Jay Vannoy

Managing Partner

Jay was born and raised in Wilkes County. After completing his education, he returned to Wilkes County to go into practice with Gary Vannoy and other partners. He enjoys being in the courtroom and trying cases. He has tried over 100 cases to jury verdicts in his career so far.

Jay’s Practice Areas

Jury Trial Experience Includes:

  • Capital Murder
  • Murder
  • Sex Offenses
  • Vehicular Homicide

Jay’s Biography

Throughout his years of practice, he has tried many different types of criminal and civil cases and still enjoys litigating all types of cases.

He is a Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Jay Vannoy has been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer for state criminal defense every year since 2008. He has also lectured on criminal defense topics and taught trial skills at Continuing Legal Education seminars sponsored by the UNC School of Government, NC Indigent Defense Services, the NC Bar Association, and the Local Bar Associations.

He served on the Board of The Wilkes Community College Foundation for many years. He currently is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Wilkes Community College.

Jay and his wife Beth live in Wilkesboro and have two sons. When he is not at work, Jay likes spending time with Beth and the boys, especially watching their boys compete in sports. He enjoys all kinds of sports and outdoor activities including golf and hunting.

View the profile for John G. (Jay) Vannoy Jr. on Super Lawyers

Jay’s Education

Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

Buies Creek, North Carolina
J.D. Degree – 1992

Guilford College

Greensboro, North Carolina
B.s. Degree – 1989
Major: Justice and Policy

Jay’s Bar Admissions

North Carolina, 1992
U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Certified Legal Specialties

Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law

North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization


Order of Old Kivett

North Carolina Super Lawyers – Criminal Defense

Fraternities or Sororities

Phi Alpha Delta

Professional Associations

Twenty-Third Judicial District Bar


Wilkes County Bar Association


North Carolina Bar Association


North Carolina Advocates for Justice


National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys


Licensed to Practice Law in North Carolina

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