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John A. Price

Litigation Attorney at Durham, NC

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 18 years
    Texas - TX 41 years
    Kansas - KS 51 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1982
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State KS
    Acquired 1972
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    All types of complex business and commercial litigation, including unfair trade practices, securities fraud, shareholder disputes, breach of contract, trademark & copyright infringement, business torts, fraud, etc.

    49 years, 49 cases

  2. Business
    Significant experience as general counsel, handling and advising on local, state, and federal legal compliance; reviewing and drafting contracts, policies, processes and procedures; litigation avoidance advice; and general business advice/guidance.

    47 years, 24 cases

  3. Antitrust and trade law
    Antitrust litigation and guidance relating to price fixing, price discrimination, unfair trade practices, etc. Handled civil and criminal cases, government investigatory matters, and advising businesses on compliance.

    47 years, 11 cases

  4. Intellectual property
    Patent, trademark and copyright infringement, theft of trade secrets, confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements, and contractual protection of IP rights

    41 years, 25 cases

  5. Licensing
    Licensing of software, copyrights, patents, and other forms of IP.

  6. Life sciences and biotechnology
    Experience dealing with various legal issues pertaining to startups and mature companies in area of life sciences and biotech.

    24 years

  7. Securities and investment fraud
    Significant experience representing clients in connection with securities fraud matters.

Throughout my legal career I have been actively involved in all types of litigation, including all forms of business litigation, securities law, intellectual property (copyright, trademark, trade dress, and patent), antitrust (Robinson-Patman Act price discrimination, price fixing, bid rigging, group boycotts, tying arrangements and monopolization) regulatory proceedings/administrative law, product liability, technology licensing disputes, trade secrets/breach of confidentiality agreements, non-competition agreements, breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, fraud, lender liability, RICO, environmental, unfair competition, corporate mismanagement, partnership disputes, franchise/distributorship law, insurance disputes, shareholder takeovers, federal administrative procedure claims, NEPA litigation, etc.  My practice has included cases in state and federal courts throughout the US, including class actions and multi-district litigation.  Over the years, I have also performed many audits of companies for antitrust compliance, intellectual property compliance, adequacy of policies and procedures, etc.

In addition to engaging in private practice, I have served as general counsel for a national publishing firm for over 15 years, during which I handled all legal issues arising in the course of the business, including preparation of contracts, preparation of polices and procedures, litigation avoidance/assessment/resolution, incorporation of subsidiaries and related entities, private investment placement, employer/employee relations and disputes, contractual disputes, regulatory investigations and proceedings, etc.  My representative clients include individuals and a wide range of businesses (from start-ups to Fortune 500) in a variety of industries in the US and overseas, including, among many others, multi-national farm cooperatives, oil and gas companies, financial institutions, high tech companies, franchisors, distributors, publishing companies, airlines, software developers, clothing manufacturers, audio/video/entertainment services and equipment, etc.

I am proud to have consistently received a 5.0 out of 5.0 AV Preeminent Attorney rating for Legal Ability and Ethics by Martindale-Hubbell based upon peer review ratings over the years, as well as to have been named a Texas Super Lawyer and Best in Litigation.  My current practice areas include the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas metropolitan area, as well as throughout the State of North Carolina, including Raleigh/Durham, Winston Salem/Greensborough, Western North Carolina, and the High County.


