The History Of PRJC Law

Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC is a well-known law firm that has been serving the Charlotte community for more than 50 years.

Our mission is to learn and understand our clients' needs and the external factors affecting them so we can aggressively and professionally represent them throughout the legal process. To schedule for consultation, please call 704-323-7833 or 877-851-1934 or contact us online.

Founder John G. Plumides:

John G. Plumides built the firm around the cornerstone of prompt personal service and skilled, aggressive legal representation delivered in a cost-effective manner. John attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergraduate and Law School. He began practicing law in August 1953. From 1953 to 1955, he served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict.

In 1956, he joined with his brother Michael and formed Plumides Law. Michael Plumides passed away in 1997.

One of his proudest moments as an attorney occurred in April of 2003 when he was featured by the Mecklenburg County Bar as one of the "Heroes of Our Bar" and in that same year was recognized for 50 years of practice by the North Carolina Bar Association. During his career, he won numerous Court of Appeals cases which changed both civil and criminal law in North Carolina, including one case that went to the United States Supreme Court.

John served as president of the American Hellenic Progressive Association, the largest Greek American Organization in the world. He became the youngest supreme president in AHEPA history at the age of 36. He became supreme president for a second term in 1986. He was able to recommission the Truman statue, which had been destroyed by terrorist in Athens, Greece. During his time with the AHEPA, he worked vigorously on the Cypress conflict, having met and worked with Presidents Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Reagan and Bush. He later received the King George "Medal of Honor" for his tireless efforts in Greek American affairs.

John was also active with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, serving as a council member for over 25 years. In 1972, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras made John an Archon of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle. Receiving the title of "Mega Archon" is the highest honor a lay person can receive in the Eastern Orthodox Church. He served on the Board of Trustees of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Charlotte for over 15 years and as president for seven.

In 1964, he was chosen by President Lyndon B. Johnson to fly to Greece on "Air Force One" along with Lady Bird Johnson, President Harry S. Truman and Archbishop Iakovos to be part of the U.S. delegation personally representing President Lyndon B. Johnson at the funeral of King Paul of Greece. First Lady Johnson later referred to John as "a successful lawyer, head of AHEPA, hopeful sometime I think, of going into politics" in her memoirs White House Diary.

John was extensively involved with the Democratic National party on local and national levels. He won the Democratic primaries for U.S. Representative for the 8th Congressional District of North Carolina. He was chosen twice as a delegate to the Democratic National conventions. He also served as one of President Jimmy Carter's National campaign manager's. President William J. Clinton recognized him for his support during both his campaigns and Presidencies. John received the North Carolina "Distinguished Citizen Award" from then Governor Terry Sanford.

Gregory Plumides

Greg Plumides is a second-generation lawyer who began helping out in the law office at age 16. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1991, Greg received his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law in 1996. Soon after, he began working with his father until John's passing in 2005.

Greg Plumides has been practicing law in North Carolina since 1997. He is an experienced, dedicated lawyer who works hard for each client. He makes a point of being accessible, even giving clients his cellphone number so they can contact him after hours.

Mr. Plumides is a very active and respected member of the local bar. He is currently Co-Chairman of the Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is serving on the Mecklenburg County Criminal Courts Rules Committee and Mecklenburg County Criminal Courts Committee. Gregory has also served on the Mecklenburg County Bar Fee Dispute Committee, Mecklenburg County Bar Candidate Interview Committee.

Michael Romano, John J. Cacheris, and Richard B. Johnson

In July 2015, Michael Romano, John J. Cacheris and Richard B. Johnson joined as partners at the firm, and formed Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC- PRJC Law.

Michael Romano is a board certified family law specialist. He has more than 15 years of experience handling simple to complex family law issues. Board certification is only given to attorneys who have the experience and knowledge to handle cases in a specific area of law. Working with a lawyer who is board-certified in family law will ensure you are getting the best representation possible when so much is at stake.

Richard B. Johnson is also a board certified family law specialist. PRJC Law is very honored to have two attorneys with this special certification. Rick handles family law cases. He was a solo practitioner for 14 years before joining the law firm. He earned a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and practiced as a mental health therapist for 13 years prior to attending law school.

John J. Cacheris has more than 20 years of experience handling family law and criminal defense cases. He has numerous awards for his successful work: Academy of Trial Lawyers – Premier 100 Trial Attorney; National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyer, 2013 – 2015; American Institute of Criminal Law Attorney – 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award; American Institute of Family Law Attorney – 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award.