“John is a real pro, nice guy, communicative, really really smart and really has a command of the subject. Plus his coaching on the approach is very valuable.”
~President, Private Club

John A. Duberstein


John Duberstein is an attorney at Schwartz Hannum PC and a member of the Firm’s Labor and Employment and Education Practice groups. He provides clients with counsel and representation on a wide variety of matters.

Before joining Schwartz Hannum PC, John was an Assistant Federal Public Defender. He represented hundreds of criminal cases at the trial court level, briefed dozens of appeals, and argued before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals several times.

Prior to that, John practiced at a large regional law firm in Greensboro, North Carolina advising education clients on a broad range of matters, doing civil litigation (including jury trials), as well as health care and employment work. He also clerked for a federal judge in the Middle District of North Carolina.

In law school, John served as editor-in-chief for the North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation. He speaks French and Spanish.


Fourth Circuit Rules That Transgender Status May Be Covered Under the ADA

New Federal Law Restricts Employers' Use of Non-Disclosure Agreements

New State Laws Restrict Employers' Use Of Non-Disclosure Agreements

EEOC Issues Updated Guidance On Caregiver Discrimination

John A. Duberstein



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  • University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill, With Honors (2007)
  • Pennsylvania State University, With Honors (1998)

Bar Admissions

North Carolina

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Courts

  • Middle District of North Carolina
  • Eastern District of North Carolina