Attorney Morton is a highly driven attorney who is 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 divorce and separation process.
As a divorcee, she is able to connect with her clients in a way that few others can. While she always ensures her clients know the legal implications of their actions, she also discusses the "real life" effects of those actions. Understanding that the two may not always align, Attorney Morton puts it all on the table so that her clients can make the best decisions for their families.
Those who know Attorney Morton professionally and personally say that she accomplishes everything she sets her mind to. That personality trait propelled her to the role of an editor of Wake Forest University School of Law's Intellectual Property Law Journal, Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant, member of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team, and Secretary and Treasurer of the Honor Council. Eighteen years later, that same drive helps her to think outside of the box while crafting resolutions and solutions to complex family law issues.
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.
Today, her go-getter personality has moved her up the ranks in the many organizations she belongs to. When not practicing law, Attorney Morton serves as Vice Chair of the Board for Passage Home, Inc., whose mission is to "break the cycle of poverty and create generational self-sufficiency for the individuals and families of Wake County by helping them achieve housing and income security." She spends countless hours volunteering with her sorority, where she serves as President of the local chapter and in other leadership capacities on the regional and national levels. In 2022, Attorney Morton was elected to serve as the Chair of the International Grievance Committee for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
Since opening her firm in 2010, Attorney Morton has represented her Family Law clients in many counties throughout the State. Never the one to settle for just mediocrity, Attorney Morton has honed her skills by becoming a Certified Parenting Coordinator as well as a North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Family Financial Mediator. Few attorneys in the area hold both designations.
Above all, though, Attorney Morton LOVES being a mother and spending quality time with family.
Certified Parenting Coordinator
NCDRC Certified Family Financial Mediator
The Child's Advocate
North Carolina Bar Association
Tenth Judicial District Bar
Awards & Recognition:
NCNW-CAS -- Social Justice Advocate Honoree (2022)
Junior League of Raleigh -- Sustainer
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. -- Diamond Life Member
Latrice M. Knighton is a highly accomplished professional who is deeply committed to achieving the best outcomes for her clients, particularly in divorce and custody cases. Driven by a strong competitive spirit and an exceptional attention to detail, Latrice fearlessly tackles the challenges her clients face. She expresses her goals with confidence and determination, which contributes to her success.
Clients are naturally drawn to Latrice because of her outstanding ability to recognize and address the unique strengths and needs of each individual. Her relentless drive fuels her extensive efforts on behalf of her clients, and she takes great satisfaction in her dynamic and productive approach. Latrice's positive outlook and visionary perspective empower her clients as they navigate the complexities of their cases, helping them stay focused on a brighter future.
With over 17 years of experience, Latrice has represented a diverse range of clients in divorce and family law cases. Her expertise reflects her dedication to advocacy. Beyond client representation, she has shared her knowledge by educating attorneys and judges through Continuing Legal Education courses, playing a pivotal role in shaping laws supporting domestic violence victims.
Drawing on her experience as an Assistant District Attorney, Latrice understands the complexities of relationships and family dynamics, especially during difficult times. She works diligently with her clients to find safe and effective resolutions. Latrice's legal foundation from the University of Wisconsin Law School, coupled with her background in psychology and life coaching, allows her to approach cases with a profound understanding of her clients' needs.
Latrice's commitment to comprehensive guidance and support is further demonstrated by her completion of life coach training. Her dedication and excellence have earned her notable recognition, including the Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and the Leading Lawyer Award from M Magazine. Her commitment extends to serving her peers in the legal profession as a Board of Governor for the 13th District and Executive Committee on the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Latrice's commitment goes beyond her legal career; she actively volunteers and engages with various organizations while maintaining a fulfilling personal life. Choosing Latrice M. Knighton to help you in your divorce and family law matter means entrusting a leader who seamlessly blends legal expertise, psychological insight, and an unwavering commitment to your best interests. With Latrice as your advocate, you can confidently anticipate that your rights will be protected, and your case will be handled with meticulous care and precision.
Latrice currently serves in a consulting role with The Morton Law Offices, PLLC. Upon admission to the North Carolina State Bar, Latrice will transition to an attorney with the firm.
Taylor is a graduate of UNC at Wilmington, where she earned her degree in Criminology with a minor in Pre Law. As a child of divorce, Taylor is passionate about the legal field and helping others. She believes her ability to relate to children who are now sharing time in separate households gives her a unique perspective in her role at The Morton Law Offices, PLLC. In her position as a Legal Assistant, she hopes to help families through their transitional periods.
In her free time, Taylor enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time outdoors. She will be attending law school this fall.
Rickia is a third-year law student at The North Carolina Central University School of Law and a 2020 graduate from the University of West Georgia with a B.S. in Political Science. Her interest areas are Education Law, Juvenile Law and Policy, Family Law, and Appellate Law.
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