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John C. Cloninger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Asheville, NC

Hensley, Cloninger & Greer, P.C.
366 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-585-6558
Fax: 828-225-3736
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage
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Attorney Profile

Attorney John C. Cloninger is a partner with Hensley, Cloninger & Greer, P.C., law firm in Asheville, North Carolina. Nationally ranked as among the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Cloninger has 40 years of total legal experience, and he provides exceptional 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 with Honors 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
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About John C. Cloninger

First Admitted: 1981, North Carolina

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • North Carolina Bar Association North Carolina Advocates for Justice


  • AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Educational Background

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, B.A., magna cum laude, 1978, 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

Last Updated: 6/1/2022

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