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Claudia N. McClinton


Claudia N. McClinton


Claudia N. McClinton is a 2003 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Law School. Ms. Claudia McClinton has experience in litigation, non-litigation and mediation surrounding all aspects of criminal law, traffic law, and family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, alimony, post-separation support, equitable distribution, alienation of affection, domestic violence, property distribution, and other complex legal matters.

Ms. McClinton began her legal career in 2003 with the law firm of Holt York McDarris, & High. In 2005 became a solo practitioner and then in 2008 was partners in the law firm of Gregory & McClinton until Keith O. Gregory was appointed to the Wake County District Court. Ms. McClinton began the McClinton Law Group, PLLC until she joined the McNeil Law Firm, PLLC.

Claudia’s legal and community experience includes her Judicial Externship with Judge James Wynn of the North Carolina Court of Appeals; Legislative Intern for Representative William Wainwright of the North Carolina General Assembly; Holderness Moot Court, Invitational Team, Gressman-Pollit Award for Oral Advocacy, Order of the Barristers; UNC Attorney General’s Staff; Susie Sharp Inn of Court; and Co- Chair of Bar Exam Committee for the Young Lawyers’ Division of the North Carolina Bar Association.

Professional and Scholarly Publications

Ms. Claudia McClinton authored The Uniform Athlete’s Agents Act: A Recommendation for North Carolina for presentation to the North Carolina Bar Association Sports Entertainment Law Section Council and General Assembly; Amicus Curiae in United States v. Mahoney (Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2003) No.02-0270, Crim. App. No 34209.

Bar Memberships/Professional Affiliations

Ms. McClinton is admitted to practice before the State Courts of North Carolina, the Federal District Courts in the Eastern District of North Carolina, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Member of the North Carolina State Bar, Tenth Judicial District Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.

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Claudia is the best! Love this woman. She made my life better not just legally but also by being my friend. Thank you so much for being you.

Joseph Collins

My primary choice for recommendation on Family Law and Mediation. I have known them for years and they are one of the key places that understands and is effective with Father issues. I learned about them when I was helping with the Raleigh Men's Center years ago. I would also recommend them to a woman and Mother as well. Thanks for doing such a good job with the clients I have recommended to you they always come back and thank me.

Martin Brossman

Claudia rocks!

Katherine Fisher

Claudia is an amazing attorney....but she is much more than just an attorney. She is a wonderful, caring, compassionate and loving lady. And best of all, a Friend.

Penny Lee Winfree 

John McNeil and the attorneys who work with him are absolutely awesome. John has mediated many extremely difficult, complex divorce cases for my clients and me, and every single time, we have reached a settlement. He is very knowledgeable and has the right temperament to persuade and explain things to people while also making them feel heard. His staff are also professional, kind, and efficient. I will continue to use John McNeil as a mediator in my family law cases and highly recommend him!

Judy Tseng



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