Daphne D. Edwards

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Daphne Edwards Divorce & Family Law, PC
 | 2301 Rexwoods Dr., Ste 118, Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-610-5298
Fax: 919-832-8287
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Daphne Edwards has over two decades of experience and focuses exclusively on complex divorce and family law cases, addressing divorce, child custody, asset protection in separation, division of marital assets, separation agreements, alimony, post separation support, child support, and mediation. Ms. Edwards is a tough advocate for her clients and fights to protect his or her assets and negotiate a favorable distribution for an affordable price. She is a champion for her clients' rights, a veteran trial litigator, and strategic negotiator. She approaches each case with a client as a team to address each unique family law case. She has years of appellate experience as well and works on divorce and family law appeals, having clerked for the N.C. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Edwards also taught appellate advocacy and brief-writing as an Adjunct Professor for five years at Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law. She is an active member of the legal community, having served as the Wake County Bar Social Committee Chair in 2017, on the Appellate Section Council for three years (a nominated position), and has lectured on family law issues, most recently at the NBI Seminar on Advanced Custody & Support Issues in September 2018.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020

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About Daphne Edwards

Admitted: 1997, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://www.dedwardslaw.com/about-us/daphne-edwards/

Honors/Awards:

  • Legal Elite, 2019
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, Law Review, Member, 1994-1997
  • Super Lawyers, 2019
  • American Jurisprudence/Book Awards: Family Law, Solving Legal Problems, Criminal Procedure
  • Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, Class Rank: Top 4% (6/175)
  • American Jurisprudence/Book Awards: Family Law, Solving Legal Problems, Criminal Procedure
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, Merit Tuition Scholarship Recipient 1995-1996 and 1996-1997
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • Faculty Award for Academic Excellence, 1997
  • 2016 Legal Elite, Family Law Section, Business North Carolina Magazine, 2016
  • 2018 Legal Elite, Family Law Section, North Carolina Business Magazine, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Wake County Bar Association, Appointed Social Committee Chair, 2017
  • North Carolina State Bar, 1997
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section, Appellate Practice Section
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • National High School Mock Trial Competition, Volunteer

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Campbell Law School, Adjunct Professor, Raleigh, NC, 2013-2014
  • Advanced Custody and Support Issues”, NBI, 9/20/2018 
  • Presenter, August 24, 2016, Wake County Bar, 2016 Family Law Update, “How to Obtain Electronic Discovery and Ensure It’s Admissible”
  • Speaker, July 28, 2015, HalfMoon Seminars, “Legal Research and Writing Workshop for Paralegals
  • Co-Program Planner and Program Moderator, October 10, 2014, NC Cary Bar Center, Appellate CLE Program
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, San Francisco, CA, 2003-2005
  • Co-Program Planner and Program Moderator, October 10, 2014, NC Cary Bar Center, Appellate CLE Program
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, Associate Editor of Law Journal, 1996-1997
  • Speaker, July 28, 2015, Half Moon Seminars, “Legal Research and Writing Workshop for Paralegals
  • Family Forum, Section Vol. 34, No. 5, June 2014, Family Law Case Updates
  • Family Forum, Section Vol. 35, No. 1, October 2014, Family Law Case Updates
  • Mass Appeal, October 10, 2014, Appellate Practice, Program Co-Planner
  • Law Review Article, 26 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 241 (1996)
  • September 2018 presentation at the NBI seminar for divorce and family laws on Advanced Custody and Support Issues, specifically addressing custody relocation and interstate custody issues., Speaker, Advanced Custody & Support Issues, NBI

Educational Background:

  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1987-1989
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, B.S., Political Science, 1991
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Office Location for Daphne D. Edwards

2301 Rexwoods Dr., Ste 118
Raleigh, NC 27607

Phone: 919-610-5298

Fax: 919-832-8287

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Last Updated: 9/9/2019

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