• 600 South College Street
  • Charlotte, NC 28202
  • tel. 704.372.9870
  • fax.704.971.0018

G. Russell Kornegay, III

Russ Kornegay received his Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Juris Doctor from Campbell University School of Law. At James, McElroy & Diehl, his practice deals almost exclusively with family law, with an emphasis on complex equitable distribution litigation. Russ was the Counsel of Record, along with William K. Diehl, Jr., in the Smith vs. Smith equitable distribution trial, the largest equitable distribution trial in North Carolina history, and has served as lead counsel in many complex equitable distribution cases involving the valuation of closely held business interests.

Academic Background

  • J.D., Campbell University School of Law, 1984
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1981

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar


  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section

Professional Recognition

  • Named to the 2010-2014 editions of “The Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers® – Family Law