Paul DeJesse, Jr. | Partner & Board Certified Divorce Attorney

Paul A. DeJesse, Jr.

Partner & Board Certified Specialist in Family Law

Education:

JD, Touro Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 1995
BA, Lehigh University, 1991

 

Bar Admissions:

North Carolina, 2006
New York, 1996 (inactive)

 

 

 

  • Practice Philosophy
  • Honors
  • Memberships & Affiliations
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Experience

“I chose the field of matrimonial and family law so I could make a direct and positive impact on people’s lives. I wanted to be able to help people and provide a service that would assist and guide them during a very difficult time.

Although the practice of matrimonial law can be very intense, it can also be very satisfying and rewarding. When a client comes in for an initial consultation, they are usually at an emotional low point in their lives. Clients need to know that they have an attorney who will not only take the time to listen to their problems but who will also understand their needs. This can only be accomplished through proper preparation and a willingness to sweat the details. I can never guarantee a client any result but what I will promise is that they will be properly prepared.

I believe that the wisest choice is for a couple to amicably resolve their matrimonial difficulties. However, in the event that one side is unreasonable and does not negotiate in ‘good faith,’ you need an attorney who is also going to adequately prepare you for court.”

  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2014-2017
  • Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite in Family Law, 2013 and 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, 2013-2017
  • Accepted as a Member of the New York Family Law American Inn of Court, 2005
  • Named one of the Ten Leaders in Matrimonial and Divorce Law on Long Island, NY, Age 45 and Under, 2004/2005
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Family Law Section: Member
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
    • Family Law Section: Member
  • Mecklenburg County Domestic Court Committee
  • Justice Bobbitt Inn of Court: Member
  • Suffolk County Bar Association: Former member of the Matrimonial and Family Law Committee
  • Nassau County Bar Association: Former member of the Family Court Committee
  • Men For Change: Former Committee Member
  • Business Leaders of Charlotte: Member
  • Speaker: "Construction and Effects of Premarital Agreements and Separation Agreements," Cary, N.C., November 4, 2016. Sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation.
  • Speaker: Advanced Family Law Seminar, "Navigating Complex Asset Cases" and "Ethics," Charlotte, N.C., August 2016.
  • Speaker: "What to expect at your first custody hearing and the best evidence to put on during a custody trial/hearing," Charlotte, N.C., February 9, 2016. Sponsored by the Mecklenburg County Bar Family Law Section.
  • Speaker: “Family & Matrimonial Law in the 21st Century: Practicing with Humanity,” LawReviewCLE, March 28, 2013
  • Mecklenburg County Women's Commission, Family Law Clinic Guest Lecturer, 2006-present
  • Panelist: Participated in a domestic violence panel discussion for the TV series "A Healthier Charlotte," May 2012
  • Speaker: “North Carolina Bar Association Intensive Equitable Distribution Seminar,” Greensboro, N.C. February 5, 2010
  • Speaker: “Alimony 101,” American Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar, October 5, 2007
  • Speaker: "Child Custody Overview," Charlotte Christian School, Charlotte, North Carolina, January 11, 2007
  • Speaker: "Separation, Property Settlement and Alimony Agreements," 2004, Hauppauge, New York, sponsored by the Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Suffolk Academy of Law, Adjunct Faculty, 2003/2004
  • Participated in matrimonial trial practice demonstrations at the Suffolk County Academy of Law
  • Board Certified Specialist in Family Law since 2009
  • Former partner with the AV rated firm Tabat, Cohen & Blum, LLP (West Islip, NY) handling all aspects of complex matrimonial and family law litigation
  • Successfully argued appeals before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in and for the Second Judicial Department

A Board Certified Specialist in Family Law is a specialty certification, identified by the North Carolina State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization