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Dabareiner Grady


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


Elon University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2017

Randolph Macon College, 2014; B.A. Political Science, B.A. Environmental Science, Minor in Communications

Admitted to Practice

Washington District of Columbia, 2018 (Inactive)
North Carolina, 2018

Why I Became a Family Law Attorney

From a young age, I knew I wanted to be an attorney and that I wanted to help people. During college, most of my energy was focused on playing volleyball, and I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to try out for the U.S. Women’s National Team, and to play for Team USA. After graduating from Randolph-Macon College, I felt as if I needed a break from “school” and college athletics, and I decided to go to culinary school in New York, at the International Culinary Center. Once I finished my culinary program, I worked in a couple of kitchens and decided that it was time to go to law school to start down the path I always knew I would take. After graduating law school, I was given the opportunity to start my career at a family law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina and thereafter, became fully immersed in all that family law has to offer.

Since 2018, my entire practice has consisted of primarily family law matters. While I believe this is a very difficult line of work to be in, I cannot imagine practicing in a different area of law that is as rewarding as family law. Almost every single day, I get to assist my client through one of the most difficult times of their lives and help them pave a path for a new chapter. While this process is stressful, frustrating and difficult for most clients, I thoroughly enjoy being a source of guidance, advice and an advocate for my clients during a trying season of their lives. 

My ultimate goal with all of my clients is to provide them with sound advice, while doing my best to alleviate as much of the stress and mental anguish during the pendency of their case/matter as I can. I thoroughly enjoy finding creative settlement resolutions for my clients and their families. However, I know that not every case I have can be settled outside of the Courtroom and in those situations, I understand the importance of being a strong advocate for them in the Courtroom when settlement is unlikely. At Godley, Glazer & Funk, we have amazing staff and attorneys who are wholly committed to helping our clients throughout the entire process.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two dogs, Elsa and Quill, and we love taking them on adventures with us. I love trying new places to eat, being outside in any capacity, tending to my garden, being on the lake and spending time with friends and family. 

Professional Affiliations + Community Involvement

American Bar Association

North Carolina State Bar Association

Mecklenburg County Bar Association

Mecklenburg County Bar Family Law Section

Mecklenburg County Bar Young Lawyers Division

Mecklenburg County Bar CLE Committee Member (2019-2023)

Mecklenburg County Bar Board of Directors Member (2023-2026)

Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite: Family Law, 2024

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

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation STANDOUT 2021

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Committee Member (2022-present)

Women Lawyers of Charlotte

Charlotte Garden Club Member