The Local Rules of Court

The following rules of court for The North Carolina Business Court apply to all cases pending before the Court.  The Rules were drafted in consultation with a committee formed to address the 
various requirements for both the 
procedural and electronic filing considerations 
related to complex business cases.

Click here for the Local Rules of Practice for the North Carolina Business Court

Click here for Order adopting Local Rules of Practice for the North Carolina Business Court

The following are members of the Business Court Rules Advisory Committee:

The Honorable Ben F. Tennille
Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases
North Carolina Business Court

Committee Chairman
James R. Fox, Esquire
Bell, Davis, & Pitt, P.A.

J. Mitchell Aberman, Esquire (Mickey)
James, McElroy, & Diehl, P.A.

Janet Ward Black, Esquire
Donaldson & Black, P.A.

William Sam Byassee, Esquire
Smith, Helms, Mullis, & Moore, L.L.P

Rachel S. Decker, Esquire
Donaldson & Black, P.A.

Steven B. Epstein, Esquire
Hunton & Williams

Christopher T. Graebe, Esquire
Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, P.L.L.C.

Richard L. Gray, Esquire
United Guaranty Corporation

Tracy K. Lischer, Esquire
Pulley, Watson, King, & Lischer, P.A.

William F. Patterson, Jr., Esquire
Turner, Enochs & Lloyd, P.A.

Michael L. Robinson, Esquire
Robinson & Lawing, L.L.P.

Matthew W. Sawchak, Esquire
Smith, Helms, Mulliss & Moore, L.L.P.

D. Clark Smith, Jr., Esquire
Brinkley, Walser, McGirt, Miller, Smith & Coles, P.L.L.C.

James T. Williams, Jr., Esquire
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard

Ms. Jane Worthen Smith
Court Reporting Coordinator
Administrative Office of the Courts

Mr. Steve Winsett
TRCC Electronic Publications 



The North Carolina Business Court 
200 South Elm Street    Suite 200
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Telephone 336.334.5252  Facsimile 336.334.5162