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Minette Trosch focuses on family law and is trained in the collaborative law process, a dignified, cooperative approach to negotiating and settling issues arising from a family separation without going to court.  An honors graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, Minette was inducted into the school's prestigious Davis Society in recognition of her integrity, leadership and scholarship, and she won the Advanced Family Law Award. She co-founded Child Action, an organization dedicated to children's legal issues including adoption and child support/child custody.


Minette has been rated in a confidential survey of area judges and attorneys as having high to very high legal ability and very high ethical standards.

Prior to her legal practice, Minette had a distinguished career in public service. She served five terms on the Charlotte City Council and was elected to serve a term as Mayor Pro Tempore. She also was elected to the National League of Cities' Board of Directors.


Minette was featured at the Levine Museum of the New South as one of the "Remarkable Women Who Made History" in Charlotte. Her papers are part of UNCC's special collections archives. She also was inducted into the Order of the Hornet by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners, an honor awarded for outstanding contributions to the community.


Minette was appointed to the National Institute of Environmental Health Services Advisory Council by the US Secretary of Health and Human Services and was an appointee to the Governor's Urban Transportation Task Force. In addition, she was appointed by then US Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole to serve on the federal Hazardous Materials Advisory Committee. Minette has testified before Congress, and she served as a negotiator in a congressional process that created a Federal Telecommunications Act.


Minette also served as CEO of Take-A-Break, Inc., a retail convenience store chain.  Minette Trosch was studying at UNC School of Law at the same time that her son, Bill Trosch, was at UNC School of Law and son Eric Trosch, who later attended Wake Forest Law School, was a freshman at UNC. She was presented for admission to the Mecklenburg County Bar in 1995 by her husband, Lou Trosch, and her father, the late T.C. Conrad. Minette and Lou have a third son, Lou, Jr., and seven grandchildren.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 36%
    21 years, 450 cases
  2. Family: 36%
    21 years, 550 cases
  3. Adoption: 16%
    21 years
  4. Child Custody: 6%
    21 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 6%
    21 years



Hourly ($325/hour)

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Contact info

Conrad Trosch & Kemmy, Pa

301 S. McDowell St., Ste. 809
Charlotte, NC, 28204

Conrad Trosch & Kemmy, Pa

5821 Fairview Rd Suite 405
Charlotte, NC, 28209



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
NC Order of the Long Leaf PineGovernor Beverly Perdue2012
50 Most Influential Women in Mecklenburg CountyMecklenburg Times2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
"Remarkable Women Who Made History,"Levine Museum of the New South2005
James E. and Carolyn B. Davis SocietyUniversity of North Carolina School of Law1995
Outstanding Elected Official AwardNC Chapter, American Planning Association1984
Mecklenburg County Order of the HornetMecklenburg County CommissionersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerConrad Trosch & Kemmy, PA1995 - Present
CEOTake A Break1988 - 1991
Mayor Pro-TemCity of Charlotte1983 - 1985
Board of GovernorsNational League of Cities1981 - 1987
City Counsel MemberCity of Charlotte1977 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mecklenburg County Collaborative Family Law Practice Group,Certified Collaborative Law Attorney2002 - Present
North Carolina State Bar Member, Family Law SectionN/A1995 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar, Member, Family Law SectionN/A1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Burgess v. EatonGrandparent clients were given primary custody
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Publication nameTitleDate
Women of Charlotte, North CarolinaFeatured in New South Women:2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
West Virginia UniversityN/AMA - MastersN/A
DePauw UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
US Senate Subcommittee on TransportationTestified1983
Women's Commission Legal ClinicSpeaker on Domestic ViolenceN/A