Alyssa M. Levine, Esq.Senior Associate Attorney
The Historic John Price Carr House
200 N McDowell St
Charlotte, North Carolina 28204
Ms. Levine grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a product of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. She attended Matthews Elementary School, Randolph Middle School, and graduated from Providence Senior High School. Ms. Levine continued her education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha national fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. After graduating from UNC, Ms. Levine worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for a small company and private family foundation, focused on local and national philanthropy. Following her work on the West Coast, Ms. Levine returned to North Carolina to work for a global services and technology corporation which ran and managed the state online purchasing system.
After two years in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ms. Levine moved to Boston where she worked and attended graduate school. She received a Graduate Certificate in Women and Politics & Public Policy from The University of Massachusetts Boston. Ms. Levine attended law school at North Carolina Central University School of Law. She assisted Professor Irving Joyner in updating the 2013 Supplement to Criminal Procedure in North Carolina, Third Edition. Ms. Levine also assisted Professor Dorothy Nachman in organizing the American Bar Association's National Client Counseling Competition. Ms. Levine served as the American Bar Association's National Student Director for the National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Ms. Levine was a Legal Aid of North Carolina Student Ambassador and Public Interest Extern. Ms. Levine also interned with Professor Leonard Jernigan, notably drafting and proposing legislation to the General Assembly for an Uninsured Employer Fund for injured employees in North Carolina. Upon graduating from N.C. Central Law, Ms. returned to the Charlotte area where, upon passing the North Carolina Bar Exam, she became a third-generation attorney here in Mecklenburg County.
At Arnold & Smith, PLLC Ms. Levine mainly focuses her practice on family law cases: divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution and other matrimonial law matters. Her practice also includes civil domestic violence and no-contact order cases. Ms. Levine handles family law cases primarily in Mecklenburg County, Union County, Cabarrus County, Gaston County, and Iredell County. Under some circumstances, Ms. Levine will handle family law cases outside of the greater Charlotte and Mecklenburg County areas. Additionally, Ms. Levine is a Volunteer Attorney for the Custody Advocacy Program of the Council for Children’s Rights and a Mecklenburg County volunteer attorney for active duty servicemembers under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).
When Ms. Levine is not working, she volunteers for Lawyer On The Line and serves on the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys Board of Directors as the Government Action Committee Chair. She also serves as President of the Charlotte Women's Bar, a local NCAWA chapter. Ms. Levine squeezes in yoga, FlyWheel, running, or barre classes whenever possible.
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002-2006
BA Public Policy; BA Political Science
J.D., North Carolina Central University School of Law, 2010-2013
North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Bar Association
Mecklenburg County Bar
North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
Charlotte Women’s Bar
American Bar Association
North Carolina Advocates for Justice