Joseph J. Vonnegut | Partner | Bankruptcy Law, Military Law | Fayetteville, NC

4317 Ramsey St | Fayetteville, NC 28311

(910) 864-6888

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Part of the Hutchens Law Firm family since 1998, Fayetteville attorney Joseph J. Vonnegut is the supervising partner for Bankruptcy. His practice areas include military law, civil litigation, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy.

Joe’s experience in the U.S. Army JAG Corps armed him with the ability to get to the bottom of any dispute quickly and efficiently – a valuable tool when working in civil litigation. Joe believes that representing both creditors’ rights and bankruptcy clients gives him a different perspective on these cases.

“You can never look at a case from just one angle. You need to understand all sides of each case. That way, you have a better chance of delivering a desirable outcome for your clients,” he says.

In his off-time, Joe serves as Chairman of the Board for the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra


Juris Doctor degree from Mercer University School of Law (1989)

Undergraduate degree from The Citadel (1986)


U.S. Court of Appeals | Fourth Circuit (2010)

North Carolina State Bar (2004)

U.S. District Court of North Carolina: Eastern District | Middle District | Western District (2004)

U.S. District Court of Illinois | Middle District (1994)

U.S. Court of Appeals | Seventh Circuit (1993)

Georgia State Bar (1989)

U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals (1989)


Cumberland County Bar Association (present)

North Carolina Bar Association (present)

North Carolina Bar Association | Bankruptcy Section (present)

North Carolina Bar Association | Real Property Section (present)

U.S. Army JAG Corps – Active Duty (1989-1998; 2001-2003)

U.S. Army JAG Corps – Reserve (1998-2001; 2003-2013)

VA-accredited attorney


Selected for inclusion with North Carolina “Super Lawyers” (2022) [about the selection process]

Selected* by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2016-present) [*about the selection process]

Voted as “Best Lawyer” – Fayetteville Observer Readers' Choice Awards (2013)

Joseph J. Vonnegut
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JOE VONNEGUT | Martindale-Hubbell AV Pre-Eminent Rating

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