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Courtney Leigh Ballard

Wills and living wills Attorney at Indian Trail, NC

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  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2015
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About Courtney

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Courtney is Smith Horton’s newest addition, concentrating her practice in estate planning and criminal defense, including misdemeanors and traffic citations.

 

Courtney is a native Charlottean who grew up on Lake Norman. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in Political Science and Economics. After undergrad she returned to Charlotte and graduated from Charlotte School of Law earning a Juris Doctor degree with Honors. In law school Courtney was the editor-in-chief of the Property Law Journal, treasurer of the American Bar Association- Law School Division, Chief Justice of Order of the Crown, and President of Phi Delta Phi.

 

In addition to being involved in student organizations at Charlotte School of Law, Courtney interned with Honorable Frank D. Whitney, Chief Justice of the Western District of North Carolina; SafeAlliance; Union County District Attorney office; and SERC Reliability Corporation.

 

Courtney is very passionate about the local community. She is a member of the Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum and Mecklenburg County Bar Community Service Committee. For more than a decade she has spent each Christmas morning volunteering at the Charlotte Rescue Mission serving a holiday meal to the residents and their families. Courtney has used her passion for Charlotte and channeled it into the legal community. Her focus is to give back to the residents of Mecklenburg and Union County by providing a high quality legal service.

 

When Courtney is not practicing law, she enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and cheering for the TarHeels.

Location

Smith Horton Law PLLC
118 Matthews-Indian Trail Rd
Indian Trail, NC, 28202-2959

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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Smith Horton PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Judicial Extern
  • United States District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Legal Intern
  • SafeAlliance
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Union County, NC, District Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • SERC Reliability Corporation
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Legal Intern
  • Newby, Sartip, Masel, & Casper
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • Charlotte School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • N/A
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Community Service Committee
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Achievement Scholarship
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2014
  • Academic Achievement Scholarship
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2013
  • Presidential Honors Scholarship
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (11)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having worked with Ms. Ballard on a number of projects, I can attest that she is an extraordinarily intelligent attorney who genuinely cares about her clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Courtney is a very kind and bright attorney who genuinely cares for her clients and the people around her. She consistently finds new ways to help people in need and positively encourages everyone she comes in contact with. I highly recommend Courtney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Ballard comes with my highest recommendation. Her knowledge of the law is outstanding and her compassion for her clients is unparalleled."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Courtney is an intelligent, hard working, and compassionate attorney who fights for her clients rights on a daily basis. Courtney uses her commanding public speaking skills in the courtroom to get the best possible results for her clients. Courtney is highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Ballard is a great attorney. She is knowledgeable, courteous, and very professional. Her work ethic is great and she is an asset to her clients. I endorse Ms. Ballard."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having known Ms. Ballard in law school, I can attest to her thoroughness and preparation. She is intelligent and skillful; I fully endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Courtney is a sharp, detail-oriented attorney who genuinely cares about her clients. Courtney is trustworthy, professional, and an incredibly hard worker. I highly recommend Courtney Ballard for legal representation."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Ballard is a very intelligent, skilled attorney. She possesses excellent analytical and organizational skills. Her knowledge of estate planning and criminal defense is unparalleled. I highly recommend Ms. Ballard."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Courtney is both detail oriented while giving a personal touch to each and every client she has. She is able to strike the balance between being personable and making sure the job gets done for her client. I highly recommend Courtney for both Estate Planning and Criminal Defense."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"While working on several documents together, I was able to observe that Ms. Ballard is very detail orientated and diligent in her work. I would highly recommend Ms. Ballard's legal services to anyone."
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Indian Trail Wills and living wills Lawyer Courtney Leigh Ballard
Courtney Leigh Ballard
Wills and living wills Attorney
Indian Trail, NC
Licensed for 8 years
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