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Richard Bruce Gantt

Divorce and separation Attorney at RALEIGH, NC

4.6   27 reviews

also known as Gantt Family Law, Gantt Law Offices, PLLC

Licensed for 22 years

Virtual consultation available

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Equitable Distribution, Alimony & PSS, Child Support, Attorney's Fees, Domestic Violence, Alienation of Affections, Closely-held corporations, etc.

    23 years, 500 cases

  2. Child custody
    Negotiating and litigating all aspects of child custody

    23 years, 300 cases

  3. Alimony
    Alimony in North Carolina is payment for the support and maintenance of a spouse, either by lump sum or on a continuing basis.

    23 years, 200 cases

  4. Family
    All aspects of Family law ranging from Divorce to Child Custody.

    23 years, 500 cases

  5. Child support
    Fighting for client rights in pursuing and defending child support claims.

    23 years, 300 cases

  6. Domestic violence
    Extensive experience successfully prosecuting and defending domestic violence actions to secure and defend against domestic violence protection orders.

    23 years, 100 cases


I am a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law with 20 years of experience. I am an experienced, aggressive, relentless, savvy divorce attorney who knows all of the tricks and cares about his clients. I know what it is like to be a divorce litigant because I have been there myself and have made it through to the other side. I understand what is at stake in a divorce and why nothing should be taken lightly. I give my clients the attention they need, respect, my time, and all of the fight and fearlessness I have in me. I love my job and I would love to help you.


Client's Choice 2021,2019
Client's Choice
2021 2019

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Licensed for 22 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 12/27/2022
State IL
Status Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2001
Updated 01/06/2023
State LA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/14/2022

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

Contact Richard

Gantt Family Law
421 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1100
RALEIGH, NC, 27601
Gantt Family Law
121-B N. Salem Street (NOTE: By appointment only)
Apex, NC, 27502
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4.6 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Richard received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by Edgardo Parrilla | April 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You want Richard on your side.
I hired Richard to help me get through a contentious divorce after having let someone else go; I never looked back. Richard is sharp, crystal-clear on the law and will not hesitate to put up the good fight for what is right and equitable. Divorce is never easy, but Richard had the sensibility to put things into perspective for me and I never felt he was gouging me for fees. My divorce was the first time I needed this level of counsel, but I felt at ease because Richard was surgically aggressive, strategic and detailed-oriented in protecting my interests during the separation and final divorce. For example, when my ex- decided to back-off the separation agreement, Richard spent hours on the phone with the opposing counsel "helping them understand" the binding nature of the contract and the potential legal ramifications of a breach. At the end of this ugly ordeal, I felt my separation was even-keeled and just. But importantly, I also felt I had gained a friend I could trust.
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Posted by Tama Guerra Rivero | May 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best!!
Richard did an amazing job representing me in a custody battle. I was extremely worried about my situation and wasn’t sure anyone would be able to help me. Richard fought hard for me and was a great advocate in court. He persuaded the Judge to order the outcome I was hoping for, and I was so thrilled and thankful for that result. I highly recommend Richard to anyone who needs a divorce lawyer to fight for them!
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Posted by Stan | October 11, 2013
Recommendation of Richard Gantt
After being married for 13 years, I was going through a rough separation. This was not easy for me and the separation also involved a custody battle for our child. I met with several attorneys and all of them were suitable. I just didn't need a suitable attorney, I needed an experienced, litigation savvy attorney. Richard Gannt was that attorney. When we met over lunch, he was informatiive, empathetic and also ready to do battle in the courtroom. Richard was available to talk day and night. He has thought of innovative ways to proceed with all aspects of my divorce/separation. I have recommended Richard to all my friends who are going through a divorce. This process has not been an easy one but Richard has lessened the pain significantly. When I saw him in court, I was glad that he was my attorney and wasn't questioning me. Richard Gantt has given me back something I thought I would never have again, Peace of Mind. Thanks Richard Stan Ph.D.
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Posted by Kelley | December 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Smart, Thoughtful, Kind and Strong
Richard worked with me on my divorce case and it was anything but simple. I found Richard to be smart, thoughtful, kind and strong. I liked that he wasn't blustery and didn't promise the moon. He was able to get through a lot of the smoke and mirrors that the other side was throwing up and get down to the facts. My case ultimately went to trial and Richard was successful in securing a fair outcome. I would highly recommend Richard to those looking for an honest, fair, straight-shooter who will tell you like it is and will be a strong advocate.
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Posted by Britt | December 16, 2018
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Britt Keele
Divorce is one of the hardest chaiineges in life. It’s and emotional process and upends ones whole world. It requires someone who knows the law and understands what’s possible and what’s not. Someone who can advise you on how to navigate the legal aspect of a divorce while you focus on the emotional part and rebuilding your life. One thing to know a divorce is decided based on facts, interpretation of the law, and what can be argued on your favor, emotion unfortunately does not decide the outcome or the process. Richard does an amazing job of understanding the law, explaining it for you, and helping guide you towards the best decision and outcome. emotions could our judgment and decipher making proces when we are overwhelmed by them, and a divorce certainly does that. Richard understands this and while he empathizes with what your are going through, he holds himself as the rock that is ever vigilant to the best outcome for you and everyone involved. He takes care of the legal aspect so you can take care of yourself and the new life you will find.
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Posted by Greg | February 22, 2019
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Best lawyer ever!
I'm sure going through a divorce is hard on everyone. My experience was made so much easier with Richard Gantt. I had no doubt that he had my best interests at heart. He worked hard for me and I would recommend him to anyone. I don't have the words to express how much I appreciate what Richard did for me.
Posted by Jennifer | August 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Richard Gantt is the best!
Richard is currently representing me during this difficult time. He has made this process much easier because I know he has my best interest at heart. I’m so thankful to have him on my side and would highly recommend him to anyone going through a divorce!
Posted by Gregory | September 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Richard is an Attorney you want in your corner!
I was introduced to Richard Gantt through a local law firm several years ago. I met with him to discuss my case and later realized he had previously sat on the same side of the table as me and had also experienced divorce personally himself. Because of his experience on both sides of the table, I was convinced to have him represent me as well. Divorce is very unsettling and unpleasant; my situation was no exception! Richard helped me to understand the process, guided me as to what information was needed, and worked with me to help ensure the outcome was as favorable as can be by the state of NC. My divorce was the first time I needed this level of counsel, but I felt at ease because Richard attentive, strategic and detailed-oriented in protecting my interests during the separation and final divorce. In the end, his effort made it feel like "a win" - knowing that no-one wins in divorce. I've been happily divorced for over several years and wanted to give my thanks to Mr. Gantt. I would recommend him to anyone; for he will definitely look out for your best interest!
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Posted by Desmond | August 30, 2019
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Mr. Richard Gantt review by satisfied client
I've been happily divorced for over a year and wanted to give my thanks to Mr. Gantt. Divorce is always horrible, and my situation was no exception! My ex is a high-conflict, illogical, and histrionic individual, and Mr. Gantt helped me navigate thru the nightmare process of divorce. He instructed and guided me carefully on every part of the process. He was also very straight-forward about what was included in each step - including the duties to be performed, cost, timeline, etc. The final outcome of my divorce was the best outcome the state of NC could allow me. Mr. Gantt also went above and beyond with provisions and advice that made the cost of divorce a "break-even" outcome for me. Divorce is still expensive, but he saved me thousands of dollars of expense with several of our maneuvers. In the end, his effort made it feel like "a win" - knowing that no-one wins in divorce. And, some of our maneuvers could still benefit me, based on certain situations that may occur. I appreciated all the effort and time Mr. Gantt spent with my divorce. I would recommend him to anyone - especially if they have a high-conflict ex. Thanks again Mr. Gantt.
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Posted by Jeff | November 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Richard Gantt helped me when I was at my lowest of all time. My ex was threatening to take my kids from me, take me to court, and make me pay for all of it (this was after doing the court arbitration, that she had agreed to). Richard listened to me and let me know what she was asking for was unreasonable given the circumstances of our separation and upcoming divorce. He gave me useful and honest advice. He is very intelligent and a straight shooter and will not lead you down a path you cannot win. I am so happy I met with him and even happier we were able to not go to court and saved myself 2 years of alimony payments.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Gantt Family Law
  • 2020 - Present
  • Divorce Attorney
  • The Rosen Law Firm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Divorce Attorney
  • Berger Schatz
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Divorce Attorney
  • Rosenfeld Hafron Shapiro & Farmer
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Divorce Attorney
  • Robinson, Pluymert, Piercey, MacDonald & Amato, Ltd.
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Divorce Attorney
  • Steven H. Mevorah & Associates
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Regent University
  • MBA
  • 1995
  • Wake Forest University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Bassett v. Bassett, 12 CVD 16021. (Wake County)
  • Successfully terminated client’s alimony obligation due to opposing party’s cohabitation.


