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James Franklin Mock II

Divorce and separation Attorney at Mooresville, NC

4.7   15 reviews

also known as Franklin Mock

  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1999
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DIVORCE CAN BE DIFFERENT!  Helping clients achieve peaceful amicable separations, child custody agreements and divorce.  Dedicated service to help improve my client's lives at difficult times of separation.  I advise on many different paths to bring about settlement.  I strive to help my clients feel informed, supported and empowered.  I have a dedicated staff who is compassionate and thorough.  


Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice


Whitfield & Mock, PLLC
634 E. Center Avenue
Mooresville, NC, 28115


4.7 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Julia | January 9, 2019
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Franklin Mock and team are fantastic!
Franklin Mock and his team were fantastic when dealing with my case. For nearly a year and a half they worked very patiently with me to ensure my case was handled fairly and completely. I had a lot of intricate details that had to be handled and they didn't skip a beat. I am so very thankful to have had a wonderful lawyer in Franklin. Miss Rebecca, his paralegal, went above and beyond for me and my children. I am so very thankful for all of the hard work she did to ensure the safety of my children and myself. I would recommend Franklin Mock to anyone in need of legal representation.
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Posted by Jennifer | January 8, 2019
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I was referred to Franklin Mock 5 yrs ago. I can’t say enough good things regarding Franklin and his paralegal Rebecca. The two of them are amazing team to help you. They are quick to answer questions regardless of the time of day. You never feel rushed nor do you feel like you’re a number. This is hands down one of the best law firms to handle your needs. I have and will continue to refer people to Franklin.
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Posted by Meagan | January 9, 2019
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Highly recommend
Franklin was very professional. He made sure to pay attention and retain details regarding my case. Any questions I had, were answered clearly and thoroughly. I appreciated his ability to keep what would normally be an intense situation, calm and progress as straightforward as possible.
Posted by Lauren | January 5, 2019
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Very Knowledgeable
I hired Mr. Mock for a TPR, Termination of Parental Rights. He knew all the steps that needed to be done. He worked with me and explained to me the steps, and answered all of my 1,000 plus questions that I asked. When people ask me if I know of a good attorney. I say, "I know a great one! His name is Franklin Mock! Call his office." Thank you, Mr. Mock!!
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Posted by Andre | September 25, 2018
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Exceptional Family Law Lawyer Right Here in Iredell County
Like many, having to consult with a lawyer was a trying time in my life, but I am sure glad that I had Franklin to help me. His knowledge of not only family law but the inner workings of Iredell County's processes and procedures enable us to achieve the best outcome. If you need a lawyer in Iredell county I strongly recommend you look no further than Franklin Mock.
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Posted by Mary-Hope | September 24, 2018
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I was referred to Franklin Mock in 2007. During that time Franklin was a rock for me. He helped me navigate the legal world, which I had no experience with, and was terrified by. In 2014 (to the present) I secured his services again. As before his presence and calm demeanor gave me the confidence I needed to face the giant in my life legally. Both he and his paralegal were always there for me. They answered all my questions and gave wise and thoughtful counsel. I always knew what my options were in advance, and had time to decide the best course of action for myself and my children. I will always be so, so, grateful to them both.
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Posted by Liz | September 24, 2018
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Child Support/ Custody Case
Franklin Mock is an excellent lawyer I walked into his office one day looking for advice. Franklin listened to everything I had to say about my situation. When I finished, the first thing he said was he wanted to tell me all my possible options and the laws so that I could make an informed decision. I hired him that day. During the entire process, Franklin stayed consistent- he would explain what was going on during in each stage, what the laws were that applied, explained all my options, gave me his advice on what he thought would be my best option, then made it very clear the final decisions were mine and he would honor any option I choose. I could tell in the way talked and in his advice that he genuinely wanted what was best for my child. Franklin is professional, intelligent, caring, and passionate. He is a good man with high standards and leads with integrity. I am blessed to have found him.
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Posted by Ashley | September 23, 2018
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BEST lawyer you can find!
I would recommend Mock for ANYTHING that you need a lawyer for, He will battle until you get what you came for and even more. He’s VERY great with his job! If I could give 10 stars I definitely would, thank you SO much for all your help! I had a child custody case, long story short the father took our child and refused to give him back and my only choice was to feet a lawyer, mock listened to my wants and needs and fulfilled EVERY bit! I would recommend him to ANYONE going through the good ole custody battle!
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Posted by Peggy | September 23, 2018
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Franklin Mock attorney
