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James T. Johnson


James T. (Jim) Johnson brings a quarter-century of litigation experience and courtroom success to his clients.  Jim’s trial practice focuses on high-end civil matters, including complex injuries, medical and professional malpractice, libel and slander matters, civil rights infringement, and complex commercial issues. He is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, is listed to North Carolina Super Lawyers, and is a Litigation Counsel of America Fellow. 

His early professional service provided him with a range of courtroom experience from criminal, white-collar, and tax evasion prosecutions to insurance defense matters.  In his own private practice, Jim’s deep knowledge attained in his early career on “the other side of the fence” has benefitted clients tremendously over the years.  Having accumulated thousands of hours in the courtroom and negotiated hundreds of settlements with insurance companies, he can help clients maximize settlement values in a range of civil matters or fearlessly and efficiently move a matter to trial.

He is a 1992 graduate of UNC School of Law at Chapel Hill and holds his undergraduate degree from Duke.  Born in Savannah but raised in Raleigh, he is a veteran Tar Heel lawyer with a passion for client service.  Approachable, communicative, and friendly to his clients, tough and formidable to his opponents, Jim is a seasoned trial lawyer with the experience and perseverance to make a difference in the outcome of your case. Make sure Jim is in your corner.  Call for a free consultation today.

Criminal Lawyer, DWI Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer.
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8.2James T. Johnson

333 Fayetteville Street, #1513
Raleigh, NC 27601-2950

(919) 833-5555

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  • University of North Carolina Law School, J.D., 1992
  • Duke University, B.A., 1988



  • Assistant District Attorney, Wake County, 1993-1995
  • North Carolina Associate Attorney General, North Carolina, 1995-1997
  • Legis & Roberts, Civil Litigation & Insurance Defense, 1997-2001

Fellowships & Certifications

  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2020
    • Trial Law Institute, Member, since 2020
    • Diversity Law Institute, Member, since 2020
    • Order of Justitia, Barrister, since 2020
    • Order of the Certus, Advocate, since 2020


  • North Carolina Bar 1992
  • North Carolina Business Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina and
  • U.S. District Court, Western Districts of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Professional Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, since 2013
  • Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers, Since 2020


Professional Memberships & Associations:

  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 10th Judicial District Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association 
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
    • Professional Negligence Section
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Civil Litigators, since 2018

Jim's Staff


Robin Manning

Litigation Paralegal