James M. Roane, III

Top rated personal injury attorney in Greensboro, North Carolina

Roane Law
James M. Roane, III
Roane Law

Practice Areas: Personal injury; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1999

Education: Wake Forest University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

Roane Law

107 Lindley Road
Greensboro, NC 27410 Visit website


Attorney James M. Roane went to law school at Wake Forest after being in a serious car wreck. Before law school, Attorney Roane had a carpet cleaning business.  However, he had to sell the business as a result of the wreck.  The insurance company was so difficult to deal with, he decided then to be a personal injury attorney.  Attorney Roane graduated from Wake Law in 1999 and has been representing injured people all over North Carolina. Attorney Roane focuses on litigation and trial work.  He has won trials in every county in the Piedmont.  Many attorneys send him cases for Attorney Roane to take to court. He has been voted a top attorney in NC by polling over 17,000 attorneys in Business NC Magazine.  He received the highest AV rating "preeminent", AVVO perfect 10 and received many other awards and recognition from the legal community. He has been asked to speak many times on personal injury law, litigation, trial work, nursing home abuse and other topics. Attorney Roane and his staff are willing to talk for free about cases or the law. 



Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Brain injury

  • 100% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1999, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.roane-law.com/staff-profiles/james-m-roane-iii/

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
  • $3.1 million dollar settlement against a national trucking company. The case was hard fought and did not settle until Attorney Roane was in the middle of jury selection. , 2019
  • $3.4 million dollar settlement against trucking company headquartered in Delaware but with an office here in North Carolina.  The case was handled and dropped by three other lawyers before Attorney Roane.  The defendant had lied about what happened in the wreck.  By analyzing the black box data, utilization of experts and three years of litigation, Attorney Roane was able to settle at mediation. , 2021
  • $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

Office location for James M. Roane, III

107 Lindley Road
Greensboro, NC 27410

Phone: 336-652-6061


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

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