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Angela Louise Haas

Divorce and separation Attorney at Raleigh, NC

4.9   34 reviews

also known as Angela L. Haas, Angela Haas

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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2002
    Status
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About Angela

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NO MATTER WHAT YOUR FAMILY ISSUE, WE ARE HERE TO HELP! GIVE US A CALL TODAY!

Angela L. Haas, founding member of Haas & Associates, PA, was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 2002, and upon her admission began her long-standing and successful career in the practice of family law. Her desire is that the clients she represents leave the legal process in a better place and that they feel empowered and in charge of the life decisions they are making. Her passion for helping families through whatever legal issues they face is evident through her compassionate and caring style.


Her practice consists of all matters related to families, both traditional and non-traditional, including matters incident to divorce and child custody, along with surrogacy, adoption and estate planning and probate. Serving both traditional and non-traditional families, Angela has been directly involved in advocating for the LGBTQ+ community during some of the most important and formative years, and has developed an extensive knowledge of the evolution of LGBTQ+ law throughout the United States as well as the State of North Carolina. Haas & Associates, PA is proud to both act as sponsors and contributors to many of the local organizations which promote diversity and inclusion. In the field of artificial reproductive technology, Angela has an in-depth knowledge of donor agreements, gestational carrier (surrogate) agreements, and the entire legal process for parents, donors, and gestational carriers.


She is a member of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Wake County Bar Association, and the National LGBTQ Family Law Institute. Angela has been recognized by her peers as an energetic advocate for her clients, and has received accolades from such organizations as the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, who named Angela as one of the 10 Best Attorneys for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service in 2020. She has served on several boards in the past, and is currently serving as a board member of the Raleigh Business Professionals Network (Raleigh’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce). Angela enjoys spending time with family, as well as in her workshop creating functional and artistic woodworking pieces.

Awards

Top Contributor 2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Top Contributor
2020 2019 2018 + 3 ...
Client's Choice 2016,2015
Client's Choice
2016 2015

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Location

HAAS & ASSOCIATES, P.A.

