Attorney Profile

Richard S. James


University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Juris Doctor 1977

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Bachelor of Arts in History 1974

Richard concentrates his practice in real estate and traffic law, while working with clients to develop a plan that works for them and their families. He represents both buyers and sellers in real estate closings and commercial transactions, as well as real estate property law, contracts, estates and preparation of legal documents.

Peel and James Attorneys Williamston, North Carolina
Position: Owner/Sole Practitioner
Dates Worked: 1995 to Present

Peel and James Attorneys Williamston, North Carolina
Position: Partner
Dates Worked: 1985 to 1995

Peel and Peel Attorneys Williamston, North Carolina
Position: Associate
Dates Worked: 1977 to 1985

Professional Licenses and Memberships:
North Carolina State Bar
September 1977 to Present

Civic and Professional Activities:

  • Martin Community College Board Member – 2011 to Present
  • Member Local Board of First Citizens Bank – 1996 to Present
  • Member and Chairperson of Martin County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council – 1999 to Present
  • Member 2nd Judicial Bar Candidate Committee – 1992 to Present (Chairperson since 2001)
  • Martin County Social Services Adult/Child Protective Services Attorney – 1978 to 2014
  • Primary Juvenile Indigent Defense Attorney in Martin County – 1978 to Present
  • Martin County Teen Court Mentor and Volunteer Judge – 2008 to Present
  • Member Bertie-Martin-Beaufort Shelter Home Board of Directors – 1990 through 1999

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