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James Leigh Epperson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Charlotte, NC

4.4   7 reviews
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  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 30 years
    Georgia - GA 32 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1991
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    If you are looking to end your marriage, Attorney Epperson can help you through this. Chances are good it will be an emotionally trying and difficult period in your life. You will need a lawyer that is compassionate yet aggressive.

  2. Child custody
    Your children are your most important asset. To make sure your parenting schedule is fair to both parents, call Attorney Epperson today for a case evaluation.

  3. Child support
    Issues involving divorce and children can often be complex and thorny. Every parent wants to do the best they can for their children, but often they may disagree on what exactly that is. Let Attorney Epperson help.

  4. Family
    Family law is a term that covers a wide range of domestic and family-related matters. When Attorney Epperson represents you, he will work tirelessly to ensure you the best possible outcome for your case. Give him a call.

    32 years

  5. Criminal defense

    32 years


The founding attorney and partner of Epperson Law PLLC, James L. Epperson, has served in the Navy JAG Corps before founding his family law practice in Weddington and Charlotte, North Carolina. In his work with the Navy, Attorney Epperson represented servicemen and women through courts-martial cases, as well as handling high-stakes negotiation for the release of Navy service members from foreign captors in the Middle East. This high-stress work has prepared him for the stressful and emotionally trying world of family law, where he provides counsel and litigation services, as well as mediation and arbitration, for those facing divorce, custody proceedings, domestic violence, support cases, and more. To learn more about how James L. Epperson can help you, call Epperson Law PLLC to schedule a consultation.  


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Charlotte Office
10851 Sikes Place
Charlotte, NC, 28277
Boone Office
184 North Water Street
Boone, NC, 28607
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4.4 / 5.0
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Posted by Shane | September 26, 2019
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Best law group in NC!
I retained Epperson Law Group to help me with a nasty separation with my ex-wife. Amber Morris was my attorney and Joe Montfort was my paralegal and between the two of them I never had to worry about anything. They always stayed in touch with me and I never sat around wondering what would happen next. I wanted to keep custody of my children and have my retirement plan protected and that's just what they done! I can't brag on Amber and Joe enough. Those two are too notch. They handled every concern I had with great care and compassion and always had my best interest in their hands! So glad I went to Epperson Law Group and will definitely use them again if need should arise in the future. I will also definitely recommend Epperson Law Group to any friend or family in need of the best legal counsel in NC! Thank you guys for taking such great care of my needs!
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2019
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This is the only attorney I would ever trust to handle my case. He was responsive to my questions and has maintained a focus on what mattered to me. Trust in the plan that James and his team puts forth. You will not be disappointed
Posted by Beth | May 10, 2019
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When you need a lawyer who will fight for you.. Choose James Epperson
If you're looking for an incredibly responsive attorney who will always act in your best interest, who will make you feel confident and secure in the most difficult situations... Choose James Epperson. With James as my attorney, I got through a very challenging divorce with a fair settlement. I would never have gotten there if it wasn't for him. 5 stars really isn't enough to rate how satisfied I am with his services.
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Posted by Lorraine | June 29, 2018
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Simply the BEST Team
from the beginning to the end, my experience with this practice was simplely phenomenal. Everyone during every contact made me feel they were truly dedicated to my "best interest" which is what any client needs when dealing with legal issues. Everyone was kind and personable, but at the same time EXTREMELY professional. I really appreciated the constant updates on my case. These updates were most important to me because I was never left wondering what was happening with my case. Just wanted to say thank you to every one of you and you are appreciated. Excellent lawyer. James spoke to me in "my language" and explained everything in terms that I could understand...I didn't have to be a lawyer to understand my lawyer (LOL).
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2018
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Attorney Epperson is great in court and reliable to get information to me. He was prompt with calls, email and text messages. I do not know what I would do without him.
Posted by Nicole | February 28, 2018
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Man with a plan!
Mr. Epperson is a wonderful attorney! He is reasonable and very knowledgeable in his practices. He is a shark in the courtroom and has a big heart out of it. After 5 long years he was able to get my custody case completely turned around. 5 years ago I was an addict and lost custody of my babies. He took all the work I did and all the abuse I took from my ex over 5 years and turned it into a strong case! Such a strong case that the judge gave me physical custody and put my ex in my previous spot. He fought for me! He is still fighting for me! He gave me hope, he gave my life meaning, he gave me my kids back! He also did it in a manner I can afford! Mr. Epperson went up against one of the nastiest fighting lawyers in my area and made her look weak. If I had to do it all over I would hire him again and again.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2016
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Grossly Incompetent
I had hired James Epperson for a family law matter and it turned out to be a huge mistake. James Epperson never filed orders with the clerk or provided opposing counsel with requested documents. He's big trick is to reschedule the trial date, on the day before the scheduled court date. Please do yourself a favor and pass on this inept attorney.
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Response from James Epperson February 6, 2018
Epperson Law strives to give the best experience possible for all of our clients and we regret that you did not feel you received that. Please reach out to us offline, we always look for opportunities to improve our client experience - (704) 321-0031. Thank you.
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Epperson Law Group, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • JAG
  • Us Navy Jag
  • 2009 - 2009


  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991


  • Union County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Certified Mediator
  • North Car
  • 1998
  • Certified Arbitrator
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 1998
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Charlotte Divorce and separation Lawyer James Leigh Epperson
James Leigh Epperson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Charlotte, NC
Licensed for 32 years
Virtual consultation available