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Education, Experience, Involvement



Elizabeth graduated North Carolina with a B.A., with distinction, in International Studies, a minor in Business from Kenan-Flagler, then a J.D. She studied Politics for a year at the University of Edinburgh, was on Moot Court, and received a Bar Association award for Pro Bono work


In 2004, Elizabeth joined a mid-sized Wilmington boutique business and banking firm. In 2008, she was named income partner, the youngest in firm history. In 2013, she established the Wilmington branch of her father’s 14 attorney firm with offices throughout southeastern NC and northeastern SC. In 2016, to best meet the unique needs of her banking and institutional clients, she founded Counsel of the Carolinas

Decisions at Appellate Level
Beckhart v. Nationwide Tr. Serv. Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 120132, 2012 WL 3648105  (E.D.N.C. Aug. 21, 2012)
New Hanover County Child Support Enforcement for Dillon v. Rains, 193 N.C. App. 208 (2008)  Initiated revision to N.C. Child Support Guidelines definition of “income”

Perry v. Baxley Dev. Inc., 188 N.C. App. 158 (2007)

Community Involvement

A native of Tabor City, NC, Elizabeth remains close to her state-line hometown, while making her home with her husband and young children in the historic district of Wilmington

Tabor City & Wilmington (past & present)

Supporter NC Yam Festival & Tabor City Committee of 100

Azalea Festival Home Tour Volunteer

Brunswick Town Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution

Cape Fear River Watch

  Residents of Old Wilmington


Elizabeth is a member of a church in downtown Wilmington where she is a former (ending August 2022) part-time Sunday School teacher and former nursery volunteer, though she remains close to St. Paul Methodist in Tabor City where she and her sister will occasionally sing in the choir with their father, Richard

Wilmington Civic & Professional Life (past & present)

 2020 New Hanover County Election Official


2021 Fall Election Judge (MLK Voting Site)

City of Wilmington Municipal Services District Advisory Committee

Former Board of Trustees, Historic Wilmington Foundation (2016-2021)

Urban Policy Committee, HWF, Chair 2018-2020

Cape Fear Commercial Real Estate Women

Coastal Women Attorneys

Prompt and Thoughtful Consideration

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