North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge John M. Tyson has earned re-certification as a Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law – Business Commercial and Industrial Transactions from the N.C. State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
Certification is based upon an extensive written examination, peer review and continued substantial involvement in the specialty area and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) classes. The re-certification is Judge Tyson’s third since he became a Board-Certified Specialist in 2001. Tyson is the only judge in North Carolina to earn and maintain this distinction, and is also one of only three attorneys from Cumberland County to earn the designation as a Board Certified Specialist in this area.
Judge Tyson also received confirmation that his Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent peer reviewed rating was awarded for the tenth year. This rating is the highest possible rating in both Ethical Standards and Legal Ability awarded within the profession.
A native of Cumberland County, Judge Tyson also served as Chairman of the North Carolina Ethics Commission and was elected by voters statewide to serve a second eight-year term on the Court of Appeals in 2014.