James, McElroy & Diehl brings a unique culture and a smart, effective style to the practice of law. Our innovative legal strategies and no-nonsense counsel produce the best possible outcomes for our clients, even when faced with legal problems many consider unsolvable.

For 50 years we’ve helped individuals and businesses avoid issues, overcome obstacles and minimize consequences – fairly, efficiently and economically. In fact, we’re in our element when challenged by complex cases, particularly when up against super-sized law firms.

James, McElroy & Diehl takes a lean but hard working approach to delivering comprehensive representation. We know that what succeeds, in negotiations or in the court room, is a holistic focus on the substance of law, our client’s objectives and mastery of the facts.

Recent News

  • Legal Issues Affecting Same-Sex Couples in North Carolina and Elsewhere

    Sarah Brady has contributed a chapter to Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding Same-Sex Marriage, a book published by Lexis/Aspatore. The title of the chapter written by Sara... (continued)

  • 2014 list of Legal Elite published by Business North Carolina magazine

    Five lawyers from James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A. have been selected to the 2014 list of Legal Elite published by Business North Carolina magazine. They are: Richard Fennell – Ant... (continued)



Super Lawyers 2014 and Rising Stars 2014

Ten lawyers at James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A. have been selected for the list of Super Lawyers for 2014 and four lawyers as Risi... (continued)

  • Jon Carroll to chair the board of Hope Haven

    September 30, 2014

    Jon Carroll was elected as the chair of the board of Hope Haven (continued)

  • 2015 Best Lawyers - several JM&D attorneys have been selected

    September 9, 2014

    We are proud to announce that Mickey Aberman, Bill Diehl, Rich Fennell, Ed Hinson and Russ Kornegay have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best ... (continued)

  • JM&D Welcomes Two New Associates.

    July 10, 2014

    Welcome Jennifer Houti and Casey Cogburn. (continued)