John O'Neal

John O'Neal

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Greensboro, North Carolina
Phone:
336-265-0231
Fax:
(336) 510-7965
Email:
Having practiced law in North Carolina continuously since 1996, Attorney John O'Neal has handled a wide variety of cases including but not limited to personal injury, wrongful death, harassing and unfair debt collection, auto dealer fraud and lemon law and other vehicle (new and used) issues, wrongful repossession, junk e-mails and faxes, construction defects, breach of contract, civil litigation, and traffic tickets.  He has handled cases across the State of North Carolina in state and federal courts and is admitted in all three federal district courts in North Carolina.

Areas of Practice

  • Consumer Law (Debt Collection Defense, Car Law, etc.)
  • Car Law (Lemon Law, Motor Vehicle Repair, Odometer Disclosure, Property Damage)
  • Civil Litigation (State and Federal Courts)
  • Consumer Law (Debt Collection Defense, Harrassing and Unfair Debt Collection, Warranty Law, etc.)
  • Contracts and Business Law
  • Insurance Matters
  • Professional Negligence / Non-Medical Malpractice
  • Traffic Tickets

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1996
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina
    • B.A., Political Science - 1993
    • Honors: Charter Member, Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society)

Classes/Seminars

  • Identifying Good Cases, North Carolina Association of Trial Lawyers, 2006
  • Disbursing Client Money, North Carolina Association of Trial Lawyers, 2003
  • Walking the Minefield: Blowup Prevention & Damage Control for Non-Consumer Lawyers, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, February 27, 2013
  • Dealers, Deals, and Money, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, June 17, 2015
  • Don't Know? Better Know! Know Better: Consumer Law for All, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, June 16, 2014
  • Case Intakes: Identifying Good Cases and Ethically Dispensing With the Rest, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, June 14, 2014
  • How to Steer a Vehicle (Case), Law to the People, April 30, 2015
  • Dealing with Debt Collectors: Tips, Tactics, and Tidbits, Law to the People, September 29, 2016
  • The Other Side of the V: Lessons for Dealing with Opposing Counsel, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, June 20, 2016
  • Poacher or Proper: Debt Collection Issues in Disbursements, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, February 24, 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Business North Carolina's 2007 Legal Elite, 2007
  • 2007 North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Ebby Award (for dedicated service)
  • 2012 NC Advocates for Justice Ebby Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • NCAJ/North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member, 1998 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member, 2001 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Donaldson & Black, P.A., Associate Attorney, 2000 - 2005
  • Joel G. Bowden Law Offices, Associate Attorney, 1997 - 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney, Womens' Resource Center, 2004 - Present
  • Founding Member, Abogados y Amigos Community Group, Greensboro, 2001 - 2007