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Fred M. Morelock - Raleigh, NC

150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1800P.O. Box 1151 Raleigh, NC 27602

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Updated: 09/13/2019

Raleigh Family Law Lawyer


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...

About Fred M. Morelock

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Mediation/Arbitration
  • Divorce

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina

Specialties and Certifications

  • Superior Court Mediator
  • Family Financial Mediator
  • Juvenile Law Specialist

Other Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association (Member)
  • Grievance Committee for the 10th Judicial District (Chair)
  • State Bar Council to the Disciplinary Hearing Commission
  • Raleigh Rescue Mission
  • Carolina Legal Assistance (Member)
  • North Carolina State Bar, Family Law Section (Member)
  • State Bar Council, Disciplinary Hearing Commission, 2014 - Present (Vice-Chair)


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1976
  • University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill, 1974

Past Positions

  • Trial Attorney, Criminal & Family Law, 1976 - 1986
  • North 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


Other Sources of Feedback About Fred M. Morelock

Included on the 2023 North Carolina list

Past Lists

  • 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
  • 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 North Carolina Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Fred M. Morelock on Super Lawyers


  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2006
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2015
  • Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite", - 2009
  • Family Law section of Best Lawyers of America®, 2006 - 2020
  • 10th Judicial District Bar Appreciation Award, - 2010
  • Family Mediation Section of Best Lawyers of America®, 2013 - 2020

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Office Information


150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1800P.O. Box 1151 Raleigh, NC 27602


  • 919-829-1583

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