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Caitlin Ryan

Attorney at Law

Experience and Background

Caitlin was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and raised in Ellicott City, Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Susquehanna University prior to returning to Charlotte to pursue her legal career. 

Caitlin is licensed in North Carolina and exclusively practices family law.  She advocates for clients in all areas of family law including, divorce, alimony, equitable distribution, child custody, child support, and domestic violence protective orders. She has litigated a wide variety of high conflict custody cases including issues of emergency custody, sexual abuse allegations, grandparent rights, and jurisdiction.

Caitlin’s goal is to help clients navigate the legal system in a decisive and cost-effective manner. Her client-centered approach is deeply rooted in her continual dedication and passion for serving others and the community. Caitlin graduated law school with Pro Bono High Honor Distinctions for volunteering over a hundred hours of pro bono work to Mecklenburg County residents in child custody and domestic violence cases.

Caitlin’s commitment to serving others started well before law school. While earning her undergraduate degree at Susquehanna University, she was accepted to the Fund for American Studies internship program hosted by Georgetown University as a part of the Institute of Philanthropy and Voluntary Services. While studying in Washington D.C., she served as a grant and development intern for an international children’s nonprofit organization.

Caitlin has a passion for protecting children and advocating for families both within and outside of the courtroom.

NC: 2012

Year Licensed

Personal Philosophy

A Passionate and Exceptional Advocate

Caitlin connects a passion driven approach and exceptional advocacy to help her clients navigate their way through some of life’s most trying and challenging times. Caitlin strives to provide knowledge and compassion while helping each client deal with their unique matters.

Membership & Associations

Frequently Volunteers

Caitlin is an active member of the Mecklenburg County Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, Mecklenburg County Family Law Bar, and the Charlotte’s Women’s Bar. Caitlin provides pro bono legal services through the Legal Representation Program of Safe Alliance, which assists domestic violence victims seeking a restraining order. She is also a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Practice Areas

Client Testimonial

She has been and continues to be spectacular! Hands down a GREAT lawyer. 5.0 stars

I first saw Caitlin in action with another case while I was waiting for my TPA hearing in late 2015. After my TPA I wasn’t too confident in my previous lawyer at the time. So I chose to have a consultation with her and while talking about my situation she caught some important things that my old lawyer missed. I hired her immediately, I just felt confident with our conversation and direction. She provided great feedback and suggestions. She will give you an honest opinion on situations, she isn’t like other lawyers- she will consider your financial situation and give you options and her recommendations when dealing with difficult situations and what you could be potentially spending and the risk. In difficult times she would advise you to still do the right thing in regards to co-parenting- child custody cases are the most emotional cases to deal with so her patience was appreciated. In my experience her honesty and integrity won me over! she is very sharp, very prepared and will fight hard for you- I highly recommend Caitlin!

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