John S. Stevens

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John S. Stevens

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Biography

With a distinguished legal career, Jack Stevens' law practice includes small business, family business and corporate law; trust and estate law; and higher education law. Jack is a founder of the firm and remains an active partner who is credited with shaping the approachable culture of Roberts & Stevens.

In his early career, Jack served four terms in the North Carolina General Assembly (1969-1975) and was Chairman of the House Rules Committee during the 1975 session. Previously he has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce; Chairman of the Governor’s Task Force for Safe Roads; the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mission-St. Joseph Health Systems; the Chairman and member of the Board of Trustees of the UNC Healthcare System; and as a Board of Visitors and Life Member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Currently, Jack is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs; and a member of the University of North Carolina Press Advancement Council. Jack is also a member of the Association for Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises and has continued to be active in the North Carolina Bar Association, including a term as President.

Jack is designated as an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite and North Carolina Super Lawyers. He was honored by his firm, 12 years ago, when they unanimously created the “John S. Stevens Justice Fund” at the NC Bar Association Foundation. In 2008 Jack was presented the North Carolina Bar Association/28th Judicial District Bar Association Centennial Award for outstanding service which benefits his local community. In 2013 Jack was inducted into the NC Bar Association General Practice Hall of Fame for outstanding service.

With his exceptional service to the legal profession, the local community and the state of North Carolina, Jack Stevens is proud to have had the opportunity to build a law firm and, of equal importance, raise a family in Asheville.

Experience

Representation and general counsel of corporate clients and business entities

Representation of large municipal corporations

Representation of the State of North Carolina in insurance matters

Representation of various private schools and colleges

Education

University of North Carolina, AB, 1956; JD, 1961, Phi Beta Kappa

Professional

International Association for Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite

The Best Lawyers in America, 2014, 2016 and 2018 Lawyer of the Year in Asheville for Corporate Law; Corporate Law, 2008-2018

North Carolina Bar Association Centennial Award, 2008

North Carolina Bar Association General Practice Hall of Fame, inducted in 2013

North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Assembly (1969-1976); Chairman of the House Rules Committee (1975)

North Carolina Super Lawyers, Corporate/Business Law, 2006-2008

Presentations include:

“Planning for Death or Retirement for closely held corporations,” North Carolina Bar Association seminar, 1978

“Estate Planning for Florida Residents Owning North Carolina Property,” Florida Bar Association, 1990

Bar & Court Admissions

North Carolina Bar Association, President, 1995-1996, Member

North Carolina State Bar

Community Service

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, former Chairman of Board of Directors

Governor’s Task Force for Safe Roads, past Chairman

Mission-St. Joseph Health Systems, former Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Board

UNC Healthcare System, former Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Board

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, former Board of Trustees, Board of Visitors, Life Member