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Alice C. Stubbs

Family Attorney at Raleigh, NC

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Alice C. Stubbs is a partner in the firm.  She joined Tharrington Smith in 2006 after completing eight years as a Wake County District Court judge. First appointed in 1997 by Governor Jim Hunt, she was elected to the judgeship in 1998 and 2002. During her time on the bench, Ms. Stubbs presided in domestic court; was certified as a juvenile judge in 2001; and was designated as a family court judge from 2002 through 2005.

 

Ms. Stubbs is a native of New Bern. She graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts in 1985, from Davidson College in 1989 with a major in economics, attended University College in London, and received her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992. She then clerked for Chief Judge James B. Wolfe, Jr., of the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Middle District of North Carolina, followed by a litigation practice with Stubbs and Perdue, P.A.

 

Long active in bar association activities, Ms. Stubbs has served on the Board of Directors for the Wake County Bar Association.  In 2008, she served as the vice chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee for the Wake County Bar Association.   She is a member of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. She has served on the Litigation Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Board of Directors of Meredith College's Paralegal School, the Board of Directors of the Carolina Ballet, and the Women's Executive Mentoring Coalition.  She is a North Carolina State Bar certified specialist in Family Law, a certified mediator in family financial cases, and was appointed by Governor Mike Easley to serve on the North Carolina Ethics Commission, effective October 2006.  She was reappointed to the Ethics Commission by Governor Perdue in January of 2010.  She was recently recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as one of the "Legal Elite" family law attorneys in North Carolina.

 

Ms. Stubbs is married to Tex Barrow and has two young sons. She is a runner and a good tennis player.

 

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Licensed for 30 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/03/2022

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Tharrington Smith LLP
150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC, 27601

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Posted by Sarah | June 20, 2014
Alice Stubbs - Consistent, Honest, Reliable and Respected
Alice assisted our family in our greatest time of need as we dealt with accusations from Child Protective Services. She took on our very difficult and emotional case without thinking twice. In court, Alice delivers. Each time Alice represented us in court, we were successful. Alice is knowledgeable and well respected amongst her peers and judges. Her connections in the field are vast. Alice is a "straight shooter" and honest and never left us wondering what was realistic. Alice is responsive and was in constant communication even over Christmas holidays and on vacation. Our case was highly emotional and throughout our roller coaster, Alice was a rock. Consistent, honest, reliable, and respected describe Alice Stubbs. If you are looking for an attorney who will deliver, Alice is the one.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Tharrington Smith, LLP
  • 2006 - Present
  • District Court Judge
  • Wake County District Court
  • 1997 - 2006

Education

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Davidson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • 10th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite, Family Law Section
  • Business North Carolina Magazine
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina Magazine
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • “Top Rated Lawyer™ in Family Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Women Leaders in the Law, Legal Leaders™
  • American Law Media and Fortune Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina Magazine
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina Magazine
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina Magazine
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyers
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina Magazine
  • 2009
  • Board Certified Specialist in Family Law
  • North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Intensive CLE
  • Child Custody Evaluations
  • 2013
  • Festival of Legal Learning
  • Case Law Update and Tips for Handling Family Law Cases
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Family Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Alice is a leading family law attorney at a preeminent firm in Raleigh. It is always a pleasure to work with her and I am impressed by her commitment to her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Alice Stubbs is one of the best family law attorneys in Wake County. As a former Wake County District Court Judge who presided in Family Court, Ms. Stubbs has developed an expertise in all family law related matters and brings that expertise in approaching each client's case."
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Alice is an excellent lawyer who represents her clients zealously to achieve the best possible outcome. She treats every case like it is her only case and provides sound, competent and honest representation. She is highly respected by attorneys as well as judges in her community. I am impressed with the work Alice does every time I have a case with her. Her passion for her work is evident and her clients are lucky to have her on their side."
Divorce and separation