Family Law Specialist




Elaine Ashley is a Specialist in Family Law certified by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization, a Family Financial Mediator certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, and a trained Collaborative Divorce Professional. Elaine was included in the 2019 Best Lawyers in America Family Law Section. She is focused exclusively on family law and divorce issues.

Elaine holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Masters of Music from Southern Methodist University. Elaine received her law degree from North Carolina Central University in 1998.



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Elaine is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Judicial District Bar, the Greensboro Bar Association, the Guilford County Chapter of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, and a member of the Triad Collaborative Law Group, which promotes alternative methods of dispute resolution for divorcing couples through the collaborative divorce method.

Elaine has held leadership roles in the Greensboro Bar Association Family Law Section and the Guilford County Chapter of the Association of Women Attorneys, and NC Family Law. Elaine served as a preceptor with the Elon University School of Law, and NC Family Law Council Committee Chair. Since 2008, she and her law partner Michele, participate annually in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, historically a two day, 39 mile charitable event.  She has attended the Walk in Charlotte, New York City, Santa Barbara, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. In 2018, she and Michele completed the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer in Atlanta, encompassing 60 miles.  Cumulatively, they have raised tens of thousands of dollars for the fight.


  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law
  • North Carolina Certified Family Financial Mediator
  • Trained Collaborative Divorce Professional

Peer Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America, Family Law Section 2019


  • North Carolina State Bar, 1998

Community Engagement

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

  • Charlotte, 2009, 2010 and 2012
  • New York City, 2011
  • Santa Barbara, 2013
  • Chicago, 2014
  • Boston, 2015
  • Washington, DC, 2016
  • San Francisco, 2017


North Carolina Central University

  • Juris Doctor, 1998
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • North Carolina Central Law Journal
  • North Carolina Central Trial Advocacy Team

Southern Methodist University

  • Master of Music, 1977
  • summa cum laude

University of North Carolina

  • Bachelor of Music, 1976

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • NC Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • NC Association of Women Attorneys
  • Guilford County Chapter of the NC Association of Women Attorneys
  • Triad Collaborative Family Law Practice Group