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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 son in the historic district of Wilmington


Tabor City & Wilmington

Supporter NC Yam Festival & Tabor City Committee of 100

Coastal Land Trust

Brunswick Town Chapter, DAR

Cape Fear River Watch

Residents of Old Wilmington



Elizabeth is a member of First Baptist in downtown Wilmington, and 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

Board of Trustees, Historic Wilmington Foundation

Urban Policy Committee, HWF

Cape Fear Commercial Real Estate Women

Coastal Women Attorneys

Prompt and Thoughtful Consideration


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