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Fred M. Morelock - Raleigh, NC

Raleigh Family Law Lawyer
150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1800P.O. Box 1151Raleigh, NC 27602
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Fred M. MorelockLawyer Overview

Fred Morelock received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974 and his law degree from UNC in 1976. He then practiced as a trial attorney for ten years in the areas of criminal defense and family law litigation before being appointed to the bench. He joined Tharrington Smith in 2001.

In 1986, Mr. Morelock was appointed by Governor James G. Martin to a Wake County district court judgeship. He was reelected three times and served for fourteen...

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Fred Morelock received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974 and his law degree from UNC in 1976. He then practiced as a trial attorney for ten years in the areas of criminal defense and family law litigation before being appointed to the bench. He joined Tharrington Smith in 2001.

In 1986, Mr. Morelock was appointed by Governor James G. Martin to a Wake County district court judgeship. He was reelected three times and served for fourteen years. In 1990, Mr. Morelock became the first judge in Wake County to become a Certified Juvenile Law Specialist. During the last several years on the bench, he presided almost exclusively in domestic court, most recently in North Carolina's first designated specialized judgeship in the area of family law.

As a district court judge, Mr. Morelock was a frequent speaker and instructor for continuing legal education seminars for attorneys (North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and Bar Association) and for judges (North Carolina Association of District Court Judges and the Institute of Government New Judges School) on various family law issues. He has also been a seminar speaker for the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Wake County public school principals. Mr. Morelock has served on the Board of Directors of the Wake County Bar Association and its Professionalism Committee, the Raleigh Rescue Mission, and Carolina Legal Assistance.

Mr. Morelock's practice includes the representation of clients in all areas of family law, as well as mediation and arbitration. He is admitted to practice in all state courts and the federal district courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina. Mr. Morelock is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and its family law section. He is former chair of the Grievance Committee for the 10th Judicial District and most recently was appointed by the State Bar Council to the Disciplinary Hearing Commission. He is a Certified Superior Court Mediator and a Certified Family Financial Mediator.

Mr. Morelock is married to Jeannie S. Morelock, and they have two teenage sons.

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Practice Areas
Family LawMediation/ArbitrationDivorce
Current Employment Position(s)
Attorney
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
North Carolina, 1976U.S. District Court Eastern District of North CarolinaU.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
Specialties and Certifications
Superior Court MediatorFamily Financial MediatorJuvenile Law Specialist
Other Affiliations
North Carolina Bar Association (Member) Grievance Committee for the 10th Judicial District (Chair) State Bar Council to the Disciplinary Hearing CommissionRaleigh Rescue MissionCarolina Legal Assistance (Member) North Carolina State Bar, Family Law Section (Member) State Bar Council, Disciplinary Hearing Commission, 2014 - Present (Vice-Chair)
Education
University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1976
J.D
University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill, 1974
B.A
Past Positions
Trial Attorney, Criminal & Family Law, 1976 - 1986North Carolina District Court, 10th Judicial District, District Court Judge, 1986 - 2000
Classes and Seminars
Family Law Intensive Seminar, Recapture of Alimony, - 2008
Perils and Pitfalls in ADR, Arbitration and Post Hearing Matters, - 2005
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Included on the 2018 North Carolina list


Past Lists

  • 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 superlawyers.com Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Fred M. Morelock on Super Lawyers

Honors
North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2006North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2015Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite", - 2009Family Law section of Best Lawyers of America®, 2006 - 201810th Judicial District Bar Appreciation Award, - 2010
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150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1800P.O. Box 1151Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone
919-821-4711
Fax
919-829-1583
Accepts Credit Cards
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