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Leigh B. Sellers

Divorce and separation Attorney at Charlotte, NC

4.6   11 reviews

About Leigh

Learn Leigh’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    25%
    I practice exclusively in the area of Family Law, which includes, pre-marital, separation, property division, custody, child support, alimony, and enforcement of prior orders or agreement.

    31 years

  2. Child custody
    25%
    I practice exclusively in the area of Family Law, which includes, pre-marital, separation, property division, custody, child support, alimony, and enforcement of prior orders or agreement.

    31 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    25%
    I practice exclusively in the area of Family Law, which includes, pre-marital, separation, property division, custody, child support, alimony, and enforcement of prior orders or agreement.

    31 years

  4. Family
    25%
    I practice exclusively in the area of Family Law, which includes, pre-marital, separation, property division, custody, child support, alimony, and enforcement of prior orders or agreement.

    31 years

Leigh Ballenger Sellers is the founder of Touchstone Family Law in Charlotte NC and Fort Mill , SC.  Formerly she was a partner at Krusch & Sellers, P.A. She is Board Certified by the North Carolina State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and is a certified mediator. She is  accomplished in her field and can offer succinct, comprehensive legal guidance. She began her legal career after obtaining her law degree at The University of South Carolina School of Law by working as a Staff Attorney with the South Carolina Supreme Court.  She entered private practice in Columbia, SC in the field of family law. She is a member of many distinguished organizations such as the North and South Carolina Bar Associations, the Mecklenburg County and York County Bar Associations, the American Bar Association, and the International Association of Collaborative Law Professionals as well as the Charlotte Collaborative Divorce Group. Her hard work on behalf of her clients has earned her a BV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. She was elected to serve on the Family Law Council of both the  North Carolina and South Carolina Bar Associations for a three year term which ends in 2020.

 

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Licensed for 32 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 10/03/2022
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Leigh

Touchstone Family Law
6101 Carnegie Boulevard
Suite 100
Charlotte, NC, 28209
Touchstone Family Law
100 Main Street
Suite 204
Fort Mill, SC, 29715
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Sally | September 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So grateful for Leigh and her team!
Leigh takes a personal interest in her clients and knows how to get the best possible outcome in any of her cases.  I came to Leigh during one of the darkest times in my life, I had a very difficult and trying divorce/custody case.  I too, was also a very difficult client at times.  Leigh stood by me no matter what, she never gave up on me or my case, she fought right alongside me and always believed in me. Leigh's strong character, tenacity and commitment to do the right thing gave me the best case scenario. I highly recommend Leigh and her team for any of your legal needs!
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Posted by Carol | August 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney!
When I first called Touchstone Family Law, I was nervous, anxious, and had a thousand questions. I knew I called the right office after speaking to the receptionist, Erica, who was kind and patient. I met with Leigh Sellers, who I knew after that first meeting, she was going to be my advocate during my separation along with guide me in the right direction that would be appropriate for my children and I. She is knowledgeable, efficient, straight-forward, and patiently answered all my questions. Her staff is calm, kind, and patient. When Leigh was not available, her paralegal, Johnnathan, listened to my problems or questions assuring me he would relay my message to Leigh and I would receive a response. I was always informed of the status of my case either through e-mail or a phone call. I never felt "out of the dark" during the entire process. I cannot thank Leigh and the members of her staff enough for taking such good care of me and my case. My children and I are in a better place because of her and Touchstone Family Law.
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Posted by Ann | March 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best decision I made in a very difficult time.
Leigh put me at ease right from the start. She advised me what to expect and what I needed to do to get a fair settlement. She handled my case respectfully and advocated for me above and beyond the norm. She guided me every step of the way and I knew I was in good hands. This lady is the expert ! Working with Leigh was the best decision I made. She achieved the best possible outcome for me.
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Posted by Beth | February 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Client
Leigh created a pre-nuptual agreement for me and then executed this pre-nup in the subsequent divorce. She was very thorough and without her assistance, I would have suffered financial consequences. Also, she stood behind me in the divorce to make sure that other issues were handled promptly and properly. She is a good advocate and excellant attorney.
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Posted by Kelly | March 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience with Leigh Sellers and her team
Ms. Sellers took on my divorce case after my first attorney did nothing on my file for months and I had to cut ties with him. No complaints though, because Ms. Sellers and her assistant Maria dove right in and gave me top notch representation that ended up getting me a settlement that I was very happy with. It was especially comforting that during a trying time in my life Ms. Sellers was easy to work with and normally responded to my questions within hours. I have already recommended her to others seeking a divorce in South Carolina.
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Posted by Sherry | March 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Best during hard times1
I loved working with Leigh and her team. When my world was falling apart and out of control, she gave me the tools to pick the pieces up and concentrate of what had to be done. Divorce is never simple, but she gave me wise advise and helped me work through the complexities of the legal system. Guiding me on when to be agressive to take action and when to just sit back and wait. She referred me to other reliable sources who could help with the issues I had that were not directly related to the divorce. She armed me with knowledge, so I could feel confident in making the best of a bad situation. Pulling together financial files was hard, but it kept me on track and gave me the information I needed to know to make informed decisions. Good help is not cheap, but she helped me keep costs to a minimum and allowed me to do what I could by myself. I strongly recommend this firm.
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Posted by Angela Joyner | September 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Pure Excellence!
I was lucky enough to be referred to Mrs. Sellers after I left my husband of 16 years. As with most divorces, this is an emotional and stressful time. I cannot say enough good things about Ms. Sellers and her paralegal, Jenny Pattana. Not only did they provide legal support and advice, they eased the emotional burden. Mrs. Sellers's prices were reasonable and she guided me on ways I could save money. If you need a family attorney, she is your girl!
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Posted by Bob | December 18, 2014
Excellent Family Lawyer. I am so glad I found her.
Mrs. Sellers helped me through a very difficult contested divorce and custody case. She guided me professionally from the moment I first sat down with her to tell her my "story". All aspects of my divorce were a challenge. We had a temp custody trial, a full custody trial, and lawyer to lawyer property mediations. My case took nearly a year and a half to finally settle. Mrs. Sellers dealt with and handled my significant other changing between two different lawyers and even going pro se at one point. Through it all Mrs. Sellers and her staff were incredible. I truly believe that I would not have been able to Father my children full time, as I do now, due to naivety, lack of knowledge, and lack of experience if it were not for the help of Mrs. Sellers and her amazing staff.
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Posted by Manny | November 17, 2014
Simply the best Legal representation you can get period, including SC and NC.
I worked with Leigh for the past four years in a very complex custody case “that was the Judge definition”. I do believe miracles exist, I do believe in God, I do believe in fairness and justice, I do believe money is not the main aspect who drives justice and a good case, Leigh proved me that…is the case itself, true and justice. Leigh demonstrated that to me with the excellent professional handling of my case prior, during and post. She is mine and my son’s personal guardian angel. We won’t every battle in four years, two mediations, three agreements and five days trial, if this does not speak by itself what would be? I trusted her since day one, I’ve always follow her recommendations and advises, she’s very very professional in what she does. In our case where involved almost the whole SC falimy justice system and every possible resource available including GAL, supreme court, two judges, four attorneys, two mediations, depositions along with others. I do think everything happens for a reason and between God, true and justice Leigh and i defeated one of the toughest attorneys in SC on behalf of my son and family. The Urrego’s family will always be grateful for such a great team of professionals who assisted Leigh to get this job completed, Thank you all.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2012
GREAT LAWYER!!!
Very pleased with how she handled my case. She kept me informed. Knows the law. She treated me and my family with respect. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2012
Be careful
Charged me constantly. Did not advocate for me. Dumped me off on an associate minutes before my mediation. The associate had never done a mediation. Had no patience with me or for my questions. I am in a bad way because of her. Leigh "fired" me because of slow payment. Refused monthly payments. Stay Away !!!!!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Touchstone Family Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Krusch & Sellers, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Weaver Bennett and Bland
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Volunteer
  • 1996 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Ratchford and Associates
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Staff Attorney
  • South Carolina Supreme Court
  • 1990 - 1992
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Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Associations

