Campbell Law School

John P. Huggard


John Huggard graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a degree in economics (Phi Beta Kappa). He has his master’s degree from Duke University and received his law degree from UNC. He was published in the North Carolina Law Review in his senior year.

He is the senior member in the Raleigh law firm of Huggard, Obiol and Blake, P.L.L.C. John limits his practice to consultation in the areas of estate planning and financial litigation. He retired as a full-time faculty member from North Carolina State University where he taught introductory and advanced courses in commercial law and personal finance for thirty years.

John was inducted into the University’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers in 1988 and was named an Alumni Distinguished Professor in 1994. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and regularly lectures to professional groups on topics dealing with probate issues, taxation and estate planning. John was named a North Carolina Super Lawyer by the Charlotte City Magazine in 2007. He is the author of The North Carolina Estate Settlement Practice Guide (West Publishing Company).

John joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1964 and served as an infantry platoon sergeant in Viet Nam. He received a direct commission and recently retired from the Navy reserve as a JAG Corps captain. He is a member of twelve state and federal courts, including the U.S. Tax Court.

John joined Campbell Law School faculty as an adjunct professor in 2013 and currently teaches a course in federal estate and gift taxation.