Debbie Griffiths limits her practice to the area of family law including adoptions, pre-marital and separation agreements, spousal and child support, custody and property division. She also assists families at all stages of the legal process from pre-litigation, mediation, trial and appeal. She also serves as a guardian ad litem for children or parties involved in the litigation process and she is approved to serve as a parenting coordinator.
Debbie has been certified as a specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in the area of family law since 2008. She is also a NCDRC Certified Superior Court Mediator and a Certified Family Financial Mediator.
Debbie received her J.D. from N.C. Central Law School in 2003 where she attended the evening program while working full time as a paralegal for a residential real estate attorney in Raleigh. She graduated from East Carolina University in 1990 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Debbie worked as a receptionist and legal assistant at a local law firm.
Debbie is an active member of the Wake County Bar Association, the 10th Judicial District Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. She currently serves on the fee grievance committee for the 10th Judicial District Bar, the Membership Committee of the Wake County Bar, the adoption committee for the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association. Debbie served as co-editor of Family Forum, the newsletter of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, from 2011-2013 and as co-editor of the 3rd edition of the Family Law Deskbook, also published by the Family Law Section. Debbie has also been a speaker at continuing legal education programs both for attorneys and paralegals. In addition to being active in her profession, Debbie is also active in her community serving on the Program Committee for Triangle Family Services.
While she is not at work, Debbie enjoys spending time with family and friends. Debbie has two cats – Lucy, who she adopted from the Wake County SPCA, and Patrick, who she rescued from a high kill shelter in a surrounding county.
Committees and Involvement
- Wake County Bar – Membership Committee
- 10th Judicial District Bar – Fee Grievance Committee
- NC Bar Association Family Law Section – Adoption Committee
- NC Bar Association – Military & Veterans Affairs Committee