A senior litigator, John has been trying cases for twenty years. His practice is focused primarily on construction litigation and insurance law. John represents design professionals such as architects and engineers, often defending them from professional negligence claims, and also frequently represents trucking companies. John’s civil practice encompasses all phases of litigation, including trial and motion practice, discovery, writs, appeals, arbitrations and mediations. John prides himself on being a lawyer who practices ethically and responsibly, with a relentless focus on what is best for his clients.
Appellate — John won a rare summary judgment motion on contributory negligence against a plaintiff alleging slip and fall injuries. The Court of Appeals agreed and affirmed the lower court ruling.
Appellate - Tri-Arc Food Systems — Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment absolving client of responsibility for any negligence following a ceiling collapse in a Bojangles restaurant.
Appellate Lowes Food Stores — In a precedent setting opinion, the North Carolina Court of Appeals agreed that a plaintiff was not entitled to punitive damages against his client based on the palintiff's failure to prove willful and wanton conduct.