James D. McAlister

Charlotte, NC

James D. McAlister

Charlotte, NC

JD McAlister’s practice focuses on general liability defense, municipal liability, premises liability, products liability, construction litigation, commercial litigation, bad faith, coverage disputes and UM/UIM claims in the firm’s Charlotte office. In 2024, JD was voted to the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys' Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Outside of the MGC, JD enjoys spending time with his family, running, playing golf and watching live music.

Practice Areas

Adulterated Food

Alcohol Liability

Commercial & Business Litigation

Construction Litigation

Director & Officer Liability/Fiduciary


Management & Professional Liability

Premises Liability

Products Liability

Slander & Defamation

Trucking & Transportation

Curriculum Vitae

Education (2)
  • Wake Forest University School of Law (JD)
  • Davidson College (BA)
Professional Memberships (5)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (2024-2027: Board Member)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
Bar Admissions (2)
  • North Carolina (2006)
  • US District Court, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina