Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1965
Honors: Cum Laude
Wake Forest School of Business, 1962
Honors: With Honors
John F Morrow, Sr. grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law cum laude in June of 1965. After Graduation, John served his country for three years as a Captain in the Army Judge Advocate General Corp.
John has been a member of the North Carolina State Bar Association since 1968 and a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (formerly NCATL) since its inception. John served a three-year term on the North Carolina State Bar Association Family Law Counsel. He is also a fellow in the North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
John became a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist with the North Carolina State Bar Board of Specialization in 1989, the year certification began, and has been a specialist since that time. John personally challenged and encouraged other Forsyth County attorneys to take the first specialist exam. This encouragement worked and eleven of the original Board-Certified Family Specialists were from Forsyth County.
John was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1972. In October 1979, John argued the case of Fungarol vs. Fungarol in the United States Supreme Court. John is admitted to and has practiced in the Middle District of North Carolina, the Western District of North Carolina, the Middle District of Michigan, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Military Appeals. John has had a long and successful appellate practice (over 90 cases) before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court.
In addition to his many legal accomplishments, John is a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He has been married to his wife Karen for over fifty years. His son, John F. Morrow, Jr. is an accomplished litigator and partner with Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice in Winston-Salem, and his daughter, Shannon Morrow, is a well-respected artist residing in Hamstead, North Carolina. John has three young grandsons to whom he is devoted. Outside of the courtroom, John is the happiest when he is at Lake Norman with his family.
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AV Rated for Thirty Years: 1980- 2010