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Angela White McIlveen

also known as Angela McIlveen

About me

I have been where you are. As a family law attorney who solely focuses on family law, a child of divorce who grew up with my dad, a mother of two children who divorced and went through my own custody lawsuit, and as a woman who is remarried and has two wonderful stepchildren, I have a unique prospective on divorce and custody that can only come from having lived it.

I am also an experienced attorney representing families in all areas of family law in Charlotte, NC and Gastonia, NC.  And a partner attorney at the McIlveen Family Law Firm, which has offices in Gastonia and Charlotte. I represent families in North Carolina divorce, child custody, child support, post separation support, alimony, equitable distribution, mediation, separation agreements, and more. And I frequently write articles for various publications, including the firm blog, website, and twitter. You might have heard me on the radio or seen me on tv being interviewed in the media on various family law issues.

What I want you to know is that you are not alone in this process. If you feel like your life is out of control and you want to find out how to get some of it back, call my office. We can help.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 25%
  2. Divorce: 25%
    1 year
  3. Child Custody: 25%
    1 year
  4. Alimony: 15%
    1 year
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • James Ross Snell

    I was introduced to Angela after she gave a presentation to a national group of other attorneys. I have since met with her to learn more about her, and her law practice. I would have no hesitation in recommending her law firm to anyone.


    James Snell DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Chelsea Michelle Chapman

    Angela is a dedicated and reliable family law attorney with an abundance of experience in the courtroom. She will zealously fight for your interests and make the process as stress-free as possible. I strongly recommend Angela to anyone who is going through a divorce or other family law issues. You will not regret your decision.


    Chelsea Chapman Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

McIlveen Family Law Firm

1704 East Blvd. Suite 200
Charlotte, NC, 28203

McIlveen Family Law Firm

174 S. South St
Suite 301
Gastonia, NC, 28052



FLMember in Good Standing - CLER Exempt200706/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Leader in the LawNorth Carolina Lawyers Weekly2014
2015 GLM International Marketer of the YearGreat Legal Marketing2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
America's PremierExperts in Publishing Expert ContentAmerica's PremierExperts2013
National MembershipOrder of Barristers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMcIlveen Family Law Firm2012 - Present
AttorneyDean & Gibson PLLC2009 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Women Trial LawyersMember2014 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionAttorney Member2014 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Law Practice Management SectionBoard Member2013 - Present
Gaston County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section, Technology SubcomitteeMember2013 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
North Carolina State BarAttorney Member2008 - Present
Florida BarAttorney Member2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - 2017
American Bar Association, Law Practice Management SectionAttorney Member2013 - 2017
North Carolina Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section, Nominating CommitteeMember2013 - 2015
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2013 - 2017
Answer ScholarshipCommittee Member2012 - 2015
National Association Of Women Business OwnersMember2012 - 2013
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Danius, et al v RodgersAffirmed by NC Court of Appeals
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Publication nameTitleDate
The North Carolina Divorce GuidebookThe North Carolina Divorce Guidebook2012
Ezine ArticlesGetting Divorced? Check Your Facebook Page!2012
Ezine Articles5 Suggestions For Staying Calm During a Divorce HearingN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Lenoir-Rhyne CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NBI Advanced Divorce LawValuing and Dividing Complex Assets: Stock, Pensions, Retirement and more2016
NC Divorce SeminarWhat You Need to Know About Divorce2012
Focus on Decision-MakersCrafting the Right Story for Your Audience2012
Insurance CLE for GeicoInsurance Law2011