Clients call upon John to conduct investigations, to determine cost-effective resolution strategies and, when necessary, to aggressively represent their interests in court. Tenacious in the cross-examination of experts, John is also a skilled in Alternative Dispute Resolution, including Mediation, Collaborative Law and Arbitration and enjoys working with his clients to select strategies most in keeping with their needs.
John concentrates his practice in areas related to Construction Accidents and Construction Defects in addition to cases involving Product Liability, Professional Malpractice, Trucking & Transportation, General Liability, and Wrongful Death. He has successfully represented individuals, corporations, and entities in a variety of matters, both at the trial and appellate stages of litigation throughout North Carolina. He has frequently been asked to become involved in cases involving interesting questions of medical causation including mild traumatic brain injuries, strokes, suicide, and vision disturbances, etc.
In addition to his practice of law, John is Certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct Superior Court Mediations and is trained in Collaborative Law. More information about John’s Mediation & Conflict Resolution practice can be found here .
•Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
Articles, Presentations, and Publications
“Dance you Own Dance - Negotiation Skills and Techniques” (November 2015)
Brackets in Mediation: A Primer... (June 2015)
Dance Your Own Dance (May 2015)
Mediation- How Much Agreement Do You Really Need? (May 2015)
Any Extra Invitations to Mediation? (April 2015)
“CRASH!” What to Do After a Construction Site Accident
“Recognizing the Big Business of Small Business,” Construction and Contract Law Workshop, Institute of Minority Economic Development (October 2013)
Construction Contractor Forum for minority and small-to-medium sized General Contractors, Charlotte, NC (September 30, 2013)
“Negotiation Strategies 2.0 - CLM,” Claims Litigation Management Alliance (July 2013)
“Ladders on the Edge,” DRI Today (April 2013)
John has enjoyed providing seminars to both clients and attorneys. Some of his presentations have included:
“Construction Law Highlights for Adjusters”
“Building Your Civil Trial Skills”
“Litigation 104- Trial Practice”
“Managing Ethical Issues in Your Day-to-Day Practice”
“Punitive Damages and Bad Faith”
“Head Injury Issues for Adjusters”
“Expert Witnesses for Adjusters”
“Chiropractic Issues for Adjusters”
“Truck Accident Litigation From Start to Finish”
Most Recent Posts
CSH Law Charlotte Volunteers at Men’s Shelter
Last week, members of the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP recently served 300+ lunches at the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, an organization dedicated to ending homelessness in the Charlotte Metro region. The organization operates two shelters in Charlotte including more than 400 beds and also provides counseling and training to help occupants find employment and housing....
Running Blind in Multi-Party Mediations
An article by John Ong has been published on the NC Bar Blog, the blog of the NC Bar Association. In “Running Blind in Multi-Party Mediations,” John discusses multi-party mediations and how to proceed if the proceedings are ‘blind.’...
John Ong to Discuss Collaborative Law
John Ong, a partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, will present “The Use of Collaborative Law in Construction Cases” at the 2018 Construction Law Section Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Bar Association. John’s presentation will be Sept. 28 at 12:45 p.m....
John Ong Presented at Civil Collaborative Practice Training
John Ong, a Partner in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, was a faculty member for the Civil Collaborative Practice Training. The two-day program offered by the North Carolina Bar Association was held at the NC Bar Center in Cary May 21-22.
The event offered both basic and advanced training for collaborative law practice....
John Ong to Present at Civil Collaborative Practice Training
John Ong will be a featured presenter at the North Carolina Bar Association’s (NCBA) Civil Collaborative Practice Training. The two-day program will be offered Nov. 7-8 at the NC Bar Center in Cary....
John Ong Discusses Expert Witnesses at Harmonie Conference
On July 19, John Ong presented “Expert Witnesses: Selection Considerations” at the Harmonie Group’s Construction & Transportation Seminar....
John Ong Presents at Collaborative Practice Training
John Ong, Chair of Collaborative Law at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, will serve as a presenter at the “Civil Collaborative Practice Training” sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation....
John Ong Discusses Collaborative Law for Construction in Charlotte
John Ong, an attorney in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, will make a presentation about the topic of Collaborative Law and its applicability to construction cases at the Sept. 20 meeting of the Bobbitt Chapter of the American Inns of Court. ...
CSH Law Offers Collaborative Law
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) has been expanded to include Collaborative Law, which will be led by John Ong. Ong is the Vice-Chair of the CSH Law Construction Law Practice Group and is Certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct Superior Court Mediations and is trained in Collaborative Law....
John Ong Speaks at Civil Collaborative Practice Training
John Ong will serve as a speaker for the Civil Collaborative Practice Training seminar sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section and Construction Law Section. The seminar will review the principles of Collaborative Practice, an alternative to dispute resolution that is designed to be private and cost effective....
NC Lawyers Weekly: Case Recognized as #2 Defense Verdict of 2015
A case tried by John Ong and Matt Lilly, attorneys with Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, was recognized as the #2 ranked top defense verdict of 2015 by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly....
National Table Saw Manufacturer Obtains Defense Verdict with Jury Finding No Product Defect in Federal Court in Western North Carolina
John Ong and a former CSH Law attorney obtained a jury verdict in favor of the defense. Plaintiff alleged that a...
John Ong Speaks at NC ASHRM Conference
“Dance Your Own Dance-Negotiating Skills and Techniques” will be presented today by John Ong, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP’s Vice Chair of the Construction Law Practice Group....
Professional Liability Case against Physical Therapist, Case Dismissal
John Ong was able to obtain a directed verdict following the close of the plaintiff’s evidence based on the lack of specific testimony regarding the probability that the incident was the cause of the injury....
Attorneys to Speak at ABC Construction Conference
John Ong, Pat Flanagan and Nick Valaoras will be the featured speakers at a panel discussion for the Associated Builders...
John Ong To Address Construction Law Conference
John Ong, Vice-Chair of the Construction Law Practice Group at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, will be a featured speaker...
John Ong to Address Construction Law Seminar
John Ong, Vice-Chair of the Construction Law Practice Group at CSH Law, will address Construction litigation at the NCADA conference. ...
John Ong Speaks About Engineering Malpractice Law
John Ong addressed professional liability law, sources of professional liability claims, defenses to liability claims and other engineering legal issues....
“CRASH!” What to Do After a Construction Site Accident
Unfortunately, construction site accidents are a reality that even the most careful of contractors and subcontractors may encounter. While the...
•Co-Founder and Board Member of the North Carolina Civil Collaborative Law Association
•Member of the Collaborative Law Committee of the North Carolina State Bar Association
•Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Member
•Maryland Bar Association, Member
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