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Bobby D. Mills

Adoption Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   18 reviews
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  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Bobby

Learn Bobby’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Adoption
    90%
    All types of adoptions - stepparent, relative, interstate, disrupted, agency, independent, international, open or closed, and termination of parental rights..

    39 years, 450 cases

  2. Family
    10%
    Family law includes laws of marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal abuse, adoption, child abuse, child support, child custody and kidnapping.

    39 years

BOARD CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN FAMILY LAW WITH 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.

I represent adoptive parents in agency and independent adoptions, in both in - state and interstate adoptions. I also represent birth parents in the adoption process.

I represent individuals in family formation through assisted reproductive technologies (ARTS) and surrogacy, including – gestational surrogacy arrangements, donor agreements, and actions to establish parentage.

I have been practicing law in Raleigh, North Carolina since 1990. My practice is limited to Family Law and Adoption. I have been a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law since 1998.  I have been a Fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys since 1995.    

 

 

  

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
2020

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Location

Law Office of Bobby D. Mills, PLLC
4600 Marriott Drive
Suite 350
Raleigh, NC, 27612

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Michelle Linker | June 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Bobby was wonderful to work with. He helped us through every step of the adoption process. We had a unique and complicated situation, which Bobby handled impeccably and we are so thankful to have worked with him!
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service. Extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with.
. Mr. Mills is an extremely competent attorney. He provides just the right balance of expertise, professionalism and personal engagement. We are very happy with the services he is providing for us . He explained that the time frame of adoptions vary, and so far, everything seems to be on schedule.
Posted by Avery | July 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service for adoption of my stepchild
Mr. Mills was exceptional to work with. He was exceedingly professional, patient and helpful throughout our working with him. He made sure we had all of the information we needed to make decisions and made sure we were able to do what we set out to accomplish in our adoption without any hiccups. Adopting my stepson involved a lot of learning and documentation, and in fact, Mr. Mills went above and beyond to make sure it happened as quickly as it could and in a very positive way. I would recommend using Mr. Mills and Mills Adoption Law for anyone who needs help with adoption. Very reasonably priced, with top-notch, excellent service. Thank you again!
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Posted by Jessi | February 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick Answers on a Tight Deadline
Bobby went above and beyond to help me quickly finalize documents needed to wrap up my two adult adoption cases. He was very knowledgeable about the requirements and made sense of what can be very complicated paperwork. I'm happy that I found him and wouldn't hesitate to use him again.
Posted by Jan | February 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick response
Thank you for your quick response regarding sensitive family matters. You helped me know what my next steps are and took a lot of stress from me.
Posted by John | December 29, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Got indepth answers and straight talk from Bobby Mills
Got more information in 15 minutes than anyone else I've dealt with. As a specialist and not a general family law guy Bobby Mills knew exactly all the answers I needed on the spot. He saved me a lot of time and really helped me out with what to do. I highly recommend him.
Posted by David | September 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steady, Consistent Service Start to Finish
Bobby handled our adoption in 2020. Consistently available to answer questions, helped us navigate the Covid unknowns, and he has a very stable demeanor which was invaluable during the process. Knows the procedure thoroughly. Definitely recommend.
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Adoption
Mr. Mills did a great job with our adoption. He was always professional and kept us informed of what to expect. His fees are fair and reasonable. We have adopted twice and used him both times. I would highly recommend him for any adoption.
Posted by Clancy | July 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
Mr Mills was a wonderful attorney for our adoption. He was always available to speak with me and answer all my many questions I had. I had an issue adding my son to our health insurance and within minutes Mr Mills helped me get him added. The adoption process can be scary but with Mr Mills his knowledge and communication with me made the experience less stressful! If we ever do an adoption again we will most definitely hire him again!
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Posted by David | June 12, 2020
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Knowledgeable, Professional and Caring Attorney
Title says it all we found Bobby on an adoption website as someone certified for interstate adoptions. He was always able to clear up any confusion, stayed connected with us and checked on our progress regularly.
Posted by Emma | March 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Emma Embree
