Amy R. Howard


After receiving her B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University in Political Science with a minor in Spanish in 1992, Amy received her J.D. from Western New England College School of Law in 1995. She relocated to the Charlotte area shortly after graduating from law school.

With over 25 years of legal experience, Amy has developed innovative ways to handle conflict resolution. She has dedicated her practice to family and juvenile law, representing clients in uncontested divorces; legal separation; premarital agreements; legitimation and name changes; juvenile defense; and complex equitable distribution, alimony, child support and child custody matters. In 2014 Amy was certified as a Family Financial Mediator through the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to serve as a facilitator. Amy is a well-rounded and dedicated attorney who enjoys her career of helping people through some of the most difficult times in their lives.

She has been a speaker for the National Business Institute, A.G. Edwards, and Stifel Nicolaus in continuing education. She also has participated in the Second Saturdays workshop in Lake Norman and at the Free Legal Clinic offered through the Women’s Commission, now offered through the Mecklenburg County’s Community Support Services.

She is the proud parent of two successful adult daughters. She owns two teacup dogs and a rescue cat. Amy enjoys hiking and occasionally camping.


Amy R. Howard

2115 Rexford Road, Suite 320

Charlotte, NC 28211

Phone: 704-333-9900

Fax: 704-358-0536

Amy presently serves and has served on

Mecklenburg County Bar and Mecklenburg Bar Foundation committees including chair of the audit committee, as a member of the grievance committee and nominating committee, and as a board member of the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation.

Ms. Howard practices

  • Mecklenburg County
  • Gaston County
  • Union County
  • Cabarrus County
  • Iredell County

areas of practice

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Alimony
  • Spousal Support
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Child Custody & Child Support
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Post Marital Agreements
  • Legitimation
  • Name Changes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Restraining Orders
  • Juvenile Law & Defense

NC certifications

Family Financial Mediator through the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission 

bar & courts admissions

North Carolina

U.S. District Court of the Western District of North Carolina

professional associations

North Carolina State Bar

Mecklenburg County Bar

academic background

Western New England College School of Law, J.D.

The Pennsylvania State University, B.A.

Amy, is highly accomplished. She provides an honest assessment, provides the pros and cons, and guides you to the most reasoned approach. Mine was that of a Father gaining custody of his minor children, which was successful. At one point, I was in the hospital, and Amy appeared on my behalf without hesitation, out of compassion for my situation at the time. I cannot provide a higher recommendation for someone to trust with your children's fate, than Amy.