John R. Brickley

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A native of Minnesota, John Brickley received a Bachelor of Arts degree in both philosophy and Latin from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

John earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina, where he received a merit scholarship. In law school, he was a member of the South Carolina Law Review and served as the Student Works Editor. John was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Wig and Robe. He also placed second in a bodybuilding competition while in law school.

John clerked for James, McElroy & Diehl during the summer of 2009, and then joined the firm as an associate after graduating from law school.

Academic Background

  • J.D., cum laude, University of South Carolina School of Law, 2010
  • B.A., Philosophy and Latin, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2004

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina


  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Civil Litigation Section Vice-Chair
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America© in Construction Law, 2021-2024
  • Best Lawyers in America© in Commercial Litigation, 2024
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Business Litigation, 2022

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