John R. Wester

Attorney at Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA

John R. Wester

John R. Wester

Attorney at Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson PA

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John Wester concentrates his practice in the trials and appeals of complex civil litigation. He has prosecuted and defended numerous class action cases in both federal and state courts and has extensive experience in the North Carolina Business Court.

John routinely handles cases with a high probability of going to trial. He often enters a case after it is underway, and in some instances, at the appellate stage. His trials and appeals encompass contract, corporate governance and shareholder rights disputes, federal securities claims, ERISA actions, unfair trade practice and trade secret disputes, tax controversies and employment discrimination claims.

John has served as lead defense counsel in several noteworthy cases, including before the U.S. Supreme Court in Ford Motor v. EEOC. The decision established precedent for ending employer liability in employment discrimination cases. He was also lead counsel in the North Carolina Supreme Court for three governors who successfully challenged the General Assembly for violating constitutional separation of powers in McCrory v. Berger.

In 1994, John was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

In 2009-10, he served as president of the North Carolina Bar Association.

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The North Carolina Bar Association, founded in 1899, is a voluntary organization of lawyers, paralegals and law students dedicated to serving the public and the legal profession.

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Robinson Bradshaw is a corporate and commercial law firm with more than 125 attorneys. For more than 50 years the firm has provided clients with comprehensive legal services of the highest quality. The firm's lawyers counsel numerous start-up and early stage companies throughout the United States in formation and other general corporate matters, angel and institutional venture capital financings, merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures, intellectual property protection and commercialization matters, as well as general employment and benefits matters. They have also assisted many institutional venture capital and private equity funds with a wide variety of fund formations and transaction counsel. The firm has offices in Charlotte, the Research Triangle and Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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The North Carolina Bar Association, founded in 1899, is a voluntary organization of lawyers, paralegals and law students dedicated to serving the public and the legal profession.

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