Our Firm

A knowledgeable, experienced family law attorney can be an invaluable ally at a time of personal, life-changing transitions such as divorce or custody negotiations. Vitale Family Law seeks to provide personalized and strategic representation for each client. When you work with Vitale Family Law, you can rest assured that you will be working with a lawyer who has a strong reputation for professionalism and legal integrity.

Vitale Family Law is a client-focused law firm specializing in family law and divorce, including separation agreements, property settlement agreements, child custody, child support, equitable distribution, alimony, domestic violence, pre-nuptial agreements and enforcement of agreements and court orders. No family law matter is a “little case,” because every client and every matter is important. We are experienced in handling cases of all sizes, including complex property division involving businesses, trusts, tax and forensic tracing, as well as complex custody matters involving substance abuse, domestic violence, psychiatric disorders and custody evaluations. At Vitale Family Law, we focus on you, identify your goals, advise you and prepare you every step of the way.

Our attorneys at Vitale Family Law have received numerous accolades for our legal work in the State of North Carolina area. In fact, with over 25 years of experience, Attorney Lori Vitale has received the following awards and honors:

  • Best Lawyers in America since 2007
  • AV Preeminent rating, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell
  • AVVO Superb Lawyer Rating
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2009 to present
  • Top 100: North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2012 to present
  • Top 50: North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2012 to present
  • Top 25: Raleigh Super Lawyers, 2013, 2015-2016, 2018
  • Legal Elite Hall of Fame by Business North Carolina
  • Rising Star: North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2009-2010
  • Best Law Firms in Family Law by US News 2013-present
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 2007

Attorney Lori Vitale is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in family law and has delivered numerous continuing legal education (CLE) seminars and speeches. She has also served as President of the North Carolina Chapter of the AAML, Chair of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, Chair of the Wake County Bar Association Professionalism Committee, and has cultivated connections with lawyers who practice in other relevant areas, providing further dimension to her knowledge of legal topics beyond family law that may impact her clients’ cases. Attorney Kimberly A. Wallis is a former Clerk of the North Carolina Court of Appeals who has been named in Best Lawyers in America, is certified as a family law specialist with the North Carolina State Bar and has extensive experience in complex business valuation, property division, support, and custody cases. Attorney Jennifer L. Shine likewise keep up the pace, delivering knowledgeable, professional family law representation. The firm’s paralegals are also experienced and certified by the North Carolina State Bar, which equips the firm with a solid team to handle your individual case.

Many areas of family law require decisive, forward-looking responses to the unexpected storms of life. A marital breakdown, a child custody dispute, a domestic crisis, or negotiating a separation will have both emotional and legal complications. Vitale Family Law is committed to guiding clients confidently and intentionally through critical family matters, including:

For information about our individual backgrounds and qualifications, visit our attorney bios:

Working With Our Firm

Strategic | Experienced | Intentional
  • When You Hire Our Firm, You Hire Our Entire Team
  • Attorneys Lori & Kim are Board Certified Specialists in Family Law
  • Over 50 Years of Combined Experience in Family Law
  • Exclusive & Intentional Focus on Family Law


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