Press Release:  November 22, 2016


Attorney John B. Adcock Certified as Specialist in Commercial Real Property Law

Wake County attorney John B. Adcock was recently recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in Commercial Real Property Law by the North Carolina State Bar. Mr. Adcock is the owner of Adcock Law Firm, P.A. located in Fuquay-Varina, established 2001. He concentrates his legal practice in the areas of commercial real estate, land use and development regulations, zoning, residential real estate transactions and small business law.  He received his B.S. degree from Appalachian State University with a double major in Geography and Community and Regional Planning. He received a M.A. in International Affairs from The Catholic University of America and his J.D. from the University of Memphis.

Mr. Adcock is also a member of the Real Property Section and the Zoning, Planning and Land Use Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker at various seminars on commercial real estate, zoning and land use regulations. The North Carolina State Bar, an agency of the State of North Carolina, certifies lawyers as specialists in designated practice areas as a service to the public. The program assists members of the public in the selection of legal counsel by identifying lawyers who have demonstrated special knowledge, skill, and proficiency in certain areas of law. The program also gives lawyers a credible way of making their expertise known to the public and other lawyers.

To be certified as a board certified specialist in a practice area, a lawyer must

  • Be an active member in good standing with the North Carolina State Bar for at least five years,
  • Be substantially involved in the specialty during the past five years,
  • Attend continuing legal education (CLE) seminars in the specialty,
  • Be favorably evaluated by other lawyers and judges, and
  • Pass a written examination in the specialty practice area.

Certification is granted for a period of five years. To maintain certification, a lawyer must again demonstrate that he or she is substantially involved in the practice area; attend CLE seminars in the practice area; and be favorably evaluated by peers.

For more information about the North Carolina Legal Specialization program, and to view a list of board certified specialists by practice area, please visit the Legal Specialization website at, or call the State Bar at 919.828.4620.

John B. Adcock

Adcock Law Firm, P.A.

202 E. Academy Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Phone: 919-552-6600