John M. McCabe

John M. McCabe

Location:
Cary, North Carolina
Phone:
919-899-9852 (Local)
877-320-1851 (Toll Free)
919-302-7315 (Cell Phone)
Fax:
919-833-3371
Email:

From the time John was 8 years old, he wanted to be a lawyer. For practically all his life, John has lived in Cary, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Campbell University School of Law. While at Campbell, John was named to two national moot court teams, and the law school's faculty recognized him as one of the nation's best, up-and-coming lawyers. After graduating from Campbell with honors, John initially worked for a law firm that defended claims filed by injured people. After seeing from the inside how insurance companies and big business attempt to work the legal system to maximize their own profits, John quickly realized that accident victims needed a strong and aggressive advocate to stand up and fight for them. So, in 1995, he changed firms and since then, he has focused exclusively on representing people throughout the country who have been injured by trucking collisions, medical negligence, defective products, and on-the-job accidents.

Known for his strong work ethic and attention to detail, one of John's most notable achievements occurred in 2000 when he represented a young mother and her daughter in a case against the State of North Carolina for serious injuries that they suffered when their mini-van was struck head-on by a Department of Transportation dump truck. At that time, a damages cap limited the amount of damages that could be recovered from the State of North Carolina to a maximum of $150,000, which was less than half of the mother's medical bills. Through John's efforts and against considerable odds, he was not only able to persuade the General Assembly to increase the cap to $500,000, but he also instituted ground-breaking lawsuits that resulted in the family recovering a settlement that was more than 10 times the amount initially offered by the State.

John is licensed to practice law in all North Carolina federal and state courts, and he is a very active member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Association for Justice. John devotes a considerable amount of his time to teaching legal concepts and advocacy skills to other attorneys and law students, and his articles are frequently published throughout the State.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Trucking Collisions
  • Car Accidents
  • Medical Negligence
  • Defective Products
  • On-the-Job Accidents
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Dog Bites
  • Sexual Abuse

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1994
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Who's Who Among American Law Students
    • Honors: Member of Two National Moot Court Teams
    • Honors: Author, McCabe Outlines
    • Law Review: Campbell Law Review, Articles Editor
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • A.B. - 1991
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • "The Investigation & Analysis of Personal Injury Cases" , Personal Injury Practice in North Carolina, 1st Ed., 2011
  • "Emerging Issues in Personal Injury Law", North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2010
  • "The Investigation and Handling of Personal Injury Cases", North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2009
  • "Putting The Hammer Down on Unsafe Trucks", North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2008
  • "Trucking Litigation and D.O.T. Regulations", Lorman Seminar, 2007
  • "The Doctrine of Statutory Employment: Holding Motor Carries Liable for The Negligence of Leased Vehicles & Drivers", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2005
  • "Achieving Favorable Settlements in North Carolina", National Business Institute, 2005
  • "The In's and Out's of Civil Discovery", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' Continuing Legal Education Program, March, 2004
  • Coordinating Editor, "Commercial Trucking Cases", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' TRIAL BRIEF Publication, February, 2004
  • "The Rules of the Road - Understanding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' TRIAL BRIEF Publication, February, 2004
  • "Advanced Civil Discovery", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' Winter Convention , October, 2003
  • "Practical Trial Skills," North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers", Continuing Legal Education Program, 2001
  • "Practical Trial Skills", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' Continuing Legal Education Program, 2002
  • "Practical Trial Skills", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' Continuing Legal Education Program, 2003
  • "Practical Trial Skills", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' Continuing Legal Education Program, 2004
  • "Practical Trial Skills", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' Continuing Legal Education Program, 2005
  • "Practical Trial Skills", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' Continuing Legal Education Program, 2006
  • Coordinating Editor, "Handling Your First Jury Trial From A to Z", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' TRIAL BRIEF Publication, December, 2002
  • "The Rules of Civil Discovery", Institute for Paralegal Education's Advanced Civil Discovery for the Litigation Paralegal in North Carolina, September, 2002
  • "Setting Up The Winning Deposition", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Continuing Education Program, January, 2002
  • "Exhibits in Personal Injury Cases", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' TRIAL BRIEF Publication, July, 2001
  • "Effective Use of Exhibits and Experts in Auto Torts Cases", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' Winter Convention, October, 2000
  • "Examining DiDonato's Damage Limitations And Mandatory Joinder Requirements - Greer v. Parsons", Campbell Law Review, 1992

