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Recognitions & Accomplishments

Recognitions & Accomplishments

Awards & Honors.

Jill is honored that she was selected to receive the following accolades:

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2012 – present)
  • Business North Carolina magazine “Legal Elite” (2007 – present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV (highest rating) (2011 – present)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers (2014 – present)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2009 – 2013)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers “Top 50 Women Lawyers in NC” (2015 – present)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers “Top 100 Lawyers in NC” (2016 – present)

Appeals.

Jill has represented clients in North Carolina’s appellate courts in numerous family-law-related appeals. Notable opinions from Jill’s appellate practice include:

Achievements.

Jill has been a North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist since 2006.  This designation required Jill to pass an exam administered by the North Carolina State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization.  Jill is required to take additional hours of continuing legal education in family law each year to maintain her family law specialist certification.

Jill was inducted into the Fellowship of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2016.  The AAML was founded in 1992 to provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law. Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. Academy Fellows enjoy a reputation for professionalism, competence and integrity, and are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law.  The AAML’s consideration and acceptance process is rigorous, requiring a decade or more of substantial family law experience, certification, multiple points of dedication to the practice, authorship, amicus curiae participation in an appellate matrimonial matter, and an extensive competency evaluation. The AAML is comprised of less than 1,700 lawyers nationwide, with only 38 lawyers inducted in North Carolina.

Presentations.

Jill regularly serves as a speaker or course planner for Continuing Legal Education courses across North Carolina. Jill’s CLE participation over the years has included:

  • Practical Magic: Revealing the Great Mysteries of Family Law, North Carolina State Bar Family Law Specialist Annual Meeting (2014)
  • Can I Get a Witness: Evidentiary Issues in Family Law, North Carolina Bar Association (2013)
  • Modern Family: Basics of Family Law, North Carolina Bar Association (2008 & 2010)
  • “Wiretapping, Invasions of Privacy, and Other Domestic Torts,” The War of the Roses in the Digital Age, North Carolina Bar Association (2013 & 2015)
  • Identification and Division of Various Types of Retirement Benefits,” Wake County Family Law Basics, Wake County Bar Association (2015)
  • “Family Law: How to Avoid the QDRO Blues,” Risk Management Resources, Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company (2014)
  • “Remedies Available in Domestic Relations Matters,” Collection and Enforcement of Judgments, North Carolina Bar Association (2011, 2014)
  • “Preparing and Managing a Child Support Case,” Modern Family: 2012 Basics of Family Law, North Carolina Bar Association (2012)
  • “Essential Elements of the Money Claims,” Money Matters (Family Law Intensive Program), North Carolina Bar Association (2011, 2012)
  • “Desperately Seeking Separate Property: If Every Dollar Had A Name,” Family Law Intensive Program:  Selected Issues Before, During and After Trial, North Carolina Bar Association (2005)
  • “Entry of Judgment and Standards of Appellate Review,” Family Law Post-Trial and Appellate Practice, North Carolina Bar Association (2005)

Recognized by Business North Carolina magazine
as one of the “Legal Elite” in North Carolina

and as a “Rising Star”, a “Top 50 Women Lawyer,” and
a “Top 100 Lawyer” by North Carolina Super Lawyers

Recognized by Business North Carolina magazine and as a “Rising Star”, a “Top 50 Women Lawyer,” and as one of the “Legal Elite” in North Carolina a “Top 100 Lawyer” by North Carolina Super Lawyers