John H. Culver  III - K&L Gates

John H. Culver III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 704-331-7453

John is a partner in the Charlotte office and has extensive commercial litigation and class action experience. He has handled many cases involving complex financial products, consumer financial products and commercial disputes. In addition to handling single party disputes in federal and state courts, he has led teams of lawyers that have managed numerous class actions on behalf of financial institutions and other clients. With over 25 years of experience, the cases that he has handled range from theft of trade secrets, to technical financing issues arising under the Uniform Commercial Code, to stakeholder disputes of both private and public companies, to lender liability claims, to consumer fraud and commercial contract cases, to claims arising under the Communications Act of 1934. John also regularly represents secured and unsecured lenders and creditors in all phases of the restructuring process, including litigation arising out of the bankruptcy process. He also has extensive experience conducting internal investigations and managing corporate responses to government investigations of the banking industry.

University of VirginiaBA University of Maryland School of LawJ.D.

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Client Comments

"Under tight budget constraints, John Culver and his team prepared comprehensive and persuasive briefs in a complex and contentious multi-jurisdiction bankruptcy case. He strategically deployed limited resources for maximum effect and worked diligently to keep us apprised of developments and involved us in key directional aspects of the case. We have enjoyed great work at cost effective rates."

-Trey Hanbury
Director, Government Affairs
Sprint Nextel Communications

"A lawyer's lawyer, John is a person who gets things done for his clients above all else."

Office Location

Hearst Tower, 47th Floor
214 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation (Banking, Bankruptcy, Business Disputes, Civil Litigation, Commercial Finance, Complex Litigation)
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Securities / Capital Markets Law