G. Russell Kornegay, III

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Russ Kornegay received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at 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. Russ has substantial trial experience as lead counsel in complex equitable distribution matters with an emphasis on business valuation issues as well as highly contested child custody cases. He maintains an active practice (trials, mediations and arbitrations) counseling and advising clients in all areas of family law.

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
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Family Law Section
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Family Law Section

Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America© in Family Law, 2010-2015 and 2018-2024
  • Named to the 2013 edition of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite in Family Law, 2023
  • Requested speaker at local and state family law seminars/ programs
  • AV® Preeminent™ rated, Martindale-Hubbell

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