J. Daniel Bishop
Dan has 24 years experience litigating business and local government controversies:
business owner and management disputes
employment contract and statutory claims, including noncompetes and wage claims
unfair competition, business-related frauds and negligence, including FINRA arbitrations and professional malpractice
contract matters, including buy-sells, real estate and business-entity transactions and brokerage, insurance coverage, and interlocal and government/private contracting
Dan's experience is broad and deep, and he strives above all to be a versatile and skillful business litigator, aggressive and innovative on behalf of the firm's clients. Those attributes -- and actual jury trial and appellate advocacy experience, in state and federal court -- help produce optimal outcomes in commercial disputes.
Dan regularly appears in the state and federal trial and appellate courts of North Carolina, especially the North Carolina Business Court, as well as in arbitral forums.
Fellow North Carolina lawyers have voted Dan to Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" 11 times. Dan has been selected by "Super Lawyers" nine times and appears in the peer-selected 2013 and 2014 Best Lawyers.
"Thanks to you and your associates for your competent and professional representation. I am always so impressed with you and your ability to reduce complexity to simplicity. You are a real pro!"
--Harry L. Jones, Sr, Former Mecklenburg County Manager
"Attorney Dan Bishop represented Versiant in a complex business lawsuit and achieved a favorable outcome. He is knowledgeable, highly skilled, responsive, and trustworthy. His impeccable judgment was critical in navigating our case through rough waters into its ultimate safe harbor. Dan’s skills in preparation, explanation, and litigation rival any attorney that we have ever engaged or encountered. Versiant highly recommends Dan Bishop."
--Chris Fogarty, Versiant Corporation
Unimin Corp. v. Thomas Gallo and I-Minerals USA, Inc., 2014 NCBC 43 (Sept. 4, 2014)
The NC Business Court denied the Plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction, in favor of our firm's client.
Charlotte Motor Speedway, LLC, et al. v. Cabarrus County (N.C. Ct. App. Oct. 1, 2013)
Mecklenburg County v. NC Dep't of Health and Human Servs. (Feb. 2013)
"Victory, for now, for Dan Bishop and Mecklenburg," The Charlotte Observer (Jan. 24, 2013)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hosp. Auth. v. Mecklenburg County (N.C. Super. Ct. Mar. 7, 2012)
Leiber v. Arboretum Joint Venture, LLC, 208 N.C. App. 336, 702 S.E.2d 805 (2010)
Kornegay v. Aspen Asset Group, LLC, 204 N.C. App. 213, 693 S.E.2d 723 (2010)
Healy v. Banc of America Securities, LLC, FINRA Dispute Resolution Case No. 09-01424 (2010)
Harbin Yinhai Tech. Dev. Co. v. Greentree Fin. Grp., Inc., 196 N.C. App 615, 677 S.E.2d 854 (N.C. App. 2009)
Reid Pointe, LLC v. Stevens, 2008 NCBC 15 (Aug. 18, 2008)
Green v. Short, 2007 NCBC 8 (Mar. 9, 2007)
Barnes v. Kochhar, 178 N.C. App. 489, 633 S.E.2d 474 (2006)
The Virkler Co. v. Chemical Technologies, LLC, 2006 NCBC 16 (Nov. 6, 2005)
Lee v. Scarborough, 164 N.C. App. 357, 595 S.E.2d 729 (2004)
Garlock v. Southeastern Gas & Power, Inc., 2001 NCBC 10 (Nov. 14, 2001)
Barker Indus., Inc. v. Gould, 146 N.C. App. 561, 553 S.E.2d 227 (2001)
Sockwell & Assocs., Inc. v. Sykes Enters. Inc., 127 N.C. App. 139, 487 S.E.2d 795 (1997)
Hinson v. United Financial Servs., Inc., 123 N.C. App. 469, 473 S.E.2d 382 (1996)
Bennish v. North Carolina Dance Theater, Inc., 108 N.C. App. 42, 422 S.E.2d 335 (1992)
The material on this website is not provided as legal advice. The cases mentioned on this website are illustrative of the matters handled by the firm and do not include all prior cases or results. Results in any case depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in any future case.
University of North Carolina, J.D. with high honors, 1990.
University of North Carolina, B.S. Business Administration with highest distinction, 1986.
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Bar Memberships & Court Admissions
North Carolina, 1990
North Carolina Federal District Courts, 1990
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2004
Certified Superior Court Mediator, 2010
Activities & Interests
Member, NC House of Representatives, 2015-Present
Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners, 2004-08.
Providence United Methodist Church, Chancel Choir, Pathfinders Class