Senior Lecturing Fellow
Professor Holton graduated with a B.A, summa cum laude, from Abilene Christian University, and received his J.D, with distinction, from Duke University School of Law in 1973. His practice areas at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC (Research Triangle Park office) are general business litigation, products liability, and professional negligence defense. He has handled a wide variety of litigation and arbitration matters including medical malpractice defense, medical device and pharmaceutical product defense, construction contract, surety claims, and antitrust, unfair trade practice and related trade and franchise litigation.
Professor Holton participates in many public service and community projects. His litigation team received the Pro Bono Services Award in 2001 from the North Carolina Bar Association. Professor Holton is past Chairman of the Construction Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, and is a member of the Braxton Craven Inn of Court. He also serves on the National Panel of Arbiters for the American Arbitration Association; a member of the Regional Advisory Board of Legal Aid of North Carolina; President and Chairman of the Caris Foundation, and served on the Rex Hospital Ethics Committee from 1998-2002. He is the co-author of two publications: Carolina Construction Law and Practical Legal Ethics in North Carolina, as well as various articles and seminar materials.