Morningstar Law Group – Raleigh Law Firm – Durham NC Attorneys

We've Moved! Our Raleigh office is now located at 434 Fayetteville Street, Suite 2200, Raleigh, NC 27601.

Jason Barron is a real estate attorney who focuses on land use and zoning, with a particular emphasis on the towns of Cary and Apex in Wake County, NC. Jason represents land owners and developers on a wide range of development projects, from the rezoning stage through the issuance of building permits and enforcement issues that arise during the life of a development. His practice includes legislative, quasi-judicial and administrative approvals.

Prior to founding Morningstar Law Group, Jason was a partner in the Raleigh office of K&L Gates.

A proud father of two girls and devoted husband, Jason enjoys spending time with his family and watching NC State Wolfpack sports when he is not working.

What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Take your work seriously, take your clients seriously, but do not take yourself too seriously.


  • Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the Year – Land Use and Zoning Law (2023)
  • Best Lawyers: Land Use and Zoning Law (2018-2024), Real Estate Law (2021-2024), Litigation – Land Use and Zoning (2023-2024)
  • Chambers USA: Real Estate – Zoning/Land Use (2023)
  • Triangle Business Journal: 40 Under 40 Leadership Award Winner (2016)

Representative Experience

  • Represents clients with entitlements and permitting issues in the Town of Cary
  • Represents clients through the Town of Cary quasi-judicial site plan approval process, including site plans for office, retail, institutional, religious and residential uses
  • Represents regional and national home builders during rezoning process in Cary, Apex and other municipalities
  • Represents regional developers of affordable housing communities
  • Represents national and regional developers in zoning and permitting matters in Raleigh, Wake County, and other Triangle municipalities


  • Wake Forest University Law School, J.D. (2002)
    Cooke Scholar, Intellectual Property Law Journal
  • North Carolina State University, B.A., Political Science (1999)


  • State of North Carolina (2002)


  • Wake County Planning Board: Chair (2019-present); Vice-chair (2016-2018)
  • Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Board of Directors: Vice Chair (2018-present); Board Member (2015-2018)
  • Taylor Family YMCA: Board Member (2016-present); Affordable Housing Committee Chair (2019-present)
  • Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation: Attorney to the Board (2009-present)
  • Blue Ridge Corridor Alliance: Attorney to the Board (2014-present)
  • Cary Chamber of Commerce: Member (2013-present)
  • ULI Triangle, TAP Committee, Member (2013-2017)
  • Green Building Council: Triangle Chapter Board, Member (2010-2012)