Vance Barron, Jr
Vance represents people who have been unjustly harmed. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in North Carolina and handles complex tort cases involving major injuries from automobile, tractor-trailer, bicycle and construction accidents. He also assists people who have been injured as a result of defective products and drugs and mistreated by insurance companies. In recent cases, Vance has obtained significant settlements that established trust funds to provide lifetime care for children and adults with permanent injuries.
J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1973 B.A. with honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1965
- Admitted to the North Carolina State Bar
- Member of the President’s Club of the North Carolina Association of Justice
- Sustaining Member of the Greensboro Bar Association
- Sustaining Member of the North Carolina Bar Association
- Sustaining Member of the American Bar Association
- Elected President of the Greensboro Bar Association for 2013-2014
Awards & Accolades
- Named the Best Lawyers® Greensboro Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in Greensboro.
- Named a North Carolina Super Lawyer in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the publication Super Lawyers.
- Elected for membership in the American Trial Lawyers Association, which limits membership to 100 lawyers in each state.
- Received the 2012 Centennial from the North Carolina Bar Association and the Greensboro Bar Association. Since 1999, this award has been given each year to the attorney that exemplifies the highest ideals of professionalism and community service.
- Served as editor-in-chief of the North Carolina Law Review.
- Active member of the First Presbyterian Church. He has participated in many outreach programs conducted by the church to help less fortunate members of our community. He has served as an elder, as Clerk of the Session, Sunday school teacher and on numerous church committees.
- Leadership of Boy Scout Troop 203, sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, where Vance has been Scoutmaster since 1996 – one of his greatest passions.
- Longtime member of the Greensboro Kiwanis Club.
His commitment to service began early. After college graduation, he spent two years teaching school in Africa with the Peace Corps in Tanzania from 1965 to 1967. Vance was in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1970, and commanded a Swift Boat in the MeKong Delta. The Navy awarded him the Bronze Star for his Vietnam service. When it comes to “leisure” activities, Vance’s pastimes are not very leisurely. They include trail biking, canoeing, swimming and wilderness backpacking. He has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Rainier, and takes annual backpacking trips to places like Alaska, Arizona, Montana and Wyoming. Vance and June, his wife of over 40 years, have two daughters and three grandsons.
Frederick L. Berry
Fred represents plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of consumer fraud, business disputes, class actions, wrongful death, serious injury and will disputes. Fred’s experience includes serving as lead counsel in a number of consumer class actions. Fred’s approach to legal problems has resulted in significant court decisions that have changed and developed North Carolina law, particularly in the area of consumer protection.
- Suggs v. Physicians Weight Loss Center of America, Inc.
- Jones v. Capitol Broadcasting Co., Inc.
- The Odell v. Legal Bucks litigation
J.D., Wake Forest University, 1981 B.A., Wake Forest University, 1978
Distinctions and Associations
- Admitted to the North Carolina State Bar
- Former Member of the 10th Judicial District Grievance Committee and the Professionalism Committee
- Member of the North Carolina Bar Association
- Member of Greensboro Bar Association (GBA)
- GBA’s Board of Directors: 2008-09
- Member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ)
- Chairman of NCAJ’s Commercial Litigation section
- Member of the Summit Rotary Club, served as past member of the board of directors and past Rotarian of the Year
- Past Member of the Town of Stokesdale, N.C. Town Council
- Served on Stokesdale’s Planning Board
- Served on the Bryan Family YMCA board of management
- Board Member of the Bethany Community Charter Middle School Foundation in Rockingham County
Away from the office, Fred is a father, husband and avid outdoorsman. Fred and his wife, Elaine, live on a farm in southern Rockingham County. They have three grown children – Irene, Ben and Nathan. Sharing their passion for horses and the outdoors, Fred and Elaine are mounted fox hunting enthusiasts. Fred has served as Huntsman for the Sedgefield Hunt for many years, and he and Elaine maintain horses and a pack of 40 foxhounds on their farm. During the winter months, you will find Fred, Elaine and the Sedgefield Hunt, pursuing foxes, coyotes and bobcats. In addition to fox hunting, Fred also enjoys turkey, deer and duck hunting, backpacking, fly-fishing, catfish grabbling and team roping.