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About James M. Roane III

James M. Roane III is the owner and lead attorney of Roane Law in Greensboro, NC, a successful law firm representing plaintiffs in legal proceedings involving serious motor vehicle and personal injury accidents as well as nursing home neglect and abuse cases. He has been practicing in North Carolina since 1999, and is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum . This forum is a national group in which lawyers can only get in by actually collecting a multi-million dollar recovery on one case. Very few attorneys in the nation are members of this group. Of course, not all cases are multi-million dollar cases, all cases are different and there is never a guarantee of recovery.

Handling larger cases requires more skill, knowledge and resources- Roane Law focuses on these more serious injury cases.

James is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the Inns of Court and the Friends of Residents in Long Term Care. Also, Mr. Roane was recently received an AV Preeminent rating on Martindale-Hubbell 4.9 out of 5 see link: Martindale Hubbell

James has spent most of his life in Greensboro. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1992. During his undergraduate years, James was a two-term president of Tau Kappa Epsilon and worked as a supervisor at UPS. He went on to earn his J.D. in 1999 from the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, NC. While in law school, James earned several honors including Most Outstanding Advocate from the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, was a regional winner on the National Trial Team as well as the Elite Eight in the National Competition in San Antonio, Texas which placed him among the top eight teams in the national competition.

A few years after graduating from law school, James accepted a position as Director of Litigation with Crumley & Associates, the largest consumer-based law firm in North Carolina. During his tenure at Crumley & Associates, James led a team of four attorneys and five paralegals. Not only did he carry his own case load, he trained and supervised these new litigation attorneys and staff. He left Crumley & Associates in April 2008 to pursue his dream of opening his own firm.

In addition to running a successful law firm, James currently serves as Adjunct Trial Practice Professor at the Elon University School of Law in Greensboro. His responsibilities include instruction of foundational trial skills and advocacy to law students … a role he finds fulfilling and one which challenges him to continually seek new approaches to this craft. In fact, Danny Donovan was one of his students in that trial practice class. James was very impressed with Danny's trial skills, dedication and ability speak plainly and truthfully without "lawyer speak". For these reasons, Danny was asked to join the team at Roane Law.

Another role in which James was able to provide professional guidance was as a member of the Search Committee for a new dean for the Wake Forest School of Law. In March 2007, his input as a graduate and as a practicing legal professional helped the committee find a new dean to guide the law school into the future.

In every endeavor undertaken, James has thrived and has been widely recognized for his efforts. He was named Most Outstanding Advocate by the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers while in law school; "Legal Elite" 2007 named him top attorney in North Carolina under the age of 40 after he was chosen by a poll of over 17,000 licensed attorneys in a poll taken by BUSINESS North Carolina Magazine; and in 2008, the North Carolina Advocates of Justice awarded him their coveted Order of Service Award.

Professionally, James remains active in publishing and speaking. James has been featured in local newspapers, been on various news stories in the Piedmont and the Charlotte area. James is a popular and charismatic speaker, who has spoke at many events including being asked to speak as his high school's graduation keynote speaker. He is the former Chair of the Nursing Home Division of the North Carolina Advocates of Justice and a member of the Guilford County Nursing Home Advisory Committee, James speaks to groups on such topics as disaster preparedness for nursing homes, the arbitration of a nursing home case, expert witness rules and special considerations in nursing home cases, and basic nursing home negligence.

James has had many verdicts and settlements in Lawyers Weekly including a $3.8 million dollar recovery for a terribly injured young woman. Finally, James has been a continuing legal education speaker for North Carolina attorneys more than eight times on topics such as nursing home abuse litigation, trial presentations and car wreck cases.

James is married to Sarah Roane, also a practicing attorney. In addition to being a devoted husband and father of two kids, James enjoys recreational volleyball, bicycling and coastal fishing.

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Why Choose Roane Law?

  • Contingency Fees

    This personal injury firm is also different in that there will be no fees- nor any costs- should there be no recovery.

  • Countless Cases Handled

    Attorney James Roane has helped countless clients successfully recover compensation for their injuries.

  • Understanding & Attentive

    "I understand what you are going through," says, James Roane as he has experienced recovering compensation after a car wreck.

  • Millions of Dollars Recovered

    We have been successful with the cases we have taken on and helped our clients recover compensation for their injuries.

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