James R. Pennacchia

About me

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be an attorney. As a young person growing up in Charlotte, I could never imagine becoming anything else. I believe that at the core of my desire to become an attorney was a more basic desire to help people. This innate propensity to serve others has guided me throughout my entire life and is the very reason why I do what I do. Being a driving force in assisting others achieve results they either want or need has become my “why” in life.

My clients will find that my advocacy and representation will always be loyal, fierce and direct. My clients will also find that creating a comfortable and trusting environment is a cornerstone of my practice. Where there is trust, optimism and openness, great results can be achieved.

Practice areas


  • Breach of Contract
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Construction Litigation
  • Business and Financial Disputes
  • Fraud and Business Torts
  • Non-compete Agreements
Family law

  • Divorce law
  • Separation agreements
  • Equitable distribution
  • Alimony
  • Post-separation support
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements
  • Alienation of affection and criminal conversation

Professional activities & awards


  • J.D., 2021, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • B.A., 2018, Pennsylvania State University – University Park


  • North Carolina State Bar

Civic involvement

  • Myers Park United Methodist Church
  • Charlotte Latin School Alumni Association
  • North Carolina State Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division