Lee C. Hawley


  • Elon University (B.A., 2002 cum laude)
  • Florida State University College of Law (J.D., 2007)

Admission to Bar

2007 North Carolina

2016 U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina


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


  • North Carolina Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • High Point Bar Association
  • Guilford County Inns of Court
  • Past Council Member of North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section (2012 – 2015)

Community Involvement

  • 1-2-1 Mentoring, Inc. – Board Member, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Member of Deep River Friends Meeting, High Point, North Carolina

Continuing Legal Education Presentations / Publications

  • North Carolina Family Law Marital Claims, Third Edition (Managing Editor 2012)
  • 2013, North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section Annual Meeting – “Can I Get A Witness: Evidentiary Issues in Family Law”; Asheville, North Carolina
  • 2014, North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section Annual Meeting – “Child’s Play: An Overview of Custody Issues”; Charleston, South Carolina
  • 2014 North Carolina Bar Association Annual Review – “Family Law Updates”; Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 2014 Basic Training: Boot Camp for Family Law Attorneys – “The Fundamentals of Equitable Distribution: Managing an Effective ED Case from Start to Finish”; Cary, North Carolina
  • Covering All the Bases: 2016 Essentials of Family Law with Advocacy Skills Clinic – “Civil Procedure, Discovery, Depositions, and Courtroom Procedure”; Cary, North Carolina
  • Course Planner for 2017 Family Law Section Annual Meeting; Asheville, North Carolina

Appellate Opinions

  • McKinney v. McKinney, 217 N.C. App. 400, 720 S.E.2d 29 (2011) (unpublished)
  • McKinney v. McKinney, 228 N.C. App. 300, 745 S.E.2d 356 (2013) (review cert denied) (published)
  • Guilford Cnty. Ex rel. St. Peter v. Lyon, 785 S.E.2d 131, 2016 N.C. App. LEXIS 435 (2016) (published)

Peer Rating


Peer review rating of AV in Martindale-Hubbell, the facilitator of a peer review rating process that reflects the opinions of fellow lawyers and judges as to the legal ability and general ethical standards of an attorney peer. An AV-rating is the highest rating.

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