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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.
WANETA E. ELLIS is an attorney at Cape Fear Family Law focusing her practice on family law and immigration. Ms. Ellis began her career in the legal field by volunteering as a guardian ad litem in Wilmington for children who needed an advocate in the courtroom. She served abused, abandoned and neglected children by advocating for their best interests inside and outside of the courtroom. Ms. Ellis focuses a large part of her practice on the protections of immigrant children and volunteers twice a month with the local Latino community offering a free legal clinic to those in need. She received her B.A. degree in criminal justice administration from the University of Phoenix and her J.D. degree from Elon University School of Law.
BETH T. HONDROS is an attorney with James McElroy & Diehl PA. Her practice primarily focuses on the issues of child custody, child support, spousal support (post separation support and alimony), equitable distribution, and domestic violence. She is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, (Family Law Section) and North Carolina (Family Law Section) and American bar associations. Ms. Hondros received her B.S. degree from Guilford College and earned her J.D. degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.
BRIAN W. KING is a senior partner and managing attorney of King Law Offices PLLC. Mr. King practices in the area of family law. He is a North Carolina certified family law specialist. Mr. King is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and the South Carolina Bar. He received his B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his J.D. degree from Campbell University.
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.
LEIGH B. SELLERS is the founding attorney of Touchstone Family Law, with offices located in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Fort Mill, South Carolina. She practices in all areas of family law, including, domestic law, collaborative law and mediation. Ms. Sellers is board certified by the North Carolina State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization. She taught continuing legal education for South Carolina and North Carolina and she taught legal research for Midlands Technical College. Ms. Sellers is certified as a family financial mediation and family law specialist. She earned her B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Ms. Sellers has a domestic mediation certification from Ann Arbor Center for mediation. She is a member of the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and American bar associations; and the South Carolina Bar.
DAVID SHERMAN is an attorney with Hands Law Office, PLLC. He practices in the area of family law. Mr. Sherman received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Hampden-Sydney College and earned his J.D. degree from Charlotte School of Law.
AMY E. SIMPSON is a partner with Hamilton Stephens Steele & Martin, PLLC, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ms. Simpson represents individuals in family law matters. She has tried complex child custody, alimony, and equitable distribution cases. Ms. Simpson also has experience working with forensic experts on valuations, including expert valuations of both majority and minority ownership interests in closely held corporations with revenues in excess of $1 million. In the last 4 years Ms. Simpson has tried 4 jury trials successfully resulting in verdicts from $500,000 to $4.3 million. She has handled multiple appeals (with success) in the North Carolina Court of Appeals resulting in many published opinions including cases of first impression. Ms. Simpson has argued in front of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of Charlotte Women’s Bar, a division of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys; and Mecklenburg County (family law section) and North Carolina (family law section) bar associations. Ms. Simpson received her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Duke University; her M.B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina, Kenan Flagler School of Business; and earned her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Law.
MARGARET H. STACY is an attorney with Daly Family Law focusing her practice on family law. Ms. Stacy is a member of the North Carolina State Bar Association. She received her B.A. degree from The University of the South in Tennessee and earned her J.D. degree, cum laude, from North Carolinas Central School of Law.
DIANE M. WILLIS, CFP, CDFA, created Wilshire Divorce after 20+ years of assisting clients with their financial concerns in matters such as trust and probate issues, as well as wealth management. She added to her education by becoming a certified divorce financial analyst in 2003 and she joined forces with the collaborative divorce professionals in 2004. Ms. Willis helps her clients make such crucial decisions as to whether to keep the marital home, and if not, how much home they could afford on their own. She puts a pencil to the value of retirement plans, calculates tax consequences of providing or receiving alimony, and helps put together reasonable budgets going forward. Ms. Willis is also past president of the Financial Planning Association of Charlotte and a member of the North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators. She has also completed her training in family and divorce mediation.