About Deborah

Education

Juris Doctor - 1992 

University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC


Master of Science in Water Resources - 1989

Duke Univeristy School of the Environment, Durham, NC 


Bachelor of Science in Biology

Minor in Chemistry - 1986

Shepherd College, 

Shepherdstown, WV

Bar Memberships

North Carolina State Bar

(1992 - present)

North Carolina Bar Association 

(1992 - present)

Judicial District 4 Association 

(2000 - present)

Carterety County Bar Association 

(2000 - present)

North Carolina State Bar Certification

North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist  (1998 - present)

Deborah's other activies

  • 2010 - 2015 Host of call-in radio show on family law in Morehead City, NC.


  • 2000 - 2009 Authored the Advice on Family Law column in The Beaufort Gam in Beaufort, NC.


  • 2014-2015 Authored the Advice on Family Law column in Sound Waves  in Morehead City NC.


  • 2017 - 2019 Authored Legally Speaking  column in Beaufort By The Sea Magazine.


  • Author of Choosing Right, a book on NC family law.


  • Author of The Little Turkle, a children's book about a sea turtle.


  • 2009 - present  Member of Beaufort Woman's Club


  • 2000 - present Member of Beaufort Olde Towne Rotary


  • 2009 - 2010 President of Beaufort Olde Towne Rotary


  • 2014 - present, Member of Beaufort Garden Club


  • 2018 - 2019 President of Beaufort Garden Club


Deborah presiding over Beaufort Garden Club meeting

Deborah presiding over Beaufort Garden Club meeting