Nancy L. Grace is a partner at Wake Family Law Group. She has been a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law since 2003. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a NCDRC certified Family Financial Mediator. Nancy has earned an AV rating, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been designated by her peers as a Super Lawyer in Family Law by North Carolina Super Lawyers each year from 2008 to the present (also earning Top 100 North Carolina attorneys and Top 50 Women attorneys). She has been included in Best Lawyers in America each year since 2014, and, in 2017 and again for 2023, Nancy was named Lawyer of the Year in Family Law in Raleigh by Best Lawyers in America.
Nancy is a Past President of the Tenth Judicial District Bar, the largest mandatory Bar organization in North Carolina, which includes approximately 5700 Wake County lawyers. Nancy is also a past President of the NC Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She is a former Chair of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) and a former Chair of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers (now North Carolina Advocates for Justice). Nancy has served on the Board of Directors for the Wake County Bar Association/Tenth Judicial District and on the Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District. She served for many years as Chair of the CLE Committee for the Family Law Section of the NCBA and is a former editor of Family Forum, a publication of the Family Law Section of the NCBA. Nancy has previously served on the CLE Committee and Communications Committee for the North Carolina Bar Association.
Nancy received a B. A. degree in Spanish in 1982 and a Master’s Degree in Teaching in 1986 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She taught Spanish at North Carolina State University prior to attending law school. In 1996, Nancy received a J.D. with Honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law and then served as law clerk to the Honorable James A. Wynn, Jr. of the North Carolina Court of Appeals (now on the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals) before entering private practice.
NANCY GRACE’S AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Equitable Distribution | Spousal Support and Alimony | Separation Agreements | Divorce and Annulment | Child Custody | Child Support | Grandparents’ and Third Party Custody/Visitation Rights | Marital Agreements | Family Law Appeals | Domestic Violence | LGBTQIA+ Family Law | Arbitration | Mediation
Nancy L. Grace Clients’ Choice Award 2019
What Our Clients Say About Nancy Grace
In an industry overrun with interpersonal conflict, I’ve never seen someone maintain such a positive demeanor. Your clients are lucky to have you, as are your colleagues at bar.”
Thank you for everything you have done to help me in this impossible situation. You are very professional and extremely good at what you do . . . not to mention a great person too! I’m very lucky to have found you.”
Nancy, you are SO knowledgeable, easy to talk to, trustworthy, explain things well, and you can get the smoke out of a smoldering fire to get an issue addressed and resolved.”
Thank you so very much for your time, thoughtfulness, and professional experience that you shared with me today. It means so much for you to have listened and cared.”