George G. Cunningham

704 - 892 - 1699 Ext. 223
ggc@mcintoshlawfirm.com

Areas of Expertise
• Forty plus years of experience – attorney, mediator, arbitrator, referee, collector, commissioner, or facilitator for civil litigation, estate administration, equitable distribution, and other family law matters

• Twenty published appellate decisions that involved issues such as contracts, real estate, personal injury, declaratory judgments and supplemental relief, estates, equitable distribution, or other areas of family law

• Adept ability to collaborate with attorneys and their clients in diverse situational challenges and to provide innovative perspectives that are credible and cost-efficient alternatives to resolve their matters

• Proficient and experienced to facilitate a court ordered meeting of more than 500 individuals

• Successful representation for a client who received a full and unconditional Presidential pardon within twenty-six months following the petition

Education
Wake Forest University, School of Law – Juris Doctorate 1973
Wake Forest University, Bachelor of Arts – Economics 1975

Rating & Certifications
Martindale- Hubbell Rating – AV® Preeminent
 Peer rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence and
the Highest Level of Legal Ability and Integrity
North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission – Certified Mediator
• Superior Court 1996 – Present
• Family Financial 1999 – Present
• Clerk 2017 – Present
North Carolina State Bar–Board Certified Specialist –
• Family Law 1989 – 2008

Bar & Court Admissions
• North Carolina State Bar – All State Courts
• United States Supreme Court
• United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
• United States District Courts of North Carolina – Eastern, Middle & Western

Professional Memberships
• Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
• North Carolina Bar Association
• North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society


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Employment
The McIntosh Law Firm, Davidson, North Carolina 2017 – Present
• Of Counsel – Alternative Dispute Resolution

Lowe’s Companies, Inc., Mooresville, North Carolina 2008 – 2015
• Retired as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Litigation
for Employment, Commercial and Risk
• Served in prior roles as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
for Employment Litigation and as Senior Counsel for Risk

Cunningham & Gray, P.A., Wilkesboro, North Carolina 1995 – 2008
• Principal & Partner – Civil Litigation, Family Law & Estates

Ferree, Cunningham & Gray, P.A., Wilkesboro, North Carolina 1981 – 1995
• Principal & Partner – Family Law, Estates & Civil Litigation

Max F. Ferree, P.A., Wilkesboro, North Carolina 1975 – 1981
• Associate – General Practice

Boards & Commissions
North Carolina Indian Gaming Certification Commission
 Chairman 2009 – 2012
 Vice – Chairman 1994 – 2009
North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, Member 1999 – 2004
North Carolina Property Tax Commission
 Chairman 1993 – 1995
 Vice – Chairman 1991 – 1993
Northwestern NC Regional Housing Authority – Commissioner 1984 – 1990
North Carolina Judicial Selection Study Commission – Member 1987 – 1989
West Wilkes Sanitary District – Attorney 1983 – 1987
Wilkes County – Attorney 1982 – 1984
Wilkes County Board of Elections – Chairman 1977 – 1982

Community Involvement
• Mediation Training, Coach
• North Wilkesboro Masonic Lodge #407 A. F. & A. M., Endowed Member
• Scottish Rite – Winston-Salem Valley, Endowed Member
• North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership, Fellow
• North Carolina 4–H Development Fund, Past President
• Wilkesboro Business & Professional Club, Past President
• Knotville Vol. Fire Department, Honorary Board Member
• Order of the Long Leaf Pine