John C. Cloninger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Asheville, NC

Hensley Cloninger, P.C.
 | 366 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-585-6558
Fax: 828-225-3736
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney John C. Cloninger is a partner with Hensley Cloninger, P.C., law firm in Asheville, North Carolina. Nationally ranked as among the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Cloninger has nearly 40 years of total legal experience, and he provides unmatched advocacy and support to clients throughout the greater Asheville metro and surrounding areas of Western North Carolina who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

    Focusing on all types of personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and construction defect claims, Mr. Cloninger has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his plaintiff clients, and he finds great reward in being able to lend a voice to those who may not have any other legal recourse to obtain the compensation and justice they deserve.

    A personable and compassionate attorney, Mr. Cloninger has gained a reputation for his responsiveness and dedication to helping his clients through very difficult and uncertain times in their lives. A fierce advocate for those he serves, he aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes on behalf of his clients both inside and outside of the courtroom to help them recover the finances they need to meet their medical bills, lost wages and other associated damages.

    Honored for his impeccable professionalism, high ethical standards and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Cloninger has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A 1978 magna cum laude graduate of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Mr. Cloninger obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1981. Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, he is also an active member the North Carolina Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Construction Litigation: Consumer
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Construction Defects, Arbitration, Mediation


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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

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    About John Cloninger

    Admitted: 1981, North Carolina

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    • AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • North Carolina Bar Association

    Educational Background:

    • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, B.A., magna cum laude, 1978
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    Office Location for John C. Cloninger

    366 Merrimon Avenue
    Asheville, NC 28801

    Phone: 828-585-6558

    Fax: 828-225-3736

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    Last Updated: 8/10/2020

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