Member of the Wake County Bar Association
Member of the N.C. Bar Association
Member, N.C. Bar Bench/Bar Liason Committee
Member, Litigation Section Council
Member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
Member of the DRI
Former Board of Director of the Texas Young Lawyers Association
Adjunct Faculty at Campbell's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
J.D. represents clients in complex business disputes, contract and construction disputes, and disputes involving unfair and deceptive trade practices, personal injury, negligence, and fraud. His practice also involves advising clients regarding e-discovery issues. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, and D.C. circuits, as well as the District of Columbia Circuit Court, the U.S. District courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle districts of North Carolina, and the U.S. District courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western districts of Texas.
J.D. has represented clients in the real estate development, energy, petroleum, insurance, healthcare, education, telecommunications, railroad, medical, construction, and brewing industries. Prior to moving to Raleigh, he practiced at a large Washington, D.C. firm, where he worked in the trial section dedicated to litigation involving securities fraud and commercial contracts. He also worked in the trial section of one of Houston’s largest firms and as in-house counsel at SBC Texas, now AT&T.
JD has been certified as a Superior Court Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission since 2014. JD enjoys serving as a mediator and assisting parties in working toward resolving their disputes.
J.D. is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the 10th Judicial District Bar. J.D. has taught Pretrial Litigation since 2010 at Campbell Law School.
Recent Content & News from J.D.
The recent decision in Abbott Labs. V. Adelphia Supply USA, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50928 (E.D.N.Y. March 24, 2020), has the legal world buzzing. This is a trademark case alleging infringement by the sale of...
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