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James Leighton Henson

Attorney James Leighton Henson
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James L. Henson graduated with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a B.A. degree in psychology and received his law degree as part of the Charter Class of Elon University School of Law with a litigation concentration. As part of a military family, Mr. Henson was raised in Jacksonville, North Carolina and currently resides in Wilmington.

Honors and Awards

  • International Law Society, Member
  • Public Interest Law Society, Member
  • Legal Aid of NC Award for Handling Pro-bono Case, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member, 2009 to Present
  • North Carolina State Bar, Member, 2009 to Present

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2009


  • Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Member of Charter Class
    • Honors: Member, International Law Society
    • Honors: Member, Public Interest Law Society
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: 5-Time Dean's List
    • Honors: Psi Chi Honor Society
    • Honors: Men’s Varsity Soccer Team, 2 years
    • Major: Psychology
    • Minor: Sociology

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security Disability
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Criminal Misdemeanors
  • DWI
  • Traffic Violations
  • Drug Violations

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