I was a mess when I came to see Franklin the first time. It didn't take long for me to realize I was in the right place. Franklin was great with my case. He and his staff were always there for me and handled may case with experience and care. I am very pleased with the way everything was handled. I highly recommend Franklin Mock to anyone that needs an attorney.
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Posted by Yolande | September 21, 2018
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Custody battle
Franklin and his paralegal Rebecca were and still are amazing. I contacted them in 2015 to help me with my custody case. Franklin just has a way of calming a person down and helped me feel that it will all be ok. Rebecca was just as great. She will personally take your call 99% of the time and she makes you feel like you are talking to your best friend. When my emotions ran high she calmed me down and explained things to me in a way that made sense. I knew I could trust Franklin and Rebecca with my life and ultimately my sons life and I knew that they were fighting for us as if we were part of their own families. Now 3 years later after all is said and done I could still call them and they will offer advice and guidance. They were gifts from God when I was going through the worst time of my life and I am grateful for them. Both Franklin and Rebecca always explained the processes and happenings to me and what I could expect, they never candy coat things.
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Posted by Sharon | February 8, 2015
Child Custody by Grandparents
My husband and I contracted with Mr. Mock when seeking custody of our granddaughter. When we first spoke with him, we thought it would be a straight-forward easy case. It definitely did not end up being as easy as all thought it would. Mr. Mock kept us very well informed every step of the way. One of the aspects that I completely appreciated was that he, himself, telephoned to let me know where everything stood. Not only is Franklin Mock very professional, but he is also quite personable. He truly showed that his concern was for the well being of our granddaughter. He made this experience much less stressful than it might have been. We honestly enjoyed working with him and his staff and thank him deeply for his help.
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Posted by Sal | January 21, 2015
Exceptional Attorney!
I highly recommend Attorney Franklin Mock for your legal needs. He represented me in my divorce and was able to help us reach an amicable agreement at a reasonable cost. My case was resolved in a timely manner with extreme professionalism from Attorney Mock and his staff!
Posted by Allen | October 18, 2014
Criminal matter
In 2011, I was facing a maximum sentence of 12 years for conspiracy along with distribution of an illegal substance. I was appointed Mr.Mock to represent me on this matter. I never had an court appointed attorney before, but I had to have one due to my financial situation. So I called to meet with him as instructed and we went over my case thoroughly. I explained I was falsely being accused and his reply was " I'll fight as hard as I can for you". I was skeptical about it all after looking at the sentencing time. I kind of figured Mr. Mock would do away with this case. The case was ongoing for over 2 1/2 to 3 years. During that time I meet with Mr. Mock more times than any attorneys I've ever paid combined. While at his office we went over the strategy for the case. He also talked about different types of scenarios to prepare me for trial. Mr. Mock also meet and talked with all the witnesses in person to build a stronger case. September 2014,my trial started and lasted 3 days. The jury found me not guilty by unanimous decision on all counts. Thanks to Mr. Mock hard work ethic and passion for the law justice was served.
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Posted by Bill | January 21, 2015
I had the opportunity to enlist the services of Mr. Mock to represent me in regards to my divorce. I received great service through a very difficult time. The part i appreciated the most was the honesty in regards to my situation and knowing exactly what i was up against. I continue to use this service and woulkd recommend Mr. Mocks services to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2017
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Mr. Mock was outclassed and not organized compared to my husband's attorney for our mediation. My husband's attorney had stacks of information, compiled spreadsheets, etc. Mr. Mock didn't have anything and used the other attorney's information during the mediation to negotiate with. He was simply not prepared which led me to believe that he wasn't invested in my best interest at all. In hindsight I would of hired an attorney who specializes in divorce and family law like my husband did rather than a jack of all trades type.
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Response from James Mock August 17, 2018
I am always sorry to hear that a client did not feel like they got my best representation. I strive for excellence and try my best to help all my clients have a great shot at settling their respective cases at mediation. I am a licensed mediator and I strongly believe in the process. There are times when I don't receive documents from the other side until the last minute. I also will advise my clients to reject an offer at mediation if the other side is requesting an unreasonable demand that I don't believe would occur in court. It is difficult when a client has a good mindset to settle a case but the opposing party is unwilling to be reasonable. I have not had any clients complain to me that they felt I did not advocate well for them at a mediation. I would be happy to discuss this and how I can further help with the Anonymous client if they would like to call me.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney-Partner
  • Whitfield & Mock, PLLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Homesley, Jones, Gaines, Homesley & Dudley
  • 1999 - 2003


  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • Health Reach Community Clinic
  • Current Board Member, (Past Chairman)
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 2013 President's Service Award
  • 22A Judicial District Bar
  • 2013

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