On The Rise 2020

Theresa E. Viera

Theresa E. Viera, Modern Legal., Charlotte, NC

Theresa E. Viera, Modern Legal., Charlotte, NC

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Theresa E. Viera

My intimate knowledge of the North Carolina family court system, unfortunately, began as a child. Accustomed to an environment of domestic violence, my perception of right from wrong was skewed. At the age of 9, after experiencing another one of my father’s tirades, everything clicked: things needed to change. After many attempts, we finally made it out as a family. And when my mother heard the strong voice of her family law attorney, I saw her confidence grow. It took years in Court to address the wrongs, and still to this day, my father is past due on child support. But today I can honestly say my family is safe and we are okay.

I conducted my undergraduate studies at George Washington University in Washington, DC. I pursued my law degree at the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill where I was able to hone my skills as an orator, writer, and legal thinker. As a family law attorney, I utilize the tools of negotiation, mediation, and litigation to find solutions for families navigating the legal system. And if I am able, I hope to be an inspiration to others as my mother’s attorney was to me.