Michael F. Schilawski

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Wake Family Law Group
 | 4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave, Suite 360
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-694-8416
Fax: 919-787-4811
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

A member of the Wake Family Law Group, Michael F. Schilawski has focused his practice exclusively on family law matters since 1989, and he is certified as a specialist in that area of the law by the North Carolina State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Mr. Schilawski represents clients throughout Wake County, and he has earned the esteem of his fellow professionals for his successful track record and superb ethics. The recipient of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2009. In addition, Mr. Schilawski has been named to Business North Carolina magazine's annual Legal Elite list, and he is a member of that publication's Legal Elite Hall of Fame.

The types of matters that Mr. Schilawski has handled have included divorce and such related legal issues as property division, child custody and visitation, and child and spousal support. In addition to representing his divorcing clients in the courtroom, Mr. Schilawski also has experience in mediation and arbitration, and he sometimes will seek to help them come to an accord on these issues through the use of those alternative dispute resolution methods. Other family law matters that he has a background in include grandparents' rights, assisted reproduction law, and the preparation and review of prenuptial and post-marital agreements.

A North Carolina resident since 1965, Mr. Schilawski received a Bachelor of Arts in 1971 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After obtaining a master's degree in education from North Carolina State University, he pursued his legal education at Campbell University's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law and was editor-in-chief of the Campbell Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1982.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas

Family Law (60%)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)
Appellate (10%)

Family Law (60%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (30%)

Appellate (10%)

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Michael Schilawski

Admitted: 1982, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://wakefamilylawgroup.com/family-law-divorce-attorneys/m...

Honors/Awards:

  • Elected by his peers to the NC Legal Elite Hall of Fame, 2010
  • The Best Lawyers in America by US News and World Reports, 2009 - 2019
  • Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine, 2009 - 2018
  • Super Lawyer in Family Law by North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2018
  • AV-Preeminant rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, since 2004

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified, Family Financial Mediator by North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, 1999
  • Certified, Specialist in Family Law by North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 1989

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member
  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Wake County Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Courts for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States Supreme Court
  • North Carolina, 1982

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Speaker
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Speaker
  • North Carolina Bar Foundation, Speaker
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Campbell Law Review, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

Educational Background:

  • North Carolina State University, Master's degree, Major: Education, 1976
  • University of North Carolina, Bachelor’s degree, 1971
Office Location for Michael F. Schilawski

4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave
Suite 360
Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: 919-694-8416

Fax: 919-787-4811

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Last Updated: 10/11/2018

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