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Jay Anthony Audino

Child custody Attorney at Greenville, NC

5.0   11 reviews
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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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I have zealously fought for my clients in family law and domestic issues since being additted to the North Carolina State Bar in 2008.  Since that time, my professional efforts have been devoted to becoming a excellent family law attorney, who is trusted by his clients to provide exceptional representation, while providing these services at reasonable fees.

In 2018, I was recognized by the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Family Law Specialist.  Presently, I am one of only four attorneys in Pitt County who hold this distinction. 

I wanted to be an attorney from a very young age, and have worked towards this goal since my days in high school, where I graduated in the top ten percent of my graduating class, with honors.  Throughout my collegiate tenure, I clerked at my local courthouse in New Castle, Pennsylvania during the summers to better understand the legal process.  After graduating Magna Cum Laude from college with a major in business and a minor in political science, I began my life in North Carolina. 

During law school, I clerked at two law firms, one in Harnett County and one in Wake County, interned at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, was a contributing member of law review, and participated in several moot court competitions, one of which my team won the regional competition, defeating teams from the University of Virginia, UNC, Duke, and Wake Forest, and two others at the national level, competing against schools from the most respected law schools in the country.  After graduating law school in May 2008, at which time I also received my MBA, Magna Cum Laude, I moved to Greenville to begin my legal career, where I still pleasantly find myself to this day.

I am fortunate enough to have a supportive and exceptional wife, Kari, who I began dating in high school, married during the summer between college and law school, and cherish every day with.  Kari and I are blessed with our three wonderful kids, Aly, Livi, and Chaynce.  Our dog Jazzy, who we adopted a number of years ago, rounds out our family.  We have enjoyed our years in Eastern North Carolina, and look forward to our continued involvment in this community. 


Client's Choice 2015
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Miller & Audino, LLP
2510 E 10th St
Greenville, NC, 27858-3119


5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Erich | August 29, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Effective and efficient Lawyer
Jay Audino represented me with short notice, took my information and handled the situation very effectively and treated me fairly. He was very easy to talk to, and when he needed to speak on my behalf with another lawyer, was very professional yet assertive and got things done. He turned a confusing legal matter of mine into a solution I found satisfactory. Being I was out of town in another state, I felt vulnerable but he treated me like I was a local. His staff was also very effective. I would go back to him again.
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Posted by Melinda Moore | February 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Child Custody Issue
Very dependable and loyal. I recommend him definitely. He is down to earth and there when you need answers.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Working with two difficult issues Jay takes all on seriously and treats you as if you are family. Well worth talking to and defending you. He is honest and compassionate.
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2016
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Great Attorney
Jay came to my rescue in an emergency matter. He was kind and supportive. He knew exactly what I expected out of the situation and he delivered. He is a talented attorney with a great respect for people in hard situations.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2015
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Attorney with a heart
In an emergency situation, involving a two state custody case, Jay came to our aid. We received emergency custody for our abused granddaughter. He then directed us towards another reasonably priced attorney in the other state. We've used Jay's services several times for other reasons since then. I wouldn't use anyone else but Jay.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2015
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Post Separation Nonsense
I hired Mr. Audino to represent and defend me in a restraining order case. Mr. Audino proved to the court that the RO was issued based upon totally false and fabricated assertions. The Court dismissed the RO. Mr. Audino was also able to convince the Court to require the plaintiff to pay my attorney fees. I recommend Mr. Audino without reservation.
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Posted by Anthony | October 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Go with Jay for any circumstance
Jay is beyond professional and amazing at his job. He is extremely easy to talk to and will breakdown anything you don't understand to make it easy to comprehend. He is very detailed and goes beyond the call of duty to make sure he does everything he can for you as a client. I was scared to death to go into a courtroom situation but he made it much easier by his dimeanor and ability to know exactly what is going on. He is very quick to pick up on things and can catch the other party off hand at the drop of a hat. He did an amazing job for me and my family and I am forever greatful to him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2015
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Grandparent Child Custody
I went to see Mr. Audino upon the recommendation from another family law attorney. My case was unique in that I was the grandmother trying to get custody of my granddaughter (my daughter's daughter). Jay was on top of it all. I was very impressed with his patience, understanding, compassion, thorough and complete knowledge of the law, the time he put into researching case law to support my position as well as the advice he gave on how to handle things on my end while the matter was still ongoing. In the end, I got full custody with my daughter have supervised visitation and the child's father having some overnights. Even if he tells you something you may not agree with or want to do, trust me, he knows what he's talking about so just do it. It will pay off in the end.
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Posted by Jessica | October 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I have worked with Mr. Audino both in professional and personal matters. If anyone ever asks me who I would recommend, I always recommend Mr. Audino. Mr. Audino is very knowledgeable about the law and will fight for the best interest of his clients. Mr. Audino is well respected within the community and the legal system.
Posted by Dana | April 23, 2015
Knowledgeable, compassionate, an invaluable resource
I have consulted with Jay twice and have hired him once to take care of a legal matter involving child custody. In both cases, he was available when I needed him and attentive to all the details when I met with him. He asked the right questions to advise me in the best possible way and was never less than fair and compassionate. Jay made SURE that I got everything I needed from each consultation. His legal assistant was wonderful, as well. It's so obvious they are there to HELP you and want to do just that. I am confident Jay's knowledgeable, no-nonsense, bottom-line approach will work in the courtroom if I need him in that capacity. After two dealings with him that were years apart, I believe he likely treats every case with the same attention to detail and the same support and trustworthiness as he did with both of mine. It's a situation where I hope I don't need more from him in the future, but I trust him completely if I do!
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2013
Trustworthy, Professional and Highly Recommended
I hired Jay Audino to handle an extremely convoluted custody case with many elements involved. Mr. Audino is professional, caring and proactive. He took a lot of time to understand my situation and he and his paralegal, Lisa have worked with me in keeping me informed, always keeping my finances a consideration. Jay's mannerisms are polite but in the court room he is just as quick of a thinker as the best that Pitt county has to offer. I would highly recommend Jay Audino as a family attorney. The entire Miller & Audino group has been wonderful to deal with. If you have an emotional family issue and need trustworthy legal advice, give him a call. He will work hard for you.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Miller & Audino, LLP
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Roberts & Miller, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2010


  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2008
  • Malone University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Pitt County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Judicial District 3A Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Justice Iredell Middle School Mock Trial Competition
  • Assistant Coach
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Mediation Center of Eastern North Carolina, Teen Court Program
  • Volunteer Judge
  • 2012 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Staff Conference
  • Collaboration in Child Abuse Cases
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
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Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is an excellent advocate for his clients. He is personable, thorough, and dedicated. I refer people to him with confidence."
Family Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jay is always very prepared and very professional. He fights hard for his clients and gives them good advice as to when to fight and when to settle. I always know that when Jay is on the other side I am dealing with a true professional."
Family Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jay has the reputation of being a top notch litigator and the ability to negotiate effective settlements for clients (when litigation is not the answer). He cares about people and is passionate about his work. I recommend this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay is a skilled attorney and works hard for his clients. I'm sure that he can assist you with any family law issue."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay works hard to fight for his clients and favorable results. He genuinely cares about the people he represents and he is very passionate about everyone of his case."
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Greenville Child custody Lawyer Jay Anthony Audino
Jay Anthony Audino
Child custody Attorney
Greenville, NC
Licensed for 15 years
Virtual consultation available