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Marion Kathleen Parsons

Family Attorney at Asheville, NC

4.5   17 reviews
  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 13 years
    Oregon - OR 12 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Marion

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Transplanted from Michigan, I attended Western Michigan University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Literature. Fortunately, I can include the University of Cambridge and Michigan State University to my educational experience as well. I then went on to receive my Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest School of Law.

A twisted sense of humor and passion for individualism, settling down in Western North Carolina was only natural for me. Having been licensed to practice law in North Carolina and Oregon by sitting each state's bar exam, I look forward to expanding my primary practice from North Carolina to sister southern states. Personal recreational passions are summed up by adoring my dogs and running everywhere I can get a plane ticket.

However, my main passion and drive is excelling as an attorney and providing excellent client representation.

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Location

Parsons Law
156 East Chestnut Street
Asheville, NC, 28801

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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney, bad legal system
If I were rating the legal system, I'd give it something like a "D," but Ms. Parsons is an excellent attorney. She presented the evidence so as to give the judge an accurate history of my case, methodically shutting down each of my ex's attempts to paint a false picture. Ms. Parsons' work should not have been necessary; the courts should never have allowed my ex's obviously false allegations to see a courtroom. My ex should be in prison or working off my legal bill, not having visitation with the children every other weekend. Nevertheless, Ms. Parsons presented all the evidence upon which the court should have ordered that result. She can't be blamed for the court's gross failure to dispense justice.
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Posted by Brandi | April 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
SHE IS THE G.O.A.T
Ms. Parsons has been an exceptional attorney! She fought for me to gain custody of my son! Because of her expanded knowledge and action in the courtroom I have my son at home where he should be! She has given me something that can never be repaid!! I am eternally grateful for her and all she has done for me!!! ❤
Posted by Stephanie | April 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
With a complex case and living out of state, Attorney Parsons was without a doubt the Attorney for the job! After interviewing several over the phone, we were impressed with her deep knowledge and understanding concerning the complexity of our case. Parsons's not only stood up and fought for what was right but under her bad ass exterior is a person who truly cares deeply for her clients and making a difference for others. Marion Parsons knows law, has exponential wisdom / advice in and out of the courtroom and won our very complex case! We were told to give up by others and Attorney Parsons’s used her expertise and knowledge of the law to navigate our case with great care and concern. We couldn’t be more grateful and appreciative. Because of Attorney Parsons’s, our family is still intact! Attorney Parsons’s staff was always very professional and helpful as well. If your looking for results, I couldn’t recommend Parsons’s Law more!
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2020
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Professional and skilled
Ms Parsons listened to my concerns, explained information in a direct, no-nonsense manner, was available as needed throughout the process of my separation, and saw to it that my needs were met.
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly satisfied client
I used Marion Parsons for both a divorce and filing of child custody/support papers. Everything was completed in a timely manner and I could not have been happier. Valerie, the para, was excellent and had answers to all my questions almost immediately. I would use them again and would recommend Parsons Law to all of my closest friends.
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Posted by Nick | April 21, 2017
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Great Lawyer
Mrs. Parson is a wonderful lawyer who came to my aid in a time of need. She was very professional and handled my case with care. I would highly recommend Mrs. Parson for any legal help that you might run into.
Posted by Dean | April 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Parsons is the best!
Marion Parsons got my kids back! Marion is very professional and easy to deal with. Extremely knowledgeable. Her presence is known in court and she is taken seriously. Ms Parsons will do everything she can to get what you want. Attorney Parsons has helped to change my whole future with my children!
Posted by Devin | April 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and diligent the top two traits to look for in an attorney. Marion examplify's them both.
Marion is in the only attorney in Asheville, I would trust to represent myself and my daughter. Marion was extremely efficient and knowledgable about how to handle my case. I would highly recomend her to anyone going through a divorce or custody court.
Posted by Jeremy | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce attorney
I contacted Marion after talking to a couple other lawyers. I knew right away I was comfortable with her and wanted to proceed. The other two did not seem as in tune with my situation, and I was just another consultation fee. She kept me up to date with the proceedings and her advice was geared toward getting me the best, most reasonable outcome. I was happy with her court presence in front of the judge, and other attorney as well. Marion knows the judges, and knows how to navigate through the complete process that I had to under take.
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Posted by Griselda | April 18, 2017
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Separation Support / Divorce
Ms Marion Parsons. was able to help me with my case. After being force to leave the house that I was sharing with my spouse,after 27 years of married. Leaving all my belonging behind with no job. Marion was able to present to the court my situation of the necessary need for alimony support. Thanks to her hard labor I was able to find a place of my own. She gave me the confident not to give up.
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Posted by Carlos Palma | April 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
great services
Attorney Parsons helped me during a very difficult time in my life, I used her firm for over two years and she always had answers and solutions to all my problems, thanks to them, I now have my two beautiful kids and peace in my life. I totally recommend her to anyone who needs a reliable and honest Attorney. Thank you Attorney Parsons and Valerie.
