John W. Holton

Williams Mullen

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Fayetteville Street 301
Raleigh 27601 NC US

John Holton represents clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters. He assists businesses of all sizes with their commercial, business and real estate litigation needs. John also represents those in the construction industry, including owners, contractors and subcontractors, in a variety of construction litigation matters. John has handled cases before state, federal and administrative courts in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Prior to joining Williams Mullen, John spent years defending businesses, professionals and organizations in tort and contract litigation. He has experience in all aspects of civil litigation, from pre-suit investigations to trials to handling post-verdict appeals. John has tried cases of all sizes from small claims court to superior court.

John is a co-chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section’s Young Lawyers Division Committee. Active in the community, he is a board member of El Futuro, a nonprofit that provides mental health and substance abuse services to Latino families in central North Carolina, and the Caris Foundation, a nonprofit that works to aid and empower impoverished people.

John also helps transitioning refugee families settling into Raleigh through Lutheran Services Carolinas. In addition, he tries to maintain an active pro bono caseload through Legal Aid of North Carolina.

John was born and raised in Durham before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his bachelor’s degree, with distinction, in history. John then worked for a large litigation-based firm in Washington D.C. before returning to Chapel Hill, where he earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina and served on the North Carolina Law Review.

Professional Affiliations:

  • North Carolina Bar Association – Construction Law Section Young Lawyers Division Co-Chair
  • South Carolina Bar Association – Member
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys – Member
  • Wake County Bar Association – Member


  • University of North Carolina (J.D.)
    • North Carolina Law Review – Editor
  • University of North Carolina (B.A.)


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