Amy L. Britt is a partner with Parker Bryan Family Law. She is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina and has lived in Raleigh since the Fall of 2005. Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002 and her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2005.
Since 2005, Amy has focused her practice exclusively on family law matters in Wake County, including separation, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, property distribution, domestic violence, premarital agreements, separation and property settlement agreements, and retirement division orders (QDROs). As a result, she is well-versed in the Wake County Family Court system, including cases involving complex equitable distribution and grandparent custody or visitation.
In addition, Amy is licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of North Carolina and has experience dealing with Federal Hague Convention cases concerning international child abduction.
Her knowledge and experience make her a confident trial attorney who is also successful negotiating and resolving cases without litigation.
Professional Recognition and Involvement
Amy was certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law in 2010.
In 2017, Amy was certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Center as a Family Financial Mediator. She is also a Parenting Coordinator.
In each consecutive year from 2011 to 2022, Amy has been recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine in Family Law.
In 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021, she was also named to Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite.”
She has been named as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in Family Law since 2020.
Amy has authored and presented on a variety of family law topics, including:
- Co-Author/Editor, Post-separation Support and Alimony Chapters of the North Carolina Marital Claims Deskbook, Third Edition, published by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, 2012.
- Co-Author, Can’t Live With ‘Em Can’t Live Without ‘Em: An Analysis of the Trial Court’s Authority to Hear and Decide Child-Related Claims in North Carolina Post-Baumann, Campbell Law Review, 2012 (34 Campbell L. Rev. 449 (2012)).
- Presenter, Basics of Family Law Seminar on the topic of Civil Procedure, Discovery, Depositions and Courtroom Procedure (North Carolina Bar Association, November 2012).
- Author, History of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, 2003-2013.
- Co-Author/Editor, Equitable Distribution Chapter of Critical Family Law Cases, Second Edition, published by the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, 2015.
- Presenter, North Carolina Family Law Specialists Annual Conference on the topic of Ethics (North Carolina State Bar, July 2015).
- Presenter, “Family Law Specialization Exam Review: Major Topics and Recent Developments” on the topics of Child Custody and Domestic Violence (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, September 2015).
- Presenter, “Family Law Specialization Exam Review: Topics, Techniques and Case Law Update” on the topic of Wiretapping (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, September 2016).
- Guest Lecturer at Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law on the topic of Equitable Distribution (Family Law, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021).
- Presenter, Annual Review on the topic of Family Law (North Carolina Bar Association, October 2017, October 2018).
- Program Co-Chair, “Litigating a Family Law Case” (North Carolina Advocates for Justice, February 2018).
- Presenter, North Carolina Family Law Specialists Annual Conference on the topic of “To Add or Not To Add Corporations as a Party in Equitable Distribution” (North Carolina State Bar, August 2019).
- Course Planner, “Freaky Friday: They Told Me I Only Needed to Know Family Law” (North Carolina Bar Association, September 2019).
- Course Planner, “Practical Magic: 2020 Essentials of Family Law” (North Carolina Bar Association, November 2020).
Community Recognition and Involvement
Amy sits on the Board of Directors for the Frankie Lemmon School and Development Center and chairs the Board Governance Committee.
Amy volunteered with the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project and the Community Legal Project while at UNC School of Law; and after entering private practice she continued to volunteer her time to victims of domestic violence by serving as a Supervising Attorney for Campbell Law School’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Project. She also serves as a volunteer attorney for children through “The Child’s Advocate.”
Amy is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Raleigh where she participated in the “Step-Up” Program designed to prepare and empower low income and homeless individuals in Wake County to obtain life-sustaining employment, family and financial stability, and affordable housing.
She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh where she serves as a Deacon.
Amy is a member of the Wake County Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Amy is currently serving as Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. She recently completed a three-year term as a Council Member with the Family Law Section from 2018-2021 and served as past Chair of the History of the Family Law Section from 2011-2019. She has been a member of the Legislative Committee of the Family Law Section since 2010.