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Carl J. Burchette

Carl Burchette focuses his law practice on civil and commercial litigation, with a special interest in construction law.

Previously, Burchette worked at the Property Control Division of the North Carolina Justice Department and the Alamance County District Attorney’s Office. Before this, he was with Wells Fargo’s Home Mortgage Division.

Professional Affiliations

  • 28th Judicial District Bar
  • 26th Judicial District Bar
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Construction Law Section
    • Co-Chair, Ethics and Legislative Affairs Committee
    • Co-Chair, CLE Planning Committee
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Civil/Construction Collaborative Law Planning Group, Member
  • Carolinas AGC (Associated General Contractors of America)
  • Asheville AIA (American Institute of Architects)
  • Asheville Homebuilders Association

Awards and Honors

  • Eagle Scout
  • Broun National Trial, Team Member and Coach
  • Holderness Moot Court Member and Environmental Appellate, Team Leader​
  • Stetson International Moot Court Competition, Quarterfinalist

Publications, Presentations, and Events

  • “Uniform Commercial Code vs. Common Law: Which Governs?” North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section, Winter Program, February 24, 2016
  • Author, “Spearin and Pre-Construction Contractors: A Warning from the Bay State,” Change Order, Vol. 30, No. 1, September 2015, Newsletter of the North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section
  • “North Carolina’s New P3 Legislation, and the Risks Posed to Design Professionals in Failing to Change Our Little Miller Act,” 2013 Design Professionals Forum
Carl J. Burchette

After spending time in Alabama and the Piedmont of North Carolina, Carl is happy to be back in his native Blue Ridge Mountains. A second-generation lawyer, he follows a rich family tradition of practicing law, which includes his father, uncle, cousins, the first Attorney General of North Carolina, and several distinguished state court judges.

A dog lover and avid outdoorsman, Carl enjoys fishing, hunting, running, and hiking with his wife, Katie (also an attorney) and his four-legged companion, Chessie. In addition, a life-long fan of BBQ, he can be found working the grill while watching ACC basketball or SEC football.