Welcome to the Website for Judge John M. Tyson

The Honorable John M. Tyson serves as a Recall Judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, after completing an eight-year statewide elected term, and as an Emergency Superior Court Judge. At Tyson & Associates, he practiced landlord-tenant, land use, and real property law, civil litigation and criminal defense. Judge Tyson is a Board Certified Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization for real property law, business, commercial, and industrial transactions, the only North Carolina judge so certified. His more than thirty years of professional experience includes the private practice of law, senior level corporate real estate development and counsel positions, and more than twenty five years as a Professor of Law and author.

Judge Tyson is a member of the North Carolina and Virginia State Bars and a certified mediator and arbitrator. He is a past member of the North Carolina Property Tax Commission and past elected chairman of the Cumberland County Joint Planning Board and the Cumberland Soil and Water Conservation District. Judge Tyson earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina– Wilmington, his J.D., cum laude, from Campbell University School of Law, where he also serves as an adjunct professor of law since 1987, his M.B.A. from Duke University, and his LL.M. in Judicial Process from the University of Virginia, School of Law. Judge Tyson is a frequent CLE presenter and author, and holds an AV-Pre-eminent peer reviewed rating from Martindale Hubbell.