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James M. Roane, III

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Greensboro, NC

Roane Law
107 Lindley Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
Phone: 336-652-6061
Fax: 336-285-5425
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney James M. Roane, III, is the founder of Roane Law in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Roane devotes his practice to personal injury law, representing plaintiffs in Greensboro and throughout the state of North Carolina. He handles matters involving motor vehicle accidents, workers’ compensation, wrongful death and other catastrophic injuries.

Mr. Roane has more than 20 years of experience and is committed to helping victims of negligence receive compensation for their injury or loss of a loved one. Over his time in practice, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for injured North Carolina residents, some of which have been published in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

Consistently recognized for his accomplishments, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice named Mr. Roane “most outstanding advocate” while he was attending law school. Business North Carolina magazine and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice also recognized him for his achievements. In addition, he holds an AV Preeminent* rating from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.

In addition to running his law practice, Mr. Roane is an adjunct trial practice professor at Elon University School of Law. He writes and speaks on various legal topics, and is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the American Inns of Court and Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care.

Mr. Roane earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, graduating cum laude. He received his law degree from Wake Forest School of Law and obtained his license to practice law in North Carolina in 1999.

*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
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

About James M. Roane, III

First Admitted: 1999, North Carolina

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Educational Background

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BA in Political Science, Cum Laude, Worked as a supervisor at UPS, two-term President of Tau Kappa Epsilon, 1992
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina, J.D., National Trial Team Regional Winner and Elite Eight in the Nation, Most Outstanding Advocate from North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Dean Search Committee, March 2007. Provided input that led to the selection of the new dean of the Wake Forest School of Law

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • The Dispatch Lexington, NC: November 2006. Article title: “Jury Award Family inNursing Home Suit ($480,000.)
  • Guilford Technical Community College – Fall 2007 and Fall 2008. Speaker for theElder Law Class on nursing home negligence.
  • Lawyers Weekly: October 2008. Article title: “Mother Permanently Injured in Head-onCollision Settles Case ($3.8 million).”
  • Greensboro News & Record: April 2008. Article title: “Mental Health Reform Flaws,Laid Bare.”
  • Cleveland County Department of Social Services – Speaker on "Disaster Preparedness for Nursing Homes." Most attendees were local operators of nursing home facilities, staff and social services personnel, November 2006
  • Lawyers Weekly: May 2005. Article title: “Family of Alzheimer’s Nursing HomeResident Gets $275,000 Verdict After Fatal Fall.”
  • Lawyers Weekly: January 2004. Article title: “Wreck Plaintiff Wins $29,000 Verdict forNeck Injury Despite No Car Damage”
  • Adjunct Trial Practice Professor, Elon University School of Law, 2008 to present
  • Guilford County Paralegal Association – Continuing education speaker; topic: "Don't Lose Your Case Before You Even Get Started: Rules 9(j) and 702- Special Considerations in Nursing Home Cases", May 2007
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers – Continuing education speaker; topic: "The Arbitration of a Nursing Home Case - from Start to Finish", January 2008
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers – Continuing education speaker; topic: "Nursing Home Cases – Basic Traps for the Unwary", October 2008
  • Cherryville High School – keynote speaker for the graduation of the Class of 2007
  • Guilford Technical Community College – Speaker for the Elder Law Class on nursing home negligence, Fall 2007 and Fall 2008
  • "Litigating Personal Injury Cases", Speaker, Guilford County Paralegal Annual, 2013
  • "Wreck Plaintiff Wins $29,000 Verdict for Neck Injury Despite No Car Damage", January 2004
  • "Family of Alzheimer's Nursing Home Resident Gets $275,000 Verdict After Fatal Fall", May 2005
  • "Jury Award Family in Nursing Home Suit ($480,000)", The Dispatch Lexington, NC, November 2006
  • "Mental Health Reform Flaws, Laid Bare", Greensboro News & Record, April 2008
  • "Mother Permanently Injured in Head-on Collision Settles Case ($3.8 million)", October 2008
  • Piedmont Triad Council of Governments – Speaker at the Greensboro coliseum annex on "Disaster Preparedness for Nursing Homes." Most attendees were nursing home operators, staff and advocates for the elderly, July 2006

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Guilford County Nursing Home Advisory Committee appointed in August 2005 by the Guilford County Commissioners to talk to local nursing home residents about the care they were receiving
  • Friends of Residents in Long Term Care
  • Elder Abuse Walk- Main sponsor, 2013
  • Elder Abuse Walk- Main sponsor for the event in Triad Park consisting of hundreds of nursing care providers and advocates to raise awareness for elder abuse., 2012


  • Most Outstanding Advocate award from North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Spring 1999
  • Legal Elite "Top NC Attorney under 40" for 2007 based upon a poll of over 17,000 NC attorneys by BUSINESS NC Magazine., 2007
  • North Carolina Advocates of Justice – Order of Service award, 2008
  • AV Rating "Preeminent" 4.9 out of 5, AV rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Served on the search committee that assisted in the selection of the new dean of the Wake Forest School of Law, March 2007

Bar/Professional Activity

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice Chair of the Nursing Home Division, 2008
  • American Association for Justice
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Vice President of the Nursing Home Division
  • Inns of Court



  • $3.8 million dollar settlement and recovery in a severe motor vehicle accident in which the defendant was intoxicated and the plaintiff suffered severe scarring and loss of use., 2008
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Office Location for James M. Roane, III

107 Lindley Road
Greensboro, NC 27410

Phone: 336-652-6061

Fax: 336-285-5425

Last Updated: 8/3/2020

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