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Angela | March 25, 2015
My Divorce Lawyer - Angela Haas
I found Angela Haas on line. I had never had a legal problem before and went to see her feeling very frantic, scared, miserable and emotionally depleted. In my mental state at the time, all I wanted was to get out of my 20-year marriage -- with nothing!!! Angela was very attentive to my state of mind and explained to me my entitlements as a wife and stay-at-home mother of 4. I was totally ignorant of the legal process and completely lost with the legal terminology, but she was so very patient and would spend all the time needed to break everything down to me in simple layman language. The legalities she handled for me included legal separation, divorce and alimony. Angela's warmth and friendliness made it very easy for me to open up truthfully and to confide in her without being ashamed or afraid. She made me feel confident right from our first meeting with her vast knowledge of the law, and when the legal process started she always kept me informed every step of the way. I have a lot of gratitude and respect for Angela Haas ......... she fought hard for me to get everything I deserved. I would highly recommend her, in a heartbeat, to anyone who needs legal advise/ services !!!!
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Posted by Shaaron | April 15, 2014
Excellent representation!
Angela provided superior services and, most importantly, was passionate in her diligence regarding my case. She kept me very well informed and sought out my needs, concerns and opinion, yet provided strong counsel, direction and knowledgable support!
Posted by Donna | December 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, bright attorney, great staff
Angela Haas and her staff are top notch. Angela handled my separation agreement, divorce and will expertly, expediently and compassionately. She and her staff explained what would be done how it would be done, and when it would be done, then confirmed our progress every step of the way. Seamless. I could not have made a better choice for the right lawyer: Angela is that. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Justin | October 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody to Dad
Angela represented me in an out of state custody battle. She helped fight the case for over a year and helped a dad get custody. She is a real down to earth, tell you how it is type of attorney. If you are looking for an attorney that will zealously represent your best interests I would highly recommend Angela. I’m sure I wasn’t the easiest client to represent as I’ve had 1.) a colorful past 2.) was a dad fighting for custody and 3.) am a family law attorney myself ... but Angela treated me with the utmost respect and ultimately got me exactly what I wanted. Attorneys cannot promise an outcome but everything Angela did tell me, she did. She finalized my case putting in many evening and weekend hours. I would highly recommend Angela for your domestic law needs. She was worth every dollar spent!
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Posted by Samim | August 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Calm knowledgable support
I would like to express my appreciation for the manner Haas & Associates handled my family related legal problem. The mis-understandings within families are usually froth with powerful and self-justifying emotions. I was feeling angry and unsure how to proceed. Her calm and steady deciphering of the matter made me come to terms with how we may proceed initially. I thought the simple communication approach rather than wading into confrontation which the H&A chose to be prudent and effective in retrospect. This was also most helpful in the absence of other fuller legal protection in NC relative to, for example, Virginia where the family dispute had originated. The sense of being under legal protection (under professional retainership) gave me peace of mind and comfort during the period that the issues have resolved.
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Posted by Lebeed | May 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in North Carolina
RE: Review for Angela Louise Hass This is an honest opinion and review for my lawyer Angela Louise Haas. I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation that I have towards the work she has done for me in the past. I have been mostly impressed by her honesty, which I have yet to find in my past experiences when dealing with legal matters and other lawyers. I was very pleased with her quick turn-around while recently processing legal documents on my behalf. My divorce was a very stressful time in my life and Angela made it a smooth transition. She gave me confidence by standing by my side. Her experience and confidence was very reassuring and left me feeling at ease during this time. Angela’s knowledge in her field was more than I had ever expected, she was an amazing negotiator during my divorce. However, her kind personality and dealings with me as a client left me feeling that she was a friend and not just a lawyer. I want to express her extreme honesty regarding cost/fees. After I retained her as a lawyer, she was extremely honest in calculating her fees/costs (even returning some of my retainer fee) which I did not expect. I have yet to meet a lawyer with this kind of honesty. I want to thank Angela and her staff for representing me during this difficult time. I am not sure what I would have done without them. Angela always goes the extra mile above and beyond what a typical lawyer would do. She recently completed a task within 24 hours that I would have expected to have taken much longer. She is prompt and professional in her dealings. She is very hard working and doesn’t stop until the job is done right. Again, I would like to thank her and her office for representing me. I highly recommend her for any family law matters. I have developed a strong rapport with her as a legal representative and would definitely hire her again in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
True Professional
Attorney Haas sets the standard. Professional, compassionate, responsive, and incredibly knowledgeable about family law, custody, adoption, and various state LGBT laws, Attorney Hass took on a tough, time sensitive case and persevered through diligent study and representation through the law. Her friendly staff kept us informed, and Attorney Haas provided various options we could pursue for our family. Not only a master of her craft, Attorney Haas is personable and sincere. Our family is forever grateful for her time, attention, and expertise. If you need a true professional, Attorney Haas and her team are the ones to call.
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Posted by Jessie | July 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Personal attention
Angela is very personable and gives personal attention. My legal needs were met very well. Thanks, Angela!
Posted by Heather Foy | April 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Court ordered visitation
She did an excellent job on giving me advice on my specific issue. If I ever needed an attorney I would definitely choose her. Excellent service!!
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody
Angela is my custody attorney. My child's mother has consistently lied and tried to alienate me from my child. I have always wanted to be a father and Angela has helped me in this process. While other attorneys tell you what can't happen as a male, she has fought for my rights as a father in court as well as in mediation. As a person who always wanted to "raise" their child & not be relegated to a weekend or a playdate dad she has always heard my concerns and helped make that come to fruition. I only hope she will continue to aid me in my quest to be a "father" and not a paycheck or weekend dad. Because of Angela, my case was initially heard in the proper venue and when my child's mother violated our court order she was held accountable.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service, honorable people and very knowledgeable
Nothing will make the process of divorce pleasant. Finding counsel that understands you and the challenges you are facing is key to navigating this difficult situation to a successful outcome. From the initial consultation with Angela Haas, I felt heard, supported and most importantly, given realistic expectations. My circumstances were particularly arduous, but Ms. Haas kept me calm, focused and assured that she and her team had my best interests at heart. Excellent service, honorable people and very knowledgeable are words I use to describe Angela Haas and her team.
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Posted by Patti Nelson | December 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Divorce
