E. Wyles Johnson Jr.

Wyles was born in Petersburg, Va., on Jan. 22, 1956. He attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., receiving his Bachelor of Science (cum laude) in Business Administration in May of 1981 and his M.B.A. in December of 1982. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in December of 2001.

Wyles is licensed to practice before all North Carolina State Courts, the Federal District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina, and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, the Eighth Judicial District Bar Association, the Lenoir County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Wyles' practice is substantially concentrated in Elder and Special Needs Law, in which he focuses on issues unique to the elderly and disabled and advocates for their right to public benefits such as Special Assistance, Medicare, and Medicaid. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. His practice also includes an emphasis in issues confronting war veterans in need of medical assistance, and is accredited for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs. His other practice areas are general civil litigation, complex business litigation and construction law.

Prior to becoming associated with White & Allen, P.A., Wyles was employed in the construction and financial services industries, experiences which provide him valuable insight concerning litigation of disputes within those industries.


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In recent cases/transactions of note:

  • Represented over 1000 elderly or disabled clients advising planning strategies to facilitate eligibility for public benefits such as Medicaid while preserving assets for family members.
  • Successfully litigated several cases involving claims for breach of duty by a fiduciary to his or her principal.
  • Represented a disabled elder whose family member attempted to defraud him in connection with the conveyance of farm land, prevailing in the N.C. Court of Appeals.
  • Represented a closely held corporation and its majority shareholder in the North Carolina Business Court in a dispute over the consideration paid for minority shareholders' interests, resolved favorably at mediation.
  • Represented the owner of a commercial building in a warranty dispute with a roofing manufacturer, the law for which was governed by the Uniform Commercial Code, resolved favorably at mediation.
  • Represented a subdivision developer in a title dispute with 11 residential property owners involving an easement issue, resolved favorably at mediation.
Reported Decisions
Quinn v. Quinn, 777 S.E.2d 121
(N.C. Ct. App. 2015)
Beaufort Builders, Inc. v.
White Plains Church Ministries, Inc.,
83 S.E.2d 35 (N.C. Ct. App. 2016)