Ms. Edwards was admitted to the practice of law in North Carolina after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with honors and distinction, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Juris Doctor degree in two years, Cum Laude, from the Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Edwards was a NC State Bar Certified paralegal.
Ms. Edwards has been in private practice since 2013. Ms. Edwards is a member of the Family Law section of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Family Law section of the American Bar Association, and the Wake County Bar Association. She has served as chair of the NC Bar Association Family Law Council Children's Issues Committee since 2014, and was co-chair in the year prior. She has also served as a member of the Wake County Bar Association's CLE Committee since 2014. Additionally, in December 2017, Ms. Edwards was elected by members of the Wake County Bar and 10th Judicial District to serve a 3 year term on the Board of Directors for those entities. Ms. Edwards has completed the intensive trial advocacy training course co-taught by the ABA family law section and NITA. She serves her community as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem, advocating in court for children in the custody of Wake County Human Services, has volunteered with various professional projects including Lunch with a Lawyer and 4All, and has been course planner for and/or has given CLE presentations with the WCBA and NCAJ.
Ms. Edwards was elected to Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite for 2017 in the category of “young guns.” In 2018, Ms. Edwards has been elected to Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” in the category of “family law.”
On a personal level, Ms. Edwards describes herself as a southern girl, Tarheel, community volunteer, step-mom, dog lover, artist, foodie, and wine enthusiast. She and her husband, also an attorney, live in Cary.
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WHAT I STAND FOR
I take seriously the right of every person to have access to our justice system and to receive equal treatment under the law. A judge's role as gatekeeper is a critical part of these important rights. Lady justice is blindfolded for a reason. I believe every person has the right to receive a fair, unbiased, and impartial consideration of the facts under the law and I am passionate about the importance of ensuring equal treatment of all people in our courts.
What I PLAN TO ACHIEVE
Access to the justice system is a fundamental principle of our society. A judge’s role as gatekeeper is a critical part of this principle. It is my goal to work efficiently, to respect the time of attorneys and litigants, and to render thoughtful and legally sound decisions which provide finality and afford litigants the ability to move forward with their lives.