Angel is a graduate of Georgia State University (B.B.A. 2008) and an Honors Graduate of the North Carolina Central School of Law (J.D. 2013). She also completed the certification program in Alternative Dispute Resolution at NCCU and received the North Carolina Bar Association and NCCU School of Law Pro Bono Certificate.
Angel is originally from Durham. She moved to Atlanta, GA in 2001 where she worked as a paralegal/case manager in a criminal defense firm for eight years. She returned to North Carolina in 2009 and worked as a case manager for a personal injury firm in Durham until she began law school in 2010. While in law school, Angel interned with a family law firm in Raleigh, the Fair Trial Initiative in Durham and the Durham Guardian ad Litem Program. She also participated in the Juvenile Law Clinic, the Innocence Project and was on Elder Law Project leadership team. Angel also volunteered with the Durham Guardian ad Litem Program from 2011 to 2015 where she advocated for abused and neglected children in Durham County.
Although she has practiced in family law firms since she graduated law school, Angel’s passion is facilitating adoptions. In fact, her main purpose in attending law school was to be able to use her legal education to serve others by creating families through adoption. Her desire is to be a part of family formation by building families and helping birth mothers/parents through their adoption plan. Angel represents adoption clients all over the state of North Carolina and has experience guiding clients through the adoption process, both locally and when crossing state lines (interstate adoptions). She represents both birth parents and adoptive parents, and is excited to help you create your special family!
Angel’s experience with the Durham County GAL program intensified her desire to find permanent homes for children. This experience also educated Angel about the number of children in foster care waiting for their forever families and as a result, she strongly advocates for foster care adoption. She is happy to discuss how foster care could be the right choice for you to start or grow your family.
When she is not building families, Angel enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, running, working out, volunteering in the community and hanging out with her 16-year old long-haired Chihuahua, Miss Priss.