would def recommend him as an attorney. Thank you Mr.Hart- for helping me thru this hard time. Truly gave me the legal and emotional support I needed.
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Response from James Hart April 2, 2014
You are very welcome Alexia. I wish only the best for you.
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2014
Separation
Initial consultation for separation and divorce. He took his time with me and explained options after reviewing my situation. He was honest and straightforward.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2014
JIm Hart- Very honest and experienced representation
Hi Jim, I wanted to provide some feedback on my recent case to you. It has been three long years and I finally can see the end. Your advice along the way was the right advice. The last chapter dealing with a frivolous alimony claim comes to mind particularity, because with your advice and proactive approach, we avoided court and costs that I could not afford to incur, along with an outcome that yielded the truth. I also have the satisfaction of it lead to me getting my minor child out of a very bad situation. We spoke of how in the end everyone is accountable for their actions. Your practice helps to make sure that becomes a reality. Please feel free to post this on your site and comment in any way you see fit. Take Care, Mr. Hess
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Response from James Hart March 4, 2014
Thank you so much - That was a thoughtful and kind review. I'm very happy that I was able to help you through this stressful situation. I wish you the best of luck, and hope you never need to call me again!
Posted by Blaine | December 5, 2013
First Meeting I thought I'd never have. Meeting a Family Lawyer.
Met with Jim as I needed a legal advisor to address the separation/divorce papers my wife served me. Jim was easy to approach, listened intently and with concern. He informed me of things I had not thought of and helped me sort out issues that were complex. He has helped me understand what is in my best interest. He is very knowledgeable and experienced in family law and specifically divorce cases. His tactics are fair and he is aware of the issues and pitfalls. He is straightforward in establishing reasonable expectations.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2013
Custody review initial meeting
I was very pleased with Mr. Hart and how thorough he was during our initial meeting. He made a lot of good points and presented some excellent options which I do plan on pursuing.
Posted by carlysta | September 18, 2013
divorce assessment
I was nervous going in but once you starti talking with James, he made me feel like an old friend just having a conversation. He is knowledgeable and answer all my questions with honesty. Within the first 5 minutes I knew he was a lawyer to trust not someone who will take your money with no results. This was my first time talking to a lawyer about a case and it was a great experience.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2011
Incredible attorney
I was involved on an airplane with toxic chemical poisoning and had a horrible time with neurological and respertory issues and could not seem to get the insurance company to help me. I ran into a brick wall every where I turned. I spent a year with a different attorney and nothing was happening and stress and bills were building. I was recommended to Attorney Hart by one of his peers and had a meeting with him immediately feeling a connection of care and concern. He made no promises but did more for me in three weeks than my other attorney had done in a year. I am so fortunate that I found someone who cares about his clients and takes it personal. He literally worked on my case day and night catching up with the details. I appreciated his dedication and determination for me.
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Posted by Mark | January 26, 2011
Separation/Divorce
Jim was an outstanding Man,Lawyer< Professional, kind and thoughtfull towards my needs!! He did not play the stretch it out game that some lawyer's can play! He is honest and very trustworthy! God forbid anyone has to go through a separation and divorce, but he was prefect for me needs!
Posted by Jim | December 12, 2010
A Good Guy and A good Attorney
My interaction with Jim Hart was when my wife and I were seperated and heading for a divorce. Jim was very up front and informative. He will explain all options that are available to you. Jim values the institution of marriage as well as the importance of family and this shows in his practice. I highly recomend Jim's services if you are unfortunate position of needing a good divorce attorney.
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Posted by Rick | June 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rude and Inconsiderate
I waited two weeks for Hart to send me a packet to fill out prior to our appointment. Hart insisted on my credit card info as a retainer. Hart never sent the info and refused my numerous calls and office visits. I cancelled my appointment and hope I will not be billed.
Response from James Hart June 13, 2017
Dear Rick, First, I would like to say how very sorry I am at the way you were treated. After we talked on the phone I thought more about your situation and determined that I would not be a good attorney for your situation. For that reason, we sent you a letter canceling your appointment and advising you that we had destroyed your credit card info. No charge was ever made to your card. Based on your comments, it does not sound like you received that letter. That being said, someone from my office or I should have called you to follow-up and explain the situation. I do apologize that we did not do that. This is not how we would typically manage the expectations of potential clients. We are better than that and always strive to provide top-notch customer service. Once again, I sincerely apologize for the way you were treated. If there is anything else we can do to help you or refer you to another attorney for assistance, please let me know. Regards, Jim Hart
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2014
Dissatisfied Client
I would not recommend using Jim Hart. He is very disorganized, which added stress to an already very painful time. I try to follow the Golden Rule, but feel it is important to let others be informed.
Response from James Hart June 13, 2017
This review is so vague that I cannot determine who made it, or whether it is valid. To the person who wrote this review, I sincerely apologize that you were not 100% pleased with the service you received from my firm. If there is anything I can do to make the situation better, please let me know.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • One Stop Legal | DIY Legal Template Online Store
  • 2021 - Present
  • Trademark Attorney
  • Hawthorn Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • President/Managing Attorney
  • The Hart Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2010 - Present
  • President/Managing Attorney
  • The Law Office of James W. Hart, P.A.
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Trial Attorney
  • Office Of The Public Defender 18th Circuit
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Associate Attorney
  • James, Hoyer, Newcomer, Smiljanich & Yanchunis
  • 2004 - 2004
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Education

