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Laura C. Manfreda

Family Attorney at Cary, NC

3.7   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2006
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Laura C. Manfreda is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in family law. Prior to joining Ward Family Law Group in 2012, Laura practiced family law in Charlotte for six years. Laura has extensive knowledge in child custody, child support, equitable distribution, domestic violence and spousal support matters, and significant trial experience in the District and Superior Courts of North Carolina.


Laura is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association-Family Law Section and the Wake County Bar Association. Laura went to law school at the North Carolina Central University where she was a member of the school’s Trial Advocacy Team and was selected to serve as a summer intern for the Honorable Graham C. Mullen, the former Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.


Laura has represented clients in all walks of life. She understands that clients are in the middle of an emotional upheaval, need to tell their story and are seeking help. Laura believes that one of the most important parts of being a good advocate is to listen. As such, Laura strives to be a superior advocate and listener with the ultimate goal to help her clients make smart and reasoned decisions about their children, their finances, and their path forward.


Ward Family Law Group
790 S.E. Cary Parkway
Suite 203
Cary, NC, 27511


3.7 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Engaged Ms. Manfreda for a divorce proceeding. The divorce situation was not complicated. I was very happy with her work and that of her support staff. She is thorough, competent and easy to work with.
Posted by Dana | November 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the BEST!
Words cannot accurately express my gratitude to Laura and all of the staff at Ward Family Law. I hired Ward Family Law in October 2016 and have worked with Laura for the past 4 years. My divorce was not an easy one. Laura has been by my side throughout the divorce and subsequent custody action. She has a sharp mind and a kind heart. I always felt a small sense of peace during a very tumultuous time knowing that Laura by my side. I wouldn't wish divorce on anyone BUT if you find yourself in need of a family attorney...look no further. Laura Manfreda and the staff at Ward Family Law are the best of the best!
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Laura was wonderful in negotiating my separation and later the divorce. She outlined the process involved, listened to me, and wanted to make sure I understood my rights. She answered my questions promptly. Ann Adam, legal assistant, was also very helpful and kept me informed of the status of my case. I was very pleased with the outcome.
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Posted by Kelly | July 13, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful and supportive lawyer
Laura represented me in a divorce in 2010. The divorce was settled through mediation and she always made herself available for when I had questions about the process. I felt that she represented me well and provided great guidance. I was very satisfied with her representation and the overall results.
Posted by Christina | June 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law Horror
I hired Laura when she worked in Charlotte at a local law firm. I too, paid and paid her in handling my family law case concerning child custody and support and it only got worse. She seemed too timid and scared of my opposing party, who represented himself and has no law experience, but somehow he was always one up on us. It wasnt until I hired another attorney, paid her ONE TIME, not several times like I had done Laura and my case was handled to my delight and in my favor. I'd suggest you find another lawyer. Dont waste your time and money !
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Posted by Marc Haren | April 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Horrible lawyer avoid at all costs!!
Laura was my lawyer while she worked at Sodoma Law firm. Excessively did absolutely NOTHING to help my case. After relieving Laura as my lawyer and getting a new lawyer I found out she never scheduled my case for court which coincidentally racked up 3-4 months worth of bills fighting with the opposing counsel during a time I thought my case was going to be held in court. Just not a good lawyer and over charges with very little output.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ward Family Law Group
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Sodoma Law, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Knox, Brotherton, Knox & Godfrey
  • 2006 - 2011


  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Laura
Family Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura works hard for her clients. She is a caring, professional matter of family law and other civil litigation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Laura. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Cary Family Lawyer Laura C. Manfreda
Laura C. Manfreda
Family Attorney
Cary, NC
Licensed for 17 years