She was very helpful and accurate.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She won the case!
Angela Haas counseled, litigated and WON a very difficult case in the courts for me! The legal precedents for my case were thoroughly researched and she was prepared for any contingency that might occur on our day in court. She proved to be an experienced navigator of the court system. She was passionate and invested in representing my legal rights. I was treated as a partner in the legal process. Angela Haas's professional representation served to extricate me from an abusive relationship and was instrumental in getting my life back on track.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2016
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Preparing Will and Living Will
Angela updated my Will and Living Will. She was through expedient in preparing paperwork. Advised me on how to handle these documents and safe keeping for them
Posted by James | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Angela Haas impressed me
Angela Haas helped me work out a parenting agreement with my ex. Angela's help was invaluable, especially in keeping the matter out of court for the kids' benefit -- they had plenty to handle already. I and my son, who Angela hadn't met in person, saw Angela in an unrelated context, and she instantly remembered his name and story. I was impressed. Since then, I have been back to see Angela about a different legal matter -- estate planning -- and she gave me advice that might well have cut her out of additional work. This is not how I think of lawyers. Again, I was impressed. I am now seeking advice about yet another legal matter. Angela Haas is my first choice.
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Posted by Robyn | November 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce and Child Support Attorney - Highly Recommended
I hired Angela as an attorney for my divorce and child support/custody case. Angela is an excellent attorney. She is very smart, proactive, fair, and understanding. She took the time to understand my situation and get me the best results possible. She also communicated with me very well throughout the entire process and helped me to understand the law(s) and my rights as well as the options for getting the most favorable outcomes. I have also call her for legal advise after my divorce and child support case was finished. I highly recommend her and will hire her again if I have any legal needs.
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Posted by J | November 29, 2016
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Steadfast Advocate for your family.
I never thought I would need a lawyer. I never expected the terrible things you read about or see on TV to become "real" in my life. It happened. Of all the stories you have heard, I guarantee that my story will shock you - and its all true. I do not wish what my family has suffered through on anybody. But, if you find yourself in a position where you need a lawyer, and a friend, Angela has proven herself without question. After years of back and forth with the legal system, I was finally awarded a day in court. Angela showed everybody what was really happening in my life. The preparation and details were precise, she knew exactly what to focus on, and how to present my side of the story. All of it paid off as the Judge and Jury agreed the charges were bogus - and the case closed with NOT GUILTY. You cant ask for anything more from a lawyer. She is there when you need her, she will guide you to what is important and what you should ignore. And when the times comes to go to war - you need her on your side. Angela is a pleasure to work with, and I am happy to recommend her to anybody that needs her services.
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Posted by MC | November 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She will find a way....
Haas is a sincere, knowledgeable and credible attorney. As her client I felt she took my case personal and delivered everything she had promised. During a difficult custody scenario, the office staff and her alike were patient, thorough with explanations and compassionate. She is relentless in the pursuit of justice and has a high degree of integrity not found in all attorneys. Lucky to have found her!
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Posted by Angie | November 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
highly recommend Angela Haas
I had a previous lawyer who I used and had to end up firing her because she drained my money and was not interested in looking out for my best interest. it dragged on and on forever. I didn't get this treatment at all with Angela. Angela was very professional, a go getter and very practical. she would advise me whether or not to pursue something as it was a good use of my time/money or to turn it away as it was a bad use of my time/money. we consulted on things to make sure my children and I were protected. If I would have hired Angela to begin with my divorce would have been over so much smoother/quicker and I would have saved tons of money and headaches. If you hire Angela, she will get the job done right the first time!
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Posted by Kim | November 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Haas & Associates, P.S. is the only family law firm for me
Prior to the United States Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015 (Obergefell v. Hodges 576 U.S. ____ (2015)), those of us in same-sex relationships and raising families found ourselves in precarious legal positions when those relationships no longer worked. Even with the Obergefell ruling, same-sex couples today still face a multitude of legal challenges when it comes to co-parenting issues. Unfortunately, I found myself in such a position in the early of months of 2009 and sought the counsel of Haas & Associates, P.A. as my legal representation in a messy child custody case for my then seven year old daughter. I did extensive research in the fall of 2008, searching for the right firm to best represent my interests and those of my daughter. I was in the midst of watching helplessly as my long-term relationship disintegrated and me unable to save it. It unfortunately became very clear that my only option for remaining in my child’s life was going to be a very difficult legal battle. How little did I know then about just how difficult it would become. I first discovered Hass & Associates, P.A. through various LGBT boards and communities. I used every bit of google magic that I could find, studying the pictures and words closely while I worked up the nerve to make that first phone call. From the moment that I first dialed their number, from that first phone call all the way to today, I have never once doubted or regretted my decision to retain this firm! Every member of this legal team has always treated my case as though it were the most important one to them, even knowing that there had to be many others on their plates. Jennifer initially represented me in 2009 and when things unfortunately became difficult again in 2012, Angela stepped in to represent me in that final legal battle. Both women are amazing, as is their staff! I had a lot of tricky legal issues that required navigation. We faced same-sex relationship and custody issues, potential jurisdictional issues, alcohol and drug addiction issues for my former partner, out-of-state biological family member issues, and a host of others. It was hard. It was scary. But every step of the way this law firm supported me and my efforts to protect my daughter. And, most importantly, we won – both times! I now find myself in another custody struggle of sorts and the first counsel I sought was Haas & Associates, P.A. While they are not the right firm for this new fight (an out-of-state matter), they have continued to offer me guidance on how best to proceed. I simply cannot fathom asking anyone else for any legal advice when life poses the need. If you’re struggling with similar issues I encourage you to reach out to them today. It will be the best legal representation decision you ever make.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Haas & Associates, P.A.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Haas McNeil & Associates, P.A.
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Managing Partner
  • Haas & Parker, P.A.
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Partner
  • Atkins & Haas, .P.A.
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Angela L. Haas
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Appalachian State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Associations

