Jim Van Camp

Pinehurst, North Carolina Attorney

Areas of Practice

Civil Litigation, Commercial, Personal Injury, Administrative, Wrongful Death, Land Condemnation, Appellate Practice,
Corporate, Criminal Defense, Domestic Law, Litigation,
Contracts, Business Organizations

Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • North Carolina 1965
  • U.S. District Court District of Maine
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit


Wake Forest University School of Law,
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1965

  • J.D.
  • Law Review

Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College), 1962

  • A.B. Degree

Published Works:

North Carolina Criminal Procedure Forms with commentary

  • Co Author, Van Camp, Eagles and Corbett, 1975
  • 3rd Edition, 1989

Security Clearance

Mr. Van Camp has obtained a Secret Security Clearance from the Defense Security Service division of the United States Department of Defense. Mr. Van Camp’s existing DSS clearance greatly facilitates his ability to immediately take part in sensitive federal civil or criminal matters without the significant delays associated with obtaining an initial DSS clearance.


Professional Associations and Memberships

Governor’s Committee on Law and Order

  • Member 1970–1973

North Carolina Criminal Code Commission

  • Member 1973–1982

Governor’s North Carolina Crime Commission

  • Member 1977–1986
  • Chairman 1980-1986
  • Vice Chair 1979

Member of Board of Governors for North Carolina
Academy of Trial Lawyers

  • Vice President 1979
  • President 1980-1986

North Carolina Courts Commission

  • Member 1981–1982

International Society of Barristers

  • Member 1989–present

Commission for the Future of Justice and the Courts

  • Member 1991-1998

Board of Visitors

  • Wake Forest University of Law School
  • Member 1991-1996

Moore County Bar Association

  • Member (President 1974)

North Carolina Bar Association

  • Member 1965-present

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

  • Member 1972-present
  • Patron Member

American Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Member

American Board of Trial Advocates

  • Member

North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers

  • Member 1971-present
  • Board of Governors 1974-1996
  • Vice President 1977-1980
  • President 1981-1982

Member of the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners

  • Member 2005-2017
  • Chairman 2012-2014

Member of The College of Advocacy

  • Member 2015 – present

Honors and Recognition

  • Honored by the State of North Carolina as a member of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine
  • Recognized by the Raleigh News & Observer as Tar Heel of the Week, 1987
  • Named One of The Best Lawyers in America 1987 – Present