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Annette R. Heim

Family Attorney at Concord, NC

3.9   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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About Annette

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Since starting my practice, I have had some wonderful experiences practicing law in North Carolina, such as getting to practice in many different courthouses, traveling to other states, working for some awesome clients, working with some great lawyers, and making some amazing friends.

Over the last ten+ years, my practice has been concentrated on domestic law and civil litigation.

In 2008, I relocated my practice from Charlotte to Concord. The majority of my practice is now in Cabarrus County, but I have a fair share of cases in Mecklenburg, Rowan and Stanly counties.


The Law Offices of Annette R. Heim, Pa
51 Means Ave. SE
PO Box 1646
Concord, NC, 28025

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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2020
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Amazing - The Best
Ms. Heim is meticulous, experienced, knowledgeable, hard working, and no-nonsense. She listens and then acts in the best interest of her clients to ensure that their concerns are properly addressed. She is professional, thorough, honest, and trustworthy. Rest assured that she will represent you well. I would give her 10 stars if I could. She is amazing.
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Posted by Rick | August 11, 2020
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Best Counselor in the area
Annette, ask her about helping me and she might say, "I had to wear many hats when helping Rick through his separation and divorce." Ask me and I would say Annette's artful understatement is only half of my story. A former military Captain, I sought black and white solutions but Annette showed me that relationships aren't "black and white." She guided me with business discussions, family discussions and tax discussions over many months and more importantly helped me retain my mind during the emotional strains that occur when trying to resolve over 2 decades of a relationship. Annette's humility and kindness will stay with me forever as she helped me with the complexities that children, husbands and wives must untangle to find peaceful resolutions. I cannot express my gratitude enough...Annette is the best!!! Call her asap and she'll help you too!!! Rick
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Posted by Kaleigh | November 8, 2019
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Child custody
She has been absolutely amazing, she has Continuously fought for what’s best for the child and has helped my husband and I every step of the way. She works super hard for her clients and it shows in everything she does. Annette and Kay they are so kind and she will listen to you and just be honest with you. We highly recommend her services.
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Posted by Amy Cohn | August 31, 2016
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Domestic Violence Representation
Mrs Heim has been amazing for me. She has helped me escape a dangerous situation & has held my hand through the entire process. She has always provided prompt responses & walked me through everything I needed to know & do during my domestic violence proceedings. She will definitely by my divorce attorney a year from now, too....
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Posted by Charles | March 6, 2016
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Great Debator
Annette as she prefers her clients call her is not only very good at details and facts, she argues in court very meticulously and with an unbelievable acuity all while maintaining a composed demeanor. She is one of the best lawyers around the concord, NC area.
Posted by Douglas | March 4, 2016
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Compassion & Professionalism Personified...
Mrs. Heim is a courteous and conscientious Attorney that works hard for her clients; my personal experience with her concerning my case was extremely positive, she represented me in both a classy and aggressive manner.
Posted by Tonya | March 4, 2016
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Annette Heim's Is a Top Notch Family Lawyer
Annette Heim's is an outstanding lawyer. We have hired and continue to have her as our family lawyer. She is top notch and very dedicated to our case and is very personable. She is like family and saying that about a lawyer is funny in a way. If you are looking for someone who is straight forward and fights for you, then Annette is your lawyer. We have hired Annette since 2009. She represented us in a very nasty family dispute and thankfully it was settled out of court. We most strongly recommend Annette.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2016
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Excellent Representation
Mrs. Heim is a true professional and works extremely hard for her clients. She is very fair and objective and will not mislead you in understanding potential outcomes as there are never any guarentees. Moreover, her calm demeanor, expert knowledge of the law, and how to compromise make her a wise choice for family law matters. She assisted my family with a very trying and long custody case and worked to ensure we had the best possible outcome. Through her guidance and representation we prevailed and all parties have been able to move forward in the best interest of our child. If you want someone who will work hard for you, Mrs. Heim will do just that!
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2023
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She will not fight for you. She dropped me in the middle of a traumatic divorce. Annette does not communicate well, return calls, or emails. She took my money and ran. She did not present evidence in court , she wasn’t prepared, just went along with what the other party said. She isn’t a fighter she is not in the right field or position. Don’t hire her, hire someone who cares
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Response from Annette Heim August 16, 2023
Ms. Booker, As was stated by you in court yesterday, I withdrew after your account was over twenty days past due. My motion was not intended as a personal attack on you or a judgment of your character. As to your review, notably, over your objection to my request to be allowed to withdraw from your case, the judge granted the withdrawal. I do wish you the best and truly do care, but I do have to run a business and my billing rates and procedures are set forth in the fee agreement signed by us both. And I make it a practice of working with people in regards to access to legal services and payment options when discussed timely with me. Further, only after I filed my motion to withdraw and yesterday's court, have I heard these concerns about my trial work. I am befuddled by this review due to just yesterday you were objecting at court on the record to the judge releasing me from representing you in your case. Regardless, you are right that family court is hard for all involved and I wish you the best and Godspeed.
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Posted by Stephanie | October 15, 2020
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Poor value
I put this lawyer on retainer at the suggestion of my lawyer based out of Charlotte. She would help with matters in the event my case went to court in Concord. I was able to settle with the other party and never needed her services. However, she is unwilling to reimburse me the money she was paid even though she spent zero time on my case. This is bad business!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2017
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Negligent and horrible advocate
I hired her to assist with custody and divorce . She was recommended by legal aid. she did nothing for me as I was a victim of domestic violence and furthermore was not a good advocate for catering towards my cultural needs. She then withdrew herself from my case when she had to actually do some work In order to win. I would not hire this attorney for anyone of color or anyone that is looking for a good advocate.
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Response from Annette Heim September 26, 2017
I wholeheartedly try to assist those referred by Legal Aid for legal assistance in domestic violence cases or those in circumstances desperately needing legal representation, especially in custody cases, which sometimes means offering payment plan options for legal fees. However, I do withdraw from cases due to clients failing to substantially fulfill an obligation regarding payment for lawyer services or not following the prescribed payment plan.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Law Offices of William F. Rogers, Jr. & Annette R. Heim
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Black, Grossman & Heim
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte Paralegal Program
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Aid Of North Carolina, Inc.
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Whitesides & Walker, LLP
  • 2005 - 2008
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  • Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Kentucky
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • 1999


