James Noel

General Counsel

James is the general counsel for The Franklin Johnston Group and is responsible for overseeing the company’s legal division. In his role, he provides legal guidance to the company, its executives, and its employees in all areas of business development and operations. He is also intimately involved in the administration and management of the company’s insurance program as well as its human resources division. James holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a law degree from William and Mary Law School, and has completed Executive Education Programs from UVA’s Darden School of Business and Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. He was named to Virginia Business magazine’s list of “Legal Elite” in 2016 and 2017, and is an active member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads and the Virginia Gentlemen Foundation. James is also a graduate of the LEAD Hampton Roads Signature Program and CIVIC Leadership Institute.