Joe Nanney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Meynardie & Nanney, PLLC
 | 5700 Six Forks Rd, Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-891-8409
Fax: 919-324-6590
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

As an attorney with Meynardie & Nanney, PLLC, Joseph H. Nanney Jr. represents clients in North Carolina in cases of commercial, business and construction law. Named to the 2014 Legal Elite Hall of Fame by Business North Carolina Magazine, Mr. Nanney has negotiated contracts for almost all types of construction, represented businesses of all sizes as outside general counsel, recovered stolen funds, developed exit strategies for franchisees and helped his clients gain control of their businesses when they split.

For clients who have been accused of violating regulatory schemes, Mr. Nanney has appeared before a long list of state licensing boards. These include the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners, the North Carolina Real Estate Commission, the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors, the North Carolina Board of Architecture, the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and the North Carolina Medical Board.

A graduate of Mars Hill University, Mr. Nanney obtained his bachelor’s degree in music in 1983 and earned summa cum laude honors. He then attended the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he graduated with honors, earned his Juris Doctor and was an editor for the North Carolina Law Review. For over 28 years, Mr. Nanney has litigated disputes in the United States through arbitrations, mediations, bench trials and jury trials.

Mr. Nanney has appeared before the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. His clients include the following: software creators, manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, retailers, real estate agents, pharmacists, physicians, contractors, and small-business owners. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

*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
  • 30%Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 30%Construction Litigation
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 10%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Construction Defects, Non-Compete Agreements, Wrongful Death


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020

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About Joe Nanney

Admitted: 1991, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • Selected to Super Lawyers 2012 – 2017, in the areas of Intellectual Property Litigation, Construction Litigation, Business Litigation
  • Legal Elite Hall of Fame, NC Business Magazine, 2014
  • Joe was pleased to be name the 2014 Construction Lawyer of the Year by his peers.  In a survey conducted by Business North Carolina magazine, Joe received the most votes in the Construction Law category., Construction Lawyer of the Year, Business North Carolina Magazine, 2014
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Editor, North Carolina Law Review, University of North Carolina School of Law

Educational Background:

  • Mars Hill College, B.M., Summa Cum Laude, 1983

Industry Groups

  • Closely-Held Business
  • Construction
  • Real Estate Development
  • Retail
  • Small Business
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Office Location for Joe Nanney

5700 Six Forks Rd
Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: 919-891-8409

Fax: 919-324-6590

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Last Updated: 10/19/2019

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