  • Cabarrus County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - 2016
  • North Carolina Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • 2013 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • LexisNexis publication
  • Riopelle v. Riopelle, 2020 N.C. LEXIS 63, 373 N.C. 579, 374 N.C. 423, 837 S.E.2d 386, 2020 WL 610471
  • 2020
  • LexisNexis publication
  • Cooper v. Riopelle, 2019 N.C. App.
  • 2019
  • LexisNexis publication
  • Wilson v. Wilson
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Cabarrus County Bar Association
  • Co-Speaker, “Stories of Renewal and Recovery”
  • 2021
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Bar Leadership Institute CLE Attended
  • 2016
  • Cabarrus County Bar Association
  • Annual Cabarrus County Bar Meeting President Residing 2016
  • 2016
  • CLE
  • Family Law Update
  • 2015
  • Cabarrus County Bar Association
  • Annual Cabarrus County Bar Meeting President Residing 2015
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Annette practices law as a true professional. She places her client's interest above all other considerations and is always direct and honest in her communications with other attorneys and with the court. I very strongly endorse her."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly recommend Annette as a well-skilled, family law practitioner. Not only does she have a good command of the law, but she genuinely cares about her clients, often seeing the greater good in difficult circumstances. Annette is well-respected by her peers, has a high emotional IQ, and offers a spiritual dimension to her practice. Quite simply, she is a credit to the profession."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Annette. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."

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Concord Family Lawyer Annette R. Heim
Annette R. Heim
Family Attorney
Concord, NC
Licensed for 21 years