James Wade Harrison (Burlington, North Carolina)
James Wade Harrison (Burlington, North Carolina)

James Wade Harrison

Licensed for 38 years

Practice Area: Family Law

  • Peer Reviews
AV Preeminent

James Wade Harrison


Serving Burlington, NC view address

Member at firm Harrison Whitaker PLLC

Serving Burlington, NC view address

Awards AV Preeminent

About James Wade Harrison

Best Lawyers'® 2013 Greensboro Family Law "Lawyer of the Year". North Carolina Bar Association, Citizen Lawyer 2009. Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America* in Family Law, 2006-Present. Selected for inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers in the practice of Family Law, 2006-Present. Community Leadership Award, Alamance Bar Association. Born in Asheville, North Carolina. Maintains an AV® Preeminent ™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell (the highest peer review competence and ethical rating possible). Married Ellen S. Harrison, two children Evan and Allison. North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law (1992-Present). AAML Certified Arbitrator (2000-Present). Family Financial Issues Mediator Certification.

Areas of Law

  • Family Law

Client Reviews

This lawyer does not have any reviews.

Write a Review

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • AV Preeminent
No feedback is available.
The individuals that have reviewed this lawyer have not provided any additional feedback.

Attorneys who only have peer reviews prior to 2009 are not displayed

Community Contributions


      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1979, North Carolina
      1983, U.S. Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
      Law School Attended
      University of North Carolina
      Class of 1979
      University Attended
      University of North Carolina
      Class of 1976
      Political Science
      Birth Information
      Born in 1954
      Asheville, North Carolina, May 25, 1954
      Associations & Memberships
      North Carolina Bar Association
      Alamance County Bar Association (President, 2007)
      North Carolina Bar Association (President, Family Law Section, 1999-2000
      Member, Litigation Section
      Past Treasurer)
      American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (North Carolina Chapter Presidents, 2008-2009
      North Carolina Chapter Delegate, 2012).
      (Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, North Carolina State Board Of Legal Specialization)
      Representative Transactions
      Equitable Distribution trials involving professional practice evaluations, the interim distribution of a tract of land for residential real estate development, and the division of non-qualified compensation, stock options and other business interests; Negotiation and settlement of equitable distribution cases involving the valuation and division of estates including closely held business interests, manufacturing companies, sales companies, interests in professional associations, foreign real property and trust assets; Litigation of child custody issues involving relocation, parental alienation, allegations of abuse and neglect, threats of international parental kidnapping, social services investigations, grandparent custody and challenging or defending forensic custody evaluations; Successful litigation of termination of parental rights issues; Successful defense of alienation and criminal conversation case involving a final demand in excess of $350,000 and a verdict of $5,500; Successful use of alternative dispute resolution methods for resolving financial and child related issues including collaborative law, and mediation/arbitration; Arbitration of financial and other issues as the arbitrator; Mediation of financial and other issues as the mediator; Negotiation of complex Medical Malpractice wrongful death case; Trial to jury of "low speed, high damages" auto tort case with judgment in excess of six figures; Litigation of the validity of a premarital agreement affirmed on appeal; Litigation to settlement of condominium synthetic stucco cases.
      Hobbies & Interests
      Chair, Alamance County Strategic Planning Task Force; President, Alamance County United Way; March of Dimes Steering Committee for Alamance County; Deacon and Elder, First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N.C.; Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 9, BSA Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.