I enjoy ballroom dancing, traveling, and college basketball. As a ballet dancer at the age of 4 and a college basketball enthusiast by the age of 12, I enjoy staying active and watching performances or games. I also enjoy learning about different cultures, listening to new types of music, and discovering new forms of dance through reading and traveling.
I moved to North Carolina at the age of 12. I went to middle school and high school in Cary, N.C. I graduated from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with a B.A. degree. I attended the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill, N.C., and graduated with my J.D.
I live in Charlotte, N.C., enjoying the city life. I am an Associate Attorney at the McIlveen Family Law Firm. Although new to the practice of law, I am an enthusiastic, dedicated, and hard-working attorney committed to helping people from across Gastonia, Charlotte, and the surrounding areas.
As a child of divorce and domestic violence, I understand the emotional toll that accompanies complex family legal proceedings and the everyday fear of the unknown. From this background, I became dedicated to pursuing a legal career with the hopes of helping families and protecting children. I am thorough in my understanding, appreciation, and application of the law, and I am devoted to learning the story, situation, and legal needs of each and every client.
When I am not in the courtroom or in my office, you will find me on the dance floor, roaming museums and art events, or planning my next trip abroad.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Arabic
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Family law attorneys should be sincere, intelligent, and compassionate. Theresa is all of the above and I admire her enthusiastic and efficient approach to her cases. I would recommend Theresa to anyone who needs a family law attorney.
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Theresa is a hard worker and a natural leader. Her positive attitude makes her a pleasure to work with. She is a skilled family law attorney who knows what her clients want and need before they tell her. She is an effective communicator and she cares deeply about her work. I recommend Theresa to anyone in need of a family law attorney.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best for Domestic Violence - North Carolina||Acquisition International||2015|
|Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute Diploma||American Bar Association Section of Family Law - National Institute for Trial Advocacy||2014|
|International Appellate Advocacy Team||Holderness Moot Court - University of North Carolina School of Law||2012|
|Associate Attorney||McIlveen Family Law Firm||2012 - Present|
|Third Year Practitioner||UNC School Of Law Clinical Program||2011 - 2012|
|Third Year Practitioner||Thirteenth Judicial District Attorney's Office||2011 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Mecklenburg County Bar, Hispanic-Latino Lawyers Bar||Member||2015 - Present|
|The Chief Justice William H. Bobbitt American Inn of Court||Associate||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Professional Women||Member||2014 - 2015|
|Business Networking International||Member||2012 - 2015|
|North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Member||2012 - Present|
|Mecklenburg County Bar, Young Lawyers Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|Mecklenburg County Bar, Family Law Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Assembly||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Gaston County Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Division||Member||2012 - Present|
|North Carolina State Bar||Member||2012 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Gaston County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Mecklenburg County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|University of North Carolina School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|George Washington University||International Affairs||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2009|
|American Bar Association||Prenuptial Agreements: Not Just For the Rich and Famous||2015|