Carolyn Woodruff

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Greensboro, NC

Woodruff Family Law Group
 | 420 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: 336-715-1306
Fax: 336-272-7991
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Tax: Consumer (20%)
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

Carolyn Woodruff is a family law attorney in Greensboro, North Carolina, with over 35 years of experience. The owner of Woodruff Family Law Group, Ms. Woodruff handles all types of family law matters, including divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, electronic media issues, equitable distribution, grandparents’ rights, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, qualified domestic relations orders, spousal support, appeals and more. She represents clients in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and throughout the Piedmont Triad area.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Woodruff has tried and settled many complex family law cases. She is experienced in litigation and collaborative divorce methods such as mediation. She is listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America,” and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys named her to their “10 Best Female Attorneys” list.

Ms. Woodruff is certified as a family law specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Legal Specialization. She has been certified as a public accountant by the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners. She is also certified as a valuation analyst by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. She is a fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel.

In addition to her practice, Ms. Woodruff serves as chair of the Domestic Relations Tax Committee for the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation. She is the author of two continuing education textbooks on divorce and business valuation principles, and she frequently speaks for legal education programs and organizations.

Ms. Woodruff graduated with high honors from Duke University School of Law, where she served as research editor and managing editor of the Duke Law Journal. She holds a license to practice law before all North Carolina state courts and is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and The District Bar of the 18th Judicial District of North Carolina family law section.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Family Law
  • 20%Tax: Consumer
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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About Carolyn Woodruff

Admitted: 1983, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • American College of Tax Counsel, Fellow
  • NC Super Lawyers
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2008 - 2020
  • 10 Best Law Firms, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016-2020
  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2009 - 2020
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Family Law, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015-2020
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016 - 2020
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, Martindale-Hubbell, 2008-2020
  • Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Top 100 Family Lawyers in the State of North Carolina, American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Largest Women Owned Businesses, Triad Business Journal, 2018
  • Best Law Firms in North Carolina, U.S. News & World Report, 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys, Best Lawyers in America, 2015 - 2017, 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys - North Carolina, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015 - 2017, 2018
  • Best Child Custody Litigation Firm - South East NC & Family Law Specialist of the Year - North Carolina, Legal Elite, 2017, 2018
  • Top 50 Women Attorneys in North Carolina, Charlotte Magazine, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in North Carolina, Our State Magazine, 2015
  • R. Donald Farmer Award, NCACPA; 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Leaders in the Law, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2014
  • Top 10 Attorneys, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
  • 5.0 Discussion Leader Award, NCACPA, 2012, 2013
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2011
  • Outstanding Seminar Discussion Leader, NCACPA, 2003, 2010, 2011
  • Legal Elite, Business North Carolina, 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • NC CPA Certified Valuation Analyst (NACVA)
  • Certified Public Accountant, NC State Board of Accountancy
  • Family Law Specialist, NC State Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Valuation Analyst, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • North Carolina, 1983
  • American Bar Association, Domestic Relations Tax Committee, Tax Section, Chair
  • American College of Tax Counsel, Fellow
  • 18th Judicial District Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • NC Bar Association, Member, 1983-Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Men Can Cook!, Women's Resource Center of Greensboro, 2013, 2015 - present
  • Multi-Engine Instrument Airplane Pilot 
  • Avid Ballroom Dancer, Dance Legends
  • Dancing with the North Carolina Stars, Operation Smile, 2014, 2017 - present
  • National Dance Day, Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, 2013 - 2018
  • PTI Run the Runway, Second Harvest Food Bank, 2017, 2018, 2020
  • The Big Hair Ball, Family Service of the Piedmont, 2015 - present
  • Hope for a Cure Gala, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2014, 2017 - 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Unmasking Today's Divorce Problems, NCACPA Symposium, 2019
  • Unmasking Damages, NC Bar, 2019
  • Ghosts, Goblins and Zombies! Family Law Tax Changes, NCACPA Symposium, 2018
  • National Speaker, Innocent Spouse Reform, Child Dependency Regulations and Corporate Redemption Regulations in Divorce
  • Sharks in Them Thar' Waters, NCACPA Symposium, Speaker & Author, 2017
  • Financial Guide to Divorce in North Carolina and Business Valuation Principles in North Carolina, Author, 2010 - 2015, 2016
  • Asset Protection Strategies with Premarital Agreements, NCACPA Symposium, 2016
  • Today's Divorce Climate: Money, Sex, and Lies, but What About the Kids?, NCACPA Symposium, 2015
  • Closely Held Business Valuation Basics, NCACPA Symposium, 2014
  • Seven of Hearts, or Is It Seven of Broken Hearts?, NCACPA Symposium, 2013
  • 10 Pitfalls of Family Law Controversies, NCACPA Symposium, 2012
  • The Subpoena & the CPA: The Ethical and Legal Saga, NCACPA Symposium, 2011
  • Business Valuation Principles in North Carolina
  • The Divorce Forensic Investigator, Colombo Follows the Money
  • Speaker and Trailblazer, Continuing education for the CPAs, North Carolina
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Office Location for Carolyn Woodruff

420 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

Phone: 336-715-1306

Fax: 336-272-7991

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Last Updated: 8/10/2020

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