Alice Stubbs

Alice Stubbs

Tharrington Smith
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • North Carolina
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Summary

Alice C. Stubbs is a partner in the firm. She joined Tharrington Smith in 2006 after having served for eight years as a Wake County District Court judge. First appointed in 1997 by Governor Jim Hunt, she was elected to the judgeship in 1998 and 2002. During her time on the bench, Ms. Stubbs presided primarily in domestic court. She was certified as a juvenile judge in 2001 and was designated and presided as a family court judge from 2002 until she came to Tharrington Smith.

Ms. Stubbs is a native of New Bern. She graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts in 1985, from Davidson College in 1989 with a major in economics, attended University College in London, and received her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992. She then clerked for Chief Judge James B. Wolfe, Jr., of the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Middle District of North Carolina, followed by a litigation practice with Stubbs and Perdue, P.A.
Ms. Stubbs is an AV Preeminent Peer Rating through Martindale-Hubbell, has been listed in Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite in Family Law consecutively for several years, is listed in Best Lawyers in America and North Carolina Super Lawyers. In 2017, Super Lawyers included Ms. Stubbs in their prestigious Top 50 Women list.

Ms. Stubbs is married to Nigle (“Tex”) Barrow, an attorney who practices state and federal litigation throughout North Carolina, and she has two sons, Buzzy and Davis. Her hobbies include water and snow skiing, reading, traveling, and especially tennis. She currently enjoys playing singles and doubles on USTA league teams, including a 5.0 women’s team, and she played on the winning Carolina Cup team in North Carolina in 2016.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
Additional Practice Area
  • Mediation Arbitration
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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All State Courts
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United States Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
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United States District Court For the Eastern District of North Carolina
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United States District Court For the Middle District of North Carolina
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United States District Court For the Western District of North Carolina
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Tharrington Smith
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District Court Judge
Wake County
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Appointed in 1997 by Governor Jim Hunt. Elected 1998 and 2002. Certified as a juvenile judge in 2001. Family court judge from 2002 through 2006.
Stubbs & Perdue, P.A.
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Clerk
United States Bankruptcy Court in the Middle District of North Carolina, Chief Judge James B. Wolfe, Jr.
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Education
University College in London
Economics and Art History
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University of North Carolina School of Law
J.D. (1992)
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Davidson College
B.A. (1989) | Economics
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Awards
Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Legal Elite, Family Law Section
Business North Carolina magazine
Fellow
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Client Distinction Award
Martindale Hubbell’s
Women Leaders in the Law, Legal Leaders
American Law Media and Fortune Magazine
Top Rated Lawyer™ in Family Law
Martindale Hubbell’s
Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine
Client Distinction Award
Martindale Hubbell’s
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
"Balancing Act, The best women lawyers in the state thrive through hard work ? at the office and at home., The Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine
Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine
Super Lawyers
North Carolina Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
Best Lawyers in America
Legal Elite
Business North Carolina magazine
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
Member
Current
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Wake County Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: -Board of Directors, 1998 - 1999 -Continuing Legal Education Committee, Vice Chair, 2008 -Family Court Rules Committee, 2010 - present
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10th Judicial District Bar
Member
Current
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North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
Member
Current
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Meredith College's Paralegal School
Board of Directors
Current
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International Academy of Family Lawyers
Member
Current
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North Carolina Custody Mediation Advisory Committee
Member
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North Carolina Ethics Commission
Member
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North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation Section Council
Member
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Certifications
Board Certified Specialist in Family Law
North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization
Certified Family Financial Mediator
Dispute Resolution Commission
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Tharrington Smith LLP
150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27601
USA
Telephone: (919) 821-4711
Fax: (919) 829-1583