Attorney John D. Boutwell

"Mr. Thurman was excellent to work with during the adoption process. Mr. Thurman kept us well informed and provided us with clear options when a decision needed to be made. Mr. Thurman and Mr. Boutwell were always willing to take..."

– The J. Family


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

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, and appeals before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court. He also serves on 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)