Orville D. Coward, Jr.

Orville D. Coward, Jr.: Attorney with Coward, Hicks & Siler, P.A. AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Member, North Carolina State Bar Special Committee on Real Estate Practice, 1997-1998;
Member, U.S. District Court Western District North Carolina Rules Advisory Committee, 1997 - 2000;
President, 30th Judicial District Bar, 2001-2002;
Board of Directors, Western North Carolina Legal Services, 1986-2004;
Board Member, Southwestern Community College Board of Trustees, 1991-1995;
Chairman, Jackson County Republican Party, 1980-1981;
Finance Chairman, 11th Congressional District of North Carolina Republican Party, 1997-2009;
Administrative Board Member and Board of Trustees, First United Methodist Church;
Attorney/Instructor, Franklin Board of Realtors.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Real Property
  • Business Organization
  • Eminent Domain
  • Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
828-586-2147  Phone
828-586-2605  Fax
University Attended:
Yale University, B.A., Magna cum laude, 1976
Law School Attended:
University of North Carolina Law School at Chapel Hill, J.D., 1979
Year of First Admission:
1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1979, North Carolina; 2003, U.S. Supreme Court
30th Judicial District Bar Association (President, 2001-2002).
North Carolina State Bar.
Birth Information:
Sylva, North Carolina, December 22, 1953
Hobbies & interests:
Hiking, swimming, mountain climbing

Peer Reviews

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Franklin, North Carolina

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