L. Bree Laughrun

With more than 10 years of experience, Bree Laughrun dedicates her practice to family law and divorce proceedings, including alimony, appeals, child custody, child support, contempt motions, domestic violence protective orders, equitable distribution, name change, post-separation support, premarital agreements, qualified domestic relations orders, separation agreements and step-parent adoptions.

Bree has been recognized for the past three years by Super Lawyers and named a “Rising Star” in Family Law in North Carolina. In addition, she was honored in 2019 and 2015 as a Legal Elite Young Gun by Business North Carolina.

Regularly involved in cultural and charitable activities in the Charlotte community, Bree is a member of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and a former member of the Verdi Society of Opera Carolina. She also volunteers for Dress for Success and is a Custody Advocacy Program Volunteer for the Council for Children’s Rights.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation named Bree to the STANDOUT class of 2017, an honor which recognizes Charlotte’s most active and engaged professionals and philanthropists under the age of 40. A selection panel, comprised of Charlotte-area business and civic leaders, evaluated STANDOUT honorees on their business achievements, philanthropic efforts and leadership abilities.

Bree graduated cum laude with a certificate of concentration in Family Law from T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. A Charlotte native, she returned to her hometown after law school and accepted a position with the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office. During this time, Bree dedicated her practice to defending the rights of those individuals unable to afford counsel, giving a voice to the often overlooked and ignored.

Academic Background

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Richmond School of Law, 2009; Family Law Clinic
  • B.S., Business Administration, College of Charleston, 2006

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2009


  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Mint Museum Auxiliary
  • Dress for Success, Volunteer
  • Council for Children’s Rights, Custody Advocacy Program Volunteer

Professional Recognition

  • Super Lawyers, North Carolina “Rising Stars,” Family Law, 2017-2019
  • STANDOUT Charlotte, Class of 2017
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite Young Guns, 2014 and 2019

Bree has also previously given talks on family law issues including:

  • Emerging Domestic Violence Issues, Spring Public Defender Conference, Raleigh, NC, 2012
  • Emerging Domestic Violence Issues, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Cary, NC, 2012

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