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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law Section||Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law Section||Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law Section||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Super Lawyer||North Carolina Super Lawyers||2015|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law Section||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Super Lawyer||North Carolina Super Lawyers||2014|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law Section||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law Section||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law Section||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law Section||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Appreciation Award||10th judicial district bar||2010|
|Legal Elite||Business North Carolina||2009|
|Presidents Award of Excellence||Wake County Bar Association||2009|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law Section||Best Lawyers in America||2009|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law Section||Best Lawyers in America||2008|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law Section||Best Lawyers in America||2007|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law Section||Best Lawyers in America||2006|
|Partner||Tharrington Smith||2001 - Present|
|Independent Counsel||NC Medical Board||2010 - 2013|
|District Court Judge||North Carolina District Court, 10th Judicial District||1986 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Disciplinary Hearing Commission||Vice Chair||2014 - Present|
|Wake County Bar Association||Former Board of Directors||2005 - 2006|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||Arts and Law||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|Family Law Intensive Seminar||Recapture of Alimony||2008|
|Perils and Pitfalls in ADR||Arbitration and Post Hearing Matters||2005|
Posted by Barbara
I initially had a consultation with Fred about two years prior to filing for divorce. I remember being very impressed with his thoroughness and professionalism. I left the office that day with a sense of peace, knowing I had a trusted legal advisor to call upon if/when necessary. Eventually I did connect with Fred again and this time proceeded to file for divorce. My ex and I had pretty much agreed to custody arrangements for our child, but the financial side of our separation required clarity. Fred ensured an equitable separation of assets took place and that I had adequate child support as I embarked upon single parenthood. I have had a couple of occasions to contact Fred after the separation and he has been happy to offer legal guidance as needed. Again, just a peaceful feeling knowing he's just a phone call away should any future issues arise.
Posted by Daniel
Fred handled my divorce case at the recommendation of my first attorney. I could not have been happier with the recommendation. Long story short - we tried a collaborative divorce approach at first and could not come to a compromise. Fred and his team took my case and within a short period of time we had gone through mediation and come to an agreement. There's nothing easy about divorce. But the process is EASIER when you have an attorney who is compassionate, has principles, actually cares about your kids' and ex-spouse's well-being and is non-judgmental. Fred knows the law. He knows what happens in court and how family law judges think. He has a wealth of experience. He kept us out of the courtroom and I will ALWAYS be thankful for that. I consider him a good friend. I would highly recommend Fred Morelock to anyone.
Posted by Zane
When you finally make the decision to divorce, you surely need the guidance of an experienced professional. Fred was one of several family law attorneys recommended by my business attorney. I was impressed with Fred’s legal & financial understanding and consistent, steady hand on the rudder. Wish I had made as good a decision 35 years previous.
Over this long, complex process Fred explained each step, considered my position and took care to manage my budget. You don’t get just Fred, you get Team Morelock – each member efficiently working their portion. If you have to walk this trail, Fred Morelock, Esquire is the one you want at your side.