John C. Hunter Attorney at Law

Hello. I’m John Hunter.

For over thirty years I’ve enjoyed providing the people of North Carolina with experienced, effective and personalized legal representation. I concentrate my practice in Employment Law, Civil Litigation and Professional Licensing matters. A majority of my clients are referred by other satisfied clients and fellow attorneys who respect the quality of my work.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance.


John Hunter began his law practice as the Legal Counsel to the Governor of North Carolina, and has since represented and advised many individuals, businesses and local governments throughout the state.

A graduate of Wake Forest University and School of Law, John has repeatedly been selected as a member of the North Carolina “Legal Elite in Business North Carolina’s annual survey of legal professionals. He holds the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating for both professional integrity and legal ability.

With family roots deep in western North Carolina, John and his family love living in this special part of the world. Active in civic affairs, John helped establish the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and served as Executive Director of the Education and Research Consortium of the Western Carolinas, Inc. He is a former member of the North Carolina State Banking Commission.

Employment Law

John advises and represents both employees and employers in employment related legal matters, including employment contracts, severance agreements, non-compete covenants, wage and hour matters, unlawful termination claims, State and Federal Whistleblower actions, Family Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act claims.

He is especially experience in representing state, local and federal public employees.
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Civil Litigation

Success in litigation is the cornerstone of the Firm.

John has successfully tried many cases in the State and Federal Courts of North Carolina, and he has successfully argued numerous cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court.

He will always work to resolve a case to a client’s satisfaction prior to a trial, but he understands that once you enter the courtroom, there is no substitute for victory.
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Professional Licensing

Many professions require a license that must be granted by the State of North Carolina. There are times when the State attempts to deny or revoke that license.

From his work at the highest levels of State government, John is particularly experienced at dealing with the State agencies and boards that issue and oversee professional licenses. He uses this experience to negotiate on your behalf in an effort to reach a mutually acceptable resolution, but he is also prepared to challenge the State if necessary to prevent a wrongful denial or revocation of a license.
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One North Pack Square  Suite 421  Asheville NC 28801

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From Clients

John Hunter did a phenomenal job handling my case. He made himself accessible to answer my questions via the phone or in person per my request. His professional abilities and approach made me feel comfortable with his representation and my proceedings. His cross examining skills during the proceeding were superior, which proved paramount to my case. I could not have chosen a more competent or diligent attorney.

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I found John very easy to communicate with. He listens and offers suggestions to courses of action. He identified the risks involved. John handled our case professionally and was very responsive to my needs. We won our dispute with his help and coaching.

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Mr. Hunter represented me in a settlement agreement with a former partner. I found him to be highly competent, especially insuring my client confidentiality… I appreciated Mr Hunter’s handling of my messy settlement and the professional way he handled confidential documents. I would recommend his services.

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