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N. Lawrence Hudspeth III

Family Attorney at Jacksonville, NC

5.0   25 reviews

also known as Larry Hudspeth

  • Licensed for 47 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About N.

Learn N.’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    65%
    I am a Board Certified Family Law Specialist, having been certified in 1989. I have practiced law in North Carolina for more than 35 years. My practice has been concentrated on family law for most of that time; and has been limited exclusively to family law for nearly 10 years.

    48 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Mediation
    15%
    In addition to being an experienced practicing attorney, and a family law specialist, I am a mediator certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct mediated settlement conferences in Family Financial matters (separation and divorce) as well as in Superior Court matters. I was one of the first mediators in North Carolina to be certified in Family Financial matters.

    28 years, 500 cases

  3. Alimony
    5%

  4. Child custody
    5%

  5. Divorce and separation
    5%

  6. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%

As a family law specialist in Onslow County, I have wide ranging experience in representing military clients and spouses while continuing to represent non-military clients as well. I have appeared extensively in the courts of Onslow County and surrounding counties. This experience gives me the opportunity to provide invaluable insight to clients involved in negotiations or in litigation regarding issues of child custody, child support, spousal support, the division of property (including military pensions) and the many other issues that can arise when spouses decide that they can no longer live together.

Location

Attorney At Law
814 New Bridge Street
Jacksonville, NC, 28540

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2023
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Custody Hearing
Me Hudspeth not only helped us but he believed in me when others were doubting me. Not only was he attentive, focused but he also helped get my child’s voice heard as it wasn’t before. I can’t tell you how much he did for my family as a whole. He will forever be not just our attorney, but someone we call and friend for everything he did. If I could ever recommend an attorney in Onslow county or the surrounding area I’m telling you he is the way to go. He’s not going to make you any promises but when he gives you his word that he’ll do his absolute best it’s more than you could imagine. Again, I can’t thank you enough with our outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2020
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Great representation.
Mr. Hudspeth took on my case when others would not due to a near future deployment. He navigated my work caused communication issues and assisted me through a difficult process towards an agreement with my X. He was reasonable and professional in his guidance. As a male service member I now have 50/50 custody of my children, still have ownership of the home.
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Posted by Alyssa | August 12, 2020
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Divorce
I hired Mr. Hudspeth as a Divorce lawyer. He explained everything in detail. He promptly took action. Kept in touch through email. My case took longer than planned but to no fault of Mr. Hudspeth. The Coronavirus closed the courts around the time I should have had my hearing. As soon as the the court system opened my case was pushed forward. I am very pleased with the outcome. I would hire Mr. Hudspeth again if needed.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2020
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Professional and compassionate
Mr. Hudspeth represented me on several matters in both family and civil cases. I appreciated his prompt and clear communication throughout the process. Consultations were always readily available and easily scheduled. In the quart room, Mr. Hudspeth was professional and was more than willing to explain matters in detail. He was supportive and kind when the courtroom was hostile. I appreciated his ability to refer to other counsel when necessary and he didn’t sugar coat outcomes just to sell his service. I would highly recommend Mr. Hudspeth in all matters in which he agrees to represent his clients.
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Posted by edwyn | February 22, 2020
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Edwyn Gladden
Mr. Hudspeth III. Took my case and through out the course of action kept me informed. He cared about my situation and was professional and respectful.I would proudly recommend his services, who is looking for a lawyer who really cares about his client. I feel blessed to have him represent me. I think that he is a good man. My case was against my daughter over visitation and or custody of my grand daughter.
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Posted by Marcus | January 27, 2020
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Custody Situation
Larry did a wonderful job in assisting me with my child custody case. He was on my side and team from the start. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Gary | January 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend!!!
Larry Hudspeth has provided legal advice and guidance during a difficult situation. I found him to be experienced, responsive, knowledgable and honest. While working with Larry Hudspeth, I felt as though my situation was in adept and trustworthy hands, and he did not steer me wrong. I would highly recommend Larry Hudspeth to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interest and unique needs at the forefront. Should the situation arise, I would not hesitate to seek representation from Larry Hudspeth again.
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Posted by Tiffany | June 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Cannot say thank you enough to Mr. Hudspeth!
