John Machuca

Associate Attorney

north carolina divorce attorney john machucaAs someone who experienced his own parents go through a divorce and custody lawsuit, Mr. John Machuca has a unique perspective on how the laws can concern divorce and custody issues.

“During that time, I saw how zealous and sage legal counsel can prove to be a beacon of guidance and confidence for the parties involved in a custody or divorce action,” said Mr. Machuca.

Through his personal experiences, Mr. Machuca then became interested in learning more about family law. He is a big believer in looking at the facts and organizing a systematic approach.

“I work to spot the issues that a judge or jury will be most concerned with and take the necessary steps to ensure that those issues are fully fleshed out in a manner that most benefits my client,” he said.

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Machuca is licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina.

Education

Mr. Machuca earned his bachelor’s degree in science with a focus on human development from Cornell University. He obtained a master’s in education, secondary social studies from the University of Florida. He earned his juris doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Professional Experience

Prior to Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Machuca practiced family law in Eastern North Carolina. He has also practiced general civil litigation as well.

Associations

Mr. Machuca is a member of the North Carolina State Bar Association.

Reviews

5/5

“John was knowledgeable about what was going on in my situation and provided very good input & advice. I would work with John again and found his staff very friendly and knowledgeable as well.”

5/5

“For being in such a sucky situation, John has made the best of it. John does very good work and is easy to get along with. I wish I could have met John under better circumstances. That being said, I’m glad he’s on my side.”

5/5

“John has been very supportive in the decision making that I have had to do so far. The decisions have not been easy ones, but they have been good ones with John’s assistance and support.”

5/5

“I’ve been really impressed with his quick analysis and thoughtful follow up questions. They indicate that he’s not only smart, but that he’s thinking about overall strategy rather than getting too mired in the details.”

5/5

“I have nothing but great things to say about not only John, but the entire staff in the Raleigh office. Everyone is genuinely friendly and has helped me through this difficult time in my life so far. John is an excellent attorney.”

5/5

“Everything has been absolutely wonderful. I could not have asked for a better attorney. Especially [the attorney that] covered my case one day – she was very personable and put me at ease. That was huge for me. She’s super and so is John. You all have good people in the Raleigh Office.”

5/5

“John has been very helpful and supportive of me. John is easy to speak with and is very professional. I am very impressed with his work. Everyone in John’s office is friendly as well.”

5/5

“John has been very helpful letting me know what’s going on in my case at all times. John has also been very good at explaining the law in layman’s terms. This helps me in turn explain to him things that could be useful or beneficial in my case.”

4/5

“John was very responsive. John took the time to explain things to me. I don’t know what half the firm policies are or what the legal processes are, but John always explained those to me [and] gave what amounted to be sound legal advice. John offered a strategy that made sense and worked and was better than what I could come up with on my own.”

5/5

“… I thought John did such a good job with my separation and custody, I wanted to use him again to handle my other legal issues. John and his office work as a team. For a big firm, you get a small firm feel. It’s the way they talk and treat you that made me want to return.”

5/5

“John was thorough, very knowledgeable of the law and quick to respond to my questions. John worked very hard to get a fair outcome for my case.”

5/5

“John gives me sound recommendations. John tells the truth without sugar-coating. John also stays on task, and his team moves things along and does what they say they will do.”

5/5

“John has been very thorough. John is very friendly and you can tell he cares. I also like the Client Portal. It cuts down on me having to call John for updates on my case, and I can track what’s going on! It’s easy to upload documents to as well.”

5/5

“John is an amazing attorney and an incredibly gifted and friendly person. I got quality representation and wonderful service [from] John, his staff and corporate support staff. I could not have gotten a better result either – I have no complaints. …”

5/5

“I couldn’t have found a better guy. John not only informs me but guides me to better decisions. Your staff has always come through with anything I have asked for.”

5/5

“What strikes me most about my experience with Cordell & Cordell so far is its team concept. Everyone [in the Raleigh office], including John, … have been my team. I check the Client Portal and see my goals listed and the steps being taken to get me there. Everything is transparent, professional, timely and friendly. If John doesn’t know an answer, he finds one by asking a teammate. If John is out of the office, he finds time to somehow speak to me. The staff is incredibly helpful and responsive. John balances what he feels my priorities are with what he knows the case’s priorities are, because I know they’re not always the same. I am very happy and confident in John and the Raleigh team.”

5/5

“My case with your firm turned out a lot better than I expected it would. Communication was top-notch. I always appreciated the follow up from John, his assistants and Client Care. Well-run firm with bright, energetic attorneys.”

5/5

“I like the way John operated throughout the entire process. John was very good at explaining things. John asked me what my goals were at the beginning of the process and kept those at the forefront of my case the entire time. I could not be happier.”

5/5

“I can’t say anything needs improvement now that the experience is over. John Machuca was extremely helpful throughout my entire divorce. He always communicated promptly, honestly, and compassionately. …”

5/5

“… John has been on the front-end of things the whole time and is very patient with me despite the fact that I am sometimes curt and speak my mind. We’ve had some spirited debates, but John always works with me.  We’re a good team.”

5/5

“John was real good at keeping in touch with me and keeping me informed about the ins and outs of my case, especially since I live in another state; that was huge. I can’t say enough things about how that made me feel.”

5/5

“… I truly valued him as an attorney. … His quality of communication and responsiveness cannot be beaten.”

*Check out more Cordell & Cordell reviews of John and the rest of our North Carolina attorneys.