Joy grew up in Lincolnton, North Carolina and moved to Gaston County in 2001, where she currently resides. She began her legal career as a paralegal for 13 years before becoming a lawyer in 2009. Her 23 years of experience in the legal field has served her well in that she has a compassionate client-centered approach to helping individuals and families obtain the best possible outcomes with their family law issues.
Joy graduated with her Master’s in Business Administration degree in 2003 and obtained her Juris Doctor degree in 2009. During law school, Joy had interned with the Gaston County Public Defenders’ office and for the Honorable Carl Horn, III in the Federal Court in the Western District of North Carolina.
Joy is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and the Federal Court in the Western District of North Carolina. She is a member of the Gaston County Bar, the North Carolina State Bar, and the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Joy is a volunteer attorney with the Gaston County Domestic Violence Legal Clinic through the Gaston County Sheriff’s Department and has also handled numerous pro bono cases with Legal Aid of Gastonia in family law related matters.
In her free time, Joy loves spending time with her son, hiking, traveling and attending fitness classes.
|Attorney||McIlveen Family Law Firm||2018 - Present|
|Attorney||Arthurs & Foltz||2012 - 2017|
|Attorney||Bogle and Anthony||2011 - 2012|
|Attorney||Fosbinder Law Firm||2009 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||United States District Court For The Western District Of North Carolina||2008 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||Gaston County Public Defender's Office||2007 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Gaston County Bar Association||Vice President||2018 - Present|
|Pro bono attorney with Domestic Violence Legal Clinic through the Gaston County Sheriff's Dept.||Pro bono attorney||2013 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|North Carolina State Bar||Member||2009 - Present|
|U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina||Member||2009 - Present|
|Charlotte School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Regis University||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2003|
|Gardner-Webb University||Business Administration||2001|
|Gaston College||Associate of Applied Science||1997|
|Crandall v. Crandall Gaston County District Court, Gaston Co, NC 16 CVD 4071||Won case for third-party non-parents|
|Lee v. Heilig - Gaston County District Court, Gaston County, NC 07 CVD 1417||Won primary custody for plaintiff - mother|
|NC Court of Appeals Fleming v. Fleming COA13-1347||Case was vacated and remanded to the trial court for determination of defendant's actual income, among other things.|
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