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NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with the North Carolina State Board of Continuing Legal Education. Attendance of this program will result in 6.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1.0 ethics. This program qualifies for Family Law specialization certification credit.
ANDREA D. EDWARDS is the owner of the Law Office of Andrea D. Edwards, PLLC. Since 1985, she has practiced in the areas of family law, juvenile law, adoption, and wills. Ms. Edwards is a certified family financial case mediator, a certified superior court mediator, and a certified arbitrator. She is a member of the North Carolina, Judicial District 22A, and Iredell County (past president) bar associations. Ms. Edwards is a member of the Iredell County Family Law Committee (former chair) and was recently appointed to the Wake Forest University Board of Visitors. She earned her B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her J.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.
ANGELA W. MCILVEEN is a partner with McIlveen Family Law Firm. She focuses her practice exclusively on litigation-related issues and handles cases in family law, including child custody and support, divorce, alimony, adoption, separation, domestic violence and equitable distribution. With her years of experience in all areas of litigation, including discovery, court motion hearings, deposition, trial, mediation and appeals, she has handled many cases in state and federal court. Ms. McIlveen is frequently interviewed by the media, including Fox News, Business Leader Spotlight, and Arroe Collins 99.7 Unplugged and Totally Uncut. She is a member of the Gaston County, North Carolina (Family Law and Law Practice Management sections, board member) and American (Family Law and Law Practice Management sections) bar associations. Ms. McIlveen is the author of The North Carolina Divorce Guidebook. She is a 2014 Leader in the Law Honoree, The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 for 2014, and she has been selected as a Top 40 Under 40 Family Law Attorney in North Carolina for 2015 by the American Legal Society of Legal Advocates. Ms. McIlveen is also a member of the National Women Trial Lawyers. She earned her B.A. degree from Lenoir Rhyne University and earned her J.D. degree from Case Law School.
W. DAVID THURMAN is a founding partner of Thurman, Wilson, Boutwell, & Galvin, P.A., in Charlotte. For over 35 years, his practice has focused on adoption, adoption litigation, business transactions, and homeowner's association law. Mr. Thurman earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees, with honors, from the University of North Carolina. He has been a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA) since 1994. He represents private adoptive clients and also serves as counsel for a number of adoption agencies licensed in North Carolina.June 14 - Raleigh
MICHAEL S. HARRELL is a partner with Manning Fulton & Skinner, P.A., where he practices in the areas of domestic, appellate, and civil litigation. Mr. Harrell's trial practice is presently centered on domestic relations law, representing clients in matters such as divorce, custody, property settlements, and adoptions. He also has significant experience in landlord-tenant disputes, collections judgments and enforcement, and a broad scope of other civil litigation matters. Mr. Harrell earned his B.A. degree from Old Dominion University, his M.A. degree from Wake Forest University, and his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia. Mr. Harrell is a member of the Wake County, North Carolina and American bar associations; and the North Carolina Business Legal Elite (family law).
PARKER HERRING is a board certified specialist in family law and is the founding member of the law firm of Herring & Mills PLLC. She also is the director of A Child’s Hope, a licensed child placing agency, and is the only attorney in North Carolina who directs an adoption agency. The agency was founded in 2000 and has placed over 315 North Carolina children for adoption. Ms. Herring has practiced for 30 years and speaks frequently at continuing education seminars on adoption and other family law topics. She also practices assisted reproduction, as well as all aspects of divorce law. Ms. Herring is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Wake Forest University School of law. She’s a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Wake County Bar Association, and the North Carolina Collaborative Lawyers.
KRISTOPHER J. HILSCHER is an attorney with the Law Offices of Mark E. Sullivan, P.A., where he focuses his practice on family law. He provides counsel to those facing divorce, custody, alimony, equitable distribution, high-net-worth divorce, complex estates and business divisions, domestic violence, child support, and all related family law matters. Mr. Hilscher is a member of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He received his B.A. degree from Hampden-Sydney College and his J.D. degree from Campbell University.
BOBBY D. MILLS has 30 years of experience and focuses his areas of practice on adoption law. Mr. Mills is a board certified specialist in family law by the North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization. He is a former director of a child placement agency, and advocate for each member of the adoption triad and is an attorney for child placement agencies. He is a member of the American Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproductive Attorneys, the Wake County and North Carolina bar associations, as well as the North Carolina State Bar. Mr. Mills earned his B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and his J.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.
JENNIFER K. PAYNE practices in the area of family law and mediations for family financial cases. Ms. Payne has worked diligently in her representation of clients in an array of family law cases, including high-conflict custody cases, termination of parental rights proceedings, adoptions, spousal support cases and equitable distribution matters. She is certified as a family financial mediator and helps to facilitate conversations between parties that help them find the best outcome for their cases. She is a member of the North Carolina State Bar. Ms. Payne received her bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from North Carolina Central University; her master's degree at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and her J.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.