With over 46 years of practice throughout greater Alamance County

Meet the Attorney

John P. Paisley Jr.

Paisley believes his vast legal experience, commitment to the community and its people, service upon numerous boards, service as a county commissioner, and participation in civic activities,  will enable him to assist you with competent and professional legal advice.   

In addition to his law practice, Paisley is currently a member, and past president, secretary and treasurer of the American Bar Association Alamance County Bar Association. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar,  the North Carolina Bar Association and the Alamance County Bar Association. He is sworn in and admitted to try cases in all North Carolina Courts, the Federal Eastern, Middle and Western District Courts, and the United States Supreme Court.

Paisley graduated from Elon College in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, and from Wake Forest School of Law in 1973 with a Juris Doctor. He has been a presenter in the area of corporate structure, contracts, insurance law, and regulations for the Carolinas Balloon Association safety seminar.

A licensed commercial hot air balloon pilot, Paisley has been a board member and past treasurer of the Carolinas Balloon Association. He operates Paisley Balloon Aviation, trains pilots, and evaluates Lighter Than Air pilots for flight reviews. As a pilot, he served as the volunteer Pilot Liaison for the Hospice Hot Air Balloon Rally in Alamance County. He has also volunteered his services as a pilot at Victory Junction Gang Camp, giving the campers tether rides. Each year he participates in numerous hot air balloon competitions and civic events across the country. These balloon rallies enable communities to raise funds for various charities.

For over fifteen years, Paisley has served on the Alamance County Board of Elections and has served as chairman of the State Board of Elections Chairman’s Association. He is currently serving as chairman of the Alamance County Board of Elections and is also the representative of the North Carolina State District 4 Board Association. Other affiliations include having served as the Chairman of the Alamance-Caswell Mental Health Board, as a member of the Elon Alumni Board and as a member of the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Certification Board. 

Married to Joyce Aldret Paisley for 46 years, he has four children and six grandchildren.   Paisley has been active in numerous civic groups, including the Jaycees and the Alamance Civitan Club. He served as the President of the Alamance Civitan Club from 1982 to 1983. In the Parent Teacher Association, he served at the school level as president and treasurer and as the citywide Council President, as well as being on the Advisory Committee for the Burlington City Schools. When his children were growing up, he coached soccer, softball, and baseball for the Burlington City Recreation Department and youth basketball in the YMCA church league.

With a wealth of legal experience in diverse areas of the law, a lifelong history of civic service, and participation on local and statewide governmental boards, John P. Paisley, Jr. brings a depth of experience and a strong work ethic to his legal practice. 

Paisley is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Burlington. Previously, he was a member of Graham Presbyterian Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher for middle-school grades.

With over 46 years of experience, attorney John P. Paisley Jr. has been in practice in greater Alamance County and throughout North Carolina, serving countless clients with the utmost professional legal support. This law firm can try cases in all North Carolina courts; the Federal Eastern, Middle and Western District Courts; as well as the United States Supreme Court.

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Our legal memberships include the following:

  • Alamance County Bar 
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association