“Years ago, I discovered Assisted Reproductive Technology when I was told that I could not have children. I was amazed at what opportunities there were and how I was not alone in the search for creating a family. One of at least five families suffer with infertility in our country and that number is growing. It is a topic that is not discussed and certainly not shared even among the closest of friends. Once I became comfortable with my own circumstances, I realized how little those around me actually knew and how so few family law attorneys could help clients create families or assist clients who had engaged in the process already.
After years of handling traditional family law cases where I represented either husband or wife in custody disputes and divorces, I knew it was time to expand my practice. It was not long after I opened the doors to Sodoma Law, P.C. in 2008 that we began practicing law in the area of Assisted Reproductive Technology in addition to helping Non-Traditional Families find their way in a traditional courtroom.
Finally, in 2010, with the support of local physicians, lawyers, clients and friends, A.R.T. at Sodoma Law was informally established.
While I know that not every client is able to create the family he or she dreamed, I can confirm that with the right help, knowledge and team, there are options ….as my own three children prove.
- North Carolina
- Washington State
- Certified Parenting Coordinator
- Certified Collaborative Law Attorney
- Nationally Certified Literacy Tutor
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
- Family Law
- Assisted Reproductive Technology
- Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
- College of Charleston
HONORS AND ASSOCIATIONS:
- American Bar Association Family Law and Assisted Reproductive Technology Sections
- North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section
- Mecklenburg County Bar Association Family Law and Collaborative Law Sections
- Mecklenburg County Collaborative Law Group
- Mecklenburg County Domestic Court Bar Committee
- North Carolina Association of Collaborative Divorce Professionals
- North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
- Former Board Member and Chair for Charlotte Women’s Bar
- Mecklenburg Times: Charlotte’s 50 Most Influential Women
- Charlotte Business Journal: Top 40 Women in Business
- North Carolina Legal Elite – Business North Carolina 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
- Rising Star – Super Lawyers Magazine 2010
- Super Lawyer – Super Lawyers Magazine 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
- Blue Ribbon Panel – North Carolina Super Lawyers
- Charlotte’s Top 50 Entrepreneur of the Year – 2010
- Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
- Charlotte’s Mover & Shaker Award – Business Leader Magazine 2010
- Business Leaders of Charlotte 2008: Lifetime Achievement Award
- Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
- Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity
- Ms. Sodoma’s involvement in the Mecklenburg County Domestic Court Bar Committee has been extensive. This committee consists of lawyers, judges, clerks, trial administrators, and mediators who work together to make changes to the 26th Judicial District Family Court Local Rules, scheduling matters, and other issues directly related to Family Law in Mecklenburg County. Ms. Sodoma is also on three separate sub-committees supporting the Domestic Court Bar Committee.
- Ms. Sodoma frequently organizes, participates in, and speaks at live seminars on the topics of child custody, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution, and domestic violence.
- She annually assists with many national, state-wide and local not-for-profit organizations.
- In 2013, Ms. Sodoma started the Sodoma Law Foundation. The Foundation supports organizations that improve the well-being of children regionally and nationally and those that support the charitable endeavors of Mecklenburg County’s legal community. The Sodoma Law Foundation aggregates the firm’s efforts, through its pro bono efforts and contributed funds, into areas where there can be a maximum impact.