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Alexa M.



Practice Areas

Equitable Distribution
Postseparation Support and Alimony
Child Custody
Child Support
Domestic Violence
Civil No Contact Matters
Alienation of Affections
Criminal Conversation
Prenuptial/Premarital Agreements
Post-Nuptial Agreements
Trusts and Estate Planning


University of North Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2019; North Carolina Law Review Staff Member; Co-Chair of Dean’s Fellow Program; Dean’s Fellow 2017-2019; Women in Law Mentorship Chair; 100+ Hour Pro Bono Honoree

Syracuse University, 2015, magna cum laude; B.A. Magazine Journalism & Political Science; Dean’s List (All Semesters)

Admitted to Practice

North Carolina, 2019
South Carolina, 2020
Federal District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2020

Why I Became a Family Law Attorney

I knew from the moment I decided to become a lawyer that I wanted to do something to help children and families. After working with the Durham County Department of Social Services in the abuse, neglect, and dependency courtroom, my desire to provide competent and compassionate legal services to those in need was solidified. As a full-time family law practitioner, I aim to provide empathetic but sound advice to clients with the goal of keeping familial relationships as intact as possible during difficult times. It is my prerogative to ensure that the legal process is made as smooth as possible for all involved, especially children.

I help my clients in whatever way their case demands, whether it is through alternative dispute resolution or traditional litigation. Out-of-court negotiation and settlement is the frequently the most peaceful way to resolve a case; however, I recognize that such resolution is not possible in every situation. Though I tend to promote reasonable and rational results, I always advocate zealously for my clients in court. My guiding principle is that each client is the captain of their own ship. My role is to simply to help them steer that ship and give them the knowledge to make informed decisions along the way.

Professional Affiliations + Community Involvement

North Carolina State Bar Association

Mecklenburg County Bar Association

Mecklenburg County Bar, Family Law Section

Mecklenburg Bar Foundation, Board of Directors (Class of 2023)

Mecklenburg County Bar, Pro Bono & Legal Recruitment Committee (Class of 2024)

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, Volunteer Attorney

Council for Children’s Rights, Volunteer Attorney

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ in Family Law, 2022-2023

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ in Family Law, 2023-2024

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ in Family Law, 2024-2025

North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Family Law, 2022

North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Family Law, 2023

North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Family Law, 2024

Council for Children’s Rights – Volunteer of the Year (2022)

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, NC Chapter – Outstanding Family Law Student Award (2019)