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker & Author, “Concurrent Third-Party Claims,” Workers’ Compensation Roundtable, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2017 - Present
  • Speaker, Communication & Facilitation of the Return to Work or Retraining Process,” International Association of Rehabilitation Professional’s Carolinas’ Educational Conference, 2016
  • Speaker, “Effective Mediation Presentations,” Duke University School of Law, 2016
  • Speaker, “Case Selection & Case Management,” North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2016
  • Speaker, “Effective Trial Techniques – How To Try Cases and Win,” Wake Forest University School of Law, 2015 & 2016
  • Speaker & Featured Trial Lawyer, “A Mock Mediation How To Bring Calm to Chaos Moving Forward in the Face of Challenging Circumstances,” North Carolina Bar Association, 2015
  • Speaker, “Jury Trials: What Made It Go North or South,” North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2015
  • Speaker, "Jury Trials: What Made It Go North or South", North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2015
  • Featured Trial Lawyer, "Trial of a Motor Vehicle Accident ? Live Trial CLE" , North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2013
  • Speaker, "Starting Your Own Law Firm", North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2013
  • Speaker, "Successful Depositions", North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2012
  • Chair, "Demystifying The State Tort Claims Act", North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2012
  • Author & Speaker, "The Rules of the Road in Trucking Cases", North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Chair, "Nuts and Bolts of Personal Injury Practice", North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2009
  • Speaker, "The Investigation and Handling of Personal Injury Cases", North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2009
  • Speaker, "Putting The Hammer Down on Unsafe Trucks", North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2008
  • Speaker, "Trucking Litigation and D.O.T. Regulations", Lorman Seminar , 2007
  • Speaker, "Practical Trial Skills", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' Continuing Legal Education Program, 2001 - 2006
  • Speaker, "The Doctrine of Statutory Employment: Holding Motor Carries Liable for The Negligence of Leased Vehicles & Drivers", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2005
  • Speaker, "Achieving Favorable Settlements in North Carolina", National Business Institute, 2005
  • Speaker, "The In's and Out's of Civil Discovery," North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' Continuing, Legal Education Program, 2004
  • "The Rules of the Road - Understanding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' TRIAL BRIEF Publication, 2004
  • Speaker, "Advanced Civil Discovery", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' Winter Convention, 2003
  • Guest Lecturer, Trial Advocacy Courses, University of North Carolina School of Law, 2001 - 2003
  • Coordinating Editor, "Handling Your First Jury Trial From A to Z", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' TRIAL BRIEF Publication, 2002
  • Speaker, "The Rules of Civil Discovery", Institute for Paralegal Education's Advanced Civil Discovery for the Litigation Paralegal in North Carolina, 2002
  • Speaker, "Setting Up The Winning Deposition", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Continuing Education Program, 2002
  • Speaker, "Representing Psychological Injured Workers In Workers' Compensation Claims", North Carolina Industrial Commission's Sixth Annual North Carolina Workers? Compensation Educational Conference, 2001
  • Guest Lecturer, "Medicine for Lawyers", Campbell University Norman A. Wiggins School of Law, 2001
  • Co-Chair, "Getting the Most Out of Your Personal Injury Case: Winning, Collecting, and Keeping Your Damages", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Continuing Legal Education Program, 2001
  • Speaker, "Effective Use of Exhibits and Experts in Auto Torts Cases", North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' Winter Convention, 2000
  • Speaker, "Effective Representation of Parties to Form 24 Informal Hearings", North Carolina Industrial Commission's Third Annual North Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Conference, September 14, 1998 - September 16, 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in North Carolina by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer, as selected by Fellow Attorneys
  • AV Rated (Exceptional Legal Ability and Highest Level of Ethics) by Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers In America, as selected by Fellow Attorneys
  • Platinum Member, The Verdict Club (an Elite Society of Litigators that Have Been Awarded Verdicts and Settlements Exceeding One Million Dollars)
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in North Carolina, as selected by the American Association for Justice
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in North Carolina by The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Top Rated North Carolina Lawyer, appearing in the Raleigh News & Observer, The Charlotte Observer, and The Wall Street Journal
  • Best Law Firms in the United States, U.S. New & World Report
  • Litigator Award 2015 (top 1% of lawyers in the country)
  • John McCabe to receive 2015 Ebbie Award from NCAJ
  • John McCabe named to “North Carolina Legal Elite.”

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA)
  • American Association of Justice
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Association of Plaintiff's Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Campbell University, President's Club
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Chair, Auto Torts Section, 2013
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Ethics Committee, 2012
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Vice-Chair, Auto Torts Executive Committee, 2012
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Auto Torts Executive Committee, 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Auto Torts Section, Executive Committee, 2001 - 2004
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers' Young Lawyers Division, Chair, 2000 - 2001
  • American Association for Justice, Young Lawyers Division, Governor, 2002 - 2004
  • Campbell University Norman A. Wiggins School of Law, American Association of Justice, Ambassador, 2004
  • Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group, Board Member