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Daphne Edwards - Raleigh, NC

2301 Rexwoods DriveSuite 118 Raleigh, NC 27607

Updated: 02/21/2024

Raleigh Complex divorce involving closely held investments and businesses Lawyer


Daphne Edwards focuses her practice exclusively on matters surrounding divorce and custody litigation, as well as family law appeals. Daphne has more than two decades of experience in state and federal court. She is committed to helping each client through each stage of the divorce process. She is dedicated to client service, to achieving the best legal remedy for each client at the most affordable cost, through negotiation, mediation, and litigation...

About Daphne Edwards

Practice Areas

  • Complex divorce involving closely held investments and businesses
  • Child Custody, Visitation, & Child Support
  • Negotiation & Drafting of Separation Agreements
  • Division of Marital Property Assets
  • Protection of Separate Property Through Divorce
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Modification of Child Custody & Visitation Orders
  • Drafting Consent Orders & Issues Surrounding Domestic Violence
  • Unique Issues Facing LGBTQ+ Families Through Divorce & Custody

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founding Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2003

Specialties and Certifications

  • Dispute Resolution Commission , Family Financial Mediator

Other Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section, Appellate Practice Section
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Wake County Bar Association, Social Committee, Alimony Committee, Legislative Committee, and Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2017 - Present (Member)
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • Wake County Bar Association (Social Committee Chair, 2017)
  • North Carolina State Bar


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1997
    Honors: Class Rank: Top 4% (6/175)
    Honors: Merit Tuition Scholarship Recipient 1995-1996 and 1996-1997
    Honors: with Highest Honors
    Honors: Faculty Award for Academic Excellence in Criminal Law, 1997
    Honors: American Jurisprudence Awards: Criminal Procedure, Family Law, and Solving Legal Problems
    Law Review: Golden Gate University Law Review, Member, 1994 - 1997
    Law Journal: Golden Gate University Law Journal, Associate Editor, 1996 - 1997
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1991
    Major: Political Science
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1989

Past Positions

  • North Carolina Department of Justice, Assistant Attorney General, 2013 - 2014
  • District Attorney’s Office for Alamance County, Assistant District Attorney, 2011 - 2012
  • United States Court Of Appeals Ninth Circuit, Judge Proctor Hug, Jr., Judicial Law Clerk, 2002 - 2011
  • United States Court Of Appeals Ninth Circuit, Staff Attorney, 2002 - 2007
  • United States Senate Legislative Counsel's Office, Assistant Counsel, 1998 - 2002
  • North Carolina Supreme Court, Justice Robert Orr, Clerk, 1997 - 1998
  • Cheshire, Parker, Schneider & Bryan, 2016 - 2018

Pro Bono Activities

  • National High School Mock Trial Competition, Volunteer

Classes and Seminars

  • Advanced Custody and Support Issues,” 09/20/2018
  • Presenter: Family Law Update, “How to Obtain Electronic Discovery and Ensure It’s Admissible”, Wake County Bar, 08/24/2016
  • Speaker, HalfMoon Seminars, “Legal Research and Writing Workshop for Paralegals, 07/28/2015
  • Program Co-Planner, Mass Appeal, Appellate Practice, 10/10/2014
  • Co-Program Planner and Program Moderator, NC Cary Bar Center, Appellate CLE Program, 10/10/2014
  • Adjunct Professor, Campbell Law School, Raleigh, NC, 2013 - 2014
  • Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, CA, 2003 - 2005


Other Sources of Feedback About Daphne Edwards

Included on the 2024 North Carolina list

Past Lists

  • 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Daphne Edwards on Super Lawyers


  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016 - Present
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite – Family Law, 2016, 2018
  • Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Legal Elite, 2019


Office Information


2301 Rexwoods DriveSuite 118 Raleigh, NC 27607

Accepts Credit Cards




  • Family Forum, Section Vol. 34, No. 5, June 2014, Family Law Case Updates
  • Family Forum, Section Vol. 35, No. 1, October 2014, Family Law Case Updates
  • Law Review Article, 26 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 241, 1996

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