  • Raleigh Business Professionals Network: Raleigh's LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Attorneys
  • President
  • 2002 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Order of Barristers
  • Campbell Law School
  • 2002

Publications

  • North Carolina Bar Association - Family Forum
  • Representing Transgender Clients - Part I
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Conference
  • "Out of the Closet and Into Your Office"
  • 2017
  • NC Marriage Equality
  • "Till Death Do Us Part": The Effects of Marriage Equality on Estate Planning
  • 2015
  • Marriage Equality in Different Areas of Law
  • "Happily Ever Equal" and "We've Only Just Begun": National and NC Marriage Equality
  • 2015
  • Special Event
  • "Marriage Equality! Now What?"
  • 2014
  • Special Event
  • "Estate Planning & Family Law"
  • 2014
  • Practical Magic: Revealing the Great Mysteries of Family Law
  • "Rolling With The Changes: A Guide to Representing a Transgender Client"
  • 2014
  • Legal Protection Workshop
  • Health Care POAs & Living Wills
  • 2014
  • Webinar
  • Same-Gender Marriage in a New World
  • 2013
  • Special Event
  • "Gay & Gray" Family Law & Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Charlotte School of Law Symposium
  • "What's Law Got To Do With It"
  • 2013
  • Equality NC Conference
  • "Making Lemonade"
  • 2012
  • Pay-It-Forward Conference
  • Surrogacy & Assisted Reproduction
  • 2010
  • Black Pride
  • Life/Estate Planning Basics for the LGBT Community
  • 2010
  • Equality NC Conference
  • "What's Love Got To Do With It"
  • 2008
  • Special Event
  • "Fine By Me" - LGBT Family Law & Estate Planning
  • 2005
  • NC GALA Annual Conference
  • "The Difference Between Practicing Law Collaboratively and Practicing Collaborative Law"
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (7)
Endorse Angela
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I enjoy trying a case against Ms. Haas and she is communicative and bright."
Unknown Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Ms. Haas's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. She 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 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is a privilege to endorse Angela. I know Angela personally and professionally. She has a huge heart and a vast knowledge of domestic law. With those two qualities, the client will always receive the best representation."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Angela is a zealous advocate and is willing to go the extra mile for her client. We have been on the same side of cases where she represented one party and I represented another. She was always fighting to get her client the best outcome."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Angela is a recognized authority and the local go-to person for issues involving non-traditional families, including the current law surrounding the issue of reproductive technology. Angela is a pioneer in the Collaborative Law movement, having been one of the first attorneys in Raleigh to practice Collaborative Law, and she remains committed to helping clients resolve their family law conflicts through various Alternative Dispute Resolution processes. Although, Angela encourages her clients to litigate only as a last resort, she is an experienced and skilled trial attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work as opposing counsel with Ms. Haas as well as working with her as a fellow professional in the community, She is a zealous advocate for her clients and knows this area of the law well."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Angela is a well respected advocate for her clients. She is known for her tireless efforts to seek justice and her creative problem solving abilities."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with Angela for over 15 years on a variety of legal and professional matters. She is smart and compassionate. You'll be in good hands if you choose her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Angela is a knowledgeable and cooperative family lawyer. She collaborates well with opposing counsel to work toward an amicable resolution."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have found Angela to have a vast knowledge of the law, as well as and understanding of the dynamics and various personalities involved in divorce case, in the matters we have had together."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Angela to be a thoughtful and bright attorney who cares about her clients' lives and the sensitive situations that bring them to her. She exhibits a strong work ethic and works hard to serve her clients' interests well. I have referred a number of individuals to her because of her solid reputation in the practice of family law."
Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Haas has spent considerable time offering good and valuable advice on AVVO. I have found her responses to be accurate, thoughtful and caring, I heartily recommend her to anyone needing family law representation."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Haas is obviously a very talented lawyer as is demonstrated in the fine contributions that she makes in answering questions asked on Avvo. I would not hesitate to rely on her legal services."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Angela is not only one of my favorite attorneys, she is one of my favorite people. It is obvious she loves the practice of law and she is excellent at it. Her brand of law is complex and she masters it with integrity and intelligence. Speaking as s a fellow attorney, I can say she is generous with her knowledge and really takes the time to think through legal quandaries to arrive at the best possible solution. Her standards and work ethic raise the level of law practiced in this community. When someone I care about needs a family law attorney, I refer to Angela."
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Raleigh Divorce and separation Lawyer Angela Louise Haas
Angela Louise Haas
Divorce and separation Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 21 years
Virtual consultation available