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Smith Debnam is proud to announce that Alicia Jurney has achieved the designation of North Carolina Bar Board Certified Family Law Specialist. In addition to passing a written examination on the intricacies of family law, specialists must be licensed and in good standing to practice law in North Carolina; be substantially involved in the practice area for a minimum of five years; take a certain number of continuing legal education credits in the specialty area during the three years prior to application; and demonstrate a satisfactory showing of qualification in the specialty through a peer review.
Alicia joined Smith Debnam in 2007 as an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group, with a practice focus in family law. She is experienced in representing clients in child custody, child support, domestic violence, equitable distribution, and alimony matters. Her practice encompasses all levels of jurisdiction within North Carolina, including jury trial experience and appeals to both the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.
Alicia is an alumna of the firm’s summer associate program, graduating from Campbell Law with honors. Alicia has been recognized by her fellow lawyers as a Rising Star through North Carolina Super Lawyers®, an award presented to attorneys under the age of 40 who have demonstrated an exceptional ability in the practice of law. She serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Haven House Services, a non-profit agency that helps struggling young people and their families develop positive and successful relationships at home, at school and in the community. She is also a collaborative attorney with The Integrated Accountability and Collaborative Transparency Program (IACT), developed as a pathway to medical disclosure and transparency in resolving patient/provider conflicts resulting from medical error.
We congratulate Alicia on her exceptional performance as well as her commitment to the practice of family law.