Partner and Chief Legal Officer
Becky is an accomplished trial and appellate attorney who has helped shape North Carolina Family Law through her advocacy at both the trial and the appellate court levels and through her active participation with the North Carolina Bar Association’s Family Law Section, the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section, the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Rules Committee, the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, and the Mecklenburg County Domestic Court Bar Committee. Becky will be heading our Appellate Practice Group. In addition to her appellate practice, Becky will be available for representation at the trial court level for a select number of cases and will also be available to serve as a mediator or arbitrator in family law cases.
Experience & Background
After graduating from law school at the University of North Carolina in 1998, Becky began her family law practice in the Raleigh/ Durham/ Chapel Hill area. Upon making the decision that she would practice exclusively in the area of family law, Becky became certified as a Family Law Specialist in 2005. After relocating to Charlotte in 2006, Becky became a certified family law mediator. Since her arrival in Charlotte, Becky’s family law practice has expanded to include family law appeals and she has handled approximately 20 cases in the Court of Appeals, dealing with issues such as custody, child support, equitable distribution, enforcement of separation agreements, annulments, domestic violence, and contempt. A few of her representative appellate cases are:
Certified Family Law Mediator
Won the Super Lawyer Award
Won the Super Lawyer Award
Making the Case Less Stressful
Each case is different, because each person and each family is different. What works well for one client or family may not work well for another. There is no way to make the experience stress-free, but the right attorney can certainly help to make it less stressful. While I cannot predict the outcome of your case, I can help you through this process by negotiating resolution when possible, litigating when necessary, and appealing when warranted.
Membership & Associations
Super Lawyer for North Carolina 2018
Becky has served on the North Carolina Bar Association’s Family Law Section Council for nearly a decade – first as a voting Council member and as Chair of the Domestic Violence Committee, and now as Vice-Chair of the section; she will become chair of the Section in July 2016 – and has served on the Appellate Practice Section’s Council since the inception of that Section in 2013. At the local level, Becky is a member of the Family Law Section of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, and was Chair of that section from 2009 to 2012, and is a member of the Mecklenburg County Domestic Court Bar Committee, which reviews and revises local rules and procedures for family court. Most recently, Becky was named as a Super Lawyer for North Carolina 2018.
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Domestic Law Appeals
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She has never given up, no matter how hopeless the situation may have appeared
I’ve had a lengthy case starting in 2008 where I have been slammed time and again by Mecklenburg County by no fault of Ms. Watts. Becky has fought for me and my legal rights. She has repeatedly stood up within the law when faced with prejudicial and unlawful rulings. I never lost faith in her nor her love and knowledge of the law. Recently we won an Appeal that finally gave me vindication after eight years of litigation and it turned out exactly how Becky had said it would, once the law was upheld, as Becky said it should. I would nominate her seek a position on the bench for her fairness and knowledge of the law. I will recommend her and whatever law firm she is apart of to anyone who finds themselves in my position. She has never given up, no matter how hopeless the situation may have appeared.
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