Nature of Practice: Areas of concentration include business and corporate law; contract drafting and review, including executive level employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, software licensing and distribution agreements; business litigation, including arbitration, trials, appellate and administrative law; insurance insolvency; sale and acquisition of businesses. Certified mediator.
Education: University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. with Honors, May 1981, Articles Editor, North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulations, 1980-81, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B. in English, May 1972.
Professional Status: Principal, Johnson, Hearn, Vinegar & Gee, PLLC 1982 to present, Managing Partner, 1994-2003, Admitted to North Carolina Bar, 1981; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1984; U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 1988.
Significant Litigations: Craig F. Goess, et al. v. David J. Rogers, American Arbitration Association, Case No. 31 199 00158 95 (award of $1,298,000) (1996), State ex rel. Long v. Beacon Ins. Co., 103 N.C. App. 144, 404 S.E.2d 691 (1991), In re Denial of Request by Humana Hospital Corporation, Inc. for Reconsideration of Hearing for Project No. J-1561-81 Proposed Construction of Parkway Medical Center, 78 N.C. App. 637, 338 S.E. 2d 139 (1986)
Other Experience: U.S. Peace Corps, Tunisia, 1975-77. Supervisor, Carolina Components Corporation, 1973-75
Language: French fluency