Joe Gram was raised in Charlotte and has lived in Greensboro since 1996. He has practiced law since September 1995. Mr. Gram has experience in the state and federal trial and appellate courts as well as in mediation and arbitration matters. Mr. Gram’s construction practice emphasizes representation of general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

Court Admissions

  • State of North Carolina, 1995
  • United States Supreme Court, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1995
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 1997

Education

  • B.A., Political Science, with honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992
  • J.D., with honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, 1995

Employment

  • Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC, 2006-Present
  • Hill, Evans, Duncan, Jordan & Beatty, PLLC, 1995-2006

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, 2006-Present
  • Chair, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section, 2009-2010
  • Vice-Chair, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section, 2008-2009
  • Secretary, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section, 2005-2007
  • Chair, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section Ethics Committee, 2006-2008
  • Co-Chair, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2004-2006
  • Board Member, Young Lawyers Section, Greensboro Bar Association
  • Chair, Reading Discovery Program, Greensboro Bar Association, 2002
  • Chair, Law Day, Greensboro Bar Association, 2000
  • Member, Greensboro Bar Association

Honors

  • Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, Construction Law, 2013-Present
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, Construction Law, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law, 2012-Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell (“BV”) Peer Review Rated

Publications

  • Co-author, NORTH CAROLINA CONSTRUCTION LAW TREATISE, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2017 ed. (View PDF) (Purchase)

Speeches, Panel Discussions & Seminars

  • “Ethical Issues Arising From Representing the Principal and Surety on Payment and Performance Bond Claims,” NC Bar Association Construction Law Section Winter Program, Cary, NC 2014
  • “What Drilling Contractors Should Know About Insurance Coverages,” ADSC-Carolinas Chapter Meeting, Greenville, SC, 2014
  • “Construction Law Basics,” Turner School of Construction, October 2012
  • North Carolina Utility Contractors Association Fall 2011 Conference, October 2011
  • Construction Financial Management Association, Piedmont Chapter, September 2008
  • American Society of Civil Engineers North Carolina Section, Northern Branch, 2007-2008
  • Course planner, “Emerging Issues for Construction Lawyers,” North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section Annual Meeting, October 2004
  • Course planner, “Hot Topics in the Construction Industry Toxic Mold and Alternative Dispute Resolution,” North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section CLE, March 2003
  • Course planner, “Practicing Construction Law in Hard Times Protecting You and Your Clients and Managing Your Practice,” North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section Annual Meeting, September 2002

Community Activities & Public Service

  • Member, First Lutheran Church
  • Youth Basketball Coach, Spears YMCA
  • Youth Baseball Coach, Summerfield Recreation Association