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John T. Briggs

Personal injury Attorney at New Bern, NC

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 22 years
    North Carolina - NC 32 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

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NO CHARGE IF WE DON'T WIN. PROPERTY DAMAGE CLAIMS HANDLED FOR FREE. WE'RE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY!

My commitment is to treat every client with compassion and respect; to be a good listener, and to work as hard as I can to achieve the best possible outcome for my clients.  I learned good old fashioned values growing up in a small town in Granville County, NC, and I strive to be a person of integrity with a character for being honest and hard working. By way of background, I graduated from South Granville High School and attended NC State University followed by East Carolina, where I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. I attended law school at Campbell University and was commissioned as a JAG officer with the U.S. Navy Reserve.  I attended Officer's Indoctrination School in Newport, Rhode Island, followed by Naval Justice School after receiving my Jurisdoctorate in 1991.  After graduating from Naval Justice School, I boarded the guided Missile Cruiser USS Chosin in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. I was then stationed at Naval Legal Service Office Yokosuka, Japan for three years where I served as a defense attorney and provided legal assistance.  In 1994 I joined the distinguished trial lawyer Mr. Norman Kellum as a personal injury attorney with the Kellum Law Firm where I have practiced ever since.  Our personal injury practice covers the entire east coast including the triangle and its surrounding areas.  It has been and will continue to be my pleasure to serve the injured and fight for the compensation they need and deserve!  WE'RE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY!

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating

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Location

Kellum Law Firm
Kellum Law Firm
445 Western Blvd. - Suite A
Jacksonville, NC, 28546
Kellum Law Firm
4626 Market St.
Wilmington, NC, 28405
Kellum Law Firm
205 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Suite 100
Greenville, NC, 27834
Kellum Law Firm
5178 Highway 70 West Suite A
Morehead City, NC, 28557
Kellum Law Frim
4944 Windy Hill Dr.
Raleigh, NC, 27609
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Posted by Fay | April 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
satisfied client
Both my husband and I want to thank you for all of your hard work in handling the insurance claim for my vehicle accident and procuring a full settlement. I’m sure that comes from knowing what you are doing! – top notch professionalism! Norman is fortunate to have you on his team. It was a pleasure to meet you and to have you represent me. When I was in the hospital during my initial surgery, my husband told me that he would be meeting with Norman Kellum to see about his firm representing me in bringing an insurance claim. To know that the firm would indeed be on our side was a relief, as we knew my hospital and treatment bills would be sizeable. Then to meet you in person after I could travel to New Bern gave me even greater reassurance that all the legal work would be taken care of in a professional manner with my interest put first. In short, we believed in you and your team. We really appreciate all that you have done for us and will certainly recommend you to anyone we know who might have need of your legal services. You have no idea what a blessing you have been to both of us. Again, thank you for your services…a very satisfied client!
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Posted by Janie | May 5, 2015
Client
John Briggs was not only knowledgable but caring and understanding in a very difficult situation. He is a fine attorney and I would certainly recommend him. I thank him for want he did for me and my family.
Posted by Bobbi | November 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend John Briggs
John represented me in a personal injury case. He and his team are experienced, caring and very professional. I was very pleased with the settlement and would highly recommend him.
Posted by Craig | June 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great
John is a friendly and knowledgeable attorney. He has so many years of experience and it shows. I knew that I was in good hands with him and his staff.
Posted by Jason | June 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great firm to work with
They were very professional, compared to firms I have delt with in the past, they were easy to work with and made the whole process smooth. Very professional as well.
Posted by Talon | May 5, 2015
Awesome!!!
Mr Briggs is knowledgeable and will get you the best results. He kept me informed every step of the way. I recommend him to anyone. He will get the job done. Thanks Mr. Briggs for all your help.
Posted by jOSEPH | May 4, 2015
Client
John Briggs is a Great Attorney and I highly recommend him. He is the most ethical attorney I have ever met and always has his clients best interest as his top priority. So, if you want the best representation, this good man will fight for you to the end.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kellum Law Firm
  • 1994 - Present
  • Defense Attorney
  • U. S. Navy
  • 1991 - 1994

Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Naval Justice School
  • 1991
  • East Carolina University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988
  • North Carolina State University
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential Settlement
  • $2,193,000.00

Associations

  • Friends of Animal Services (FOAS)
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice - Auto Torts Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Craven County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • United States Court of Military Appeals
  • Bar Admission
  • 1992 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • CarolinaEast Foundation
  • President
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • 2016 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • BV Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Dependents Legal Primer
  • POAs, Wills, and Living Wills
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Briggs'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!"
Litigation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with John in my role as a mediator in North Carolina & South Carolina for the past 20+ years. He is always very knowledgeable, professional & polite while zealously representing the interests of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse John."
Personal injury Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a fine attorney and passionate about helping his clients achieve results."
Car accident Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I used to work with John and he is a great attorney. John has a wealth of experience and is very skilled. He is also compassionate and understanding of clients' needs"
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New Bern Personal injury Lawyer John T. Briggs
John T. Briggs
Personal injury Attorney
New Bern, NC
Licensed for 32 years