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 forty 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 concentrates his practice on mediation. 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.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

George Cunningham has forty plus years of experience for civil litigation, estate administration, equitable distribution or other family law matters as an attorney, mediator, arbitrator, referee, collector, commissioner, or facilitator.

George’s diverse career includes more than twenty published appellate decisions that involved such issues as personal injury, contracts, real estate, declaratory judgments and supplemental relief, estates, equitable distribution, or other areas of family law.

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 – Eastern, Middle, & Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

CERTIFICATIONS & RATING:

  • 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
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating – AV® Preeminent

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, Fellow
  • Northwestern North Carolina Regional Housing Authority
  • Wilkes County Attorney
  • Wilkes County Board of Elections, Chairman
  • Knotville Vol. Fire Department, Honorary Board Member
  • North Wilkesboro Masonic Lodge #407, Endowed Member
  • Scottish Rite – Winston-Salem Valley, Endowed Member
  • Order of the Long Leaf Pine