Member Profile: James S. Schenck IV

James S. Schenck IV
Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC
3141 John Humphries Wynd, Suite 100
PO Box 30933
Raleigh, NC 27612
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Tel: (919) 789-9242
Fax: (919) 789-9210

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration


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James S. Schenck IV has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Contract Disputes
Local Govt./Municipalities
Product Liability
Real Estate



Jim Schenck has been in private law practice continuously since 1982, when he graduated with degrees in law and government. The focus of his practice is state and local government construction projects. He has wide and varied experience as an advocate in the prosecution and defense of construction claims.

The majority of his work involves dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. Throughout his career he has also studied and counseled clients on project delivery systems and procurement. He routinely reviews contracts and insurance plans for contractors and owners. At the corporate level, he has assisted corporate and local government clients with business planning, budgeting, licensing and other types of state regulatory compliance.

Involved in many high-stakes mediations, Jim now spends approximately one third of his time working as a neutral.


  • Juris Doctor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982
  • Master of Arts (Public Policy), Duke University, 1982
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1976

Since graduating from law school, Mr. Schenck has taken a forty-hour mediator training course from the American Arbitration Association to qualify as a North Carolina Superior Court mediator. He has received additional mediator training from the North Carolina Bar Association. His arbitrator training includes the AAA advanced arbitrator training to maintain a place on the AAA Construction Arbitrators Panel.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Governing Committee, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry (2006 to present)
  • Chair, Division 4 Steering Committee, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry (2001-2003)
  • Board of Governors, North Carolina Bar Association, 2002-2005
  • Long Range Planning Committee, North Carolina Bar Association, 2005 - present
  • Chair, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section, 1991-1992
  • Editor, Change Order, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section Newsletter, 1987 - 1990
  • Contributing Author and Lecturer, North Carolina Bar Foundation Continuing Legal Education
  • Chair, Communications Advisory Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association, 1996-1998, 2000-2002
  • Director, Greensboro Bar Association, 1993
  • Member, Wake County Bar Association
  • Member, Wake County Citizens Energy Advisory Commission, 1996-2007


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James S. Schenck IV is a member of our NC chapter, NC Academy of Superior Court Mediators, the state's premier roster of certified attorney-mediators. The NCASCM profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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