Attorney John D. Boutwell


John Boutwell’s primary practice areas include civil litigation involving real estate and construction disputes, business and contract disputes, domestic and family law trials, and general litigation.

In his real estate and construction disputes, John Boutwell represents both homeowners and home builders.

In his domestic and family law practice, John Boutwell represents both spouses dealing with a range of issues, including but not limited to prenuptial agreements, separation agreements, domestic violence, custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, and divorce.

John Boutwell’s trial practice includes bench trials, jury trials, arbitrations, as well as appeals before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also a former member of the North Carolina Appellate Rules Committee.

John Boutwell is married with three children, is active in his church at Christ Covenant Church, and enjoys running, marathons, triathlons, and fishing.


  • “The Cause Of Action For Damages Under The North Carolina Constitution: Corum v. University of North Carolina,” North Carolina Law Review, v.70, n.6, p. 1899-1915 (1992)

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate & Business Disputes
  • Corporate & Business Transactions
  • Family Law
  • Homeowner Disputes
  • Real Estate Litigation


  • University of North Carolina, J.D., 1993;
  • North Carolina Law Review, Note Editor.
  • Baylor University, B.A., 1990


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Appellate Practice Section
  • Civil Litigation Section
  • Construction Law Section
  • Family Law Section
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Appellate Rules Committee (former member)