FAMILY WINNER

D. CALDWELL BAREFOOT JR., Barefoot Family Law, Raleigh

Educating our children is one of our greatest responsibilities, and I was the chairman of the board for the Lacy Foundation, which is a charity that raises money for my sons’ public school. It has raised more than $500,000 in the past five years for additional teachers at Lacy Elementary School in Raleigh. I also have served as a coach for my sons’ soccer teams.

Vita: Born Feb. 24, 1967, in Wilmington; bachelor’s from Wake Forest University and law degree from Campbell University; wife and three sons.
What he’d be if not a lawyer: High-school history teacher during the day and stand-up comedian at night. The comedian part would require that I keep my day job.
Memorable case: A Perry Mason moment earlier in my career when I was examining a woman on the stand about her relationship with my client’s husband. She finally just filled her cup with water, turned around in her seat and sat there for several minutes before answering. Even with all that thought, I don’t think she answered truthfully.
Passions: Our profession often becomes our passion, but I try to keep my focus on my family and make it my priority.
Favorite place: Coal Creek Canyon in Colorado.
Favorite book: A 20-volume series of historical novels by Patrick O’Brian beginning with Master and Commander. It’s better than it sounds.
Don’t ask him to: Facebook.

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FAMILY

D. Caldwell Barefoot Jr., Barefoot Family Law, Raleigh
Lisa M. Angel,
The Rosen Law Firm PA, Raleigh
Marcia H. Armstrong,
Armstrong & Armstrong PA, Smithfield
George W. “Trey” Aycock III,
Coltrane Aycock & Overfield PLLC, Greensboro
Robert S. Blair Jr.,
Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes PA, Charlotte
Heidi C. Bloom,
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh
John A. Bowman,
Maxwell, Freeman & Bowman PA, Durham
Jenny Bradley,
Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan PLLC, Raleigh
Kimberly Bryan,
Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan PLLC, Raleigh
Lynn P. Burleson,
Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh
Elizabeth J. Caviness,
Caviness Law Firm PLLC, Charlotte
Cary Elizabeth Close,
Cary Close Family Law, Raleigh
Charles W. Coltrane,
Coltrane Aycock & Overfield PLLC, Greensboro
Michelle D. Connell,
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, Raleigh
Edward G. “Woody” Connette,
Essex Richards PA, Charlotte
Joslin Davis,
Davis Harwell & Biggs PA, Winston-Salem
William K. Diehl,
James, McElroy & Diehl PA, Charlotte
A. Doyle Early Jr.,
Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler LLP, High Point
Jonathan D. Feit,
James, McElroy & Diehl PA, Charlotte
N. Joanne Foil,
Foil Law Offices, Durham
Janet Gemmell,
Cape Fear Family Law, Wilmington
Kelly L. Greene,
Greene & Wilson PA, New Bern
Howard L. Gum,
Gum, Hillier & McCroskey PA, Asheville
Dorian H. Gunter,
Casstevens, Hanner, Gunter, Riopel & Wofford PA, Charlotte
Deborah Halvorsen,
Horton Henry & Halvorsen PLLC, Winston-Salem
R. Anthony Hartsoe,
Hartsoe and Associates PC, Winston-Salem
Fred A. Hicks,
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Charlotte
Elizabeth T. Hodges,
Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes PA, Charlotte
David Holm,
Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan PLLC, Raleigh
Cathy Cubbon Hunt,
Gailor, Wallis & Hunt PLLC, Raleigh
Jill Jackson,
Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh
Stephanie Thomas Jenkins,
Gailor, Wallis & Hunt PLLC, Raleigh
William Welch Jordan,
Hill Evans Jordan & Beatty PLLC, Greensboro
K. Mitchell Kelling,
Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes PA, Charlotte
David M. Kern,
James, McElroy & Diehl PA, Charlotte
Daniel W. Koenig,
Connors Morgan Sinozich PLLC, Greensboro
Cindy Pauley Leone,
Erdman Hockfield & Leone LLP, Charlotte
James F. “Rik” Lovett Jr.,
Rik Lovett & Associates, Raleigh
Patrick S. McCroskey,
Gum, Hillier & McCroskey PA, Asheville
Jaye Meyer,
Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh
Barbara R. Morgenstern,
Barbara R. Morgenstern PLLC, Greensboro
John F. Morrow,
Morrow Porter Vermitsky & Fowler PLLC, Winston-Salem
Len C. Mueller,
Mueller Law Firm PA, Raleigh
Carolyn Taylor Peacock,
Chesnutt, Clemmons & Peacock PA, New Bern
Robert A. Ponton Jr.,
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh
Linda B. Sayed,
Block, Crouch, Keeter, Behm & Sayed LLP, Wilmington
Robin J. Stinson,
Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, Winston-Salem
Alice C. Stubbs,
Tharrington Smith LLP, Raleigh
Donald J. Vicini,
The Law Offices of Donald J. Vicini PC, Charlotte
Lori M. Vitale,
Vitale Family Law, Raleigh
Alfred Decatur Ward Jr.,
Alfred Decatur Ward Jr. PLLC, New Bern
Elise Morgan Whitley,
Tash & Kurtz PLLC, Winston-Salem
Carolyn J. Woodruff,
Woodruff Law Firm PA, Greensboro