Board Certified Specialists in Real Property Law

James K. Pendergrass

  • Attorney


Raleigh, NC





James K. Pendergrass, Jr. holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Elon College and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Wake Forest University School of Law, has 28 years of experience as a practicing attorney, is certified by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Real Property Law-Residential, Business, Commercial and Industrial Transactions [and has been so certified continuously since 1992], has an AV rating, [the highest rating available] from Martindale-Hubbell both in terms of skills and ethics, is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Best Lawyers of America, Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite and North Carolina Super Lawyers. is a frequent lecturer in matters pertaining to real property law at Continuing Legal Education Seminars, consults frequently with fellow attorneys in matters affecting their clients  with business, estate and real estate issues and has qualified and testified in State and Federal Court and before the North Carolina State Bar and the Commonwealth of Virginia Bar as an expert in [North Carolina] real estate matters on numerous occasions. He is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, South Carolina and the District of Columbia, is admitted to practice in all State trial and appellate courts in North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as the Eastern, Middle and Western District and Bankruptcy Courts of North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court in the Federal Court System, is the licensed qualifier for a North Carolina general contracting company, is a past Member and Vice-Chairman of the City of Raleigh Planning Commission and is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission as a Mediator. He works daily with title insurers, legal malpractice insurers, uninsured attorneys, lenders, businesses, whether small, medium or large in size, and individuals to close their transactions, litigate their disputes and solve their problems.

Areas Of Practice

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Expert Witness - Real Estate
  • Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • District of Columbia


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D - 1986
  • Elon College
    • B.S. - 1983
    • Honors: cum laude

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Board Certified Specialist in Residential, Business, Commercial and Industrial Transactions, North Carolina State Board Of Legal Specialization
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Land Title Association, Member