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Council Member, Family Law Section
  • 2017 - Present
  • Women Lawyers of Charlotte
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Family Law Council
  • 2016 - Present
  • York County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • MeckCounty Family Court Bench and Bar Committee
  • 2004 - Present
  • Charlotte Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Family Law Section
  • 2002 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 1996 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified Mediator South Carolina Family Court
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Board Certified in Family Law
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2009
  • Certified Family Financial Mediator
  • NC State Bar
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hot TIps for Domestic Attorneys
  • Addiction in Family Court
  • 2018
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Navigating Complex Asset Cases Violence in The Home
  • 2018
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Family Law and Immigration
  • 2017
  • NC Family Law Specialists Conference
  • How to use Alcohol Monitoring in Custody Cases
  • 2016
  • Family Law Section Sessions
  • Scheduling your Court Case
  • 2016
  • Family Law Section Session
  • Most Important Local Rules and Why
  • 2016
  • Western North Carolina Bankruptcy Seminar
  • Navigating the Intersection of Bankruptcy Law and Family law
  • 2015
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Family Law and Bankruptcy
  • 2014
  • Handling Divorce Actions from Start to Finish
  • Interview, Discovery, Documents, ADR
  • 2010
  • Food for Thought
  • Retroactive Child Support
  • 2010
  • Financial Divorce Settlements in Touch Economic Times
  • Bankruptcy in Divorce/Tax Treatments in Divorce
  • 2009
  • Successful Financial Settlements for your Divorce Client
  • Common Tax Issue in Family Law Case
  • 2007
  • Annual MCB Food for Thought
  • Case law Update
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (10)
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Leigh is a very highly respected attorney in Charlotte and the surrounding communities. I value her leadership in the Bar, and always enjoy cases with Leigh as opposing counsel."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Leigh is a well-respected, reputable and knowledgeable family law attorney in both North and South Carolina. She is known by attorneys and judges for both her strong legal expertise and professionalism. I respect and fully endorse her."
Family Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leigh has a wonderful personality and is an absolute professional. Great to work with."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leigh is a stellar advocate, very accomplished attorney and a nice person. I can endorse her without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Leigh is a terrific lawyer and a wonderful person! I have known Leigh for many years. Leigh is competent, capable and compassionate. She is also a fierce litigator when needed."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Leigh Sellers is a superb family law attorney, and genuinely cares about each and every one of her clients. She is a huge asset to both the North Carolina and South Carolina legal communities."
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leigh is an outstanding family law attorney. She is extremely knowledgeable regarding North Carolina and South Carolina family law and maintains an active, professional practice in both states. She is respected by judges and fellow lawyers in the community. I would recommend her to family."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Leigh. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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