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Angela McIlveen

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The first thing you will notice when you meet me is that I genuinely care about my clients and the clients of the Firm. Maybe it’s because I remember going through my parents’ nasty divorce when I was 6 years old. I know how my parents' divorce impacted my life and growing up with my dad when kids didn’t grow up with their fathers definitely shaped my life. In case you are wondering, no my mom wasn’t a bad person. My dad just had the best attorney in town. I also have the unique perspective of having gone through my own custody trial and having sat in the witness seat in court. I know how crazy going through a divorce or custody lawsuit can make you,  and I know how painful it is to have your life torn apart.

My colleagues say that I’m aggressive but I would say that I’m just passionate about my clients and what I do. Whether I am in or out of the courtroom, I give it my all. I know that while I love being the courtroom, it isn’t always the best place for my clients’ cases. I’m always open to resolving cases outside of court.

Since graduating from law school, I have focused my practice exclusively on litigation including discovery, court motion hearings, deposition, trial, mediation, and appeals. As a partner at the McIlveen Law Firm, I handle cases in family law including child custody and support, divorce, alimony, adoption, separation, domestic violence, and equitable distribution. I also supervise cases that are handled by our Associate Attorneys. We handle cases in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, Lenoir, Lincolnton, Mathews, Monroe, Shelby, and Statesville. In July of 2017, we will open a new office in Raleigh, N.C. to help clients who live in Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh, and surrounding cities. We have plans to open additional offices in Charleston, S.C., Greenville, S.C., Atlanta, G.A., and Washington, D.C. in 2018. When I’m not full speed ahead in the courtroom and running a growing law practice, I love spending time with my children, grandson, and my husband, Sean.

Top rated Charlotte family lawyer



  • Divorce Law: Common Mistakes in Dividing Assets, NBI 2017
  • Advanced Divorce Law Valuing and Dividing Complex Assets: Stock, Pensions, Retirement and more, NBI 2016
  • GLM 2014
  • NC Divorce Seminar What You Need to Know About Divorce 2012
  • Focus on Decision-Makers Crafting the Right Story for Your Audience 2012
  • Insurance CLE for Geico Insurance Law 2011



  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Florida State Bar (CLER exempt)
  • Charlotte City Club, member
  • Gaston County Bar Association Attorney, member 2013 – Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, member 2009 – Present
  • Family Law Section Attorney, member 2012 – Present
  • Law Practice Management Section Board, member 2013 – 2017
    • Technology Subcommittee 2013 – 2017
    • Nominating Committee 2013 – 2015
  • American Bar Association Attorney Member 2013 – Present
    • Law Practice Management Section Attorney 2013 – Present
    • Family Law Section Attorney 2013 – Present
    • Litigation Section Attorney Member 2014 – Present
  • National Institute of Trial Lawyers Member 2014-2016
    • National Women Trial Lawyers Member 2014 – 2016
    • Answer Scholarship Committee Member 2012 – 2015
    • National Association Of Women Business Owners Member 2012 – 2013
    • Mecklenburg County Bar Association Attorney Member 2009 – 2012


J.D. Case Western Reserve School of Law, Concentration in Litigation
  • Milton A. Kramer Criminal Justice Clinic participant
  • Member, Order of Barristers National Honor Society
  • Team member, Mock Trial: NTC Competition 2-0, Crosstown Competition 1-1;
  • Coach/Coordinator, AIPLA Moot Court Team;
  • Highest Grades: Trial Tactics, Genetics, Milton Kramer Criminal Law Clinic: A
  • Authored two notes:  How, if at all, is the issue of “luring” (i.e. enticing a suspect overseas, via a ruse, to travel to a place where he is then arrested and taken to another country for trial) or abduction addressed under international and U.S. law? (written for the Office of the Prosecutor of the Military Tribunal at Guantanamo Bay); and The Absent Victim: Undermining the Adversarial Process.
B.A. English, Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Leadership Scholarship
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