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Caroline Wingate

Caroline Wingate

also known as Caroline W. Strauss

Practice areas:

Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Child Support

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About Me

I primarily grew up in Greenville, SC, but my entire family is from the Charlotte area. My immediate family currently resides in Union County, North Carolina. After high school, I attended Clemson University where I was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, Dean’s List, and President’s List. I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. I then attended the University of South Carolina School of Law where I was a recipient of the Honorable William T. Howell Scholarship. While in law school, I developed an interest in children’s law, juvenile justice, and family law. I clerked for the Children’s Law Center and the Council for Children’s Rights, where I was a Honorable Robert T. McMillan Fellow. I also received fellowships from the James Pettigrew Pro Bono program and Americorps Equal Justice Works. I returned to Charlotte after graduation and passed the North Carolina bar exam.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Child Custody: 60%
    5 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    5 years
  3. Child Support: 10%
    5 years



Hourly ($100-200/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Matthew Thomas Marcellino

    I have had the pleasure of working with Caroline in the past. She is a great and realistic attorney.


    Matthew Marcellino Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Thomas Carroll Jeter III

    I endorse this lawyer for family law in the Charlotte area.


    Thomas Jeter Wills & Living Wills Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

130-B N. McDowell St
Charlotte, NC, 28204




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
McMillan FellowshipMecklenburg County Bar2008
FellowAmericorps Equal Justice Works2008
James Pettigrew FellowshipUniversity of South Carolina School of Law2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Summer InternCouncil For Children's Rights2008 - 2008
Law ClerkThe Children's Law Center2007 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Mecklenburg County BarN/AN/A
Mecklenburg County Bar, Family Law SectionN/AN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Clemson UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005