Sean McIlveen is a founding Partner of the McIlveen Family Law Firm. He is a Certified Family Financial Mediator. Sean is passionate about family law. He committed to helping families immediately after graduating from law school and never turned back. Sean's clients will tell you that he fights for his clients both in and out of the courtroom.
Hear from Sean McIlveen in his own words about who he is and why he decided to become a family law attorney:
I genuinely care about my clients. I believe in telling my clients the truth. I feel strongly that educating my clients about the law and making sure my clients understand all of their options is the key to their success in court.
I grew up in Gastonia, N.C., and graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a B.A. degree. I attended law school at both the University of Houston Law Center and Wake Forest University School of Law. I graduated with my J.D. from the University of Houston.
I am also the author of two books on child custody and I am often asked to speak at events. I am a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the Gaston County Bar Association and the Cabarrus County Bar Association. I also do mediations for family financial matters and have been conducting mediations for more than a decade. I frequently mediate cases for attorneys in the greater Mecklenburg and Gaston County areas.
I have practiced family law in the Mecklenburg County area for over 20 years. I have focused my practice exclusively on issues that affect families and all family law issues including child support, child custody, alimony, grandparents’ rights, equitable distribution, mediation, wills, and adoption.
When I am not in the courtroom, I spend my time working on cars, building custom furniture, and remodeling. The care that I put into the furniture that I build and my way of representing clients is evidence of my passion for doing things the right way.
When I am not battling in the courtroom or up to my elbows in grease or sawdust, I enjoy spending quality time with my children and my wife, Angela.
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of family law mediation and family law arbitration 2024
MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
- NCDRC Certified Mediator – Family Financial
- Parent Coordinator
- North Carolina State Bar
- Gaston County Bar Association
- Cabarrus County Bar Association
- J.D., University of Houston
- B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte