Jonathan M. Jerkins

Top rated Family Law attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina

Jerkins Family Law
Jonathan M. Jerkins
Jerkins Family Law

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in North Carolina since: 2014

Education: North Carolina Central University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2023 - 2024

Jerkins Family Law

4030 Wake Forest Road
Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27609 Visit website


Jonathan M. Jerkins is the managing attorney at the law firm Jerkins Family Law located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Focusing his practice exclusively on family law matters, he represents clients with child custody, alimony, child support, divorce and separation, and domestic violence issues, to name a few. 

With over seven years of experience in the legal field, Mr. Jerkins is licensed to practice in North Carolina. He also is board-certified by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a family law specialist. He is well known for his compassionate and kind demeanor when working on any case. He understands the sensitive nature of family law matters, pursues the best interests of his clients and serves as a tireless advocate for them.

With a bachelor’s degree cum laude in psychology and sociology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Mr. Jerkins was a member of the Student Government Association and was inducted into the Order of Omega Honor Society. He attended the North Carolina Central University School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor in 2014. 

While in law school, Mr. Jerkins was a part of the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competitions, the Juvenile Justice Clinic and the Dispute Resolution Institute Christian Legal Society. After law school, he served as an assistant district attorney at the Durham County District Attorney's Office. 

Mr. Jerkins’ memberships include the North Carolina Bar Association’s Family Law Section, the Wake County Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Committee, the North Carolina Bar Association’s Children’s Issues Committee, the American Bar Association and the Capital City Lawyers Association. Rated “Very Good” on Avvo, Mr. Jerkins has also received numerous testimonials from his satisfied clients and endorsements from his fellow lawyers.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2014, North Carolina

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Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Psychology and Sociology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2011
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer Guardian ad Litem for children
  • Volunteer with Wake County Teen Court, mentors young males
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • North Carolina, 2014
  • Capital City Lawyer's Association
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member
  • Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, Member

Office location for Jonathan M. Jerkins

4030 Wake Forest Road
Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: 919-719-2785


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2023 - 2024

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