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  • 101 North Tryon Street
    Suite 1900
    Charlotte, NC 28246

Richard A. Vinroot

Richard Vinroot is a commercial litigator in the areas of land use and zoning, real estate development and construction, and employment. During the past several years, he has also litigated extensively on behalf of charter schools throughout North Carolina. Richard has appeared and served as lead trial counsel in the successful prosecution, defense and resolution of numerous actions in the federal and state courts, and in arbitrations in all of these areas, for the past 44 years.

Richard's experience includes successful prosecution of multimillion dollar claims by public charter schools against governmental agencies for violation of state laws, reversal of a multimillion dollar assessment by a state agency against an international insurance company, successful appeals before the North Carolina appellate courts, and numerous trials concerning commercial transactions in the state and federal courts.

Professional Affiliations

  • Mayor of Charlotte, 1991-95
  • Charlotte City Council, 1983-91
  • Martin Marietta Materials Inc., Director, 1997-present
  • Republican nominee for Governor of North Carolina, 2000

Community Involvement

  • Sugar Creek Charter School, Board of Directors, 1996-present
  • Charlotte YMCA, Board of Trustees 
  • Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Sunday School Teacher 
  • U. S. Army, active duty (Republic of Vietnam) 1967-68

Professional Recognition

  • Woodward/White, Inc., The Best Lawyers in America, commercial litigation, litigation - construction, litigation - land use and zoning, litigation - municipal, 2007-16; Charlotte Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year, 2014 
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, employment, 2007, commercial litigation, 2009
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, business litigation, 2006 
  • American City and County, Municipal Leader of the Year Award, 1995 
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated