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Eric C. Trosch

Board Certified Specialist in Family Law
Eric Trosch, a partner in Conrad Trosch & Kemmy, is a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist, one of fewer than 250 lawyers statewide to achieve this distinction from the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He is the co-author of Divorce in North Carolina – Answers to Your Legal Questions. His focus is on family law and general civil litigation. 

Practice AreasExperiencePublications & AwardsCommunityProfessional


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


  • NC Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, 2010 – present
  • Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, Council Member, 2012 – 2015
  • Executive Steering Committee member, Mecklenburg Collaborative Law Group, 2010 – present
  • Executive Steering Committee member, Mecklenburg Collaborative Law Group, Co-Chair, 2012 – present
  • Domestic Court Committee of the Mecklenburg County Courts appointee, 2002-present
  • North Carolina Collaborative Law Committee appointee, present
  • Continuing Legal Education presenter on North Carolina Contempt Laws, 2011
  • Family Law Section Custody Seminar, Mecklenburg County Bar, coordinator and presenter, 2005
  • Research Assistant to Professor Suzanne Reynolds of Wake Forest University on Lee’s North Carolina Family Law Treatise


  • Wake Forest University, J.D., 2002
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1996
  • University of Wake Forest London Study Abroad Program, 2000
  • University of Tuebingen, study abroad, 1995-96


  • Co-Author, Divorce in North Carolina – Answers to Your Legal Questions. Book answering over two hundred common questions asked throughout the divorce process.
  • “Family Law”, October 11, 2014 on TBS Legal Forum Network, (60-minute interview)
  • Guest Lecturer in Collaborative Law, Charlotte School of Law, 2011
  • Co-Author, “Contempt—Civil and Criminal.” Article appearing in Hot Topics for Advanced Family Law Paralegals published by the N.C. Bar Association Foundation, 2011 
  • Course Planner and Moderator for Mecklenburg Court Bar Family Law Section’s Continuing Legal Education Seminar “What About the Kids?” 2005
  • Numerous presentations to local psychology groups on the topics of Collaborative Law and Responding to Subpoenas


  • Named to Top 100 Family Lawyers in North Carolina, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • Named Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in North Carolina Under the Age of 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc., 2014
  • Named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Acknowledged as “Legal Elite” by Business North Carolina, 2013
  • Acknowledged as “People on the Move,” The Charlotte Business Journal, 2011, 2013
  • First recipient of the annual North Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Award for outstanding contribution to the advancement of matrimonial law
  • Recipient, North Carolina Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Student Advancement of Matrimonial Law Award, 2002
  • Member, 4A North Carolina High School Basketball State Champion, West Charlotte High School, 1991
  • Co-Captain, 4A North Carolina High School Basketball State Champion, West Charlotte High School, 1992


  • Treasurer, Honorable Louis A. Trosch District Court Judge Campaign
  • Member, Campaign Committee to Reelect the Honorable Elizabeth T. Trosch

  • Participant in F3
  • Advocacy Chair and Board Member, PTSA E.E. Waddell Language Academy
  • Member, Christ Lutheran Church
  • Coach, Christ Lutheran Church Basketball
  • Participant, Christ Lutheran Small Business Forum
  • Volunteer, McPie
  • Volunteer, Room at The Inn Project
  • East Mecklenburg Action Committee to Support East Mecklenburg High School

  • Member, Men for Change Domestic Violence Awareness Committee

  • Coach, Charlotte Junior Soccer Team
  • Coach, YMCA Basketball Team

  • Good Fellows Annual Fundraising Event

  • Martin Luther King Junior High School/Citizen Schools Teacher
  • Mecklenburg County Courthouse Student Mock Trial

  • West Charlotte Alumni Basketball Benefit

  • Mecklenburg County Bar League Basketball
  • Assistant Coach, St. John’s Basketball Team
  • Assistant Coach, Siegel Avenue Basketball Team
  • Assistant Coach, Sardis Baseball Team
  • Former Board Member, Men for Change Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Former Member, Medearis HOA Board Architectural Review Committee

  • Former Member, Hood Hargett Breakfast Club


  • North Carolina State Bar, 2002
  • US District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2002
  • North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist, 2010


  • North Carolina Bar Association: Family Law Section
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg Collaborative Law Group
  • Wake Forest Alumni Association
  • University of North Carolina Alumni Association
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014


  • Appointed to three-year term on the NC State Bar Family Law Counsel, 2012-2015
  • Co-Chair of the Mecklenburg Collaborative Law Group
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member and Former Committee Chair, Mecklenburg Young Lawyers Division
  • Former Chair of Swearing in Committee of Mecklenburg Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg Bar Silent Partner Program Former Lawyer Mentor
  • Statewide Committee for Collaborative Law
  • Member of the Local Family Law Rules Committee

Meet Eric

Eric Trosch and Family

Eric Trosch and Family

After being raised by a family of lawyers, including my mother, father, grandfather, two brothers, and an uncle, I initially decided to be anything but a lawyer. However, while exploring graduate school in a number of other areas, I took a number of career assessment tests which overwhelmingly concluded that a career as either a lawyer or a teacher would be a good fit for me.  I feel like practicing Family Law allows me to be both – I am able to help people by educating them about the law and by handling complex legal issues on their behalf. I am a part of the third generation of attorneys to practice at Conrad Trosch and Kemmy and am now a partner at the firm. I am a Board Certified Family Law Specialist, one of fewer than 200 lawyers in the state of North Carolina to achieve this distinction.

I am not a one-trick pony unless the pony is called common sense.  I take an approach to my practice that causes me to wear a lot of hats.  I am an aggressive advocate when necessary, and at other times I help my clients see that settling is a reasonable way out of court.  I think quickly on my feet, which allows me to perform well not only in litigation, but also in a stressful time-sensitive negotiation.  What I enjoy the most about Family Law is that it encompasses so many other areas of the law.  A Family Law attorney also needs to understand Real Estate Law, Estate Planning, Business Law, Tax Law, Criminal Law, and Bankruptcy, just to name a few. I enjoy the constant intellectual challenge. I recently completed the challenge of writing a book with my brother, William C. Trosch, entitled Divorce in North Carolina – Answers to Your Legal Questions, which answers over two hundred of the thousands of questions that have been posed to me over the years.   


My goal is always to give my client the peace of resolution in the least damaging way possible to their family. The most rewarding part of my practice is seeing my clients, who have just gone through one of the most difficult times of their lives, with a smile of relief because their case is resolved.  It is that “light at the end of the tunnel” moment that keeps my clients and me pushing forward toward resolution.


My wife, Elizabeth Trosch, is a Mecklenburg District Court Judge, and we have two sons.  When one of my sons was about three years old, he asked me if he could have some candy before dinner. I told him no and sent him on his way.  As is the case with children, he went around the corner to my wife and asked her the same question.  She quizzed him, “What did your father say when you asked him?” My son paused and then said, “Well you see Mommy, you are a judge and Daddy’s just a lawyer. Don’t judges just tell lawyers what to do?” Despite his clever “lawyering,” she denied his request. Ultimately, if parties cannot agree, then the only way to have your case resolved sometimes is to have a judge make the final decision.  I want to get the best result for my client’s individual situation, and the key is that I do not use only one “tool” all the time.  The thing that sets me apart from other Family Law attorneys is that I know what tools I have in my toolbox and when to use them.