Representative Matters

While an Associate Justice and Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Jim wrote 402 opinions for the Court and 208 concurring or dissenting opinions. As a lawyer, he has participated in over 40 appeals in state and federal appellate courts.

Representative appellate cases in which he participated in both the briefing and oral arguments are:

  • Analog Devices, Inc. v. Michalski, _____ N.C. App. _____, 579 S.E.2d 449 (2003)
  • Governors Club, Inc. v. Governors Club Ltd Partnership, et al, 152 N.C. App. 240, 567 S.E.2d 781 (2002), aff'd, 357 N.C. 46, 577 S.E.2d 620 (2003)
  • Martishius v. Carolco Studios, 355 N.C. 465, 562 S.E.2d 887 (2002)
  • Royal, et al. v. State, et al., 153 N.C. App. 495, 570 S.E.2d 738 (2002), review denied, 356 N.C. 677, 576 S.E.2d 111 (2003)
  • Guilford Financial Services v. City of Brevard, 356 N.C. 655, 576 S.E.2d 325 (2002)
  • Piedmont Triad Airport Authority v. Urbine, 354 N.C. 336, 554 S.E.2d 331 (2001)
  • Williamson v. Liptzin, 141 N.C. App. 1, 539 S.E.2d 313 (2000), review denied, 353 N.C. 456 (2001)
  • New Horizon of New York, LLC v. Jacobs, et al., 231 F.3d 143 (4th Cir. 2000)
  • State v. Israel, 353 N.C. 211, 539 S.E.2d 633 (2000)
  • Cato v. Crown Financial, 131 N.C. App. 154, 683, 508 S.E.2d 822 (1998, review denied, 350 N.C. 836, 536 S.E.2d 836 (1999)