A Trusted Law Firm In Onslow County For 50 Years And Counting

J. Andrew Lanier

J. Andrews Lanier

Practice Areas

  • Commercial & Residential Real Estate Transactions
  • Business Transactions and Creating Business Entities
  • Contract Drafting/Contract Disputes
  • Domestic Violence Protective Orders and Restraining Orders
  • Incompetency and Guardianships
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Misdemeanor, Felon,Traffic Violations, & DWI
  • Real Estate Litigation (Property Disputes)
  • Creating/Establishing Corporations and Limited Liability Companies


I grew up in Jacksonville, North Carolina. I graduated from East Carolina University in 2010 B.S. in Criminal Justice and a Minor in History. I attended law school at Charlotte School of Law and graduated with a J.D. in 2014 and passed the North Carolina Bar Exam that same year. After passing the bar and becoming licensed, I moved back to Jacksonville, NC to begin work at Lanier, Fountain & Ceruzzi, a firm founded by my father, to continue the family's legal legacy as a third generation lawyer.

I enjoy helping clients resolve their legal issues by providing a combination of legal and practical advice so clients can resolve their legal issue and, hopefully, avoid problems in the future. These problems cover various fields of law to include, but not limited to, general civil law, criminal law (misdemeanors/felonies), commercial/business transactions, real estate (residential & commercial), incompetency/guardianship, contracts/contract disputes, domestic violence protective orders, restraining orders, boundary line disputes, material-men/mechanic's liens, debt collection, traffic violations, and DWI.



  • Charlotte School of Law, Charlotte, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2014
  • East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
    • B.S. - 2010
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2014

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar Association, 2014 to Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division, 2014 to Present
  • Onslow County Bar Association, 2014 to Present


  • Paul Harris Fellow- Rotary Foundation of Rotary International (2023)
  • Top 40 Under 40 Trailblazers for Business North Carolina Magazine (2020)
  • Pro-Bono Publico Award-New Hanover Pro Bono Program (2020 - 2022)
  • Charles Hawkins Memorial Award- North Carolina Jaycees (2019)

Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Jacksonville Jaycees Member, 2017 to Present
  • North Carolina Jaycees State Board Legal Counsel, 2022 to Present


Certified Legal Specialties