John Holton is a civil litigator who represents clients in a broad range of tort and contract lawsuits. John’s principal areas of focus include products liability, complex commercial, and real estate/construction disputes. While John relishes the opportunity to try cases and is at ease in the courtroom, he frequently advises clients on litigation avoidance strategies. He regularly appears in state, federal, and appellate courts throughout North and South Carolina.

John Holton is a civil litigator who represents clients in a broad range of tort and contract lawsuits. John’s principal areas of focus include products liability, complex commercial, and real estate/construction disputes. While John relishes the opportunity to try cases and is at ease in the courtroom, he frequently advises clients on litigation avoidance strategies. He regularly appears in state, federal, and appellate courts throughout North and South Carolina.

John has experience defending businesses of all sizes. He currently represents a Global Fortune 50 company with its products liability cases in the Carolinas and routinely represents regional businesses in intercorporate disputes. However, John also represents individuals and small businesses with injury and property claims against larger corporate entities. John has tried numerous cases to verdict before juries and judges alike.

A proud triangle native, John seeks out occasions to serve his community. In addition to maintaining an active pro bono practice, he holds or has recently held leadership positions in community and civic organizations, including: Class 39 of Leadership Raleigh, Caris Foundation Board of Directors; former Board Secretary of El Futuro, UNC School of Law alumni engagement committee; and leading a refugee resettlement program through his church.

John has been listed among the “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers (2021), a “Rising Star” by North Carolina Super Lawyers (2021), and was listed in the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society (2018).

John earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law and served on the North Carolina Law Review.