Elise Morgan Whitley

  • Adjunct Professor of Family Law, Wake Forest University School of Law (Advanced Family Law – 2013 to present)
  • Member of the Uniform Bar Examination – North Carolina State Specific Component Family Law Subcommittee – 2017 to present
  • “Board Certified Specialist” in family law by The North Carolina State Bar – 2006 to present
  • Rated “AV” Preeminent (Judicial Edition), the Highest Possible Rating in both legal abilities and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary – Martindale-Hubble / Lexis-Nexis – 2013 to present
  • Listed as a “Top 50 Women Attorneys in North Carolina” by Business North Carolina- 2015
  • Legal Elite of North Carolina in the area of Family Law – North Carolina Business Journal, 2009, 2012 to present
  • Legal Elite Women – Family Law – North Carolina Business Journal – 2014 to present
  • Listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” in family law by Woodward/White, 2011 to present
  • Super Lawyers of North Carolina in the area of Family Law – 2014 to present
  • Super Lawyer of North Carolina in the area of Family Law: Rising Star: 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorney’s – “10 Best” in Client Satisfaction – 2014 to present
  • Rating of 10.0 (Top Attorney) by Avvo.com
  • Trained family law Mediator assisting individuals in the resolution of family law matters since 2009
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section:
    • Member – 2001 – Present
    • Family Law Counsel Board Member, (2012 to 2016)
    • Family Law Counsel Website Committee Co-Chair (2011 to present)
    • Alimony Committee (2007 to 2008)
  • North Carolina Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division – Membership Chair – 2003 – 2004
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice –
    • Member Board of Governors- 2008 – 2010
    • Family Law Section – 2001 – 2014
    • Family Law Section – Executive Board – 2002 – 2004 & 2007 – 2009
  • Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court Member, 2001, 2006-2008
  • Admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court – 2014
  • Admitted to practice in the Federal Eastern District of North Carolina – 2001
  • Licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 2001

Education

  • University of North Carolina (English) – B.A. 1996
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. 2001
  • Associate Chief Justice – Moot Court Board
  • Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition Team Member
  • Trial Bar Member

Elise Morgan Whitley

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  • Adjunct Professor of Family Law, Wake Forest University School of Law (Advanced Family Law – 2013 to present)
  • Member of the Uniform Bar Examination – North Carolina State Specific Component Family Law Subcommittee – 2017 to present
  • “Board Certified Specialist” in family law by The North Carolina State Bar – 2006 to present
  • Rated “AV” Preeminent (Judicial Edition), the Highest Possible Rating in both legal abilities and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary – Martindale-Hubble / Lexis-Nexis – 2013 to present
  • Listed as a “Top 50 Women Attorneys in North Carolina” by Business North Carolina- 2015
  • Legal Elite of North Carolina in the area of Family Law – North Carolina Business Journal, 2009, 2012 to present
  • Legal Elite Women – Family Law – North Carolina Business Journal – 2014 to present
  • Listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” in family law by Woodward/White, 2011 to present
  • Super Lawyers of North Carolina in the area of Family Law – 2014 to present
  • Super Lawyer of North Carolina in the area of Family Law: Rising Star: 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorney’s – “10 Best” in Client Satisfaction – 2014 to present
  • Rating of 10.0 (Top Attorney) by Avvo.com
  • Trained family law Mediator assisting individuals in the resolution of family law matters since 2009
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section:
    • Member – 2001 – Present
    • Family Law Counsel Board Member, (2012 to 2016)
    • Family Law Counsel Website Committee Co-Chair (2011 to present)
    • Alimony Committee (2007 to 2008)
  • North Carolina Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division – Membership Chair – 2003 – 2004
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice –
    • Member Board of Governors- 2008 – 2010
    • Family Law Section – 2001 – 2014
    • Family Law Section – Executive Board – 2002 – 2004 & 2007 – 2009
  • Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court Member, 2001, 2006-2008
  • Admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court – 2014
  • Admitted to practice in the Federal Eastern District of North Carolina – 2001
  • Licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 2001

Education

  • University of North Carolina (English) – B.A. 1996
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. 2001
  • Associate Chief Justice – Moot Court Board
  • Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition Team Member
  • Trial Bar Member