Holmes Law Firm, PLLC

Holmes Law Firm, PLLC

Domestic and Family Law: Divorce Doesn't Have To Be As Painful As Your Marriage

Firm Overview

Established in 2005, the focus of the Holmes Law Firm, pllc is Family Law and Criminal Law. We strive to be personable, knowledgeable, honest and approachable in every aspect of our representation.Example casesI've tried complicated domestic cases as well as negotiated simple agreements. People from all walks of life, and with different means, all deserve a chance at competent representation.

Main Office

145 North Steele Street
Suite A
Sanford NC 27330


(919) 774-1630


Free Initial Consultation?

Free consult over the phone.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We offer fixed prices.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Emergency After Hours


How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Family Law and Criminal Law offer the most opportunity for litigation, which was always what I wanted to be, a trial attorney.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I think it's wonderful that clients educate themselves in this area, and we give every client a Client Manual so that they can read up on the law and understand the process. Knowledge is essential to success in Domestic/Family Law.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I'm more than willing to review documents prepared by my clients and, in fact, encourage them to help in the collection and organizing of necessary documents to help ease the financial burden of domestic litigation. However, it is our duty and obligation to take these provided documents and turn them into a finished product.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I'm generally opposed to this practice and do not recommend it. Far too often I've seen the perils and pitfalls that pro se individuals encounter. I'm also unaware of any pro se Plaintiff or Defendant that has been successful when going up against the attorneys in and around our area.

John M. Holmes, Jr.

Holmes Law Firm, PLLC

Prior to opening the Holmes Law Firm, PLLC, I worked in the District Attorney's office under the 3rd Year Practice rule while in law school. I gained valuable experience and insight while prosecuting hundreds of cases for the State of North Carolina.

I'm from a military family, so I like to think that because of the experiences I had in travelling and changing residences every few years that I'm adept at making people feel comfortable talking with me, even when it deals with very personal situations.

I'm bold, honest and don't pull any punches. I'm not the type to "sugar coat," anything. I feel that doing so is a disservice to your clients, as it can create unrealistic expectations.

Personal interests:

I enjoy golfing, and spending time with my family.


Bar Number:
North Carolina, 2004


Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2004

University of South Florida
Bachelor of Arts, 2001