John Walter Ceruzzi

John Walter Ceruzzi

Jacksonville, North Carolina
(910) 455-1406

John received his B.A. in Economics and History from Wake Forest University and his J.D. from Campbell University School of Law. He has been licensed to practice law in all North Carolina Courts since 1997, and has since been admitted to practice law in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

John is an experienced civil litigator and criminal defense attorney, having devoted the first twenty years of his practice to trying cases before judges and juries throughout multiple counties in eastern North Carolina, though primarily in his home county of Onslow. He is also a former President of the Onslow County Bar Association.

A former college soccer player at Wake Forest, John is still actively involved in his community through his participation as an academy soccer coach for the Onslow Classic Soccer Association.

John is married with three children and a grandchild on the way.

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1998


  • Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1997
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Major: Economics and History

Representative Clients

  • The Bistro at Just Baked, Surf City, NC
  • Blake's Painting, Inc.
  • Corpsmen' s Memorial Foundation

Honors and Awards

  • President of Onslow County Bar Association, 2016 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member, 1997 - 2017
  • Onslow County Bar Association, Member, 1997 - 2017
  • National Italian American Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Jeffrey S. Miller, Associate Attorney, 1997 - 2001

Pro Bono Activities

  • Soccer Coach for Onslow Classic Soccer Association


  • English