Alexander "Alex" French is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist and a Partner Attorney at McIlveen Family Law Firm, based in the Charlotte, NC office. Known for his exceptional ability to win challenging cases, Alex provides expert representation in all areas of family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, and equitable distribution.
Journey to Family Law
Early Influences and Education: French's path in law was shaped early by his upbringing in Ohio, the child of two lawyers. This unique childhood instilled in him a deep passion for helping others and a talent for relating to people. His advocacy skills were evident even as a young child.
Academic Path: French's academic journey began at THE Ohio State University, followed by law school in North Carolina. His experiences confirmed his desire not to be a 'behind-the-scenes' lawyer. The courtroom became his domain, where he feels most at home, perfectly aligning with his chosen field of family law.
Professional Expertise and Skills
Courtroom Prowess and Mediation Skills: French thrives in the courtroom environment, leveraging his natural advocacy skills. He values mediation and settlement, always striving for amicable resolutions but is equally prepared to vigorously represent his clients' interests in court when necessary.
Memberships and Speaking Engagement: Alex is a North Carolina Board-Certified Family Law Specialist. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, and Mecklenburg County Bar Association. Alex is a frequent instructor for the National Business Institute where he teaches continuing education classes for attorneys on various topics including child custody.
Personal Life and Interests
Outside the office, French enjoys spending time with his family and his children, hitting the golf course, exploring new travel destinations, and passionately supporting the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Championing Your Family Law Needs
In every case, French is dedicated to being more than just a legal representative; he aspires to be a trusted advisor and a resolute advocate for his clients. His recognition through awards like the Avvo Clients' Choice Award underscores his steadfast commitment to client satisfaction and legal excellence. French is adept at handling the complexities of family law, whether it's navigating the nuances of child custody or securing equitable alimony arrangements. His foremost objective is to ensure that every client feels fully supported and confidently informed, offering expert guidance and steadfast support throughout their legal journey.
- Rising Star, Super Lawyers 2024
- Avvo: Alexander Comly French Clients’ Choice Award 2022
- Avvo: Clients' Choice Award 2017
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