E. Wyles Johnson Jr.

Wyles was born in Petersburg, Va., on Jan. 22, 1956. He attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., receiving his Bachelor of Science (cum laude) in Business Administration in May of 1981 and his M.B.A. in December of 1982. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in December of 2001.

Wyles is licensed to practice before all North Carolina State Courts, the Federal District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina, and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Eighth Judicial District Bar Association, the Lenoir County Bar Association, the Carteret County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He is a member of the Elder Law & Special Needs Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He serves as a member of the Elder Law Committee of the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the North Carolina Chapter of NAELA and the Academy of Special Needs Planners.

Wyles' practice is substantially concentrated in Elder Care and Special Needs Planning Law, in which he focuses on issues unique to elderly and disabled persons and advocates for their right to public benefits such as Special Assistance, Medicare, and Medicaid to assist with the cost of assisting living or long term care. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. His practice also includes an emphasis in issues confronting wartime veterans in need of personal assistance, and is accredited for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs. Wyles frequently speaks before civic, church and professional groups on topics related to the Elder and Special Needs Law practice area. His other practice areas are general civil litigation, complex business litigation and construction law

Prior to becoming associated with White & Allen, P.A., Wyles was employed in the construction and financial services industries, experiences which provide him valuable insight concerning litigation of disputes within those industries.

Wyles is a boating enthusiast, proficient scuba diver and eager fisherman, and travels to the Eastern Seaboard and Caribbean in pursuit of those interests.



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In recent cases/transactions of note:

  • Represented over 1000 elderly or disabled clients advising planning strategies to facilitate eligibility for public benefits such as Medicaid while preserving assets for family members.
  • Successfully litigated several cases involving claims for breach of duty by a fiduciary to his or her principal.
  • Represented a disabled elder whose family member attempted to defraud him in connection with the conveyance of farm land, prevailing in the N.C. Court of Appeals.
  • Represented a closely held corporation and its majority shareholder in the North Carolina Business Court in a dispute over the consideration paid for minority shareholders' interests, resolved favorably at mediation.
  • Represented the owner of a commercial building in a warranty dispute with a roofing manufacturer, the law for which was governed by the Uniform Commercial Code, resolved favorably at mediation.
  • Represented a subdivision developer in a title dispute with 11 residential property owners involving an easement issue, resolved favorably at mediation.
Reported Decisions
Quinn v. Quinn, 777 S.E.2d 121
(N.C. Ct. App. 2015)
Beaufort Builders, Inc. v.
White Plains Church Ministries, Inc.,
83 S.E.2d 35 (N.C. Ct. App. 2016)