We are pleased to announce that Daphne Edwards has been selected to Business North Carolina Magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite Family Law Section.
Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite has been published annually since 2002. The Legal Elite is a listing of North Carolina’s top lawyers as chosen through a peer-based balloting process. It is the only honor of its type that is inclusive of all members of the bar. The ballot requests that lawyers write in the names of the best lawyers with whom they have had interaction in each of the practice area categories recognized by the Legal Elite. Honorees are categorized by practice area, and lawyers with the largest number of votes are inducted into the Legal Elite Hall of Fame.
Daphne Edwards is 1997 graduate of Golden Gate University School of Law. She holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from University of Oregon, and attended North Carolina State University. She served as Clerk to North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robert Orr and Judge Proctor Hug, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Edwards also worked for the Ninth Circuit as a Staff Attorney presenting about ten cases a month to three-judge panels. In North Carolina, Ms. Edwards served as Assistant Attorney General for the North Carolina Department of Justice and Assistant District Attorney for the District Attorney’s Office for Alamance County. Ms. Edwards has also taught law school as an Adjunct Professor for several years, at both Campbell Law School and Golden Gate University School of Law, where she received the 1997 Faculty Award for Academic Excellence.
Ms. Edwards is a member of the Family Law and Appellate Practice Sections of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Wake County Bar Association, North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, the Legal Writing Institute, and the Business and Professional Women of Raleigh Association. She is licensed to practice law in North Carolina. She focuses her practice exclusively on matters relating to matrimonial law.