John Brendan Riordan

John Brendan Riordan

Fidelity Law Group
  • Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Business Law...
  • North Carolina
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Summary

John is excited to help you with your business and intellectual property business needs. From helping you brand your business to registering your first trademark, John is ready to walk alongside you as you make your business the best that it can be. John works primarily with transactional intellectual property and contract work and is prepared to assist you and your business in litigation as well.

Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 54973
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Member
Fidelity Law Group
- Current
In 2019, I, along with two other colleagues, started Fidelity Law Group. Fidelity is focused on the needs of small to medium size business. Specifically, we deal primarily with intellectual property, business, and employment law. We gear our practice towards the hospitality industry, helping restaurants, breweries, tap-houses, wineries, and distilleries.
Law Clerk
Connors and Brenke, PLLC
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I worked at Connors and Brenke, assisting attorneys with litigation and transactional matters. We primarily worked in the fields of intellectual property and business law.
In-House Counsel Law Clerk
Thriveworks
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As in-house counsel at Thriveworks, I handled the day-to-day legal needs of the company. This ranged from writing policies, to handling employment contract issue, to responding to record requests.
Education
Liberty University School of Law
J.D. (2019)
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Honors: Liberty University School of Law Honors Association; Dean's List
Activities: Moot Court; Law Review; Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Liberty University
B.S. (2015) | Criminal Justice/Pre-Law
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Honors: Dean's List; Alpha Phi Sigma Honors Society
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Awards
Best Overall Brief - Florida Bar, Tax Section, National Tax Moot Court Competition
The Tax Section of the Florida Bar
My teammates, Jonathan Shbeeb and William Baker, and I received the award for best overall brief during the Annual National Tax Moot Court Competition, hosted by the Tax Section of the Florida Bar. We also took first place in the competition.
First Place - Florida Bar, Tax Section, National Tax Moot Court Competition
The Tax Section of the Florida Bar
My teammates, Jonathan Shbeeb and William Baker, and I competed in, and won, the 2019 Annual National Tax Moot Court Competition, hosted by the Tax Section of the Florida Bar. We competed against 12 other teams from across the country, hailing from well-known law schools, and went undefeated during 5 rounds, including the final round, which was judged by sitting and former Federal Tax Court judges.
First Place - ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition
The American Bar Association
The ABA hosts 12 regional client counseling competitions annually. During the 2019 competition, my partner, Jonathan S. Shbeeb, and I came in first place in our region. This qualified us to compete in the ABA National Client Counseling Competition in March, 2019. The national competition will have the winners of the 12 regional competitions compete for a chance to move on to the international client counseling competition.
Semi-Finalist - Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship
Hunton Andrews Kurth & University of Houston Law Center
The University of Houston Law Center, together with several prestigious sponsors, namely Hunton Andrews Kurth law firm, hosts an annual Moot Court National Championship. The top 16 teams from across the country--determined by calculating each participating law school's accumulated point total from the previous year's competitions--are invited to compete against each other for the title of national champion. After being invited to compete in the 2019 championship, my partner, Natalie C. Rhoads, and I placed as semi-finalists at this competition.
Second Place - ABA National Client Counseling Competition
The American Bar Association
After taking first place at the ABA regional client counseling competition, my partner, Jonathan Shbeeb, and I placed second in the ABA's National Client Counseling Competition.
First Place - Elon School of Law's Billings, Exum, and Frye National Moot Court Competition
Elon School of Law
In October 2018, I, along with my teammate, Natalie Rhoads, competed in Elon School of Law's national moot court competition. The competition focused on the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution and required extensive research and writing. Ultimately, my teammate and I were able to argue six times undefeated and secure victory in the final round. The competition hosted 32 teams from across the country, consisting of over sixty law students.
First Place Best Oralist in the Final Round - Elon School of Law’s Billings, Exum, and Frye National Moot Court Competition
Elon School of Law
In addition to winning the competition, I was honored with the award of #1 best oralist in the final round.
First Place - American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition
The American Bar Association
My partner and I competed in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition and placed first in our region. This resulted in our advancement to nationals in the same competition.
Second Best Brief - American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition
The American Bar Association
My team and I was awarded second best brief (out of 32) during the 2018 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition.
Second Best Oralist - American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition
The American Bar Association
I was awarded second best oralist/advocate (out of over 60 competitors) during the 2018 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition.
CALI Award for Excellence in Torts I
CALI
I received the CALI Award for excellence in Torts I. CALI awards are issued to the student who receives the highest grade in a particular class, displaying command and mastery of the subject.
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar # 54973
Member
- Current
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Publications
Websites & Blogs
Website
Fidelity Law Group
Contact & Map
Fidelity Law Group
8511 Davis Lake Parkway
Suite C6-138
Charlotte, NC 28269
USA
Telephone: (704) 285-8111