Kelly R. Routh

About me

Most couples enter into marriage without considering the possibility of divorce and the financial and emotional challenges that go along with it. It is absolutely imperative to find an attorney with whom you are comfortable and confident will represent your interests. After all, there is a lot at stake. This is about you and your children. Every divorce and separation situation is different. With that in mind, I tailor my representation to meet my clients’ individual needs. I can be as ruthless and zealous as I am patient and persistent when it comes to being a client advocate. I pride myself on being prepared, knowledgeable, responsive and results-oriented. While it is almost always preferable to resolve domestic disputes outside the courtroom, there are times when court involvement is necessary. In those situations, you need a strong attorney to fight for your rights.

Although family law can be difficult, there is nothing more rewarding than hearing from my satisfied clients. They’re the reason I’m here.

Practice areas

Family law

  • Divorce
  • Separation agreements
  • Equitable distribution
  • Alimony
  • Post separation support
  • Child custody and child support
  • Pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements
  • Alienation of affection and criminal conversation

Professional activities & awards

Awards and recognition

  • Legal Elite, 2016 – Business North Carolina
  • 5.0 out of 5.0 client rating – Avvo (2016)
  • “Top 10 Attorneys Under 40”
  • “Top 40 Under 40” – The National Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent® peer rating – Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • North Carolina State Bar (Family Law Section)


  • North Carolina
  • 26th Judicial District


  • J.D., 2011, Elon University School of Law, cum laude
    – American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Outstanding Scholastic Achievement in Family Law Award
    – President of the Family Law Society
  • B.A., 2008, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    – Sigma Alpha Lambda
    – Pi Sigma Alpha

Civic involvement

  • Junior League of Charlotte
  • KIPP Charlotte
  • Ronald McDonald House