Overview

John is a partner in Constangy's Winston-Salem office where he specializes in labor and employment relations law with a practice limited to representation of management clients. John has represented employers in all aspects of labor and employment law matters and is a frequent writer and lecturer on various labor and employment law subjects. He is also an experienced litigator, defending employers in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. and before numerous administrative agencies.

John is the founding chairman of the North Carolina Bar Association's Section on Labor and Employment Law as well as the first North Carolina Fellow to be inducted into The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He has been named to Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” for employment law and was recently selected among North Carolina Super Lawyers’ Top 100 Attorneys.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® (1989-2019)
  • Chambers USA Guide® 
  • Client Service All-Star, BTI Consulting Group (2014)
  • Fellow, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (1998) First North Carolina Fellow
  • International Who's Who of Management, Labour & Employment Lawyers (2012-2013) (Only Lawyer Named in the State of North Carolina, 2012)
  • Jonathan R. Harkavy Award, North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Legal Elite, Business North Carolina (2014)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® 
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers® (2006-2018)
  • Top 100: North Carolina Super Lawyers® (2006-2010)
  • Triad Pro Bono Impact Awards, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits (2008)

 

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, EEO Committee (?-present)
  • Federal Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Founding Chairman (?-present)
  • North Carolina Bar Association, CLE Committee (1989-1995)
    • CLE Committee Chair (1992-1995)

About Me

John and his wife Ellen, have two sons, Scott and Jonathan and a daughter, Erin.

News & Analysis

Client Presentations & Firm Publications

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • "Ethical Considerations - The Defendants' Perspective: Representing And Counseling Multiple Parties In Employment Litigation,” The Labor Lawyer
  • "As lawyers, our job is straightforward. We must serve our clients to the very best of our ability, and we must do so in the most cost-effective manner possible."
  • John Doyle, Litigator

Practice Emphasis

  • All aspects of labor and employment law

Education

University of North Carolina

  • LL.B., 1966
  • A.B., 1964

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1966
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
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