Attorney Morton is actively licensed to practice law in the states of North Carolina and Georgia. A Raleigh native and graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law, Attorney Morton is passionate about helping her clients navigate their way through the legal process. While in law school at Wake Forest University, Attorney Morton was an editor of the Intellectual Property Law Journal, a Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant, a member of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team, and the Secretary and Treasurer of the Honor Council.
Prior to attending Wake Forest University School of Law, Attorney Morton attended Western Carolina University where she graduated, with honors, from the Honor's College, earning a BSBA in Business Administration and Law. While at Western, Attorney Morton was an inaugural member of the Women's Soccer Team and held numerous leadership positions in campus organizations.
Since opening her firm in 2010, Attorney Morton has represented her Family Law clients in Wake, Durham, Franklin, Johnston, Cumberland, Harnett, Lee, Nash, Hoke, Guilford, Robeson, and Moore counties. Having started her legal career in Fayetteville, NC, Attorney Morton has experience working with military families. She also understands the local rules and procedures of each county across the State.
Attorney Morton serves as Vice President of the Board for Passage Home, Inc. She has previously served on the Board for Miller Motte's Paralegal Program as well as on the Leadership Council for the Junior League of Raleigh. She also volunteers countless hours with her sorority, where she serves as President of the local chapter and Legal Counsel for North Carolina. In 2022, Attorney Morton was elected to serve on the International Grievance Committee for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Most importantly, though, Attorney Morton loves being a mother and spending time with family.
Certified Parenting Coordinator
The Child's Advocate
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
North Carolina Bar Association
Tenth Judicial District Bar
Annette is a graduate of New England Law | Boston where she graduated cum laude, was a Cali Award winner for Federal Courts, a member of the Student Bar Association, and Treasurer of the Business Law Society. While attending law school, she worked as a paralegal,
while still making time to be an active wife and mother.
Prior to attending New England Law | Boston, Annette attended Campbell University earning a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice with minors in Business Administration and Political Science. While at Campbell, Annette was a member of the Criminal Justice Society and Phi Alpha Sigma.
Annette is the firm’s senior paralegal.
Rachel Lafoon is a Texas native who came to the Triangle in 2010 to follow romance. Eventually, she married her husband in 2012 and later moved to Wake Forest. Prior to joining The Morton Law Offices, PLLC, Rachel spent eleven years as a telecommunicator before choosing to leave law enforcement for a more mom-friendly schedule.
The draw to Family Law came in 2020 when witnessing her parents’ divorce. It was then that she made the decision to help champion those in the same situation.
When not at the office, Rachel can be found chasing her 3-year-old son or crafting in the way of crochet, resin, and sewing.
Rachel serves as the Firm’s Legal Assistant.
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