GEORGE G. CUNNINGHAM
OF COUNSEL
ATTORNEY & MEDIATOR

George is a North Carolina native with decades of experience in civil litigation and mediation. His experience of more than 40 years provides individuals with “outside the box” thinking and creative ways to settle their disputes without a judge and jury.

Phone: 704-892-1699 x223
Email: GGC@McIntoshLawFirm.com

George Cunningham’s legal career began in 1975 as an Attorney in private practice in Wilkesboro, NC. He later became a Principal/Partner in his firm. In 2008, George joined the legal department of a local Fortune 50® Company with retail locations in all fifty states, Canada and Mexico. When he retired in 2015, George served as VP-AcGC of the litigation teams for employment, commercial and risk. He has since returned to the private sector and will concentrate his practice on mediation. The NCDRC certified George as a mediator for superior court in 1996, for family financial in 1999, and for the clerk program in 2017. He also has served as a member of the NCDRC and as a coach for mediation training.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

George Cunningham provides a unique perspective and service to the people of North Carolina by assisting attorneys and individuals with cost-efficient, creative, and caring approaches to conflict resolution and settlement facilitation in many types of disputes.

  • Equitable Distribution
  • Estates
  • Superior Court
  • Business/Commercial
  • Employment
  • Facilitator

George’s diverse career spans forty plus years and includes more than 20 published appellate decisions. Two representative decisions are in the links provided below:

HOWELL v. HOWELL 321 NC 87 (1987)

KNOTVILLE VFD. v. WILKES COUNTY, 94 NCA 377, disc. rev. denied 325 NC 43 (1987)

EDUCATION:

  • Wake Forest University, B.A.
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina – All State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts of North Carolina – All Districts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Mediator
    • Superior Court, 1996-Present
    • Family Financial, 1999-Present
  • North Carolina State Bar, Board Certified Specialist-Family Law, 1989-2008

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS (PAST & PRESENT):

  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (PAST & PRESENT)

  • North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
  • North Carolina Indian Gaming Certification Commission, Chairman
  • North Carolina Property Tax Commission, Chairman
  • North Carolina Judicial Selection Study Commission
  • North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership
  • Northwestern North Carolina Regional Housing Authority
  • Wilkes County Attorney
  • Wilkes County Board of Elections, Chairman
  • North Wilkesboro Masonic Lodge #407
  • Scottish Rite – Winston-Salem Valley, Endowed Member
  • Order of the Long Leaf Pine