Jeffrey E. Marshall
Raleigh, North Carolina Attorney. Jeff was born and raised in Rochester, New York. After graduating from Fairport High School, Jeff attended SUNY Buffalo, where he was recruited to play football by former Buffalo Bills great and current NFL coach, Jim Haslett. At SUNY Buffalo Jeff received his BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He then attended Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio where he graduated with Order of the Curia honors. Immediately following graduation Jeff moved to North Carolina where he has practiced law ever since.
Jeff’s practice is limited to Family Law and Divorce matters including child custody, child support, spousal support (postseparation support and alimony), complex equitable distribution, and domestic violence. He is a skilled negotiator, litigator and mediator. Jeff is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Committee as a Family Financial Mediator. He is chosen by attorneys, courts and clients to mediate high conflict family law cases. As a mediator Jeff has successfully resolved many family law cases for attorneys and their clients who are going through the difficult separation and divorce process. Additionally, Jeff is chosen by his peers as an arbitrator to binding decisions in highly contested family law cases.
Jeff is Board Certified by the North Carolina State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law. At the time of his certification he was one of only 204 lawyers state-wide to achieve this distinction. The North Carolina State Bar certifies lawyers as specialists in designated practice areas as a service to the public to identify lawyers who have demonstrated special knowledge, skill and proficiency in certain areas of law. The program gives lawyers a credible way of making their expertise known to the public and other lawyers. To be certified as a specialist in a practice area, a lawyer must have extensive experience in their area of practice, be favorably evaluated by other lawyers and judges, and pass a written examination in the specialty practice area. To learn more about this distinction please feel free to visit the North Carolina State Bar’s website at www.ncbar.com.
Jeff is a member of the Wake County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina State Bar. As a member of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, Jeff is a member of the Appeals Monitoring Committee and the Continuing Legal Education Committee.
Jeff currently serves as a Board Member and is the past President on the Board of Directors for The Child’s Advocate, a local, non-profit organization designed to ensure that Courts hear and understand a minor child’s opinions in highly contested custody cases. Please visit http://www.thechildsadvocate.org/ for more information on this amazing organization that benefits children in ways not before seen in Wake County, North Carolina.
Jeff is a recognized authority on North Carolina Family Law and has been contacted by the local media for his opinions, insight and observations including an interview for UNC TV for a program on Domestic Violence, interviews by the News and Observer and an NBC-17 segment on Internet Affairs. In December 2012 Jeff was a speaker at a Continuing Legal Education Program for attorneys. His topic was “Ethical Considerations in Family Law.”
When he is not at work Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife Becky and their daughter Harper.