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Steve M Pharr

Mr. Pharr was admitted to the North Carolina bar in 1985, following his graduation from the University Of Virginia School Of Law. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2008. Mr. Pharr has also been admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Fourth Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court. After fifteen years in the litigation section of Kilpatrick Stockton, Mr. Pharr founded the firm of Pharr Law, PLLC, in January 2000. He handles general commercial litigation, construction law, real estate litigation, professional liability and products liability. Mr. Pharr is also a Certified Superior Court Mediator.


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1985
  • Union Theological Seminary
    • M.Div., 1979; Th.M., 1980
  • University of Montpellier, France, 1976
  • Davidson College, A.B., Cum Laude, 1975


  • North Carolina State Bar, admitted 1985
  • South Carolina Bar, admitted 2008
    • Construction Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on the Construction Industry
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Construction Law Section: Chair, 2004-2005
    • Past editor of Change Order, Construction Law Section newsletter
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • American Institute of Architects
    • Allied Individual Member
  • North Carolina Construction Professionals Network


  • “Thinking About the Unthinkable,” The Construction Lawyer, Spring 2006
  • “How Buildings Go Together and Fall Apart,” St. Paul Travelers, December 2005
  • “Construction Defects & Failure: What Can Go Wrong and What to Do,” NC/SC Construction Law Section Annual Meeting, September 2002
  • “General Conditions of Contract for Construction,” NC/SC Construction Law Section Annual Meeting, September 1999
  • “An Analysis of Implications of ’97 AIA Revisions,” AIA Risk Management Design Professionals, April 1999
  • “Advanced Synthetic Stucco Update – Trial & Beyond,” NC Bar Association, May 1999


  • Business North Carolina Magazine – Legal Elite in Construction Law,
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer in Construction Law, 2012-present
  • Best Lawyers in America in Construction Law and Litigation, 2013-present
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV Preeminent**, 2000-present


  • Member, Salem Presbytery, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
  • Past Director, Piedmont Players Theatre, Inc.
  • Past Director, Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center
  • Past President, Davie County Arts Council
  • Past Director, Family Services, Inc.
  • Past Director, Piedmont Opera Theatre, Inc.


  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

**An AV Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review process that rates lawyers. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.


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