Prior to joining Parker Bryan Family Law in 2022, Imogen J. Baxter practiced at a boutique family law firm in Raleigh for 11 years. Imogen is an enthusiastic and devoted advocate who believes each client deserves high quality and effective representation and should be supported and informed each step of the way, no matter how large or small the case. Imogen is in serving clients on a wide range of matters, including: negotiating and drafting premarital and separation agreements; developing and executing effective strategies for equitable distribution, spousal support, child custody, and child support claims both in alternative dispute resolution and in litigation; prosecuting and defending civil domestic violence protective orders and marital tort claims; and representing families in stepparent adoptions in Wake and other North Carolina counties.
Imogen was born in South Africa but grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She attended high school at Salem Academy in Winston-Salem. Imogen is in the middle of three sisters and a brother and has extensive ties to North Carolina with family in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, Charlotte, and Asheville. Prior to entering private practice, Imogen clerked for Justice Johann van der Westuizen on the South African Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, South Africa’s highest court on constitutional matters. During this clerkship, Imogen had the privilege of working alongside the country’s top legal scholars, including Justices pivotal in the finalization of South Africa’s innovative Constitution and contemporaries of Nelson Mandela. This experience complemented her prior clerkship experience in the North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court.
Imogen has presented for the Wake County Bar Association’s family law continuing legal education program and has consulted on and written on family law topics designed for both legal and non-legal audiences, including consulting with Holly Nicholson for her column “Money Matters” in the News & Observer and co-authoring an article, “There Ain’t No Sanity Clause: Surviving the Holidays During Divorce” in Attorney at Law Magazine.
Imogen graduated cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication and received her J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law. She was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in August 2010. Imogen is also a member of the Wake County Bar Association, the 10th Judicial District Bar, and the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.
When Imogen is not practicing law, you will find her spending quality time with her fiancée, Brad, and their dogs Finley, a Great Pyrenees mix, and Rico, a Chow Chow mix.