John W. Narron has been practicing law in North Carolina since 1977 and has been a partner with Smith Debnam since 1987. Mr. Narron’s practice consists of litigation, arbitration, mediation and business transactions. For 30 years, Mr. Narron has provided advice and litigation services to clients in central and eastern North Carolina in all manner of civil disputes frequently involving equitable distribution proceedings, alimony trials, will caveats, employment disputes, personal injury trials and negotiations, and a wide variety of commercial business disputes. He has also represented various businesses providing advice on real estate issues, employment issues and merger issues. Since the early 1990's, Mr. Narron has frequently served as a mediator and as arbitrator to assist clients and their attorneys in resolving their disputes without the need for trial. He has served as mediator in many family law disputes in Wake County, Franklin County, Johnston County, Wayne County, Guilford County, Forsyth County, and Pender County. Mr. Narron has served as lead counsel in more than 20 jury trials since 1985. For example, in January 2005, Mr. Narron and fellow Smith Debnam attorney Thurston Debnam participated in a weeklong jury trial in which a verdict of over $2,900,000.00 was rendered in favor of their client in a land condemnation case in Wake County. He has also served as lead counsel for other clients who received favorable jury verdicts. Smith Debnam, often with Mr. Narron as lead counsel, handles numerous appeals before the appellate courts in North Carolina. Mr. Narron is frequently involved in brief writing and in occasional oral argument before these appellate tribunals.
In the Matter of the Will of John A. Jones, Jr., 655 S.E.2d 407 (2008) — Undue Influence in Will demonstrated successfully on appeal to NC Court of Appeals
Wake Technical College vs. Slaughter, 02CVS 14518, Wake County — Emminent domain land condemnation award successfully appealed to NC State Court of Appeals
09 CVD 00734, Wake County — Arbitration (served as arbitrator)