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James R. Jolley

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Lee Ann Higgins
Phone: 919.821.6655
Fax: 919.821.6800


James is an associate in the Corporate group. He practices in the areas of securities law, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.

After law school James clerked for the Honorable William L. Osteen, Jr., Chief Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina.

While attending the University of North Carolina School of Law, James served as Director of the UNC Law Pro Bono Program and as a Comment Editor of the North Carolina Law Review

Prior to law school, James taught high school social studies for three years in Wake County, North Carolina. 

Member, Board of Directors, Activate Good
Member, UNC Law Pro Bono Alumni Board
Member, Edenton Street United Methodist Church, Raleigh 

Member, Order of the Golden Fleece
Member, James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society at UNC Law


  • Advised an investment company in a definitive agreement to purchase the outstanding equity interests of the largest independent blender and packager of lubricants to the automotive, agriculture, commercial and heavy duty markets in North America.
  • Advised a specialty pharmaceutical company in the sale of a subsidiary to and its investment in a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company.

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University of North Carolina, J.D., with high honors, 2014

  • Order of the Coif

Wake Forest University, M.A., Education, 2008

University of North Carolina, B.A., with highest distinction, 2007

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Dean's List (eight semesters)


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable William L. Osteen, Jr., Chief Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina
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