John J. Cacheris

John J. Cacheris

Partner since 2015
Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina
Phone:
877-851-1934
704-323-7833
Fax:
704-333-3629 (Fax)
Email:

John Cacheris literally grew-up immersed in the law. His father is the Honorable James C. Cacheris, Senior United States District Court Judge.  Judge Cacheris is a distinguished jurist, who has had two of his cases affirmed by the United States Supreme Court.  John’s uncle is Plato Cacheris, a prominent criminal defense attorney who has represented many prominent officials in extremely high-profile cases, including those involved in the Watergate scandal, as well as “moles” (aka spies) inside the CIA and FBI. 

Shortly after finishing college at the University of Virginia, John, like his father and uncle before him, decided to go to law school. After graduating from Wake Forest University’s Schools of Law and Business in 1994, John clerked for the late Honorable Charles R. Richey, United States District Court Judge in Washington, D.C.  As a clerk, John had the honor of working on numerous cases with national interest, including redistricting or “gerrymandering,” as well as the attempted assassination of then President Clinton. After concluding his federal clerkship, John moved to Charlotte and entered private practice in 1995.

John has a wide-range of experience and a wealth of legal knowledge, which includes work in corporate, commercial litigation, personal injury, worker’s compensation, social security disability, criminal defense and family law. Throughout his career, John has successfully litigated numerous cases and countless bench and jury trials.  John also has an excellent record handling appeals, including the following:

John is a permanent member of the 4th Circuit judicial conference, as well as a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the Mecklenburg County Bar Associations.  He has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including:

  • American 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

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Divorce and Separation
  • DUI / DWI

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D.
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • M.B.A.
  • University of Virginia , Charlottesville, Virginia
    • B.A. - 1988
    • Major: Philosophy

Classes/Seminars

  • Family Law Overview, Charlotte Divorce/Separated Support Group

Honors and Awards

  • American 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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • 4th Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of John J. Cacheris, Owner
  • Dozier, Miller, Pollard & Murphy, Attorney
  • McGuire Woods, Attorney
  • Law Office of Michael J. Bednarik, Attorney
  • Tim L. Harris & Associates, Attorney
  • Hon. Charles R. Richey, U.S. District Court Judge, Clerk