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Jim Schenck

  • Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC
  • 3141 John Humphries Wynd
    Suite 100
  • Raleigh, North Carolina 27612
  • Email:
  • Phone:
  • Cell: 919-417-3886
  • Company Phone: 919-789-9242
  • Fax: 919-789-9210


  • Undergraduate: B.A. History UNC Chapel Hill 1976
  • Graduate: M.A. Public Policy Duke 1982
  • Law School: JD UNC-CH 1982

Career History

Founder, Manager & Past Managing Partner: Conner Gwyn Schenck, PLLC, 1999-present

Partner:  Patton Boggs, L.L.P., 1988 – 1998

Associate/Partner: Foster, Conner, Robson & Gumbiner, P.A., 1982 – 1988

President: National Institute of Construction Law, Inc., 1984 – 1998

Professional Activities

Board of Governors, American College of Construction Lawyers, 2019-present

Chair, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, 2011-2012

Board of Governors, North Carolina Bar Association, 2002 – 2005

Chair, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section, 1991-1992

Editor, Change Order, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section Newsletter, 1987 – 1990

Director, Greensboro Bar Association, 1993

ABA Committee on Dispute Resolution, ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, American Arbitration Association Mediation Panel, American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

Moderator, “A Match Made in Heaven? In-House-Outside Counsel Relationships,” Best Practices in Inside & Outside Construction Counseling – 2017 American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law Annual Meeting.

Co-author, “Liability for Construction Defects That Result From Multiple Causes,” 9 Journal of American College of Construction Lawyers 1, Winter, 2015

Co-author, NORTH CAROLINA CONSTRUCTION LAW TREATISE, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2016 ed.

Presenter, “Unveiling the Mysteries: Building a Better Construction Lawyer Through Best Practices and Experience, The Advanced Ideal: Best Practices in Arbitration,” American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry Midwinter Meeting, 2014

Panelist, “Construction Contracting Primer,” County Attorneys’ Winter Conference, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government, 2012

Presenter, ABA–CLE Teleconference “Construction Management at Risk (CMAR)” American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, 2009

Presenter, “Project Delivery Systems: Construction Management” Mealey Construction Litigation Conference, 2008

Presenter, North Carolina Bar Association, Construction Law Section Annual Meetings, Case Law Update, 1991-2007

Panelist, “Best Practices in Public Bidding of CM At Risk Contracts,” North Carolina State Construction Conference, North Carolina State Construction Office, 2006

Contributing Author and Editor, The Design/Build Deskbook: A Guide to Licensing and Procurement Requirements in the 50 States and Canada(Forum on the Construction Industry, American Bar Association 1997, 2000, 2004, 2010

Co-Author, Construction and Design Law and Construction and Design Law Digest, (Michie Co., Charlottesville, Va., 1982-1999)

Governing Committee Liaison, Annual Meeting, Don’t Tell Me What I Should Have Done; What Do I Do Now? La Quinta, California, April 2008

North Carolina Bar Association, Annual Meetings, Case Law Update, 1991-2004, 2006-2007

Risky Business: Reducing Your Exposure, Construction Superconference, San Francisco, CA, December 2004.

Presenter: Fundamentals of Construction Law, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Charlotte, NC, November 5, 2004

Keynote Speaker: Best Value Contracting Today: What it is and Where is it Going?  ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Fall, 2003.

Program Co-chair, Defective Work, Effective Litigation: Claims, Coverage and Trends, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Fall 2002

Contractor Default: Making the Tough Decisions, Attorney’s Workshop on Construction Contracting, University of North Carolina Institute of Government, 1999

Panelist: The Law Firm in the Millennium, Construction Lawyering in the 21st Century, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, 1998

Program Coordinator:  Breakout Session, The Future of Multi Prime Projects, Advanced Project Delivery Systems, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, October 1998

Presenter: The Design/Build Cookbook, Construction Roundup, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, 1996

Hurdling Design Build’s Legislative and Regulatory Obstacles, Stanford/DBIA Professional Design Build, 1995

Presenter: State Laws Inhibiting the Use Of Innovative Project Delivery; The New Model Design Build Procurement Code From the Building Futures Council, Changing Trends In Project Delivery: The Move To Design/Build, American Bar Association Forum On the Construction Industry, 1995

Structuring the Design Build Project, the Construction Superconference, 1994

Design Build, Making It Work, CM Strategies for America, CMAA, 1993

Indoor Air Quality, North Carolina Ass’n of Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors, 1993

Court Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

United States District Courts, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

Community Activities

Chair, Construction Professionals Network Institute, Inc., 2015-2016

President, CPN of NC, Inc. (Construction Professionals Network) 2009-2010

Member, Wake County Energy Advisory Commission, 1996-2007

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