Charles K. McCotter Jr.

Charles K. McCotter Jr.

Charles K. McCotter, Jr., Attorney at Law since January 1, 2015
Of Counsel, Zaytoun Law Firm, PLLC since June 1, 2017
Location:
New Bern, North Carolina
Phone:
252-635-1005
Email:

* 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 disputes, insurance, and land condemnation actions

* U.S. Magistrate Judge full range of duties, including trials – jury and non-jury in federal civil litigation (1979-1995)

Areas of Practice

  • 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

Education

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 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 Employment 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