Tash & Kurtz - Family Law Attorneys

Elise Morgan Whitley
At the Crossroads Excellent Counsel.

Elise Morgan Whitley

Professional:

  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite for Family Law through 2016
  • Adjunct Professor of Family Law, Wake Forest University School of Law (Advanced Family Law 2013 to present)
  • "Board Certified Specialist" in family law by The North Carolina State Bar since 2006
  • Rated “AV” Preeminent, the Highest Possible Rating in both legal abilities and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary - Martindale-Hubble / Lexis-Nexis - 2013 to present
  • Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" in family law by Woodward/White, 2011 to present
  • Super Lawyers of North Carolina in the area of Family Law – 2014 to present
  • Super Lawyer of North Carolina in the area of Family Law: Rising Star: 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • Legal Elite of North Carolina in the area of Family Law - North Carolina Business Journal, 2009, 2012 to present
  • Legal Elite Women – Family Law – North Carolina Business Journal – 2014 to present
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorney’s – “10 Best” in Client Satisfaction – 2014 to present
  • Trained family law Mediator assisting individuals in the resolution of family law matters since 2009
  • Admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court - 2014
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section – Member - 2001 – Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section – Family Law Counsel Board Member, (2012 to present); Family Law Counsel Website Committee Member (2011 to present); Alimony Committee (2007 to 2008)
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division - Membership Chair - 2003 - 2004
  • Member, Forsyth County Bar Association since 2006
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Formerly NCATL), Member Board of Governors- 2008 – 2010; Family Law Section - 2001 - 2014; Family Law Section - Executive Board - 2002 – 2004 & 2007 – 2009
  • Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court Member, 2001, 2006-2008
  • Licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 2001

Publications / Presentations:

  • Author: "Imputing Income in Child Support Cases: What is Bad Faith Anyway?" Family Forum, North Carolina Bar Association, March 2006
  • Speaker and Manuscript Author:  “Competency, Guardianship and Name Changes” - Practicing Before the Clerk in Domestic Cases – North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (Greensboro) – August 2006
  • Author:  "Name Changes, Incompetency, and Guardianships, What Every Family Law Practitioner Needs to Know" Trial Briefs, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2007
  • Speaker and Manuscript Co-Author: “Domestic Violence Actions:  Where Family Law and Criminal Law Meet” - North Carolina Advocates for Justice – Mountain Magic (Asheville, NC)  - October 2008
  • Co-Author:  Domestic Violence Actions: Where Family Law and Criminal Law Meet Trial Briefs, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, April, 2009
  • Co-Speaker & Manuscript Author:  “Taking Care of Business:  Using Contempt to Enforce Orders” – North Carolina Bar Association (Greensboro) – Fall 2009
  • Speaker & Manuscript Author:  “Expert Nuggets – Lessons Learned the Hard Way” – North Carolina Advocates for Justice - Rules of the Road with Experts (Greensboro) - 2011
  • Speaker & Manuscript Author:  Case Law Updates – (Equitable Distribution, Contempt & Attorney’s Fees) – North Carolina Bar Association  - 2011 Family Law Section Annual Meeting  (North Myrtle Beach, SC) - 2011
  • Author:  “What’s New?  The 2011 Child Support Guidelines” – North Carolina Bar Association Family Forum, March 2011
  • Speaker & Manuscript Author: “Methods of Obtaining Information in Family Law Cases - Getting What You Actually Need’ - North Carolina Advocates for Justice Family Law CLE (Winston-Salem, NC) - February 2012

Community

  • Supervising Attorney, Wake Forest University School Clinical Program (2012 to 2013)
  • Sci-Works Board of Directors (2009-2010)
  • Wake Forest University School of Law – Dean Search Committee

Personal

  • Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina to William Morgan, an attorney, and Katherine Morgan, a schoolteacher. Raised in Jacksonville, North Carolina. 1992 graduate of Jacksonville Senior High School. 
  • University of North Carolina (English) 1996
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. 2001
    • Associate Chief Justice – Moot Court Board
    • Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition Team Member
    • Trial Bar Member
  • Married for over ten years and parent to two children.


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