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Carole S. Gailor

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Gailor, Hunt, Jenkins, Davis & Taylor, PLLC

Contact Information

1101 Haynes Street
Suite 201
Raleigh NC 27604
Work 919-800-8687
Fax (919) 832-8283

Practice State

North Carolina


Carole Gailor is a highly experienced and credentialed North Carolina divorce lawyer, recognized by her peers as one of the pre-eminent divorce lawyers in North Carolina. Carole is a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and been named in successive years as one of the Top Fifty Women Lawyers in North Carolina. She speaks on divorce and financial issues nationwide. Carole uses her experience and expertise to bring complex divorce property and financial transactions to successful resolution for her clients. Her particular area of interest is business valuations in the context of divorce. Often a spouse's interest in a business is the most valuable divorce asset. Carole has represented both the business owner(s) and spouses of the business owner.


Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation


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  • Chatham, North Carolina
  • Durham, North Carolina
  • Edgecombe, North Carolina
  • Nash, North Carolina
  • New Hanover, North Carolina
  • Orange, North Carolina
  • Pitt, North Carolina
  • Wake, North Carolina
  • Wilson, North Carolina


American University Washington College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude,1977. American University, B.A., Religion and Philosophy, 1967.

Legal Organizations

District of Columbia Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association,Family Law Section; Virginia Bar Association; The American Bar Association, Family Law Section


Martindale -Hubbell - Rated AV Preeminent Board Certified Family Law Specialist - North Carolina, 1989 - Current. North Carolina Certified Financial Mediator, 2000 – Current. Arbitrator Certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale and Hubbell. Best Lawyers in America - 2006-2013 (Selected by Peer Review) North Carolina Superlawyer, Family Law, 2007-2013. Super Lawyers, North Carolina Top 50 Women Lawyers - 2008-2012 (Selected by Peer Review). 2007, 2011 - Recognized as Member of Legal Elite by Business North Carolina Magazine.

CLE Presentations

North Carolina Bar Association, Speaker and Presenter 1995 - 2011; Representative Presentations: 2003-2004 Family Law Intensive Seminar, Author and Presenter "The Analysis and Critique of the Business Appraisal Report and Cross-Examination of the Appraisal Expert, A Lawyer's Point of View ©"; North Carolina Bar Association 2004 Seminar, "Mediation Skills: The Right Ingrediaents" Author and Presenter "Family Financial Mediation"; Institute of Business Appraisers, 2004 National Conference, Author and Presenter, "The Business Valuation Appraisal: Critique and Cross-Examination;" AAML North Carolina Chapter Family Law Institute on Financial Issues, Hidden Assets, Taxation and Business Valuations in Divorce, Presenter: “Business Valuations in Divorce,” February, 2005. AAML Family Law Institute, Presenter/Mentor - 2004 and 2005; “ E-Discovery, Spoliation & Electronic Bear Traps” (June, 2005) AAML Southeastern Institute on Family Law, Presenter: “E-Discovery, Spoliation and Electronic Bear Traps,” April, 2006. Business Valuation Resources and the American Society of Appraisers: Divorce: A Hands on Workshop For BV Practitioners; “So You Think We Don't Check? Surviving Cross-Examination of the Appraisal Expert,” Atlanta, 2008. 2010 North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist Annual Meeting, Charlottesville, Virginia: “Preservation, Spoliation and the Admissibility of ESI and Computer Generated Evidence (Or How To Avoid Electronic Bear Traps)” AAML-AICPA 2010 National Divorce Conference, May 2010: “ The Soft Underbelly of The Business Valuation Report,” With Michelle Gallagher, CPA. VPS/FCG STRAIGHTtalk Series, September 2010, "The Expert Valuation Report: Preventative Medicine - How to Avoid the Big Mistakes and Win the Credibility War," with Jay Fishman, FASA North Carolina Bar Association, December 2010: “ Isn't There A Case About That?: Equitable Distribution 2000-2010 – The Top Ten, With Stephanie Jenkins. 2011 AAML Mid-Year Meeting, Hawaii, Author, "The Admissibility of Computer Generated Evidence and Electronically Stored Information." 2011 NCBA Solo/Small Firm Conference, Author/Presenter, "The Admissibility of Computer Generated and Electronically Stored Information." National Institute For Trial Advocacy NITA Programs: Southeast Deposition Program(Multiple Years).


Gailor and McGill, The Equitable Distribution of Professional Degrees Upon Divorce in North Carolina, 10 Campbell Law Rev. 69 (1987). Gailor, Disclosure of Private Facts and the Media Defendant, Communications Lawyer (Summer, 1989). Reprinted with Permission in 1991 Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, Clark Boardman, Callaghan. North Carolina Family Law Marital Claims, Chapter 10: “Marital Torts”, 1ST, 2nd and 3d Editions, North Carolina Bar Association, 2004, 2007, 2011. Gailor, C. and Hunt, C, When a Parent Steals a Child Away, Trial, December 2006. Gailor, C., The Ethical Conundrum of Attribution: Plagiarism in Valuation Reports, Deluxe BVUPDATE(TM) February, 2007 (BVUPDATE), http:/www.bvlibrary.com/. Gailor, C., In-Depth Examination Of The Law Regarding Spoliation In State and Federal Courts, Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol. 23, Number 1, 2010.

AAML National

North Carolina Chapter Delegate to Board of Governors of AAML, 1999 - 2005. AAML Family Law Institute, Presenter/Mentor - 2004 and 2005; “ E-Discovery, Spoliation & Electronic Bear Traps” (June 2005) 2010 AICPA-AAML National Divorce Conference Committee. 2011-2012 AICPA-AAML National Divorce Conference Committee, AAML Vice Chair 2012-2014 AICPA-AAML National Divorce Conference, AAML Chair 2012 -2013 - E-Discovery Committee, Member 2012 - 2013 Webinar Committee, Member Sustaining Member, AAML Foundation.

AAML Chapter

2013 - President, North Carolina Chapter of Matrimonial Lawyers 2012 President Elect North Carolina Chapter: Board of Examiners, 2007-2009, current. Chair, Amicus Committee Chair, NCAAML Website Committee 2012-2013 Bi-Annual Symposium Committee Board of Governors: 1999-2005

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