James M Deal Jr.

James M Deal Jr.

Attorney at Law
Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Phone:
(828) 264-4734
Fax:
828-264-2712
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Real Estate
  • Business Law

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1974

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D - 1974
  • Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
    • B.A magna cum laude - 1971
    • Honors: with honors

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor, Business Law, Appalachian State University, 1986-1990
  • Seminars on Estate Planning – Watauga and Ashe Counties 1995- 2014

Honors and Awards

  • North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award - 2007
  • Recipient: North Carolina State Bar Distinguished Service Award, 2009
  • North Carolina - The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award – 2015
  • Appalachian State University Distinguished Alumni Award – 2016
  • Watauga County Spirit of Philanthropy Award, 2006
  • Chamber of Commerce Community Recognition Award, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, Member
  • e.Planners Estate Planning Forum
  • Wealth Counsel Estate Planning
  • Watauga County Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • University of North Carolina Law School Alumni Board 2014- current, Vice President
  • Appalachian Regional Healthcare System 2005-2012, 2016-current
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Visitors 2017- current
  • The Appalachian Theatre Board of Trustees, 2012 - Present
  • University of North Carolina System, Board of Governors, 2009 - 2013
  • Watauga County Board of Commissioners 2004-2012, Chairman 2004-2010
  • Appalachian State University Board of Trustees 2001-2009, Chairman 2006-2008
  • Watauga County Board of Education 1990-1998, Chairman 1995-1998
  • North Carolina Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound Basic Education 2017- current
  • Boone United Methodist Church Administrative Council, 1995- current, Chairman of Endowment Committee 2010-current