John Paul H. Cournoyer


JP focuses on business bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, bankruptcy litigation, and general civil litigation. He is driven by the desire to help struggling businesses recover from financial trouble, to the benefit of the owners, employees, creditors, and local economy.

JP grew up in Indiana and attended Indiana University for both undergraduate and law school. Upon graduation, he received the Sigmund J. Beck Award for outstanding achievement in the study of bankruptcy law. He was inducted into both the Order of the Coif and the Order of Barristers.

JP served as law clerk to the Honorable William L. Stocks and the Honorable Thomas W. Waldrep, Jr., both of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, from 2009 to 2011. He joined Northen Blue because of the firm's excellent reputation in the practice of business bankruptcy law. JP has spoken about bankruptcy law at the Annual Middle District of North Carolina Bankruptcy Seminar and the NBI Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Seminar.

Outside of the office, JP can usually be found cheering for Coach Tom Crean and the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team or enjoying time spent with his wife, Lindsey.


1414 Raleigh Road
Suite 435, P.O. Box 2208
Chapel Hill , North Carolina , 27515
United States

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