I grew up in Gaston County, North Carolina and am currently a resident of Gastonia, North Carolina. I am a partner attorney at the McIlveen Family Law Firm, which I started with my wife, Angela, who is also an attorney. We have offices in Gastonia and Charlotte, North Carolina. I received my undergraduate degree in sociology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and my Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Houston Law School in 1998. I have devoted my practice exclusively to family law since admission to the North Carolina Bar. I am a certified family mediator and have conducted mediations for over 8 years. I am married to Angela McIlveen, an attorney and his partner at the firm. We have 4 children ranging in ages from 20 to 8 years old. When I am not in court, I enjoy spending time with my children, woodworking, and traveling with Angela.