Mr. Hudspeth has been my attorney for over five years. He has represented my family on several occasions. I will first start by saying that when I began the search for an attorney, I was looking for a female. I felt that a women would have that motherly instinct when discussing matters pertaining to my children. Most importantly, I wanted to feel comfortable talking about such emotional issues and concerns. After reading several reviews about Mr. Hudspeth and after seeing the word “professional” and “gentlemen” in numerous comments, I decided to call Mr. Hudspeth and set up a meeting. I did meet with another well known attorney in the area, that was suppose to be the best. I am extremely happy that I chose to have Mr. Hudspeth represent my children and I. I feel so honored and blessed that he decided to represent us and continues too as well. Not only is Mr. Hudspeth knowledgeable in all areas of the law pertaining to my case but he answered all questions throughly and never once made me feel like I was waisting his time or asking a stupid question. During every meeting, Mr. Hudspeth was respectful and sympathetic to all issues pertaining to my children. Not once did I ever feel uncomfortable talking to him about my children. I mean that in, I never felt like I couldn’t discuss an issue that was too emotional and one that would make me cry, because he was a man. As a female prior service Marine, who suffers from PTSD and MST, this says a lot. It is hard for me to talk to most people because of my social anxiety but never once did I feel like I could not talk to Mr. Hudspeth. It was also important to me to hear from an attorney that could offer a fathers point of view as well. I appreciated that Mr. Hudspeth gave his opinion on certain issues but still listened to how I felt as a mother. He genuinely listened and let me voice my option on all matters before he he offered his advice. Mr. Hudspeth is also extremely realistic from the start when explaining his expectations for the outcome of your case. One thing that I had to realize very early on was that each child custody case is different from the other. Also that child custody cases are very complex in that you rarely get exactly what you want. Mr. Hudspeth did a great job of helping me understand that. I really appreciated that he would make sure that I knew everything I do for my children will pay off in the end and they will be better people because of me. I will continue to recommend Mr. Hudspeth to everyone that I know who are in need of an attorney. I hope that Mr. Hudspeth will represent my children and I until he no longer practices in the area (which I hope will not be for a long time)! Thank you Mr. Hudspeth for everything that you do!
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Posted by Jessica | June 5, 2019
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Highly recommended. Worth every penny.
Mr.Hudspeth went above and beyond my expectations for my case. He is very knowledgeable and realistic about what the best course of action is for your case. Two of the best qualities a lawyer can have! I highly recommend Larry, and should the need arise I will definitely be using him again in the future. 
Posted by Gary | May 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Won't find better
Mr Hudspeth helped me was extremely helpful with my divorce. He was easy to work with, and incredibly knowledgeable. Would absolutely recommend with full confidence.
Posted by Rada | April 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Outsstanding
Outstanding service. I would recommend his services to anyone that's in the military. I was on deployment and he handle everything on my behalf no issues what so ever everything was done in timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sincerity
Mr. Hudspeth wasn’t in a position to take my case, however, he responded quickly, and with kindness and sincerity, which is something that I cannot be more thankful for, after some others offered false hope and nearly abusive behavior. Thank you, Mr. Hudspeth, for you prompt, kind and sincere response.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wise and punctual professional
Met with Mr Hudspeth for about an hour the first time, within a week he provided a very well written product. He gave father like counsel and answered every question throughout our time. When the process was prolonged because of the other party he waited patiently and when the final steps came he was able to complete the process expeditiously.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Consult went extremely well
Went for a consult, he was very professional, knowledgeable, and confident in my case. I plan to hire him.
Posted by Quaina | September 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hired an excellent experienced attorney for Child Custody!
I was going through one of the very most difficult times in my life for my son and I. As any other loving parent or parents would fighting for their child/children's rights. This was a very very extremely sad,depressing and worrying time for me and as a mother I did not like that at all. My son is my joy and my world and in a time like that I was looking for an well experienced, professional, honest and trustworthy attorney. But it was hard for me because every attorney I came upon did not give me the hope, trust and relief that they could bring my son and I justice like we deserve and are entitled to. As I was almost about to give up God lead and enabled me to Mr.Hudspeth a GREAT ON POINT, VERY WELL EXPERIENCED and CARING ATTORNEY to take on my son and my case and to represent our case the way my son deserves. These rough hard times were all worth it with Mr.Hudspeth beside us representing and fighting our case. We are represented with the most ever outstanding legal counsel any parent or parents could ask for for their child or children. Mr.Hudspeth took my son and my case tremendously seriously and making sure my son and I were on the right path to justice for our legal matters. My son and I can't thank you enough Mr.Hudspeth for how far you have taken us and have made such an impact in our lives. Thank you so much from within deep down in our hearts!! You are the MOST very best outstanding Attorney my son, me, my family or anyone else could ever ask for!!! God Bless You Mr.Hudspeth!!!
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Posted by John | September 29, 2016
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A Marine's experience with Attorney Hudspeth
