James, McElroy & Diehl brings a unique culture and a smart, effective style to the practice of law. Our innovative legal strategies and no-nonsense counsel produce the best possible outcomes for our clients, even when faced with legal problems many consider unsolvable.

For 50 years we’ve helped individuals and businesses avoid issues, overcome obstacles and minimize consequences – fairly, efficiently and economically. In fact, we’re in our element when challenged by complex cases, particularly when up against super-sized law firms.

James, McElroy & Diehl takes a lean but hard working approach to delivering comprehensive representation. We know that what succeeds, in negotiations or in the court room, is a holistic focus on the substance of law, our client’s objectives and mastery of the facts.

Recent News

  • Legal Issues Affecting Same-Sex Couples in North Carolina and Elsewhere

    Sarah Brady has contributed a chapter to Understanding the Legal Issues Surrounding Same-Sex Marriage, a book published by Lexis/Aspatore. The title of the chapter written by Sara... (continued)

  • 2014 list of Legal Elite published by Business North Carolina magazine

    Five lawyers from James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A. have been selected to the 2014 list of Legal Elite published by Business North Carolina magazine. They are: Richard Fennell – Ant... (continued)



Super Lawyers 2014 and Rising Stars 2014

Ten lawyers at James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A. have been selected for the list of Super Lawyers for 2014 and four lawyers as Risi... (continued)

  • JM&D Welcomes Two New Associates.

    July 10, 2014

    Welcome Jennifer Houti and Casey Cogburn. (continued)

  • Claire Samuels appointed to Family Section board

    June 16, 2014

    2014-15 Vice Chair of the Family Law Section of the Mecklenburg County Bar (continued)

  • Catherine Barnes to succeed Pender McElroy as Managing Partner

    June 10, 2014

    Catherine Barnes to serve as managing partner of James, McElroy & Diehl (continued)