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James O. Cobb, Jr., was born in 1927 and raised in Durham. He was a Davidson College undergraduate before studying at UNC School of Law. He describes his experiences as a trial attorney in Charlotte. In particular, he discusses the Sherbert v. Verner [374 U.S. 398 (1963)] case that was litigated at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Pilot Title Insurance Co. v. Northwestern Bank [181 S.E.2d 799, 11 N.C. App. 444 (1971)] case that was appealed to the N.C. Court of Appeals, and about the Carolina Conference of Seventh Day Adventists, a longtime client of his firm. He also shares that his firm represented Mecklenburg County for a number of years during its period of rapid population growth and economic expansion.

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