John E. Tantum



Private Practice of law since 1973

& Solo Practice since 1998


Over 30 years experience in

private practice.

Wake Forest University

B.S. Degree - (1970)
J.D., CUM LAUDE, Wake Forest University (1973) (served as an Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review)


Rated "AV" (highest possible rating both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards by Peer Review Ratings of Martindale-Hubbell)

U.S. Army Reserve - Armor Officer


Licensed in all N.C State Courts, N.C. Superior Court, N.C. Court of Appeals,

N.C. Supreme Court


Licensed in U.S. Federal District Court, Federal Bankruptcy Court, U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S.Supreme Court

Member of N.C. State Bar, N.C. Bar Association & Carteret County Bar Association


Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum" for receiving multiple verdicts or settlements in excess of $1 million dollars


Certified Superior Court Mediator


Member of the N.C. Bar Association "Professional Committee"


Member of the following N.C.

Bar Association Sections:
• Real Estate
• Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law
• Civil Litigation
• Dispute Resolution


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