Marcia Armstrong is
a partner in the firm The Armstrong Law Firm, P.A., in Smithfield, North
Carolina. She was admitted to practice
in North Carolina in 1983 after receiving her bachelor’s degree in 1980 from
Salem College and her J.D. degree from Wake Forest University in 1983. She has also served as an adjunct professor
of law for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.
Ms. Armstrong’s practice is limited to family law. In 1989, she was certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in Family Law. She has been a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1993 and is a past president of the North Carolina Chapter. Ms. Armstrong is the State Bar Councilor for Judicial District 11B. She is a past president of the Johnston County Bar Association and the Eleventh Judicial District. She received the 2011 Sara H. Davis Excellence Award presented by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Armstrong was recognized in 2010 as a Citizen Lawyer by the North Carolina Bar Association and has served in the past on the Association’s Board of Governors and as chair of the Family Law Section. In 1997, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Bar Association for her service to the Family Law Section. Ms. Armstrong received the Gwyneth B. Davis Award in 1995 from the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. Ms. Armstrong has served on the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education. She has been listed as one of the “Super Lawyers” by Charlotte Magazine since 2006, “The Best Lawyers in America” since 1994 and is a member of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Ms. Armstrong is certified as an arbitrator by the American Academy of
Matrimonial Lawyers and as a Superior Court and Family Financial Mediator by
the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. She has served as an arbitrator and mediator
in many domestic cases.
Ms. Armstrong has been a speaker and
course planner at law schools and at continuing legal education programs
sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Foundation.
She has written and presented manuscripts on a wide range of topics
including jurisdictional problems in interstate custody cases, intensive
children’s issues, how to try a domestic case, strategies in handling child
custody cases, alimony trial preparation, effect of reconciliation on
separation agreements and property settlements, attorney fees provisions in
agreements, tax consequences of equitable distribution, distribution factors in
equitable distribution cases, classification of assets in equitable
distribution cases, divisible property distribution, managing an equitable
distribution case, arbitration, ethics and professionalism.
Ms. Armstrong has appeared in trial courts throughout eastern North Carolina and currently concentrates her practice in the areas of equitable distribution and support issues.