James Harrison

Harrison Whitaker PLLC


I have practiced Family Law since 1983 and have been a Board Certified Specialist since 1992. I actively litigate, mediate and arbitrate family law cases and work to improve the practice of family law in North Carolina.


UNC Chapel Hill /1979/JD

Admitted to Practice

North Carolina /1980

AAML Position(s) Held

  • Delegate to the Board of Governors
  • President, Board of Managers, Delegate to Board of Governors, Board of Examiners

Legal Organizations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Alamance County Bar Association (2007 President)
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section (1999-2000 President)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2008-2009 North Carolina Chapter President, 2012 North Carolina Chapter Delegate)
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section (Past Treasurer)

CLE Presentations

  • -How Business Can Reduce The Costs Of Litigation”, WNHP CPA Seminar, September 27, 2012
  • “Laying Foundations for Discovery Technological Evidence”, 2006, North Carolina Family Law Section Annual Meeting
  • “How to Divide Charitable Remainder Unitrusts (CRUTs)”, 2003, North Carolina Family Law Section Annual Meeting ADR: ” N, C. Statutes, Rules of Court, Ethical Constraints-Proposals for the Future and Other Hard Issues”, 2001, Family Law Intensive Seminar.

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