Partner, James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A.
John Arrowood is a partner with the law firm of James, McElroy & Diehl in Charlotte. He practices in the area of complex commercial litigation in Federal and State Courts, representing both individual and business interests.
John has also served as a Superior Court and North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge. When he served on the Court of Appeals, from 2007 to 2009, John was the first and only openly LGBTQ state-wide office holder in North Carolina.
John has been active in Democratic politics, having served as a delegate to the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Democratic National Conventions. He has also served as a gubernatorial appointee to the North Carolina Banking Commission, the North Carolina Arts Council and as a member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Railroad. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Mint Museum of Art, the Charlotte Center for Urban Ministries and as a member of the Vestry of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Charlotte.