L C James & Associates
Income Tax and Accounting

About Us

LC James Associates was founded in 1969 by visionary and entrepreneur Luther C. James. As an insurance underwriter for Pilot Life Insurance Company he created a strong relationship with many of his clients. Repeatedly asked for advice on where to go for help or how to file their personal income tax returns, Mr. James saw a need that he could fill for his existing and future clients; people he called his friends. After doing his due diligence and completing the prerequisite training and certification to become an income tax preparer, he began offering this valued service to the folks who had requested it. This "extra service" didn’t take long to grow into a full time business of its' own. And, the LC James Tax office was opened. Eventually, additional client services were offered when the need for bookkeeping and accounting services developed. Also, what began as simple income tax preparation evolved into income tax & accounting consulting. The firm name was changed to LC James & Associates to better represent the growing staff. After, successfully leading his company for thirty years, in 2009 LC James took semi-retirement and proudly turned over the leadership reins to his daughter Jennifer. Still involved on a part-time basis, he serves as a Senior Tax Consultant.

Jennifer James Marshburn, the founder's daughter, started with the firm in 1975. Consistently learning and growing in the ever-changing industry, she became the Office Manager in 1980. With hundreds of clients and an increasing staff the firm continued to improve its’ suite of services and evolve into a multi-faceted operation. In 2000, Jennifer became certified and licensed as a NC REALTOR®. Much like her father decades before, she saw her clients’ need for an additional service. Understanding both the tax laws and the NC Real Estate Commission’s rules and regulations for the purchase and sale of real estate made LC James Associates more valuable to the people that they serve.

LC James Associates became a third generation family when Jennifer James Marshburn’s daughter became an active part of the staff. Serving in several capacities, grand-daughter Lynn White works with the Electronic Filing of taxes as well as being a licensed REALTOR® within the real estate division known as Connect Realty.

Making it a complete full service family business, Jennifer’s husband, David Marshburn, is the Regional VP for Connect Realty overseeing sales and operations in both NC and SC. The Regional Office is housed in the LC James building at 1433 Broad St. Together these three generations offer a wide array of needed services under one roof, keeping alive the spirit of guaranteed quality service for a reasonable cost in the land of Free Enterprise.

L C James & Associates
1433 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 286-3308
FAX (919) 286-5999
Jennifer@LCJamesTax.com
DavidMarshburn@ConnectRealty.com

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