John C. Bircher III, who practices in the New Bern office of White & Allen, P.A., was recently appointed to the Bankruptcy Law Specialty Committee for the North Carolina State Bar. This is a three-year term. As a committee member, Bircher has been charged with the duties of recruiting applicants, evaluating applicants, reviewing and updating the examination, grading examinations, and evaluating applicants for recertification.
Bircher was also recently appointed as Vice-Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the North Carolina Bar Association for the 2014-2015 year.
John Bircher graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice. He then attended the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University and received his Juris Doctor in 1997. John is licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in North Carolina, in the Northern District of Georgia and the state courts of Tennessee. He is a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the Bankruptcy Sections of the North Carolina and Tennessee Bar Associations, The Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court and the Eastern Bankruptcy Institute. John serves on the Bankruptcy Council for the NCBA, and is Chair of the CLE Committee. John has successfully completed the American Board of Certification’s Specialization Examinations in both Business and Consumer Bankruptcy. This certifies John as a Specialist in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the N.C. State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. John was selected for inclusion to the North Carolina Super Lawyers 2011 and 2012 list in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights. In 2010 and 2013 he was named toBusiness North Carolina's Legal Elite in the area of Bankruptcy.