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James M Deal Jr. - Boone, NC

870 West King StreetSuite B Boone, NC 28607

Updated: 05/07/2024

Boone Estate Planning Lawyer

About James M Deal Jr.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Real Estate
  • Business Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1974

Other Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section (Member)
  • e.Planners Estate Planning Forum
  • Wealth Counsel Estate Planning
  • Watauga County Bar Association


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1974
  • Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, 1971
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: with honors

Pro Bono Activities

  • University of North Carolina Law School Alumni Board 2014- current, Vice President
  • Appalachian Regional Healthcare System 2005-2012, 2016-current
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Visitors 2017- current
  • The Appalachian Theatre Board of Trustees, 2012 - Present
  • University of North Carolina System, Board of Governors, 2009 - 2013
  • Watauga County Board of Commissioners 2004-2012, Chairman 2004-2010
  • Appalachian State University Board of Trustees 2001-2009, Chairman 2006-2008
  • Watauga County Board of Education 1990-1998, Chairman 1995-1998
  • North Carolina Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound Basic Education 2017- current
  • Boone United Methodist Church Administrative Council, 1995- current, Chairman of Endowment Committee 2010-current

Classes and Seminars

  • Instructor, Business Law, Appalachian State University, 1986-1990
  • Seminars on Estate Planning – Watauga and Ashe Counties 1995- 2014



  • North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award - 2007
  • Recipient: North Carolina State Bar Distinguished Service Award, 2009
  • North Carolina - The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award – 2015
  • Appalachian State University Distinguished Alumni Award – 2016
  • Watauga County Spirit of Philanthropy Award, 2006
  • Chamber of Commerce Community Recognition Award, 2007


Office Information


870 West King StreetSuite B Boone, NC 28607


  • 828-264-2712

Accepts Credit Cards


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