Christopher Adkins

Christopher Adkins

Adkins Law PLLC
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence...
  • North Carolina
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Summary

Practice Area Breakdown:
80% Family Law - separation, divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution
20% Estate Planning - wills, living wills, trusts, power of attorneys

I am a native of Charlotte and graduated from Myers Park High School. After college and law school, I moved back to Charlotte and served as a police officer, and as an officer in the N.C. Army National Guard. I focus my law practice primarily on family law and estate planning.

I live in Huntersville with my wife and our four children. We both have children from previous relationships, and one child together. I thoroughly understand the difficulties that come with divorce, dividing your assets and debts, and child custody, having to blend two child custody schedules myself. Understanding custody from both a legal and practical perspective, I try to help my clients develop arrangements that truly support their children’s best interests, and that work for the long term. I am passionate about helping parents develop schedules that minimize conflict, and support their children’s growth and development. My practice philosophy avoids or minimizes litigation to the extent we are able to come to a reasonable agreement. If we are not, or if we are dealing with the unreasonable, we have no choice but to fight for what is best for your children.

Education:
- Appalachian State University – Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
- Oklahoma City University School of Law – Juris Doctor
- Boston University – Master of Criminal Justice
- University of St. Andrews – Graduate certificate in Terrorism Studies

Additional professional experience:
- Police officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (6.5 years)
- United States Army veteran – Engineer officer with the North Carolina Army National Guard (8.5 years). Deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Estate Planning
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner / Attorney
Adkins Law PLLC
- Current
Family Law | Traffic / DWI | Estate Planning
Engineer Officer
North Carolina Army National Guard
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Combat / Construction Engineer
Police Officer
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
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Police Officer focusing on DWI / DUI Enforcement
Education
University of St. Andrews
CertHE (2010) | Terrorism Studies
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Boston University
M.S. (2009) | Criminal Justice
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Oklahoma City University School of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
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Activities: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
Appalachian State University
B.S. (2003) | Criminal Justice
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Honors: Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society
Awards
Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate
State of North Carolina
Professional Associations
Mecklenburg County Bar Association
Member
- Current
North Carolina Bar Association
Member
- Current
North Carolina National Guard Association
Member
- Current
Fraternal Order of Police
Member
- Current
Publications
Certifications
DWI/DUI Chemical Analyst - Intox EC/IR II
NC DHHS
Alcosensor / ASTD
NC DHHS
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
NHTSA
Websites & Blogs
Website
Adkins Law PLLC
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Social Media
Contact & Map
Adkins Law PLLC
9620 Sherrill Estates Rd
HUNTERSVILLE, NC 28078
USA
Telephone: (704) 274-5677
Fax: (877) 208-7577