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Fred M. Morelock

  • Serving all of Raleigh
  • 50 years of experience
  • Family Law, Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation ...
  • Raleigh, NC

Biography

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. In 1990, Mr. Morelock became the first judge in Wake County to become a Certified Juvenile Law Specialist. During the last several years on the bench, he presided almost exclusively in domestic court, most recently in North Carolina’s first designated specialized judgeship in the area of family law.As a district court judge, Mr. Morelock was a frequent speaker and instructor for continuing legal education seminars for attorneys (North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and Bar Association) and for judges (North Carolina Association of District Court Judges and the Institute of Government New Judges School) on various family law issues. He has also been a seminar speaker for the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Wake County public school principals. Mr. Morelock has served on the Board of Directors of the Wake County Bar Association and its Professionalism Committee, the Raleigh Rescue Mission, and Carolina Legal Assistance.Mr. Morelock’s practice includes the representation of clients in all areas of family law, as well as mediation and arbitration. He is admitted to practice in all state courts and the federal district courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina. Mr. Morelock is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and its family law section. Mr. Morelock is married to Jeannie S. Morelock, and they have two teenage sons.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Arbitration & Mediation

Education

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

Professional Experience

  • Tharrington Smith, LLP
    Partner
    2001
  • NC Medical Board
    Independent Counsel
    2010
  • North Carolina District Court, 10th Judicial District
    District Court Judge
    1986
  • Criminal & Family Law
    Trial Attorney
    1976

Awards

  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2020
  • Best Lawyers, Family Mediation Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2020
  • Best Lawyers, Family Mediation Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2019
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2019
  • Best Lawyers, Family Mediation Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2018
  • Best Law Firms
    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
    2018
  • Super Lawyers
    North Carolina Super Lawyers
    2018
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2018
  • Best Lawyers, Family Mediation Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2017
  • Best Law Firms
    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
    2017
  • Super Lawyers
    North Carolina Super Lawyers
    2017
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2017
  • Best Lawyers, Family Mediation Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2016
  • Best Law Firms
    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
    2016
  • Super Lawyers
    North Carolina Super Lawyers
    2016
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2016
  • Best Lawyers, Family Mediation Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2015
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2015
  • Best Law Firms
    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
    2015
  • Super Lawyers
    North Carolina Super Lawyers
    2015
  • Best Lawyers, Family Mediation Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2014
  • Super Lawyers
    North Carolina Super Lawyers
    2014
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2014
  • Best Law Firms
    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
    2014
  • Best Lawyers, Family Mediation Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2013
  • Super Lawyers
    North Carolina Super Lawyers
    2013
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2013
  • Best Law Firms
    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
    2013
  • Super Lawyers
    North Carolina Super Lawyers
    2012
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2012
  • Best Law Firms
    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
    2012
  • Super Lawyers
    North Carolina Super Lawyers
    2011
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2011
  • Best Law Firms
    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
    2011
  • Appreciation Award
    10th Judicial District Bar
    2010
  • Super Lawyers
    North Carolina Super Lawyers
    2010
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2010
  • Best Law Firms
    U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®
    2010
  • Legal Elite
    Business North Carolina magazine
    2009
  • Award of Excellence
    Wake County Bar Association Presidents
    2009
  • Super Lawyers
    North Carolina Super Lawyers
    2009
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2009
  • Super Lawyers
    North Carolina Super Lawyers
    2008
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2008
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2007
  • Super Lawyers
    North Carolina Super Lawyers
    2006
  • Best Lawyers, Family Law Section
    Best Lawyers in America
    2006

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 10th Judicial District Bar, Grievance Committee
  • North Carolina State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • State Bar Council, Disciplinary Hearing Commission
  • North Carolina State Bar # 7239

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