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Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest LLP
4819 Emperor Road
Suite 400
Durham, NC, 27703
Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest, LLP
325 N. Saint Paul St.
Suite 2300
Dallas, TX, 75201
Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest LLP
408 Grouse Run Rd.
Boone, NC, 28607
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5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Jim | July 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
"I hired John as outside and general counsel for a nationwide company I founded and managed, successfully defending the interests in lawsuits, a federal matter, intellectual property rights, drafting/enforcing contracts, insuring regulatory compliance, legal litigation, strategic advice and all other legal needs. I unequivocally highly recommend John as a masterful trial and transitional lawyer as well as an excellent counselor and legal adviser.
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Posted by AC | July 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
President, Buerger Investments
Well, I can’t say that I was ever in the courtroom with John… because he kept us out of the court house. His thorough work on contracts, imaginative problem-solving abilities in bringing a deal to closure, his sage advice as to how to approach business challenges all represented talent and skill that are critical in making successful, profitable transactions happen. Always working with the highest level of integrity, he is also a person you just enjoy being around.
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Posted by Sherry | July 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
360 Degree Approach
I have worked with John Price for over twenty years. He has handled my legal needs for a small business start up as well as a multinational corporation. My experience with John has been that he consistently delivers at a high level. He has drafted our operating business contracts as well as provided legal guidance regarding federal agency requirements . His approach is 360 degrees - If you want to make sure you are addressing legal items today with an eye on the the future you will find no better.
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Posted by Michael | January 15, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Top notch, Mr. Price has listened to my situation and has been very understanding. Highly recommended. Talking with a professional in todays world is very important.
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
Mr. Price has assisted me with very complex legal issues, including trademark matters and intellectual property disputes. His far-ranging litigation experience and deep knowledge of the law, including an amazing ability to find all helpful cases, make Mr. Price a go-to attorney. I have referred others to him as well.
Posted by Jerome | October 15, 2014
When You Must Win Beyond Any Shadow of Doubt...
Research and preparedness make Mr. Price a formidable front for your cause or case. I have seen his opening letter win cases. His impeccable knowledge of the law and his ability to articulate that knowledge whether written or in a courtroom is second to none. He has helped me to victory time after time. I've seen cases he's won for clients with such high profile they were talked about on national television.
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Posted by Allen | June 5, 2014
Long-term Relationship
John represented me in a difficult, complex case a number of years ago, when he was head of the litigation department at the Winstead law firm in Dallas. We have been friends ever since. John's new firm is currently assisting me on several new business planning matters.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Travelhost, Inc.
  • 1997 - 2013
  • Shareholder
  • Winstead, PC
  • 1982 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Weeks Thomas Law Office
  • 1974 - 1982
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable Frank Theis, US District Judge for District of Kansas
  • 1972 - 1974
  • Appellate Briefing Clerk
  • Kansas Attorney General's Office
  • 1971 - 1972
  • Student Co-Director
  • Douglas County Legal Aid Society
  • 1971 - 1972
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  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1969

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Travelhost, Inc. v. Randy Duplecion, Cause No. DC-11-02431, 162nd Judicial Distric t Court of Dallas County, Texas
  • Judgment for client granting injunction, awarding damages and attorneys fees, and assessing costs against opposing party.


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Law
  • 1989 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Dallas United Nations Association
  • Director
  • 1990 - 1991
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Lifetime Achiever
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Civil Trial Law
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Civil Trial Law
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Civil Trial Law
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2003
  • Best Business Litigation Lawyers
  • Dallas Business Journal
  • 1989
  • Recognized
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 1986
  • Order of the Coif
  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • 1972
  • Associate Editor Law Review
  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • 1971
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  • 13th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course
  • Litigation Involving the FDIC
  • 1990
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Selected Issues in Law 1989 Analysis
  • 1989
  • Texas Advanced Civil Trial Course
  • The Superpowers of the Agencies -- The D'oench Dhume Doctrine
  • 1989
  • Kansas Bar Association publication
  • Federal District Court Opinions
  • 1982
  • Kansas Bar Association publication
  • Federal District Court Opinions
  • 1981
  • Kansas Bar Association publication
  • Federal District Court Opinions
  • 1980
  • Journal of the Kansas Bar Association
  • Federal District Court Opinions
  • 1979
  • Kansas Bar Association publication
  • Federal District Court Opinions
  • 1978
  • Kansas Law Review
  • Wyman v. James: Welfare's at the Door, 19 Kan. L. Rev. 348
  • 1970
  • Kansas Law Review
  • The Latest Chapter in the Continuing Controversy Regarding Professional Service Corporations The Roubik Case, 19 Kan. L. Rev. 348
  • 1970
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Speaking Engagements

  • Human Rights Expo
  • The Rule of Law & Human Rights
  • 1991
  • 13th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, Continuing Legal Education
  • Litigation Involving the FDIC
  • 1990
  • State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, Continuing Legal Education
  • The Superpowers of the Agencies - The D'oench Dhume Doctrine
  • 1989

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Litigation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is an outstanding lawyer. He has a deep knowledge of the law, imaginatively applies it to complex issues and is methodical and thorough in seeking the best outcome for a client. I have no hesitation recommending John for significant cases. He really does stand out among his peers."
Durham Litigation Lawyer John A. Price
John A. Price
Litigation Attorney
Durham, NC
Licensed for 51 years