I am a Marine and I was dealing with a uncontested divorced through base legal. After having complications base legal referred me to Attorneny Hudspeth. I was in serious need and he gave me sound advice and represented me in this case. He is very easy to talk to, and helps you understand all the legal mumbo jumbo. He is also very easy to contact through emails or phone calls. After about 6 months of trying to get divorced due to the fact of my ex dodging service, I was granted my divorce. He did everything he could to help me serve my ex wife. I thank him for his service in my time of duress. I highly recommend him and will utilize him in future legal matters.
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Posted by The Parkers | September 6, 2016
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Hands Down the BEST there is !!
I obtained Mr Hudspeth after my ex husband took me to court trying to get custody of our 2 children, after talking to an attorney who everyone in Jacksonville says to use that has a reputation of being "A man eater" and NOT impressed with what they had to offer or their prices I did a search with google and got a list of attorneys who had a great reputation, Mr Hudspeth was the first one on the list and after my first meeting I knew I had found the right one , I have to say I was scared and worried especially at the beginning of the process, as any one in my situation would when it comes to their children . Larry was very understanding , sincere and extremely confident. He laid out a plan of action for my new husband and I to follow in preparation for the court proceeding . The day the hearing started Larry was EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL, and AMAZING in court. Needless to say we won and maintained custody of my 2 children!! I honestly feel if I had any other attorney other than Mr Hudspeth the outcome wouldn't of been the same, He is AMAZING , I couldn't ask for anyone better. He is extremely knowledgeable and has over 44 years experience , If you want a attorney who treats you like a member of his family and not just a client, then you need to retain him, I am telling everyone I know that he is THE BEST attorney in the United States !! His prices are more than fair in my opinion, and is truly sincere and caring. Mr Hudspeth we CAN NOT THANK YOU ENOUGH !!!!! You truly are a blessing from God, Keep up the great work Thank you SO MUCH, The Parkers
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2016
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Family Legal Representation
Larry has assisted in navigating a contested divorce that resulted in joint custody of three children and a consent agreement after six years, three deployments, and a contentious negotiation between plaintiff and defendant. As one of his many clients, I always felt like a priority. Knowledgeable, patient, honest, and professional are words that best describe him and his character. Larry has my highest and strongest recommendation for family law representation.
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Posted by Janet | February 18, 2016
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Great Service!
Larry was a great help for me dealing with two separate legal issues that needed to be handled over the course of a year. Much of this time I was traveling for work and his dedication to assisting me was a huge relief. Highly recommend his services.
Posted by Dave | October 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Technically outstanding/Very supportive/Professional
This was a matter that took over five years to conclude, primarily because both plaintiff and defendant's circumstances were in a continual state of change, both financially and geographically. Larry was extremely patient and supportive throughout, although I'm certain he was at times a bit frustrated. The goal was to reach a mutually agreeable consent judgment without litigation. Larry's guidance and excellent knowledge, especially regarding military divorce matters, coupled with his patience throughout, eventually brought the matter to a successful conclusion. We were able to come to terms with a minimum of animosity, and Larry was instrumental in providing input and guidance to accomplish that result. I consider Larry to be outstanding at what he does.....and, importantly, I consider him a good friend.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner
  • N. Lawrence Hudspeth III, Attorney at Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Lana S. Warlick
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Shareholder
  • Shore, Hudspeth & Harding, P. A.
  • 1979 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Morrow, Fraser & Reavis
  • 1976 - 1979
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Education

  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Associations

  • North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Onslow County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Family Law Specialist
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Financial Planners Luncheon
  • Financial Aspects of Divorce
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse N.
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Attorney Hudspeth who is an outstanding family law attorney. He is totally professional and very caring in his practice. Mr. Hudspeth is highly regarded among his peers and his clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have co-counseled a case with Larry and found him to be dedicated, insightful, considerate and a confident litigator. He has been a great asset to my case and has helped guide our mutual client through a difficult situation. He has been a model of professionalism to me as co-counsel and more importantly to opposing counsel as well. He is a wonderful lawyer and an asset to the bar."
Family Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Larry Hudspeth is extremely knowledgeable and well respected by other family law attorneys."
Family Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Larry is a skilled and knowledgeable attorney who looks out for the best interests of his clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Larry zealously represents his clients without being contentious. He is qualified, competent and very well respected. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has substantial expertise in family law. He is also personable and a pleasant person to work with. I recommend him highly."
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