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Legislative Commitee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Former President
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Moot Court Honor Society
  • Senior Appellate Chair
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Tulane Environmental Law Journal
  • Member
  • 1998 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2020
  • Board Certified Specialist
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 2019
  • Series 79 license (Investment Banking)
  • 2010
  • Member, National Trial Team
  • Tulane Law School
  • 1999
  • Member, Interschool Appellate Team
  • Tulane Law School
  • 1998
  • Member, National Politics Honor Society
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • 1992
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  • National Business Institute Seminar CLE materials
  • "Legal Ethics" portion of Advanced Custody and Support Issues
  • 2018
  • National Business Institute Seminar CLE materials
  • Advanced Issues in Family and Divorce Law (Discovery and Evidence, and Valuation sections)
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Handling the Divorce Case from Start to Finish
  • Valuing and Dividing Assets - QDROS, Stock Options, Business Assets & More
  • 2020
  • Advanced Issues in Family and Divorce Law
  • Discovery, Evidence, Valuation and Division of Assets
  • 2018
  • Rosen Law Firm Webinar
  • Understanding Divorce Proceedings
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (16)
Endorse Richard
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Richard exudes confidence and excellence in everything he does. He's a great litigator, negotiator and caretaker of clients. He knows the law and he presents his arguments in a compelling manner. He has the compassion it takes to resolve a case amicably and the energy required when settlement isn't possible. You're in good hands with Richard."
Family Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have both opposed as well as worked with Richard Gantt on some highly complicated and contested divorce cases. Despite some very contentious moments, I have always admired Richard’s high degree of professionalism. He is always thoroughly prepared to effectively present his client’s position. In addition to having an outstanding grasp of divorce law, Richard excels at understanding complicated financial and tax matters. He is a zealous and skilled advocate. I have nothing but positive things to say about Richard. Any client would be well served by his representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a very knowledgeable and passionate family law attorney. I endorse Richard for family law matters."
Child support Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Richard for many years and he is an excellent attorney. As a fellow lawyer I referred a case to him and he did an outstanding job. He is aggressive and fights for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Richard and I opposed each other on a very difficult family law matter that had many complicated issues. He was professional throughout while zealously advocating for his client's position in court."
Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Gantt's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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