James P. Cauley, III


Mr. Cauley represents local governments and public officials as well as local, regional and international businesses. He has extensive experience in land condemnation cases and the representation of public utilities. He has served as a legal instructor at Campbell University School of Law, Barton College and Wilson Technical College. He was a charter member of the Council for the NC Bar Association’s Government & Public Sector Section and is also a past chair of that Section. Mr. Cauley’s practice focuses on business, government and land issues and any related litigation. He is also a certified mediator and lobbyist. Mr. Cauley also serves as President of Cauley Pridgen, P.A.

Practice Areas
Civil Litigation
Condemnation/Eminent Domain
Contracts & Commercial Transactions
Lobbying & Legislative Affairs
Local Government
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Professional Activities
North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Bar Association
Wilson County Bar Association
Seventh Judicial District Bar Association
Law Society of England and Wales
Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court (1994 to present)
Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of Municipal Attorneys (1994 to 1996)
North Carolina League of Municipalities’ Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee (1993 to 1997; reappointed in 2005)
Environment and Transportation Committee of the Global TransPark Development Commission (1994-1997)
International Municipal Lawyers’ Association (1991 to present)
North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (2000 to present)
Chairman of Local Government Committee (2004-2006)
Defense Research Institute (2000-present)
American Bar Association: Condemnation, Zoning and Land Use Litigation Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Torts and Insurance Practice Section, Governmental Liability Committee

Campbell University – Bachelor of Arts
Campbell University School of Law – Juris Doctor

Bar Admissions
North Carolina
England and Wales