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Janet H. Amburgey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Asheville, NC

Gum Hillier McCroskey & Amburgey, PA
47 N Market St
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-258-3368
Fax: 828-252-6721
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Janet Amburgey is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law. Since graduating from Appalachian School of Law in 2008 she has focused her practice exclusively on family law matters, assisting people through family chaos, ensuring the protection of their rights and property and helping to blend and expand families.  She has represented clients in divorce and separation with issues surrounding child custody, child support, alimony, and in property settlement matters. She also assists families through adoption, name changes and protects parents and children in both domestic violence matters and DSS matters.  Janet believe’s problem-solving is a primary responsibility of a lawyer, and through her family law practice she facilitates the transition to newly designed futures, which is the heart of any family law practice. Janet joined Gum, Hiller & McCroskey in 2012 and became a named partner in 2018.  

Janet is a member of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association where she has previously served as the co-chair on the parents rights committee in 2017.  She is an active member in the 28th Judicial Bar, serving on the executive committee since 2015, and currently, serving as Secretary since 2018.  Janet has been listed for inclusion in the North Carolina Super Lawyers master list since 2020 and was listed in their  “Rising Stars” category  in both 2017 and 2018. She has been recognized in the Legal Elite Family Law Section in 2017  and 2018 and included in their Young Guns section in 2015.  Janet has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Family Law Section since 2019 and maintained a BV Distinguished Rating from Martindale Hubbell since 2015.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property


3 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

About Janet H. Amburgey

First Admitted: 2008, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • Legal Elite​​ Family Law Section, Business North Carolina ​Magazine, ​2017, 2018, Business North Carolina ​Magazine
  • Best Lawyers in America, Family Law Section, since 2019
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, since 2020, North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • Business North Carolina Magazine, Legal Elite Young Guns, Family Law Section, 2015
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2017, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell, BV Distinguished Peer Rated Lawyer, since 2015, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Parents' Rights Committee, Family Law Section, 2017
  • 28th Judicial District Bar, Member, since 2008
  • 28th Judicial District Bar, Executive Committee Secretary, 2018-2019, 2019-2020  
  • 28th Judicial District Bar, Executive Committee Member, 2015-2018
  • North Carolina State Bar, 2008
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section Member

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, Since 2016

Educational Background

  • University of Tennessee, BS in Business Administration/Marketing, 2002
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Office Location for Janet H. Amburgey

47 N Market St
Asheville, NC 28801

Phone: 828-258-3368

Fax: 828-252-6721

Last Updated: 1/26/2022

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