James E. Scarbrough
Jim is a life long resident of Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties. He attended public schools and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His family was in the construction business and he has continued his interest in construction by concentrating on construction, zoning, and municipal law.
Jim enjoys representing organizations such as the Cabarrus Building Industrial Coalition (formerly the Home Builders Association), the Central Carolina Board of Realtors, and local civic organizations. Primarily his practice is related to the real estate and building industry.
Jim also works for a number of local youth organizations on a pro bono basis including youth soccer associations. He enjoys basketball, soccer, tennis, hiking, and renovating old houses.
Married to the former Jean Annette Foster (1972); two (2) children, John and Anna
Garinger High School, Charlotte (1967)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA 1971)
University of North Carolina School of Law (JD 1974)
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements of State Bar met by attending seminars on a regular basis
NON-LEGAL WORK EXPERIENCE:
1960 – 1971: summers and holidays, worked at neighborhood grocery store
1971 – 1974: summers and holidays, worked construction jobs
Law clerk to Judge Robert M. Martin, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh, N.C.
Office of the Attorney General of North Carolina, Associate Attorney and Assistant Attorney General assigned to represent state agencies; primarily assigned to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission; also assigned as special counsel to the N.C. Judicial Standards Commission and the North Carolina Cemetery Commission; instituted and presented evidence in hearings under the North Carolina Administrative Procedure Act; argued cases on behalf of the State before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court.
Private practice in Concord, NC; Ferguson, Scarbrough, & Hayes, Concord, NC
North Carolina State Bar (admitted September 1974); Licensed as North Carolina Real Estate Broker; Previously Certified by N.C. Real Estate Commission as Real Estate Law Instructor; North Carolina Bar Association; North Carolina Association of Election Law Officials (1984-1988); Legal Review Committee of Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J. (1976-1979); Member of Real Property Section, Business Law Section, Administrative Law Section, and Construction Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association; admitted to practice before all state courts and Middle and Eastern District Federal Courts; admitted to practice before U.S. Tax Court and Middle District Federal Bankruptcy Court. Licensed N. C. real estate broker and former real estate law instructor
General residential and commercial real estate litigation and practice; municipal law litigation; real estate brokerage and zoning law and litigation; administrative law and litigation; construction law and litigation; appellate practice before North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court.
Member of Calvary Lutheran Church; member Board of Governors of the Real Estate Building Industry Coalition; member Concord-Cabarrus County Chamber of Commerce and its Committee on Local Government; Affiliate Member Cabarrus County Building Industry Coalition; Affiliate Member Central Carolina Board of Realtors; Prior Member of the Cabarrus Animal Control and Preservation Task Force; Member of the North Carolina Justice for Animals (organization for attorneys); Past Member of the Cabarrus County Board of Elections; Past Member of the Concord ABC Board; Past President of the Cabarrus County Bar Association; Volunteer attorney for the Humane Society of Cabarrus and Greater Concord.