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Angela W. McIlveen

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Gastonia, NC

McIlveen Family Law Firm
174 S. South Street, Suite 301
Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: 704-766-8946
Fax: 704-865-9014
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 2008
Practice Areas: Family Law
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

Angela McIlveen is the CEO and Co-Founder of McIlveen Family Law Firm. Angela McIlveen devotes her family law practice to clients throughout the state through both litigation and mediation. She focuses her practice on matters relating to divorce, annulment, child custody and support, separation, alimony, prenuptial agreements and the division of property. Ms. McIlveen also handles cases relating to adoption, grandparents' rights, wills, domestic violence and alienation of affection. The McIlveen Family Law Firm has offices in Charlotte, Gastonia and Raleigh NC. 

You can read McIlveen Family Law Firm reviews and testimonials and learn more about the firm. 

Angela McIlveen is frequently asked to speak on family law and business topics. 

Born and raised in North Carolina, Ms. McIlveen earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina, in 2002. She then went on to attend Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2006. Following graduation, she became a member of The Florida Bar, allowing her to practice before all Florida state courts. Shortly after, she was admitted to practice in North Carolina. Highly regarded by her fellow professionals Ms. McIlveen has received a 10.0 "Superb" rating from Avvo, the online legal directory, and among other rewards, she has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, Leader in the Law by NC Lawyers Mutual, Rising Star 2015-2017.

Actively involved in the legal community, Ms. McIlveen is a former member of the board of the Law Practice Management & Technology Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, and a member of the American Bar Association's Law Practice Division and Litigation and Family Law sections. She is a member of the Gaston County Bar. She also serves as a board member for NC Lawyers Mutual. Ms. McIlveen is also concerned with societal matters and has served as a Board member for the Alliance For Education which helps families with young children receive child care and other services. 

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About Angela W. McIlveen

First Admitted: 2007, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.mcilveenfamilylaw.com/team/angela-mcilveen/

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Educational Background

  • Case Western Reserve School of Law, JD, 2006
  • Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., B.A. degree, 2002

Honors/Awards

  • Angela McIlveen is a 2017 Rising Star, Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Angela McIlveen is a Rising Star Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Top Client Satisfaction , American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • Angela McIlveen is a 2016 Rising Star Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Top Attorney Child Custody Award, Avvo, Top Attorney Child Custody, Avvo
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Under 40 , American Society of Legal Advocates, 2015
  • Top Client Satisfaction , American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015
  • Leader in the Law, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2014
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • Client's Choice Child Custody Award, Avvo, Client's Choice Award Child Custody, Avvo, 2014
  • Named as a national member of The Order of the Barristers, The Order of the Barristers, 2006

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Under the leadership of Angela McIlveen, the McIlveen Family Law Firm was selected as an Inc. 5000 law firm for the third year in a row. , 2018
  • Under the leadership of Angela McIlveen, the McIlveen Family Law Firm was selected as an Inc. 5000 company for the 2nd year in a row. , 2017
  • Under the leadership of Angela McIlveen, the McIlveen Family Law Firm was named to the Inc. 5000 list. , 2016
  • Under the leadership of Angela McIlveen, the McIlveen Family Law Firm was named a Fast 50 company by Charlotte Business Journal , 2015
  • Under the leadership of Angela McIlveen, the McIlveen Family Law Firm was named a Best Places to Work by Charlotte Business Journal , 2014
  • Author of NC Divorce Guidebook , 2013

