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
While studying for his law degree, Vance served as editor-in-chief of the North Carolina Law Review.
Distinctions and Associations
Vance was named a North Carolina Super Lawyer in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the publication Super Lawyers. He was also selected for membership in the American Trial Lawyers Association, which limits membership to 100 lawyers in each state.
He is very active in organizations dedicated to excellence in the legal profession. He is a member of the President’s Club of the North Carolina Association of Justice and is a sustaining member of the Greensboro Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association and the American Bar Association and has been elected President of the Greensboro Bar Association for 2013-2014.
Vance 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.
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.
Vance is an 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.
Perhaps one of his greatest passions has been through his leadership of Boy Scout Troop 203, sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, where Vance has been Scoutmaster since 1996.
He is also a longtime member of the Greensboro Kiwanis Club.
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.
Phone: (336) 274-4782
Fax: (336) 379-8592