James Wade Harrison

Attorney in Burlington, NC
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.
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Areas of Law

  • Family Law
  • Litigation
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Exit Planning for Business Owners
  • Family Law for Business Owners


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Experience & Credentials


Equity Member, Leader of the Family Law Practice Group in Burlington and Managing Member of the Burlington Office

Admission Details

Admitted in 1979, North Carolina
1983, U.S. Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

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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... More


(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... More

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.

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Office Information
James Wade Harrison
Equity Member, Leader of the Family Law Practice Group in Burlington and Managing Member of the Burlington Office
 3120 South Church Street, P.O. Box 1998,
Burlington, NC 27216-1998


Wishart Norris, P. A. (Burlington, North Carolina)

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