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Charles K. McCotter Jr. - New Bern, NC

2859 Trent Road New Bern, NC 28562

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Updated: 09/28/2020

New Bern Admiralty and Maritime cases Lawyer


  • Civil litigation in state and federal court in North Carolina
  • Proctor in Admiralty
  • Application of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, and principles of federal jurisdiction
  • Certified Superior Court Mediator, NC Dispute Resolution Commission
  • Mediation involving business and commercial disputes, environmental liability, employment law, civil rights actions, admiralty and maritime law, products liability, personal injury, wrongful death cases, construction law, real estate...

About Charles K. McCotter Jr.

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Charles K. McCotter, Jr., Attorney at Law, since January 1, 2015
  • Of Counsel, Zaytoun Ballew & Taylor Law Firm, since June 1, 2017

Practice Areas

  • Admiralty and Maritime cases
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases
  • Business and Commercial/Transactions and Disputes
  • Construction Law
  • Wills & Estates
  • Real Estate/Representation of Landowners
  • Eminent domain/Just Compensation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1998

Other Affiliations

  • Craven County Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Federal Magistrate Judges Association
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEAL!)
  • NC Academy of Superior Court Mediators
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA)
  • Arbitrator, National Panel of Neutrals
  • Forum, Arbitration Panelist

Past Positions

  • McCotter Ashton, P.A., Partner, April 12, 2012 - December 31, 2014
  • McCotter, Ashton & Smith, P.A., Partner, 2003 - 2012
  • McCotter, McAfee and Ashton, PLLC, Partner, 1998 - 2002
  • Charles K. McCotter, Jr., Attorney at Law, 1995 - 1997
  • U.S. Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, EDNC, 1979 - 1995
  • McCotter & Mayo, Partner, 1974 - 1979
  • Charles K. McCotter, Jr., Attorney at Law, 1973 - 1974
  • John D. Larkins, Jr., United States District Judge, Law Clerk, 1971 - 1972


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1971
    Juris Doctor
  • University of North Carolina, 1968
    Major: Business Administration

Office Information


2859 Trent Road New Bern, NC 28562


Other Sources of Feedback About Charles K. McCotter Jr.

Included on the 2023 North Carolina list

Past Lists

  • 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers list

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