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Jennifer Harrington

Jennifer is a member of our family law team. She can assist with almost any family law matter from pre-nuptial agreements to post-nuptial agreements and all that lies in between.

Practice AreasExperiencePublications & AwardsCommunityProfessional

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Alimony/Post Separation
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce and Annulment
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Separation Agreements
  • Family Law
  • Marital Agreements
  • Name Changes
  • Paternity
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Domestic Relations Orders
  • Trademarks
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    EXPERIENCE

     

    • Chambers of the Honorable Judge Louis A. Trosch Jr. – Post-Graduate Fellow
    • Community Legal Practice Center – Student Attorney
    • Nosal & Jeter – Law Clerk
    • Washington & Lee University School of Law – Research Assistant

    EDUCATION

    • Washington & Lee University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2016
    • University of California, San Diego, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2013
    • University of California, San Diego, Bachelor of Arts, History, 2013

     

    PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

    • Co-author – Bringing Racial Justice to the Courtroom and Community: Race Matters for Juvenile Justice and the Charlotte Model. Washington & Lee Law Review, Online Edition, Volume 73. (2017)
    • 2016 Citizen Lawyer Award: Nancy Black Norelli. North Carolina Bar Association publication. (2016)

    AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

    • Award for Excellence, Virginia Bar Family Law Section, 2016

     

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • Member of Speakers Bureau, Race Matters for Juvenile Justice
    • Member of Catalyzing Change, Race Matters for Juvenile Justice
    • Attendee—Dismantling Racism
    • Volunteer—Mecklenburg County Truancy Court Program

     

    BAR ADMISSIONS

    • North Carolina State Bar, 2016

    MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

    • North Carolina Bar Association: Family Law Section
    • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
    • Mecklenburg County Bar Association: Family Law Section
    • Mecklenburg County Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division
    • Women Lawyers of Charlotte

    Meet Jennifer

    My first time in a courtroom was not as an attorney. Like many children, I found myself caught in the middle of an acrimonious divorce between my parents. I easily could have become jaded and cynical about the whole process; instead, I focused on the hardworking, well-dressed people who kept things moving and together. Without these people there would have been no form of relief or order for my family. Since that time, my goal has always been to join the ranks of lawyers who help others in such difficult times.   

     

    My empathy for the situation people face when transitioning out of a relationship comes from my experience.  This perspective allows me special insight into the emotional aspects of the process, as well as an appreciation for keeping things as uncontentious as possible. I recognize on a deep level that “seek and destroy” is not a fruitful approach, especially when children are involved. I also understand that the darkest parts of divorce will pass. With a passionate and skilled attorney by your side, you can get through anything.

     

    Family law is extremely engaging, which is a crucial part of any job for me. “Boring” is impossible in family practice because it touches on almost every area of law (from property law to contracts to domestic violence) and presents a new challenge every day.  More importantly, family law is a person-based practice. I never want to get so lost in a case that I forget the real, tangible effects on the parties. Whether equitable distribution of assets or child custody, family law deals with the most precious, guarded parts of a person’s life. It is my goal to advocate for and give a voice to my clients so they feel heard in a seemingly overwhelming time.

     

    I am able to bring my insight as well as clarity into emotionally confusing circumstances while protecting and advocating for my clients. My aim is to make every client’s life better. I am committed to doing the best work possible by fully understanding my client’s situation and being the most prepared person in the room. My clients should feel comfortable in that my compassion, individualized skill, and sensitivity help me treat each client with dignity.

     

    Conrad, Trosch & Kemmy is my second home in Charlotte, North Carolina. I welcome the chance to continually develop my skills alongside this dedicated, talented, and reputable team.

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