James W. Narronupdated: June 2008
Education:
  • University of North Carolina (A.B., 1970)
  • Wake Forest University (J.D., cum laude, 1975)
  • New York University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1983)

Practice Areas:
  • Asset Acquisitions
  • Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Mergers & Divestitures
  • Real Estate - Commercial
  • Real Estate - Residential
  • Real Property Law
  • Taxation
  • Trusts & Estates

Professional:
  • Selected: One of North Carolina's Best 100 Lawyers, Charlotte Law & Politics Magazine, Super Lawyers edition, January, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law since 1987
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 1989
  • Adjunct Faculty at Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University (1984 - 1996)
  • Councilor, North Carolina State Bar (1995 -1997)
  • Member, Johnston County Bar Association; Eleventh Judicial District of North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina and American Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in North Carolina Business Magazine: Top Tax & Estate Planning Lawyers in North Carolina (2001 - 2008); Hall of Fame 2007
  • American Bankers Association National Trust School, faculty (2000 - 2003)
  • American Bankers Association Southeastern Trust School, Campbell University, faculty (1993 - present)
  • Chair (1993 - 1995) and Member (1988 - 1995), North Carolina State Bar Specialty Certification Committee for Board Certification in Estate Planning and Probate Law
  • Admitted to Practice: North Carolina Courts; United States District Court (E.D.N.C.); United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; United States Tax Court; United States Claims Court
  • AV peer rating by Martindale Hubbell.

Community:
  • North Carolina Community Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors (2003 - )
  • Johnston Community College, Board of Trustees (2003 - )
  • Presidential Board of Advisors of Campbell University, Member (2004 - )
  • Public Library of Smithfield and Johnston County, Board of Directors (2002 - )
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Smithfield, Advisory Board (1995 - )
  • Johnston County Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority, (1988 - 2005)
  • Governor’s Award for Leadership in Downtown Development, Recipient (1988)
  • Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation, Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, Inc., 2006
  • Citizen of the Year, Greater Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce, 2006
  • Distinguished Citizen of the Year, Boy Scouts of America Neusiok District (2003)
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

Publications and Manuscripts:
  • Campbell University Law Review
  • Virginia Bar Association, Estate Planning and Administration Section
  • Georgia Bar Association, Estate and Trust Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Tax Section, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, Domestic Relations Law Section
  • West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Duke University Estate Planning Council
  • Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, University of Miami
  • American Bankers Association Annual Asset Management and Marketing Conference, New York and San Francisco
  • IRS National Estate and Gift Tax CPE, Chicago
  • Queens University Estate Planning Day, Charlotte

Military:
  • Active Duty as Line Officer, United States Navy (1970 - 1973)
  • Inactive Reserve, United States Navy (1973 - 1991)

Contact James W. Narron

Narron, O'Hale and Whittington, P.A.
102 S. Third Street
P.O. Box 1567
Smithfield, North Carolina  27577
Phone: 919-934-0049
Fax: 919-934-6280


 

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • North Carolina


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