Amy L. Britt is a Partner with Cheshire Parker Schneider and Bryan. She is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina and has lived in Raleigh since the Fall of 2005. Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002 and earned her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2005. Amy was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in August of 2005.
Since her admission to the Bar, Amy has focused her practice exclusively on family law matters in Wake County, including separation, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, property distribution, domestic violence, premarital agreements, separation and property settlement agreements, and qualified domestic relations orders. As a result, Amy is well-versed in the rules and procedures of the Wake County Family Court system.
In addition, Amy is licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of North Carolina and has experience dealing with Federal Hague Convention cases concerning international child abduction.
Her knowledge and experience has made her a comfortable trial attorney who is also successful negotiating and resolving cases without litigation.
Professional Recognition and Involvement:
In 2010, Amy was certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in the area of Family Law.
In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, she was named as one of the “Top Young Lawyers in North Carolina” by North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine.
Amy has authored and presented on a variety of family law topics, including:
- Co-Author/Editor of the Post-separation Support and Alimony Chapters of the North Carolina Marital Claims Deskbook, Third Edition, published by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, 2012.
- Co-Author of Can’t Live With ‘Em Can’t Live Without ‘Em: An Analysis of the Trial Court’s Authority to Hear and Decide Child-Related Claims in North Carolina Post-Baumann, Campbell Law Review, 2012 (34 Campbell L. Rev. 449 (2012)).
- Presenter, Basics of Family Law Seminar on the topic of Civil Procedure, Discovery, Depositions and Courtroom Procedure (North Carolina Bar Association, November 2012).
- Author of the History of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, 2003-2013.
- Co-Editor of the Equitable Distribution Chapter of Critical Family Law Cases, Second Edition, published by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, 2015.
- Presenter, North Carolina Family Law Specialists Annual Conference on the topic of Ethics (North Carolina State Bar, July 2015)
- Presenter, Family Law Specialization Exam Review: Major Topics and Recent Development on the topics of Child Custody and Domestic Violence (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, September 201.5)
Amy also completed the Houston Family Law Trial Institute at South Texas College of Law in Spring 2012.
Community Recognition and Involvement:
Through her work with the Civil Legal Assistance Clinic at UNC Chapel Hill, Amy represented low income clients in family law matters, including child custody, child support and domestic violence. As an active member of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project and the Community Legal Project, Amy earned more than 100 hours of Pro Bono Service as a law school student.
Amy continues to volunteer her time to victims of domestic violence by serving as a supervising attorney for Campbell Law School’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Project. She also serves as a Pro Bono Attorney for children through “The Child’s Advocate.”
In addition to her Pro Bono legal service, Amy is a member of the Junior League of Raleigh and serves her local community through other active volunteer work, including participation in the “Step-Up” Program designed to prepare and empower low income and homeless individuals in Wake County to obtain life-sustaining employment, family and financial stability, and affordable housing.
Amy sits on the Board of Directors for the Frankie Lemmon School and Development Center.
She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh.
Amy is a member of the Wake County Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Amy has served as the Committee Chair of the History of the Family Law Section since 2011 and she has been a member of the Legislative Committee of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association since 2010.
To schedule an initial consultation with Amy, contact her paralegal, Chloe Rehkamp, at Chloe.Rehkamp@cheshirepark.com or (919) 833-3114. Amy can be reached directly at Amy.Britt@cheshirepark.com or (919) 833-3114.