Alice C. Stubbs

Top rated family law attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina

Tharrington Smith, LLP
Alice C. Stubbs
Tharrington Smith, LLP

Practice Areas: Family law

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1992

Education: University of North Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023

Tharrington Smith, LLP

150 Fayetteville St.
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601 Phone: 919-821-4711 Email: Alice C. Stubbs Visit website


Alice C. Stubbs is an American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fellow and a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law. She graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts in 1985, and from Davidson College in 1989 with a B.A. in economics. She studied economics and art history at University College in London and received her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992.  Upon graduation, she clerked for the Hon. James B. Wolfe, Jr., Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina in Greensboro, prior to opening the Raleigh office of Stubbs Perdue.  She joined Tharrington Smith in 2006 after having served eight years as a Wake County District Court judge, primarily in family court. Ms. Stubbs has served on the Board of Directors for the Wake County Bar Association and has chaired the Continuing Legal Education Committee for the Association since 2015. She has been the course planner for the annual family law program in Raleigh since 2008 and has presented at numerous family law CLEs throughout North Carolina since 1998. Ms. Stubbs is married and has two sons. Her hobbies include water and snow skiing, reading, traveling, and tennis. She currently enjoys playing singles and doubles on USTA league teams, including a 5.0 women’s team, and she played on the winning Southern Senior Cup team in 2016.

First Admitted: 1992, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Prosecution Shares Draft of Coopers' Separation Agreement," News and Observer, 4/6/11
  • "Marriages Face New Threats: Social Networking," WRAL, 2/11/11
  • "Slaying Focus of Cooper Custody Hearing; Judge Delays Ruling," WRAL, 10/21/2008
  • "Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Cooper Custody Case," WRAL, 10/14/2008
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section Council, Member 2001-2004
  • Chair of Wake County CLE Committee 2017-2020
  • Meredith College's Paralegal School, Board of Directors
  • United States District Court For the Western District of North Carolina
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member (Board of Directors, 1998 - 1999) (Continuing Legal Education Committee, Vice Chair, 2008)  (Family Court Rules Committee, 2010 - Present)
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Custody Mediation Advisory Committee, 2010-2013
  • United States District Court For the Middle District of North Carolina
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • North Carolina Ethics Commission, Member 2006-2013
  • United States District Court For the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • 10th Judicial District Bar, Member
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Family Law section - Since 2010
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer,  Martindale Hubbell
  • "Legal Elite" by Business North Carolina Magazine, 2009, 2011, 2013 - Present
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Family Financial Mediator
  • North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certified Specialist in Family Law
Educational Background:
  • Davidson College, B.A. in Economics, 1989

Office location for Alice C. Stubbs

150 Fayetteville St.
Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601

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