The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Reformed Theological Seminary
Master of Divinity
The University of Virginia
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Licensure + Memberships
North Carolina State Bar
License to Practice Law, 2012
North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
Certified Family Financial Mediator, 2019
United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
Including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Mecklenburg County Bar
Charlotte Collaborative Divorce Professionals
Hear a little about my story here:
I grew up in the small town of Ahoskie, North Carolina, in the eastern part of the state. After I finished high school, I studied architecture at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. I developed an interest in aesthetics, form, proportion, and design. All these things are instrumental in my law practice, which, I believe, are to my clients’ advantage. After finishing college, I moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where I spent several years doing freelance architectural renderings and enjoying the beauty of the Lowcountry.
After living in Charleston, I shifted gears to attend law school. I saw the law as an empowering opportunity to help others better their lives. I moved back to my native North Carolina to attend law school at the University of North Carolina. While there, I developed a particular interest in federal taxation, bankruptcy, and family law. I discovered how much statutes, codes, and regulations fulfilled my need for order and exactitude.
Following my graduation from UNC, I worked in the chambers of the Honorable Linda Stephens with the North Carolina Court of Appeals. I particularly enjoyed the academic nature of the appellate court. After my stint with Judge Stephens, I clerked for the Honorable Randy Doub with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of North Carolina. My work with the state and federal courts prepared me for my work in private practice.
During my time in private practice, I worked at firms both in Charlotte and in the Triangle. I advised clients on a wide range of legal topics, including absolute divorce, assessing and dividing the marital estate, understanding post-separation support and alimony, negotiating child custody, and executing the most sensible course of action with respect to a client's unique facts. Additionally, I have experience with the nuances of the Mecklenburg County court and corresponding local rules. My work in private practice and in the court context has honed my legal writing skills—an indispensable part of client representation. Drafting, editing, and finalizing correspondence to opposing counsel, consent orders, court pleadings, and other out-of-court settlement agreements are central to resolving client matters effectively.
Currently, I continue to focus my practice primarily in the areas of separation, divorce, and guardianships. I particularly enjoy assessing and dividing the marital estate for my clients and advising them on oftentimes complex marital rights. Numbers and spreadsheets are a central and fulfilling part of my legal work. Lastly, my practice is focused mainly in the Mecklenburg County area, but I will also work throughout the Western District and state when needs arise. So, please, do not hesitate to contact me. If I’m unable to help you, I am more than happy to offer other options and other lawyers.
I look forward to working with you.
Clerkships + Externships
Law Clerk to the Honorable Randy Doub
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of
North Carolina, 2012-2013
Extern in the Chambers of the Honorable Linda Stephens
North Carolina Court of Appeals, Fall 2012
Extern for the North Carolina General Assembly
Finance Section, Spring 2012
UNC Bell Tower
Eastern North Carolina
Charlotte Symphony Chorus and
Myers Park United Methodist Church Chancel Choir and Chamber Singers