What We Do

 

For over two decades Lisa Harman-Wakefield has dedicated her legal career to assisting families throughout Northeastern North Carolina with the sensitive and emotionally unsettling issues involving family law.  Ms. Harman-Wakefield prides herself on furnishing clients professional, accurate, no nonsense, sound legal advice, advocacy and counseling.  Her goal is to assist you in negotiating the complex and life changing aspects of divorce.  Using her skills as a seasoned advocate, along with a desire to resolve issues fairly, efficiently and as amicably as possible, she listens carefully to you, determining your goals, concerns and priorities to give you realistic expectations and practical help with the process.  Ms. Harman-Wakefield and her staff are committed to personal, quality representation focusing solely on family law issues whether it is a simple divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, property distribution or all of the above.




Background

Lisa Harman-Wakefield has worked for, with and as an attorney most of her adult life.  Beginning in high school she worked for a law firm part time and then, after graduating from Guilford College, she worked with a large firm in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Subsequently she moved on to a career as a legal assistant in New York and Los Angeles.  In 1993 she graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law.  Throughout law school she worked for a Winston-Salem attorney and was a law clerk for Ward and Smith in New Bern and Greenville.  Following her law school graduation she joined John Trimpi and Thomas P. Nash, IV in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.  In 2005 she opened her own office focusing exclusively on family law issues with the belief that families going through the turbulent issues surrounding a divorce deserve an attorney who will guide them through their difficulties with personal, responsive and compassionate advice while zealously protecting their interests.


Ms. Harman-Wakefield is an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association (Family Law Section) and the First Judicial District Bar (serving as its president from 2004 - 2006).  She was an adjunct faculty member of the College of the Albemarle's paralegal program from 1996 - 1999 and a member of the Paralegal Advisory Committee at the College of the Albemarle during the same time period.  Since 1995 she has served as an Attorney Advocate for the First Judicial District's Guardian Ad Litem Program.  From 1997 - 2008 she was the attorney for the Albemarle Child Support Enforcement Agency.