Meet Attorney Jonathan McCollum
Jonathan has been a corporate executive since 2007, beginning his career as a practicing attorney and transitioning into senior management roles at multiple early and middle stage companies. Born in Charlotte, Mr. McCollum is a life long Carolinian, spending most of his childhood in rural South Carolina. Mr. McCollum earned his B.S. with a double major in Political Science and Sociology at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina in 2004.
Immediately following graduation, Mr. McCollum attended law school at Campbell University School of Law, obtaining his J.D. in 2007. While in Law School, Mr. McCollum held an internship position in the Chambers of the Honorable Mark Martin, then an Associate Justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Upon graduation from Law School and admittance to the bar, Mr. McCollum began handling real estate closings for Bowen Law Firm, PA. in Cary, NC. Mr. McCollum fell in love with Cary and has lived there ever since. After working with Beth Bowen for one year, Mr. McCollum opened his own practice and represented individuals and businesses on a variety of real estate, regulatory, and transactions matters from early 2008 until late 2010.
Since 2010, Mr. McCollum has concentrated on executive management positions at several companies including Academy Mortgage, Gold Law Firm, PA, & StarQuest International, Inc. These diverse roles have given Mr. McCollum a wide range of business, human resources & change management experience that uniquely compliment Mr. McCollum’s years of client advisement.
Currently, Mr. McCollum works with private equity firms, production companies, and numerous institutional and private clients on a range of issues, including, but not limited to: structural consulting, start-ups, change management, and strategic planning.
Mr. McCollum is a resident of Cary, North Carolina where he enjoys watching Carolina Hurricanes hockey, cooking, and spending time with his three Shi-Tzus. Family is important to Mr. McCollum and he enjoys spending time with his partner, parents, sister, and brother-in-law.
Meet Attorney Samuel Thomas
Samuel Thomas is a lifelong North Carolinian having been born and raised in Elon. He attended undergraduate school the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his B.S. with a double major in Psychology and Economics. Immediately following graduation, Mr. Thomas obtained a J.D. from Campbell University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Thomas competed in the Richard A. Lord Moot court competition as well as the Richard Bowser client counseling competition and was a student mentor in Campbell’s peer mentorship program.
Upon graduating law school and admittance to the bar, Mr. Thomas worked in Charlotte for two years practicing personal injury and worker’s compensation law before transitioning back to Cary to start at McCollum Law, PC. Mr. Thomas currently handles a wide range of family law cases, traffic matters, criminal, and real estate matters at the firm.
Mr. Thomas is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Western District of North Carolina, and the Tenth Judicial District Bar.
In his free time, Mr. Thomas enjoys cheering on the Tarheels at UNC basketball and football games; spending time with his friends and family; exploring new restaurants and breweries in Raleigh and the surrounding areas; and playing for his rec-league soccer and basketball teams.