COVID-19 Update – We remain open full time. Please note our new telephone hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are also scheduling meetings remotely, by Zoom, FaceTime or Teleconference, to assure that we remain able to safely meet the needs of all our clients.

James M Deal
  • Attorney at Law


Boone, NC





Areas Of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Real Estate
  • Business Law

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1974


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


  • 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

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