John C. Cloninger

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Asheville, North Carolina

Hensley, Cloninger & Greer, P.C.
John C. Cloninger
Hensley, Cloninger & Greer, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1981

Education: University of North Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024
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Hensley, Cloninger & Greer, P.C.

366 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 Visit website


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 41 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, and medical malpractice 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. 

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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage

Focus areas

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

  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Insurance Coverage

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

Office location for John C. Cloninger

366 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Phone: 828-585-6558


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024

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