James Kimzey

James M. Kimzey

Partner at Conrad & Scherer LLP

Location:
633 South Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
HQ Phone:
(954) 462-5500

General Information

Experience

Asheville Attorney - McGuire Wood & Bissette P.A

Editor - North Carolina Law Review

Adjunct Professor - Peace College

Education

University of North Carolina School of Law

law degree

undergraduate degreeUniversity of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Affiliations

Member - The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Inc

Member - Transylvania County Bar Association

Member - NCAJ

Member - American Bar Association

Member - American Judicature Society

Member - Wake County Bar Association Inc

Member - North Carolina Bar Association

Committee - State Bar

Member - Raleigh Kiwanis Club

Board Member - Raleigh Board of Adjustment

Member - Zeb Vance Debating Society

Founder - McMillan

Member - ORDER OF THE COIF

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James M. Kimzey
Partner Tel: (828) 210-1080 Email: jkimzey@conradscherer.com Mr. James M. Kimzey is a Partner in the Firm's Brevard, NC office. In the last 50 years, Mr. Kimzey has represented defendants in criminal cases, buyers and sellers in real estate and other business transactions, utilities in rate-making cases and plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits involving lender liability, defamation, will caveats, riparian rights, airport nuisance, railroad rights-of-way, administrative law, condemnation, corporate dissolution, personal injury and bankruptcy, and other commercial litigation. In law school, Mr. Kimzey was an editor of the North Carolina Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He graduated with honors in 1964. Mr. Kimzey began his practice in Asheville with Parker, McGuire and Bailey, where his focus was transactional law. When he decided that he wanted to be a trial lawyer, he moved to Raleigh where he practiced for the next thirty years. He first practiced in Raleigh with the legendary Colonel William T. Joyner of Joyner and Howison. He and Colonel Joyner practiced utilities, administrative, and commercial litigation. Mr. Kimzey then struck out on his own, establishing a successful solo practice. In 1986, Mr. Kimzey, Robert McMillan, Steve Smith, Duncan McMillan and William Plyler formed McMillan, Kimzey, Smith and Plyer. In 1986, Mr. Kimzey, Robert McMillan, Steve Smith, Duncan McMillan and William Plyler formed McMillan, Kimzey, Smith and Plyer. In that firm, Jim focused his practice on commercial litigation. Beginning in the mid 1980's, he represented many clients engaged in litigation against banks who had made large commercial loans to his clients. He was one of the few lawyers in North Carolina to do so. Mr. Kimzey has been a member of the North Carolina Bar Association his entire career. He co-chaired a committee supporting North Carolina constitutional amendments, and co-chaired the State Bar's committee to implement statewide fee arbitration. He was elected by his peers in 1992 to serve as a North Carolina State Bar Councilor. He was a member of the Wake County Bar Association from 1965 through 1995 and has been a member of the Transylvania County Bar Association from 1995 to the present. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Judicature Society and the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has served as an adjunct professor at both North Carolina State University and Peace College.

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In addition to the 37 years of experience Mr. Scherer brings to the Brevard office, the firm is also guided two seasoned attorneys in James M. Kimzey and Candace Mance.
Mr. Kimzey is a Partner of Conrad & Scherer and was born and raised in Brevard, N.C. Mr. Kimzey has been a member of the North Carolina Bar Association his entire 51 year career. Mr. Kimzey has also been inducted into the North Carolina Legal Hall of Fame. Mr. Kimzey has represented buyers in real estate and other business transactions, plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits involving divorce, lender liability, defamation, will caveats, administrative law, condemnation, corporate dissolution, personal injury and bankruptcy.

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