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Floyd B. Mckissick Jr.

Litigation Attorney at Durham, NC

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1984
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2003

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As an attorney who has been practicing law for more than 30 years I realize how important it is to fully understand and appreciate the unique needs of every client and to respond to those needs in a professional and responsible manner. This requires an attorney to have empathy, compassion as well as an understanding of the law which impacts that client. It also requires an attorney to be candid and open in discussing details relating to a case with the client and to offer the client options which are open to that person for resolving their legal difficulties. It is important for both the attorney and the client to be accessible to each other for matters to be resolved in an expedient manner. These are principles which I keep in mind each day as I vigorously represent my clients.


McKissick & McKissick
835 N. Mangum St.
Durham, NC, 27701


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Posted by R | September 7, 2015
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Finally an honest attorney
After many years (yes I said years) of battle in a divorce case in Wake County and working with some of the self proclaimed "family law experts" in family law (several different attorneys) I had a friend recommend that I call Floyd which I did. Floyd reviewed my case and agreed to accept it and from the moment he took my case the attorney on the other end changed their tune and aggressive behavior toward me. Floyd is well respected when he steps in the court too and his reputation precedes him. He didnt bill me for the mystical services of the previous family law attorneys I had and didn't argue the case the way HE thought it should be argued rather asked my best scenario for an outcome and worked to that end. All in all I retained Floyd for about 2 years and through several court appearances which were very stressful we came out on top. I now call Floyd a friend.
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Posted by JN | March 26, 2015
This lawyer knows what he is doing! Just put your case in Attorney Floyd McKissick’s hands and rest assured that he will cover every detail beyond your highest expectations! Accomplished, clever, intelligent, considerate, and compassionate. Those are but a just few words that accurately describe Attorney Floyd McKissick. In addition, I highly recommend him because of his meticulousness, integrity, expertise, and authenticity. Attorney McKissick helped me and my family through a difficult time in our lives. Putting our case in his hands alleviated stress, anxiety, doubt, and fear, especially because of his sincerity, gentleness, and care . Personable and elegant, he makes you feel as though you are his only client and he listens, even when you think he isn’t. Truly, Attorney McKissick is worth every dollar spent to retain his service. You are, without a doubt, in mighty good hands with Attorney Floyd McKissick, a dedicated man who is quiet but tough, fighting your battle to the WIN! A satisfied client
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Posted by Clarence | March 25, 2015
Experience the best!
Having to divorce after many years of marriage, I knew that I needed a very good attorney to obtain a fair outcome. A detective with whom I am acquainted referred me to Floyd McKissick, whose handling of my case produced results which far exceeded what I expected. His experience and expertise clearly demonstrated to me what an exceptional attorney he is and how well respected he is in the courts. Again greatly in need of legal assistance, my teenage daughter was involved in a fatal auto accident determined by law enforcement to be her fault so I consulted with Floyd. After carefully examining the facts of the case, he assured me that he would take care of it as if she were his own daughter and then proceeded to produce the best possible outcome, a dismissal. I stand by attorney Floyd B. McKissick Jr. as the best ever!
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Posted by D. Curtis | March 23, 2015
Superb legal service
Attorney Floyd McKissick Jr has been our family attorney for the past 20+ years and during this period he has consistently provided us with superb legal counsel. His services have ranged from guidance with our estate planning (setting up Will(s), asset management, etc.) to assistance with personal and business matters that all resulted in positive outcomes. We have always found Floyd to be courteous, professional and a brilliant mind which is why we regard him as expert in the vast field of law. If my family and I were to rate Floyd on a scale of 1-10 for the services he has provided us over the years, without hesitation he would receive a 10! dcl
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Posted by Michael | March 18, 2015
When you need a Professional
If you find yourself in need of legal Attorney Floyd McKissick. "They say trouble is sometimes right around the corner"...well, in my situation Floyd McKissick was there for me 100%. You can rest assured knowing that Attorney McKissick is on the job, tirelessly working on your behalf. He treats all of his clients with courtesy and respect, assuring them that they're legal concerns are his main priority. I found him to be a consummate professional, straight to the point and all about business. He made sure that I understood the legal process and provided options at every opportunity. Counselor Mckissick does not make promises...he gets results. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone who finds themselves in need of legal council.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2003.

Reprimand issued in NC, 2003
updated on 01/27/2013

Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McKissick & McKissick
  • 1990 - Present
  • City Council Member
  • City of Durham, NC
  • 1993 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Faison, Brown & Brough
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Attorney
  • Dickstein Shapiro, LLP (Washington, Dc)
  • 1984 - 1987
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  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Harvard University
  • MPA- Masters Public Administration
  • 1979
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Masters - Regional Planning
  • 1975
  • Clark University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974
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  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 1983 - Present
  • Triangle J Council of Governments
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • Hayti Heritage Center
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Lyon Park Advisory Board
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • NC Museum of Life and Sciences
  • Member
  • N/A
  • RTP Foreign Trade Zone Board
  • Former Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Leadership
  • NC Division of American Planning Assn
  • 2011
  • "Move" Award
  • National MS Society
  • 2011
  • Defender of Justice
  • North Carolina Justice Center
  • 2009


  • Construction Law Advisor
  • When An Owner Can Terminate a Construction Contract Due to Delay
  • 1984
  • Guide Book for the International Trade Administration
  • Attracting Foreign Direct Investment to the United States
  • 1981

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Durham Litigation Lawyer Floyd B. Mckissick Jr.
Floyd B. Mckissick Jr.
Litigation Attorney
Durham, NC
Licensed for 39 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2003. See details