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

John T. Carter, III

John T. Carter III

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense 75%
  • Civil Matters 25%


I was born and raised in Jacksonville and am a lifelong resident of Onslow County. I have been in general practice for eighteen years with the firm Lanier Fountain & Ceruzzi. My practice is focused primarily on assisting clients with traffic related matters and driving while impaired charges, as well as criminal defense of misdemeanor and felony offenses at both the District and Superior Court levels. In addition, I provide legal services relating to juvenile matters, expunctions, personal injury cases, simple wills, and uncontested divorces and separation agreements. I am an active member in good standing with the Onslow County and North Carolina Bar Associations.


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2005
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Major: Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2005

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member, 2005 to Present
  • Onslow County Bar Association, Member, 2005 to Present


  • Book Award Advanced Litigation Technology-Campbell University, 2005

Classes & Seminars

Representative Clients

  • State Employees' Credit Union
  • Major Appliance and Furniture Company
  • Local Government Federal Credit Union
  • Town of Surf City

Past Positions

  • Coxe Legal Clinic, Intern, 2003
  • University of North Carolina Intramural Sports, Supervisor, 2001 to 2002


  • English

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