Due to a very acrimonious divorce of one of our children we found ourselves not able to continue a relationship with our grandchildren. We were very close to the children and had helped raise them until the time of the divorce. The children was eight and six at that time. We retained Mr. Mills to file a motion to intervene and for visitation rights. He was able to get a fast court date and we was granted the motion to intervene very quickly. We was also able to see our grandchildren. The family court judge awarded us every third weekend and several holidays along with summer vacation time. Mr. Mills was very understanding of our concerns. He returned calls promptly and answered all of our questions. I am so happy we retained Mr. Mills to fight for us and the children. I would recommend him to any other grandparents out there who find themselves in a similar situation.
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Posted by Tom | October 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service and Results
Mr. Mills did an amazing job with our adoption. From the very start he was clear on the paperwork we would encounter, the costs, and the timelines. His knowledge and experience in adoptions made the daunting task of navigating legal processes so easy (seeming). My family cannot thank him enough for his support. I highly recommend Bobby Mills Adoption Law.
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Posted by Matthew | December 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced Adoption Lawyer
Bobby’s experience and vast connections with people all over the state of North Carolina was very helpful in making our adoption as smooth as possible. Even though our adoption happened in a town a couple of hours away from Bobby’s office he happened to know a social worker who lived in that town that helped us get through the process when we had questions that popped up. I felt that he always had our interests in mind and answered my texts and emails promptly. We actually recommended Bobby to our friends who are adopting in North Carolina as well. Highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Knowledgable and Attention to Detail
I hired Bobby to navigate to adoption of my 2 stepdaughters. From start to finish he answered all our question, put everyone at ease and was very detailed in his filings. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!! Awesome Job!
Posted by Mandy | March 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional attorney
We had a very positive professional experience with Bobby Mills and his staff. We would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Scott | July 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Bobby has been a great guide through a difficult out of state adoption. He provided good counsel and concisely presented us with all options for each hurdle we came to during an emotional process.
Posted by Jan | June 12, 2015
Exceptional!
Bobby Mills and his staff are the best in the business. Bobby's knowledge, professionalism, and dedication to his clients is beyond reproach. As with any other adoption case, patience is a must. Thankfully Bobby possesses patience in great quantities. His calming and reassuring manner never faltered and thankfully even rubbed off on my husband and me. There's no doubt in my mind, that without Bobby and his staff, our beautiful children would not have our last name. Thank you for making our family whole and bringing so much joy to our lives.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2015
Questions pertaining to adoption
Attorney Mills returned a phone call to me in an extremely prompt manner. He was very, professional, knowledgeable , helpful and kind. He patiently listened and answered questions for me. I gained insight that I didn't know. I would recommend Attorney Mills 100% and absolutely would retain his services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Bobby D. Mills, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Herring & Mills, PLLC
  • 2000 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Mark Sullivan, PA
  • 1989 - 1999
  • CPT, JAGC,
  • United States Army, Judge Advocate General’s Corps,
  • 1986 - 1989
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Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of North Carolina - Asheville
  • BA
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re A.C.V.
  • Decision for adoptive parents.
  • A Child's Hope, LLC, v. John Doe
  • Decision for adoptive parents.
  • In Re Adoption of Baby Girl Anderson
  • Decision for adoptive parents.

Associations

  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Fellow
  • 1995 - Present
  • Wake County / Tenth District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association Foundation
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified Specialist in Family Law
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 1989

Publications

  • National Business Institute
  • Adoption Law: Start to Finish
  • 2016
  • National Business Institute
  • Adoption Law Start to Finish
  • 2010
  • Wake Forest University.
  • Adoption Practice and Procedure
  • 2007
  • NC Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • The Relationship Between Immigration & Adoption Law
  • 2005
  • NC Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Practice Before the Clerk: Special Proceedings, Adoptions and Vital Records
  • 2004
  • Family Law Section, Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Retirement and Welfare Benefit Plan Issues for Family Law Attorneys: Overview of NonERISA Retirement Plans -Understanding Federal Government and Military Retirement Plans, Family Law Section, Mecklenburg County Association, September, 2000
  • 2000
  • Professional Development Network
  • Adoption Law, Overview of North Carolina Laws
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Adoption Law: Start to Finish
  • What To Do When Something Goes Wrong
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Mills'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!"
Adoption Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bobby Mills is a fine attorney who produces quality work. I have known Bobby for over 20 years. We have worked together on a number of adoption cases during that time with excellent results. Bobby is conscientious and caring. His insight and experience help him provide effective legal representation."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bobby. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."