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John B. Crotts

Estate planning Attorney at Rutherfordton, NC

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 17 years
    North Carolina - NC 18 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    96%
    Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Estate Administration/Probate

    19 years

  2. Elder law
    1%
    Long Term Care Planning, Medicaid Planning, VA Pension Planning

    19 years

  3. Mediation
    1%
    Certified Family Financial and Superior Court Mediator, NCDRC

    12 years

  4. Probate
    1%
    Estate Administration and Probate

    19 years

  5. State, local, and municipal law
    1%
    Representation of local towns, county agencies, school boards, water boards, and other government agencies.

    19 years

I am a Partner at King Law and am licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina. My primary areas of practice are estate planning, estate administration, elder law, business law, and municipal law, with occasional litigation in these areas. In addition to many other individual and corporate clients, I currently represent several municipal and local government entities, including the Town of Spindale, Town of Bostic, Chimney Rock Village, Broad River Water Authority, Town of Ruth, and Forest City Housing Authority.  I am also a certified Mediator and enjoy assisting parties resolve their conflicts outside of court.

I am a native of Rutherford County, North Carolina and stay very active in the community.  I am a member of Adaville Baptist Church in Spindale where I serve as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher. I also serve on the Board of Directors for the Rutherford County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and previously served on the Board of Directors for Foothills Credit Counseling, Inc. I live in Spindale, North Carolina with my beautiful wife, Lauren, our sons and daughter, John David, Jude, and Eliza.

  • Juris Doctorate degree, graduated with honors (cum laude), Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, Virginia
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, major in criminal justice, minor in sociology
  • Associates Degree in criminal justice from Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC
  • Certified Superior Court Mediator, North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
  • Certified Family Financial Mediator, North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
  • Argued before North Carolina Court of Appeals
  • Competed on Moot Court Competition team in law school where he traveled and competed against other law schools and also had the opportunity to argue before Justices of the Virginia and West Virginia Supreme Courts
  • Member of the North Carolina State Bar, South Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, and admitted to US District Court for the Western District of NC
  • Previously served as the President of the 29-A Judicial District Bar
  • Published Opinion: Richards v. Jolley, 703 S.E.2d 467 (2010)

 

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Location

King Law Offices, PLLC
215 N Main St
Rutherfordton, NC, 28139
King Law Offices
131 W. Marion St.
Shelby, NC, 28150
King Law Offices
1320 West Poinsett Street
Greer, SC, 29650
King Law Offices
21 East Mills Street
Columbus, NC, 28722
King Law Offices
97 South Main Street
Marion, NC, 28752
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Reviews

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Posted by Kimberly | March 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Co-worker
I not only work with John at King Law, but he has represented my family in several business matters. He is always prompt, professional and answers our questions.
Posted by Sharra | October 25, 2017
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EXCEPTIONAL ATTORNEY
John Crotts handled our case with professionalism and in a timely manner. I would recommend his firm to family and friends. Thank you King Law.
Posted by Adam N. | November 21, 2012
Addressed our matter quickly, matter resolved to our satisfaction.
John Crotts advised us on the matter of our property when the buyers walked away just before closing. I appreciated that he made us feel like we were a priority (time was of the essence in the matter) despite it probably being a small matter for his firm. I would recommend him.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • King Law Offices
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • Appalachian School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Lees-McRae College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A
  • Isothermal Community College
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Richards vs Jolley, 703 S.E.2d 467

Associations

  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Superior Court Mediator
  • North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
  • 2013
  • Certified Family Financial Mediator
  • North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
  • 2013

Publications

  • Estate Planning from A to Z
  • Client Screening and Intake
  • 2019
  • Estate Planning from A to Z
  • Key Elements of Effective Wills
  • 2019
  • NBI Estate Administration from A to Z CLE
  • Estate Administration Overview: TImeline, Forms, Checklists, and First Steps
  • 2019
  • NBI Estate Administration from A to Z CLE
  • Inventory, Elective Share, Appraisals, and Valuations
  • 2019
  • National Business Institute Seminar - The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Final Accounting and Closing the Estate
  • 2017
  • National Business Institute Seminar - The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • Inventory and Appraisement
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Administration from A to Z
  • Inventory, Elective Share, Appraisals, and Valuations
  • 2019
  • Estate Administration from A to Z
  • Estate Administration Overview: TImeline, Forms, Checklists, and First Steps
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (64)
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Probate Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is very knowledgeable regarding estate administration. I would recommend him to my friends and family."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"John is very knowledgable on all estate matters, including estate planning and guardianships. I would recommend John to any client for an estate matter."
General practice Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
State, local, and municipal law Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is very experienced in municipal law, representing many municipalities over his tenure as an attorney. From beginning to end, contracts are meticulously drafted and reviewed for ironclad enforcement. He is thorough in his work and fiercely defends his client's position -- from negotiating to enforcing contracts. I fully endorse this attorney."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Crotts is a well-trained mediator who can help find a solution and work on bring clients to a settlement."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Crotts is one of the most thorough attorneys out there. He takes the time to review the meticulous details underlying each element of a law to give his clients every advantage possible. If you want an attorney that leaves no stone unturned, Mr. Crotts should be your first choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is one the best legal minds I have ever met. He is thought-provoking and thorough with every client and case he handles."
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