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John D. Boutwell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Charlotte, NC

Thurman Wilson Boutwell & Galvin, P.A.
301 S. McDowell St, Suite 608
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-859-8405
Fax: 704-377-5503
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense, Family Law
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded civil litigation attorney, John D. Boutwell is a partner at Thurman, Wilson, Boutwell & Galvin P.A. Working out of the firm’s office in Charlotte, North Carolina, he represents people and businesses throughout Mecklenburg County and other parts of the greater metropolitan area. Mr. Boutwell attended Baylor University, where he was a member of the Gamma Beta Phi Society before obtaining a bachelor’s degree in 1990. He then went on to pursue his legal education at the University of North Carolina School of Law, and he served as the notes and comments editor of the North Carolina Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993.

Mr. Boutwell has extensive experience in a wide variety of civil trial matters, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, including construction defects, real estate disputes, partitions, boundary disputes, breach of contract cases and other types of business litigation. In his family law and divorce practice, he has represented both women and men whose marriages have irretrievably broken down and who now are in court on such issues as parenting rights, child and spousal support, and the division of complex marital assets and debts.  Mr. Boutwell also has extensive appellate experience with the N.C. Court of Appeals, N.C. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Boutwell has been admitted to practice in North Carolina since 1993, and he is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. Mr. Boutwell currently serves on the North Carolina Bar Association's Litigation Council, and he is a former member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Rules Committee.  He is also a member of several sections, including Family Law, Appellate Practice and Construction Law Sections, among others. Mr. Boutwell is also a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 50%Family Law


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About John D. Boutwell

First Admitted: 1993, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Christ Covenant Church

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Appellate Rules Committee, Former Member 
  • Construction Law Section
  • Family Law Section
  • Civil Litigation Section
  • Appellate Practice Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • North Carolina Law Review, Note Editor
  • “The Cause Of Action For Damages Under The North Carolina Constitution: Corum v. University of North Carolina,” North Carolina Law Review, v.70, n.6, p. 1899-1915 (1992) 

Educational Background

  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, School of Law, 1993
  • Baylor University, B.A., 1990
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Office Location for John D. Boutwell

301 S. McDowell St
Suite 608
Charlotte, NC 28204

Phone: 704-859-8405

Fax: 704-377-5503

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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