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Posted by Hannah Whitehead | April 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A zillion times, yes!
I was so pleased with Marion's overall professionalism and knowledge of family law. She was able to answer all of my questions in a clear and intelligent manner, met all of my needs, and completed my court case with my ideal outcome. I would absolutely hire her again for any future custody-related issues and I frequently recommend her to friends and acquaintances. I genuinely appreciate all her hard work and determination.
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Posted by Claire | April 17, 2017
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Professional. Smart. Fierce. Highly recommend.
There are no words to express how thankful I was to have Marion by my side through my custody battle! She has always been completely honest with me in managing my expectations and timelines and keeping them realistic. She also takes the time to make sure I understand the law and the situation without ever talking down to me. It was one of the most difficult experiences I have ever been through and to have the most trustworthy and competent attorney made it much easier. I highly recommend her and her staff to get the job done.
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Posted by Roger Baskin | April 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Could not have been a better experience
I had a minor matter that unfortunately went to court. I previously have had no experience in the court systems however Ms Parsons was able to guide me through the system and made the process swift and final. I can not speak more highly of the level of professionalism coming out of Ms Parsons office. She takes care of her clients and gets the job done right the first time. I have recommended and will continue to recommend Ms Parsons to friends and family in Buncombe county.
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Posted by Leonardo | July 24, 2015
It has been a pleasure to work with Ms. Marion during our difficult and stressful time.......
If you are going through a divorce, child support or custody battle, Marion Parson’s is one of those rare lawyers who combine compassion for her clients with unyielding advocacy for their case. From the moment my wife and I met with Ms. Marion we were most impressed! We were received in a warm, kind and professional way. Her professionalism and tenacity came through time and time again. She is quite knowledgeable in the field of litigation, always returned phone calls and emails in a timely manner, and was most thorough in explaining each step of the arduous process of divorce and child custody. We felt that we were treated with kindness and compassion. During a difficult and stressful time in our life it has been a pleasure to work with Parson Law.
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Posted by A.R. | April 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Huge disappointment
Marion Parsons claimed that she could take on a complicated case involving divorce, child custody, and child support with an out of state order and it wouldn't be a problem. When the case started I was getting a substantial amount of child support, basically had full custody of the kids, and was still married and able to use my spouse's insurance and benefits. Thanks to Marion's tactics and empty promises, I am making less in child support than the standard state calculation when the case started (last Summer I might add), I had to agree to 50/50 custody, which cut my support even more, and I am soon to be divorced despite her promises that she would throw legal strategies out there that the other side wouldn't know how to defend. She said she could delay the divorce if not stop it from happening in this state AND get him to pay the legal fees. She also said she would be able to prove that my ex-spouse was hiding income in order to increase my child support, but this turned out to be another empty promise. I had very high hopes when the case started and felt that Marion understood my predicament and goals and knew just what to do to shut down the opposing side's counsel but the outcome since working with her has been disappointing to say the least. Plus I am stuck paying her thousands of dollars in legal fees on top of it all. I would have been better off not using a lawyer and making my own deal with my ex.
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Posted by Heidi | February 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
If you want to be thrown under the bus...
hire Marion Parsons. Awful representation when I was going through a horrific event. She offered supervised visits when there was no reason to offer it. After hiring a new lawyer, it took months to get out of the mess she created.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Parsons Law, PA
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Forsyth County District Attorneys Office
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Judicial Clerk
  • 49th Circuit Court, Mecosta County, MI
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Public Defender
  • Washtenaw Public Defender's Office
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Western Michigan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
  • University of Cambridge
  • Studies - British Literature
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pilos-Narron v. Narron
  • Settled
  • Redmon v. Gantt
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
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Publications

  • Western Michigan University
  • Writing Pedagogy
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • 20th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Juvenile Court
  • 2019
  • 28th Judicial District Bar Professionalism For New Admittees Program
  • Professionalism Pitfalls In The First Year of Practice
  • 2018
  • Parent Attorney Conference
  • Rethinking Who Decides a Child's Best Interests
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Marion
Child custody Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have opposed Attorney Parsons in Family Court matters and have found her to be someone who fights zealously on behalf of her client's legal issues. I highly recommend her for your legal needs in the areas of Family Law matters (Divorce, Child Custody, Juvenile cases) and in the area of Superior Civil and Criminal Court cases."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marion has shown herself to be an attorney with immense integrity and a distinct dedication to the welfare and interest of her clients. She has shown herself to be a strong advocate and a wise counselor on matters. I have previously referred business to her and will continue to do so in the future because of these qualities."
Family Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"One of the sharpest lawyers I've ever had the pleasure of working for. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Asheville Family Lawyer Marion Kathleen Parsons
Marion Kathleen Parsons
Family Attorney
Asheville, NC
Licensed for 13 years