  • NCBA Foundation
  • CLE
  • 2017
  • PLI
  • CLE
  • 2016
  • The Florida Bar
  • CLE
  • 2013
  • NCBA Foundation
  • CLE
  • 2013
  • Carolina Dispute Settlement Services
  • Certificate
  • 2010
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD
  • 2003
  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • 2002
  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2000
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
  • Hope College
  • 1997
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hicks v. Hicks
  • After a 4 day bench trial, received lump sum financial assets and attorneys fees from husband

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 2004 - Present
  • BNI RD 12 Go Givers
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Triangle Business Leaders
  • President
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Triangle Business Leaders
  • Founding Member
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • 1998
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • 1995
  • Dean's List
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • 1995
  • Dean's List
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • 1994
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Publications

  • NBI
  • Death and Divorce - Estate Planning Considerations
  • 2017
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • When Worlds Collide: The Intersection of Domestic Law and Workers' Comp
  • 2014
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Proper Social Media Conduct
  • 2011
  • The Briefs, Orange County Bar Association
  • Professionalism - A Family Law Perspective
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Family Law - Raleigh
  • Death and Divorce - Estate Planning Considerations
  • 2017
  • PLI
  • Fundamentals of Trademark Law in the Global Marketplace CLE
  • 2016
  • NCBA Foundation
  • Estate Planning in 2013 CLE
  • 2013
  • Florida Bar
  • Building Business in a Down Economy
  • 2013
  • Ethics and Social Media: What Attorneys Need to Know
  • Proper Social Media Conduct
  • 2011
  • Ethics and Social Media: What Attorneys Need to Know
  • Ethical Boundaries of Discovery
  • 2011
  • Marital and Family Law Issues
  • Alimony & Spousal Support in Florida
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (17)
Endorse James
Unknown Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim cares about improving the lives of his clients every day. I have full confidence that Jim and his team are the right team for the job."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Hart'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!"
Family Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a highly skilled lawyer and a zealous advocate for his clients. I know Jim primarily as a collaborative divorce lawyer, and I can fully endorse his knowledge and skill in that area. I would recommend his services to anyone."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a wealth of information, particularly for the wealthy who are seeking a divorce. Finances and be complicated and you want to know that you are getting a fair shake under North Carolina law. I recommend that you at least speak to him before you hire an attorney or even visit anyone for the "initial consultation.""
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a highly experienced and skilled domestic attorney. He knows when to be aggressive and when to find a collaborative solution. He always puts his clients' interest first. Jim is easy to talk to and always makes time for his clients. I am glad to enthusiastically endore Jim."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a hard-working lawyer who is dedicated to improving his clients' lives through his legal representation. He is diligent and will give you his best efforts. He will work very hard to get you the best possible result."
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