Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP
John has litigated business disputes involving all sorts of contract, tort, equitable, and statutory claims or defenses throughout his more than 25 years with Brooks Pierce. He also routinely advises clients about how to avoid or limit problems and disputes. He has successfully tried numerous personal injury or wrongful claims to a verdict, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. He has also successfully tried cases on behalf of employers involving contentions of wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation (including alleged REDA violations), as well as various other employment torts such as tortious interference with contract. He also frequently advises clients about their rights and obligations under various types of insurance policies.
Over the course of his career, John has also handled a wide variety of disputes and lawsuits arising out of construction projects. He has represented entities at almost every level including owners and developers, lenders, engineers and other learned professionals, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.
Publications & Media
"Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Deals Significant Blow to Traditional Contractor-Subcontractor Relationship," NCBA Change Order Blog, Construction Law Section of the NC Bar Association, 2017 (co-written with Arty Bolick)