Carruthers & Roth Expands Estates and Business Planning Practice Groups

November 10, 2021

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Today Carruthers & Roth, P.A. announced the expansion of its estate planning, estate administration and business planning practice groups with the addition of three attorneys from the former Greensboro-based law firm Johnson, Peddrick & McDonald.

The three attorneys are Ronald Johnson, Martha Peddrick and Davis McDonald. With their move to Carruthers & Roth, their previous firm has been dissolved.

“Ron, Martha and Davis each have capabilities that are a great fit for our Carruthers & Roth team,” says Chris Vaughn, managing director. “We know our clients will benefit from their significant experience in both estates and business planning.”

Ron Johnson adds, “We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with our new colleagues at Carruthers & Roth. Doing so gives us the opportunity to broaden the support we can offer to both our current and future clients.”

About the Three Attorneys

Ron Johnson is board certified in estate planning and probate law. He focuses his practice on estate planning, estate administration, business law and nonprofit corporations. He is a former board member and past president of the Greensboro Estate Planning Council. He also has been repeatedly recognized by Business North Carolina as a “Legal Elite” — ranked by his peers for his excellence in the area of “Taxes/Estate Planning.” Ron can be reached at 336.478.1189 and by email at

Martha Peddrick focuses her practice on estate planning, wills and trusts, estate administration and business law. She is a member of the Greensboro Estate Planning Council and past secretary of the Estate Planning and Probate Law Section of the North Carolina State Bar. In 2018, she received a Centennial Award from the North Carolina Bar Association for her “Outstanding and Exemplary Community Service.” Martha can be reached at 336.478.1110 and by email at

Davis McDonald focuses his practice in the areas of corporate law, estate planning and estate administration. He counsels both businesses and individuals on a range of topics, including the organization of business entities, purchase and sale of assets and stock, contract negotiations and preparation, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and administration of estates and trusts. He currently is treasurer of the Greensboro Bar Association, the Greensboro Bar Association Foundation and the 24th Judicial District of the North Carolina State Bar. He is a former board member and past president of the Greensboro Estate Planning Council. Davis can be reached at 336.478.1118 and by email at

The three attorneys will be joined at Carruthers & Roth by two members of the former Johnson, Peddrick & McDonald support staff.

About Carruthers & Roth, P.A.
Carruthers & Roth is a multifaceted law firm in Greensboro, N.C. serving clients of all sizes – from local entrepreneurs to national companies. Our clients benefit from our experience, personalized service and a collaborative approach in a wide range of practice areas. We are in the solution business. We are driven by our desire to find the right solution for each of our clients – whether they need practical, straightforward solutions, or creative solutions to challenging and complex matters. To learn more about Carruthers & Roth, P.A. call 336.379.8651 or visit