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Michelle Kathleen Moss Jerome

Family Attorney at New Bern, NC

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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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I pride myself on being a compassionate advocate that is accessible to my clients. I am a dedicated attorney that cares about your case and your future.

I am a graduate of the North Carolina Central School of Law.  I graduated with high honors in the top 10% of her class.  During law school I served on both the Law Review and the Moot Court Board

I am currently the Vice President of the Craven County Bar Association and an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association.  I also serves as a board member on the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council in Craven County.

Before beginning my legal career, I worked with the United Nations and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines in a joint effort to raise funds for clearing minefields in Mozambique.  I also lobbied U.S. Congressional members in an effort to raise awareness of the global landmine crises.  My article on this subject was published in the U.N. Vision.  Later, I served in the AmeriCorps as a literacy tutor for troubled youth and Mexican migrant farm workers. I moved to New Bern and married my husband, Steven Jerome, a local fireman, in 2011.

I am a zealous trial attorney focusing on both criminal defense and family law. In criminal cases, I will take the time to discuss your options, such as community service, limited driving privileges, and expunging your record.  Remember, even something as small as a traffic ticket can have a long term effect on your finances, insurance, and driving record.  I represent clients with misdemeanors and felonies, traffic tickets, driving while license revoked, and DUI issues in Craven, Pamlico and Carteret Counties.


Additionally, I handle family related matters such as child custody and visitation, separation agreements, equitable distribution claims, and absolute divorce.  I understand that these are very personal and very emotional issues and my role is not only an advocate, but also a counselor in law. I am dedicated to giving myclients a cost-effective, timely result with the personalized attention that each case deserves.  


Michelle Kathleen Moss Jerome
1315 S. Glenburnie Rd. Suite A5
New Bern, NC, 285632

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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2020
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Excellent attorney
Was a pleasure to work with and her and her staff were helpful in helping me navigate the court system during my family law case. She is a good lawyer and genuinely cares about her clients and doing the right thing. She won’t waste your money and will always be honest about your available options.
Posted by Joe | October 14, 2019
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Finally, A Down-To-Earth Attorney!
I do not usually write reviews; however, I would like to say that I am extremely pleased to have hired Michelle Jerome as my attorney. She is an extraordinarily compassionate and motivated lawyer, in addition to being incredibly approachable. When I had been served with completely baseless charges and allegations, I consulted with several legal firms in the New Bern area. I then presented my legal issues to Ms. Jerome. She, unlike the other attorneys I had consulted with, actually took the time to listen to my legal issues, as well as the lengthy chain of events which led to the unfortunate situation at hand. She was extremely zealous in defending my case in order to protect not only my reputation, but also my career, my home and my property, but most importantly, ensuring the welfare of my child. Despite her busy schedule, Ms. Jerome made time for me on quite short notice; as I was given very little time to prepare for the legal proceedings brought against me. She also took the time to listen to the concerns of my teenage daughter. My daughter found Ms. Jerome to be very easy to talk to, as she managed to assuage my child's fears and anxiousness; something that I was unable to do in such exceedingly troubling times. Ms. Jerome managed to resolve my case very favorably, and more importantly, without impact to my reputation, career, home or property, along with protecting the welfare of my daughter. She was tremendously understanding of my financial situation and therefore very flexible with the payment of her relatively reasonable fees. I believe the adage of "You get what you pay for" truly does not apply to Ms. Jerome's practice. I am incredibly grateful to Ms. Jerome and her staff for their assistance in resolving my extremely stressful legal matters. I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Jerome to any of my friends and colleagues were they in need of legal representation or advice; she really is a first-rate attorney without the first-rate fees!
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
Mrs. Jerome handled my divorce and child custody mediation professionally and I was thrilled with the results. Highly recommend.
Posted by John | August 12, 2018
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A hard fighting lawyer
Michelle Jerome is a very good lawyer. She won a case that looked like a slam dunk for the prosecution. She kept me informed of what was going on and what to expect. If i ever have any other legal troubles I would hire her in a heart beat. Her staff was very friendly also.
Posted by CANDICE Scott | January 31, 2017
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Good Experience
I had a fta on a speeding ticket from 2 years ago. She was able to get tickets paid and settled without me ever going to court. Appreciate her help and quickness in dealing with my case.


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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Michelle K. Jerome, Attorney at Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Quay and Associates
  • 2012 - 2018


  • North Carolina Central School of Law
  • Judis Doctorate
  • 2012
  • University of West Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001


  • Juvenile Crime Prevention Councel
  • Attorney Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Craven County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Craven County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Service
  • TEEN Court
  • 2014
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • NCCU
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Public Safety Class
  • Introduction to the Court System
  • N/A

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New Bern Family Lawyer Michelle Kathleen Moss Jerome
Michelle Kathleen Moss Jerome
Family Attorney
New Bern, NC
Licensed for 11 years