Meghan Abernathy

Meghan Abernathy

Associate Attorney
Charlotte, North Carolina
Meghan understands that clients come to her for guidance through extremely difficult and emotional times, and that it requires superb legal advice, professionalism, and client service to obtain desirable results for each client. While Meghan believes it is best to resolve most matters outside of the courtroom, Meghan is prepared to advocate for her clients in the courtroom if needed.

Representing clients primarily with family law matters, Meghan has experience in various areas of family law including separation, divorce, child custody and support, alimony, equitable distribution, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, and other family law matters.

Meghan is a native Charlottean who grew up on Lake Norman. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor's in Journalism and Political Science. After graduation, Meghan returned to Charlotte and graduated with honors from Charlotte School of Law. Meghan now resides in Charlotte and is passionate about serving clients in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties.  

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2016


  • Charlotte School of Law, Charlotte, North Carolina
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Law Journal: Access to Justice Journal, Managing Editor, 2013 - 2015
  • UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 2012
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Journalism and Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Family Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Negotiations

Past Employment Positions

  • Burt & Cordes, PLLC, Associate Attorney, 2016 - 2017

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney - Council for Children's Right, 2016 - Present