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Angela McIlveen is presenting on Adoption Law.   FOLLOWING ETHICAL GUIDELINES IN ADOPTION LAWIdentifying Conflicts of Interest Confidentiality in Adoption Cases Guidelines for Setting Fair Attorney Fees Observing the Rules of Professional ConductWHAT TO DO IF SOMETHING GOES WRONGRights of the Biological Parents vs. Adoptive Parents: Who Takes Precedence? Proving a Parent is Unfit in Contested Adoptions Tackling Third-Party Challenges Procedures for Dissolution of Adoption Withdrawal of Consent? What to do Next Correctly Handling an Appeal of the Adoption Decree, Writer and Speaker, Adoption Law: Start to Finish, NBI, Legal, Adoption, 2019
  • Angela McIlveen presented at the 2018 Avvo Lawyernomics conference on how to Build an Inc. 5000 law firm. , Speaker/Presenter , Building an Inc. 5000 Law Firm, Avvo Lawyernomics Conference , Legal, Law Firms, , 2018
  • Angela McIlveen was an instructor at the Advanced Divorce Law CLE seminar in Charlotte NC. She presented on Non-Traditional Family Structures and Paternity Disputes. , Instructor , Non Traditional Family Structures and Paternity Disputes, NBI, Family Law, 2018
  • Child Evaluations in Custody and Support Litigation9:00 - 10:00, Angela W. McIlveen Custody Decision-Making Standards Today Analysis of Existing Custodial Environment Review and Analysis of Professional Custody Evaluations Contesting the Evaluation Gauging the Accuracy of the Child Testimony Allegations of Domestic Abuse Allegations of Substance Abuse Allegations of Mental Disability, Speaker, Child Evaluations in Custody and Support Litigation, NBI, Legal, 2017
  • A. Income and Property Tax Returns B. Payroll Stubs and Other Income Information C. Banking Information D. Financial Statements and Loan Applications E. Stock, Bond, Mutual Fund and Other Investment Documents F. Employee Compensation Documents G. Gift Tax Returns H. Retirement Documents I. Probate/Estate Documents, Speaker/Presenter, I. Failure to Obtain and Interpret all Financial Documents, NBI, Legal, 2017
  • Presented on the following:Valuing and Dividing Complex Assets: Stock, Pensions/Retirements and MoreStock Options: How to Value, How to Distribute and When How to Value and Divide ERISA and Non-ERISA Retirement Plans Valuing Executive Compensation Plans Small Business Valuations and Division Valuations of Professional Practices (Medical, Dental or Legal) Trust Assets Dividing Digital Assets (iTunes Libraries, Kindle Store, PayPal Accounts, etc.) Hiring Financial Experts: Cost/Benefit Analysis Sample Documents and Checklists, Presenter, Advanced Equitable Distribution , NBI, 2016
  • CLE presentation for other attorneys, Instructor, Crafting the Right Story for Your Audience, Likeable Lawyer, 2012

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Angela McIlveen and the McIlveen Family Law Firm supported Justice Initiatives as sponsors. , 2019
  • Angela and Sean McIlveen are supporters of Council for Children's Rights, 2018
  • Angela McIlveen and Sean McIlveen are supporters of the Cathey Marby Cloninger Domestic Violence Shelter. , 2018
  • Angela and Sean McIlveen are supporters of Blumenthal Performing Arts. , 2018
  • Bread Inc. , 2018
  • Angela McIlveen and the McIlveen Family Law Firm supported the ABA Pro Bono Justice Fund. , 2018
  • Fighting for Women of Fashion, Angela McIlveen and the McIlveen Family Law Firm continue to support Safe Alliance., 2018
  • Speaker at Bethlem Center fundraiser , 2017
  • Platinum Sponsor Charlotte Cobras, 2014
  • Sponsor Fighting for Women of Fashion , 2015
  • Walk for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2013
  • McIlveen Wine Tasting and Auction to raise money for The Relatives

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Angela McIlveen serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Lawyers Mutual of North Carolina , 2021
  • Angela is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association., 2021
  • Angela is a member of the Gaston County Bar Association., 2021
  • Angela is a member of the Gaston County Bar Association., 2020
  • Angela is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association., 2020
  • Angela McIlveen serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Lawyers Mutual of North Carolina. , 2020
  • Angela McIlveen is a member of the Lawyer's Mutual community board., 2019
  • Angela McIlveen is a Member, of the Gaston County Bar , 2019
  • Member NC Bar Association , 2019
  • Member, American Bar Association Family Law Section, 2019
  • Angela McIlveen is a Member of the ABA, 2019
  • Member of Gaston County Bar, 2018
  • Member ABA, 2018
  • Member NC Bar Association, Family Law Section , 2018
  • Member NC Bar Association , 2018
  • Angela is a member of the Lawyer's Mutual community board, 2018
  • Member Mecklenburg County Bar, 2017
  • Member Gaston County Bar, 2017
  • Board Member NC Bar Association Law Practice Management Section , 2016
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association, 2016
  • Member NC Bar Association Family Law Section , 2016

Industry Groups

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
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Office Location for Angela W. McIlveen

174 S. South Street
Suite 301
Gastonia, NC 28052

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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