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Legal Elite

Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business and other categories. Attorneys are chosen by their peers.

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    Isla Tabrizi

    "Collins Family & Elder Law Group Partner and Chief of Legal Development Isla Tabrizi has been named Legal Elite for 2023-2024 by Business North Carolina! Isla completed her legal studies at the Charlotte School of Law, graduated with the class of 2011, and then passed the bar in 2012. She is passionate about family law and is based in our primary Monroe, North Carolina office."

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    Candace S. Faircloth

    "Collins Family & Elder Law Group Partner and Chief of Trial Strategy Candace S. Faircloth has been named Legal Elite for 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 by Business North Carolina. She has also been named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2024! Candace graduated from law school in 2013 and became licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina that same year. Candace S. Faircloth is a North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist who represents clients regarding all aspects of Family Law in Monroe, North Carolina, and surrounding areas."

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    Rebecca Watts

    "Collins Family & Elder Law Group Partner and Chief Legal Officer Rebecca Watts has been named North Carolina Super Lawyer Legal Elite for 2023-2024! Rebecca graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1998 and began practicing law that year. Rebecca is an accomplished trial and appellate attorney with over 25 years of experience. She is based in our Monroe, North Carolina, office."

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    Melinda Taylor

    "Collins Family & Elder Law Group Senior Attorney Melinda Taylor was named Legal Elite for 2020 and 2021 in South Carolina! Melinda graduated Cum Laude from the Charlotte School of Law. Melinda is an accomplished family law attorney in Columbia, South Carolina. She is based in our Columbia office but also visits our Fort Mill, South Carolina location."

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    Christine Houston

    "Collins Family & Elder Law Group Managing Attorney Christine Houston is a North Carolina Rising Star for 2022-2024 and Legal Elite for 2024! After graduating from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology and a minor in Women’s Studies, she attended Charlotte School of Law, where she graduated with honors. Christine’s practice area is specialized to focus on family law and domestic violence. Christine is based in our Dilworth office in Charlotte, North Carolina."

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    Alexa Litt

    "Collins Family & Elder Law Group Attorney Alexa Litt is a North Carolina Rising Star for 2023-2024 and Legal Elite for 2024! Alexa received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She then went to Elon University School of Law, receiving her Juris Doctorate in 2019. Alexa focuses on Family Law and splits her time between our Dilworth and Monroe, North Carolina offices."

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