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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 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Fellow, is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, a Certified Family Financial Mediator. Long active in bar association activities, Ms. Stubbs has served on the Board of Directors for the Wake County Bar Association. Beginning in 2008, she served for several years as the vice chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee for the Wake County Bar Association. She has continued to serve as the course planner for the annual family law Continuing Legal Education program in Raleigh since 2008. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. She has served on the Litigation Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Board of Directors of Meredith College’s Paralegal School, the Board of Directors of the Carolina Ballet, the Women’s Executive Mentoring Coalition, and the Board of Directors of the Joel Lane Museum House in Raleigh. In 2015 she was appointed to serve as Chair of the Grievance Committee for the North Carolina Tennis Association. She was appointed by Governor Mike Easley to serve on the North Carolina Ethics Commission, effective October 2006. She was reappointed to the Ethics Commission by Governor Perdue in January of 2010.
Ms. Stubbs has been named for years by Business North Carolina magazine as one of the “Legal Elite” family law attorneys in North Carolina, has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers since 2010, and has an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell.
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.
Stubbs & Perdue, P.A. 1993-1997, District Court Judge, 10th Judicial District, Wake County, 1997-2006. Certified Family Financial Mediator. Business North Carolina Magazine's "Legal Elite"; NC SuperLawyers; Best Lawyers in America; currently serving on NC Ethics Commission, NC Custody and Visitation Mediation Advisory Committee.
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