John G. "Jay" Vannoy, Jr.

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in North Wilkesboro, NC

Vannoy, Colvard, Triplett & Vannoy, P.L.L.C.
 | 922 C Street, PO Box 1388
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Phone: 336-667-7201
Fax: 336-667-0878
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

As partner of Vannoy, Colvard, Triplett & Vannoy, P.L.L.C., John G. "Jay" Vannoy, Jr., is committed to representing clients in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. He focuses his practice on criminal defense cases that involve traffic violations, felonies, drug charges, murder, vehicular homicide, assaults, sex offenses and theft. Mr. Vannoy serves clients in Wilkes County and the surrounding area, including Watauga, Surry, Yadkin, Ashe and Alleghany.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in justice and policy from Guilford College, Mr. Vannoy went on to earn a Juris Doctor in 1992 from Campbell Law School.

With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Vannoy dedicates his practice to litigation. He has brought more than 70 cases to trial, successfully defending clients who face criminal charges. The Board of Legal Specialization of the North Carolina State Bar has certified Mr. Vannoy as a specialist in criminal law, and he uses his keen understanding of the legal process in order to secure favorable outcomes for clients. A member of the North Carolina State Bar, Mr. Vannoy is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

Mr. Vannoy regularly shares his legal knowledge with others, teaching trial skills and delivering lectures on criminal defense. Active in the legal community, he holds memberships with the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has also served his community through several local organizations such as the Rainbow Center – Children & Family Services and the Wilkes Community College Endowment Corporation. When he is not in the courtroom, Mr. Vannoy enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons as well as participating in outdoor activities including boating and playing golf.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (90%): Criminal Law

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020

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About John Vannoy, Jr.

Admitted: 1992, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense, 2008 - 2016
  • Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity
  • Order of Old Kivett

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • North Carolina, 1992
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Wilkes County Bar Association, Member
  • Twenty-Third Judicial District Bar, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Window World Inc., Board of Directors; Wilkes Community College Endowment Corporation, Board of Directors and Counsel

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lectured on criminal defense topics and taught trial skills, Continuing Legal Education seminars sponsored by the UNC School of Government, NC Indigent Defense Services and the NC Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina, B.S., Major: Justice and Policy, 1989
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Office Location for John G. "Jay" Vannoy, Jr.

922 C Street
PO Box 1388
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Phone: 336-667-7201

Fax: 336-667-0878

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Last Updated: 6/10/2019

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