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William T. Medlin IV




Will Medlin is certified as a family law specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. 

Will’s family law practice includes, but is not limited to, experienced representation in claims for equitable distribution, child custody, child support, alimony, post-separation support, absolute divorce, and step-parent and family member adoptions.

Will also practices in related areas of law, including asset ownership disputes between unmarried partners, such as real estate and pet ownership disputes. He routinely represents clients in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Union, and the surrounding counties.

Will is devoted to making the divorce process less adversarial, less expensive, less painful, and more peaceful through use of the collaborative divorce process and other methods of alternative dispute resolution.  He is also in the process of being trained to be a mediator.


With more than fourteen years of family law litigation experience, Will has tried countless cases.  He has come to realize that the one consistent result in litigation is loss.  Regardless of the verdict, litigants spend large sums of money they could have saved or used toward other expenses, devote time, energy, and emotions in their efforts to best the other party instead of devoting time, energy, and emotions to healing or moving on with life, and have embroiled themselves in an adversarial process that harms them.  Regardless of the verdict, litigants lose.


There are better ways to resolve family law disputes than protracted litigation.  Mediation is one such way.  In the mediation process, parties utilize the services of a mediator in order to find common ground.  This is undeniably superior to litigation in terms of costs, both to the parties’ wallets and to their emotional health.

Collaborative Law

Collaborative law is another way to resolve family law disputes, and the way that Will feels is the best for most people.  In collaborative divorce, parties focus on eliminating hostility and conflict.  They work together to try to meet each party’s interests and needs instead of negotiating positions.  With the help of their collaborative divorce attorneys, the parties work together in multiple sessions to reach a resolution that will meet each party’s needs and interests.  It is as non-adversarial as a family law case can be.

Podcast: Domestic Connection

Will also co-created and co-hosts a popular family law podcast, called Domestic Connection.  Domestic Connection is available for free on iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify, or at

Phone (704) 377-7213
Fax (704) 372-0448




J.D. Villanova University School of Law, 2004

B.A. Political Science, High Point University, 2001


North Carolina, 2004

U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

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