Stephanie M. Ross

About me

During my second year of law school, a very close family member of mine separated from her husband and came to me for emotional support. Hearing her struggle with the emotions of her separation while trying to process the legal difficulties at the same time made me realize that helping those in this situation would be my life’s work. Since that time, I focused my studies in school on family law-related courses. After graduating from law school in 2009, I began practicing family law and estate planning and have continued to do so ever since.

I understand how difficult it is to face a shift in your family. I am available to you to make the transition as easy as possible. Each family is different and therefore has different legal, emotional and ethical needs. I strive to recognize those specific issues for your family and use that knowledge to provide long-lasting resolutions.

Practice areas

Family law

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

Professional activities & awards

Awards and recognition

  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • “Rising Star” – Super Lawyers®
  • 10.0 out of 10.0 rating – Avvo
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys “10 Best”
  • Charlotte Women’s Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association (Family Law Section)


  • North Carolina State Bar, 2012
  • Florida Bar, 2009


  • J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law
  • B.S. in Political Science, double minors in English and Philosophy, Middle Tennessee State University

Civic involvement

  • Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Volunteer
  • Ronald McDonald House, Volunteer
  • Lecturer at continuing legal education courses for the Mecklenburg County Bar