Jon P. Carroll

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A native of Charlotte, Jon joined James, McElroy & Diehl in 2005 and became a partner in 2014. Jon practices complex commercial litigation with a focus on construction defect litigation, lien filings and disputes between developers, design professionals, general contractors and subcontractors. Jon represents a variety of local contractors and subcontractors in drafting and reviewing construction contracts, advising on risk management, liability, and employment-related issues, and litigating disputes.

Jon also has significant experience with litigating general contract matters, shareholder disputes, including shareholder derivative litigation, disputes involving restrictive covenants and homeowners’ associations, and employment issues, including covenants not to compete.

In his spare time, Jon serves on the Board of Directors for Hope Haven, a local nonprofit organization that provides substance abuse treatment and recovery services for Charlotte’s homeless population.

Academic Background

  • J.D., Campbell University School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., Philosophy, University North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001

Bar & Court Admissions

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


  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Chair of the Bar Leadership Institute Committee, 2014-2015
  • Hope Haven, Inc., Board of Directors

Professional Recognition

  • “North Carolina Rising Stars,” Business Litigation, 2012-2019
  • “North Carolina Rising Stars,” Civil Litigation Defense, 2011
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America© in Commercial Litigation and Construction Litigation, 2021-2023

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