James R. Vann

Top rated Creditor Debtor Rights attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina

Vann Attorneys, PLLC
James R. Vann
Vann Attorneys, PLLC

Practice Areas: Creditor Debtor Rights, Business Litigation, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1992

Education: Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

Vann Attorneys, PLLC

1720 Hillsborough St.,
Ste. 200
Raleigh, NC 27605 Visit website


The owner and managing attorney at the law firm of Vann Attorneys, PLLC, James R. Vann has been assisting clients in Raleigh, Charlotte and throughout North Carolina. With nearly three decades of experience, his areas of practice include:

  • Estate planning
  • Employment law
  • Business law and planning
  • Civil litigation and construction law
  • Licensure representation/administrative law
  • Construction law and contracts
  • Appellate practice
  • Alcohol beverage control law

After completing his Bachelor of Business Administration in trust management from Campbell University in 1986, Mr. Vann obtained his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, in 1990. He was admitted to practice in North Carolina in 1992.

Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Vann worked as a personal banker and assistant branch manager of Wachovia Bank. He later worked at a prominent law firm in North Carolina for over four years. These experiences have enabled him to provide practical solutions to his clients not only from a legal point of view but also from a business and economic viewpoint.

Mr. Vann understands the importance of staying active in his legal community. He is a former chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section and holds memberships in various other sections of NCBA such as the Business Law Section, Bench/Bar Liaison Committee and Construction Law/Real Property Section. He is also a member of the North Carolina Creditors Bar Association and the Wake County Bar Association.

Giving back to the community he has lived in all his life, Mr. Vann provides pro bono services regularly. He is a part of various nonprofits such as Capital City Clauses and Alexander Family YMCA.

Practice areas

Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Closely Held Business, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation: Business

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Limited Liability Companies, Non-Compete Agreements, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations

  • 20% Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
  • 20% Business Litigation
  • 20% Business/Corporate
  • 20% Closely Held Business
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Construction Litigation: Business

First Admitted: 1992, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://vannattorneys.com/attorneys/james-r-vann/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board of Directors for the Raleigh Chamber
  • Christian Leadership Committee for the Triangle YMCA
  • Past Chair of the Alexander Family YMCA Board of Advisors
  • Deacon, former Chair of the Diaconate
  • Co-Chair for the Small Business Section of the Chamber
  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
  • Men’s Monday Night Bible Study Facilitator
  • Student Sunday School Teacher
Educational Background:
  • Campbell University; Year: 1986; Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration with a Certificate in Trust Management
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of the Wake County Bar Professionalism Committee, 2021
  • Former Board of Director and Chairman of the Board of NACM Carolinas, Inc.
  • Member and Board of Director for CFDD Raleigh-Chapter
  • Member of the North Carolina Creditor’s Bar Association
  • Member of the NCBA Bench/Bar Liaison Committee
  • Member of the NCBA Real Property Section
  • Member of the NCBA Construction Law Section
  • Member of the NCBA Business Law Section
  • Member and Past Chair of the NCBA Law Practice Management Section
  • Member of the N.C. Bar Association
  • Member of the Wake County Bar Association

Office location for James R. Vann

1720 Hillsborough St.,
Ste. 200
Raleigh, NC 27605

Phone: 919-510-8585


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

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