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  • Long Island University

    • B.A., M.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1998​

  • Wake Forest University

    • J.D., 2001

    • Moot Court, ATLA Trial Team Captain

    • Assistant Coach for Wake Forest University ATLA Team, (2001-2004)


  • Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization


  • North Carolina State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law Specialty Committee, 2019-2022

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fellow

  • High Point Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • NCBA and the ABA Family Law Sections

  • Rotary Club of the Triad

  • Chair of the Family Law and Equitable Distribution Committee of North Carolina Bar Association, 2012-2016

  • Family Law Section, 2004-present

  • Executive Council Member of Guilford County Young Lawyers Division

  • Family Law Council of Family Law Section of the NC Bar, July 2006-July 2009


  • North Carolina and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 2001


  • Chapters 4 and 8 covering Attorney's fees and Enforcement and Defenses, North Carolina Family Law Marital Claims Book

  • North Carolina Family Law Marital Claims, First Edition, 2004, co-authored two chapters: "Attorney Fees" and "Enforcement and Defenses"

  • North Carolina Family Law Marital Claims, Second Edition, 2008,  updated two chapters: "Attorney Fees" and "Enforcement and Defenses"

  • North Carolina Family Law Marital Claims, Third Edition, 2012, updated one chapter:"Enforcement and Defenses"


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law


  • North Carolina Bar Association Foundation Continuing Legal Education: 2003:

    • Family Law Post-Trial and Appellate Practice, “Post-Trial Motions- Rules 52, 59, 60”

    • 2005: Family Law Section Annual Meeting, Alimony & PSS, “Case Law Update”

    • 2006: Family Law Intensive Program, Selected Equitable Distribution Issues, “Attacking and Defending Premarital Agreements”

    • 2007: Family Law Section Annual Meeting, Complex Custody Issues, “Case Law Update”

    • 2008: Family Law Section Annual Meeting, Heartbalm Actions and Other Related Topics, “Case Law Update”

    • 2008: Basics of Family Law, “Case Law Update”

    • 2010: Family Law Section Annual Meeting, Understanding and Preparing for Custody Litigation, “Evidentiary Considerations”

    • 2012: Basics of Family Law, “Identification and Division of Various Types of Retirement Benefits”

    • 2013: Family Law Section Annual Meeting, Event Co-Planner

    • 2014: Advanced Topics for the Family Law Paralegal, “Identification and Division of Various Types of Retirement Benefits”

  • North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education:

    • 2014 – Family Law Specialist Conference, “Defined Contribution Plans”​

  • Wake Forest University Continuing Legal Education:

    • 2007: Family Law 2007, “How to Handle Difficult Discovery”​

  • Wake Forest University School of Law

    • 2013 & 2014: Instructed on evidence to Family Law classes​

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