Meet Jack Poisson

Jack Poisson, Asheville, NC Attorney


Jack Poisson is a fourth-generation attorney. He has a familial history of advocacy, service and professional dedication. In fact, Jack’s grandfather, Louis J. Poisson, Sr., was the only person ever to serve as President of both the North Carolina State Bar (the mandatory bar of all attorneys) and The North Carolina Bar Association (the voluntary professional association).

Education and Admissions

Jack received his Juris Doctorate from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970 and his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University in 1965. He was admitted to North Carolina Bar in 1970, and later to the Eastern and Middle Districts in the United State District Courts in North Carolina.

Professional Organizations

Jack is an active member of The North Carolina State Bar, The North Carolina Bar Association, The 28th Judicial District Bar and The North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is dedicated to “Protecting People’s Rights”. He has tried numerous jury trials, both civil and criminal in his 41 years of practice.

Civic Activities

Jack started his career as the High Point Model City Program Deputy Director in 1970, setting the tone for a lifetime of community dedication. Jack has served on many local community and civic boards and is active within the Episcopal Church. In the last 20 years, Jack has dedicated his time to the betterment of his community by serving:

  • 2014-2019, Mountain True, Board of Directors (“Protecting the Places We Share“)
  • 2004-Present, Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
  • 2004-2006, Atlantic University of Chinese Medicine Board of Directors
  • 2001-2003, Center for Wholistic Health, Inc., Board of Directors
  • 1995-1999, New Hanover County Democratic Party, Precinct Chair
  • 1993-1995, Unity Christ Church, Board of Directors
  • 1988-1992, Church of the Servant – Episcopal – Vestry & Senior Warden
  • 1985-1991, Citizens Advisory Board for WHQR (Public Radio); Chair 1987-1988
  • 1983-1990, Family Services, Inc., Board Member

In addition to these years of dedication, Jack spent nearly a decade providing leadership in the legal services field, providing professional guidance and advocacy to poverty-stricken citizens in different areas on North Carolina.

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Jack Poisson, Esq.
PO Box 2955
Asheville, NC 28802

828 275-7577 Phone
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