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February 01, 2015 - Caldwell Barefoot has been named to the North Carolina Top 100 for 2015 by Super Lawyers, which includes the top vote getters throughout the State for Super Lawyers in all practice areas, not just family law. The Super Lawyers selection process includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates. This is Caldwell's sixth consecutive year of being named a North Carolina Super Lawyer.


January 01, 2015 - Mariana Russell was selected by her peers for inclusion in this year's Business North Carolina's Legal Elite – Young Guns and Family Law categories, published in the magazine's January edition. Statewide, 688 lawyers- about 3% of the state’s lawyers made the list.


November 01, 2014 - Mariana Russell successfully completed the rigorous exam required to become a North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist, a distinction shared by fewer than 200 Family Law attorneys in the entire State of North Carolina.


November 01, 2014 - U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2015 "Best Law Firms" rankings, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. Barefoot Family Law has been named as a "Best Law Firm" for 2015.


August 15, 2014 - Caldwell Barefoot was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (Family Law). (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) This is Caldwell's fifth consecutive year of being selected to The Best Lawyers in America.


February 01, 2014 - Caldwell Barefoot has been named as a Top 25 lawyer in Raleigh for 2014 by Super Lawyers, which includes lawyers in all practice areas throughout the Triangle region, not just family law attorneys. The Super Lawyers selection process includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates. This is Caldwell’s second consecutive year being named a Top 25 Super Lawyer.


February 01, 2014 - Caldwell Barefoot has been named to the North Carolina Top 100 for 2014 by Super Lawyers, which includes the top vote getters throughout the State for Super Lawyers in all practice areas, not just family law. The Super Lawyers selection process includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates. This is Caldwell's fifth consecutive year of being named a North Carolina Super Lawyer.


January 01, 2014 - Mariana Russell was selected by her peers for inclusion in this year's Business North Carolina's Legal Elite – Young Guns category, published in the magazine's January edition. Statewide, 688 lawyers- about 3% of the state’s lawyers made the list.


November 01, 2013 - U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2014 "Best Law Firms" rankings, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. Barefoot Family Law has been named as a "Best Law Firm" for 2014.


September 23, 2013 - Barefoot Family Law is excited to announce the hiring of Mariana Russell as the newest member of our law firm. Mariana is an attorney who has practiced family law for the past 5 years, with the last four years here in Raleigh with Wyrick, Robbins, Yates & Ponton, LLP. Mariana has been listed as a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for the last two years and will handle all areas of family law as she continues her career at Barefoot Family Law.


August 28, 2013 - Caldwell Barefoot made a presentation at the Wake County Bar Association-sponsored Continuing Legal Education Seminar as part of a three-person panel of fellow mediators providing the mediators' perspective on practices and preparing for mediations in a way that will give you the best opportunity to have a successful mediation resulting in the resolution of the parties' claims.


August 15, 2013 - Caldwell Barefoot was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ®em> 2014 (Family Law). (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) This is Caldwell’s fourth consecutive year of being selected to The Best Lawyers in America.


February 1, 2013 - Caldwell Barefoot has been named as a Top 25 lawyer in Raleigh for 2013 by Super Lawyers, which includes lawyers in all practice areas throughout the Triangle region, not just family law attorneys. The Super Lawyers selection process includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates.


January 20, 2013 - Caldwell Barefoot has been named to the North Carolina Top 100 for 2013 by Super Lawyers, which includes the top vote getters throughout the State for Super Lawyers in all practice areas, not just family law. The Super Lawyers selection process includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates. This is Caldwell's fourth consecutive year of being named a North Carolina Super Lawyer.


January 4, 2013 - For 2013, Caldwell Barefoot became a member of Business North Carolina Magazine's Legal Elite Hall of Fame, an honor shared with less than ten other family lawyers in North Carolina.


November 9, 2012 - Caldwell Barefoot made a presentation the North Carolina Bar Association-sponsored Continuing Legal Education Seminar on practical practice tips for numerous areas impacted by family law, including divorce, real estate, domestic violence, bankruptcy and wiretapping.


November 1, 2012 - U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. Barefoot Family Law has been named as a "Best Law Firm" for 2013.


September 1, 2012 - Caldwell Barefoot was recently selected by his peers for inclusion The Best Lawyers in America ® 2013 (Family Law). (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) This is Caldwell's third consecutive year of being selected to The Best Lawyers in America.


January 20, 2012 - Caldwell Barefoot has been named to the North Carolina Top 100 for 2012 by Super Lawyers, which includes the top vote getters throughout the State for Super Lawyers in all practice areas, not just family law. The Super Lawyers selection process includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates. This is Caldwell's third consecutive year of being named a North Carolina Super Lawyer.


Caldwell Barefoot- Legal Elite

January 4, 2012 - For 2012, Caldwell Barefoot received the most votes of any family lawyer in the State in the balloting for Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, which will result in his becoming a member of the Legal Elite Hall of Fame, an honor shared with less than ten other family lawyers in North Carolina. Lawyers across the state made their selections again this year for Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, published in the magazine's January edition. Statewide, 650 lawyers — about 3% of the total — were picked by their peers in 14 mostly business-related categories. Notices were sent to more than 20,000 active members of the North Carolina State Bar living in the state, directing them to the ballot on the magazine’s Web site, www.BusinessNC.com. Voters could not pick themselves, and they could select partners and associates only if they also select lawyers outside the firm in the same categories, with more weight given to outside votes.


December 1, 2011 - Caldwell Barefoot has been appointed to the Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District in Wake County. The Grievance Committee is part of the policing mechanism for attorney behavior and investigates complaints filed against attorneys before making a recommendation to the North Carolina State Bar.


August 29, 2011 – Caldwell Barefoot was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (Family Law). (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) This is Caldwell's second consecutive year of being selected to The Best Lawyers in America.


June 2011 – Caldwell Barefoot has been appointed to be co-chair of the Alimony Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Family Law Council. Among other things, the Family Law Council identifies areas where the law can be improved upon based on the practical experience of the members of the various committees and makes suggestions to the Legislature through the North Carolina Bar Association for revisions to improve our family law statutes.


September 10, 2010 – Caldwell Barefoot presented at the North Carolina Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education seminar on September 10, 2010 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina, on the topic of the Ten Most Important Child Custody Cases in North Carolina history.


August 5, 2010 - Caldwell Barefoot was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 in the field(s) of Family Law (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).


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02.01.2015
– Caldwell Barefoot has been named to the North Carolina Top 100 for 2015 by Super Lawyers... read more

01.01.2015
Mariana Russell was selected by her peers for inclusion in this year's Business North Carolina's Legal Elite ... read more

11.01.2014
Mariana Russell successfully completed the rigorous exam required to become a North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist....read more