Carter & Carter

Attorneys at Law

Welcome to Carter & Carter, Attorneys at Law. For over 49 years, we have been serving clients in Wilmington and southeastern North Carolina with an emphasis on financial law, business litigation, bankruptcy, business law, contract disputes, and estate planning.

Our office is in the historic Mary Jane Langdon House, one block southeast of the courthouse between the Temple of Israel and the Kenan Fountain & Plaza.

Contact us today at (910) 763-3626.

About Us

Carter & Carter is a full service law firm with an emphasis on business litigation, bankruptcy, debtor and creditor rights, collection, corporate matters, real estate, and estate planning. Carter & Carter has served southeastern North Carolina for over 49 years.

James Oliver Carter and Oliver Carter, Jr. founded Carter & Carter in 1974. Oliver Carter, Jr. began practicing law in 1931 and he practiced in Wilmington from 1953 until 1982. James Oliver Carter continued the practice, and in 2009 Oliver Carter III joined him.

James Oliver Carter and Oliver Carter III

Working with Clients

Keenan Fountain in Downtown Wilmington, NC

We help our clients identify their goals, and we advise them as to how they may pursue and achieve those goals in the context of their legal rights and duties. To begin, we analyze each new matter and describe for our clients the legal strategies and alternatives they have available to them. We counsel our clients about the legal, financial, and moral factors related to each alternative. We explain to our clients the possible outcomes of each alternative, and we attempt to assign probabilities to each outcome and quantify the various results we anticipate. Once we’ve decided upon a strategy with our clients, we work hard to implement it while at the same time providing our client with updates, feedback, and reminders about important issues. We consistently resolve our clients’ legal matters to their satisfaction.

We invite you to explore our legal practice areas and call to arrange a consultation: (910) 763-3626

James Oliver Carter

James Oliver “Jimmy” Carter was born in 1949 and grew up in Wilmington, NC.  A graduate of Wake Forest University (B.A. 1971; J.D., 1974), Jimmy was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1974, and he has been in private practice in Wilmington and southeastern North Carolina for 49 years.

James Oliver Carter, Attorney

James Oliver Carter

Oliver represents lenders and borrowers in connection with distressed debt, commercial disputes, and bankruptcy and is certified as a Specialist in Creditors’ Rights by the American Board of Certification.  Oliver represents a wide variety of clients within the debtor-creditor context, including creditors and debtors in Ch. 7, Ch. 11, and Ch. 13 bankruptcies; adversary proceedings; state court litigation, and workouts. 

Oliver Carter III, Attorney