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Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. We are honored to consistently have attorney’s receive both the Super Lawyer and Rising Star award year after year.

Julianne Rothert
2024

Lisa LeFante
2023-2024

Jenny Bradley
2011-2013 – Rising Star
2015-2024 –Super Lawyer

Ashley Fillippeli
2018-2024 Rising Star

Lauren O’Malley
2019-2024 Rising Star

Legal Elite

Each year, Business North Carolina sends ballot notices to every member of the N.C. State Bar living in North Carolina — asking each a simple question: Of the Tar Heel lawyers whose work you have observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these categories?  Triangle Smart Divorce is honored to have many of our attorney’s be selected by their peers for this prestigious award.

2023 – Jenny Bradley & Lisa LeFante for Family Law
2021 – Jenny Bradley in Family Law
2014-2015 Jenny Bradley in Family Law
2009-2012 Jenny Bradley in Family Law
2016 -2017 – Julianne Rothert in Family Law
2014 – Julianne Rothert in Family Law

Inc 5000

The prestigious ranking provides a data-driven look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent, entrepreneurial businesses. Triangle Smart Divorce earned a spot on the list for the first time in 2023. We are proud to stand next to companies such as Microsoft, Chobani, Under Armour, Patagonia, and many other household name brands who gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

2023 – Triangle Smart Divorce #4014 

Law Firm 500

Happy clients are ultimately what makes a law firm grow fast. Law Firm 500 honors law firms for the velocity of their growth, strategic vision, and unwavering commitment to succeed. The law firms on the list have been evaluated and ranked in order, based on gross revenues of the previous three years. Triangle Smart Divorce is proud to have made this list for four years running. We are committed to growing our law firm in order to serve our clients in the best way possible.

2020 – 40th – 238% growth
2021 – 76 – 104% growth
2022 – 125th – 86% growth
2023 – 108 – 65% growth

Martindale- Hubbell

For more than 130 years, Martindale-Hubbell has been evaluating attorneys for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards through a Peer Review Rating system. In 2017 Martindale-Hubbell introduced a yearly client review rating award known as the “Client Champion” award to help consumers understand the real world experience previous clients had with a lawyer or law firm.

Jenny Bradley
Distinguished Rating -2021

Lauren O’Malley
Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Gold Recipient – 2017

Avvo Superb Rating

An attorney’s Avvo rating is based on their experience, professional achievements, disciplinary history, client reviews, and peer recognition. Triangle Smart Divorce is proud that six of our attorneys have earned Avvo’s highest possible rating. We are grateful to have such a well-rounded team of attorney’s ready to serve our clients.

Jenny Bradley
Julianne Rothert
Lauren O’Malley
Lisa LeFante
Ashley Fillippeli
Brook Stuntebeck

Cary Chamber

The Cary Chamber of Commerce promotes economic growth through actively engaging existing and future businesses and supporting civic activities that contribute to the quality of life in Cary, NC. We’ve been an active member of the Cary Chamber of Commerce since 2023 and are proud to support the community where we live and serve clients!

President Award of Excellence

Issued by Wake County Bar Association, this award honors those who’ve shown exemplary and dedicated service to the legal profession and the citizens of Wake County. We are honored to have Lisa on our team!

Lisa LeFante
2016

Best Lawyers in America

Issued by US News and World Reports, Best Lawyers rankings honor firms recognized for professional excellence measured by their persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Triangle Smart Divorce is proud of the multiple attorney’s we’ve had make the list.

Julianne Rothert
2016-2017, 2019-2021

Brook Stuntebeck
2016-2018

NC Advocates for Justice Family Law Section Award for Outstanding Service as Section Chair

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice is a nonpartisan association of legal professionals dedicated to empowering a strong community of trial lawyers by protecting people, preventing injustice and promoting fairness. The Family Law section is dedicated to assisting lawyers in honing their trial skills and staying abreast of the most recent legal advancements, thereby enhancing their ability to provide top-notch service to their clients. We are so proud of Lauren for receiving this award for “Outstanding Service as Section Chair” and continuing to work on her skills to better serve Triangle Smart Divorce clients!

Lauren O’Malley 2023

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What our clients say

"Across three states, Jenny was hands-down the best divorce lawyer I worked with! Authentic, savvy, insightful, tough, empathetic and effective. Can ’t say enough good things about her."

Don

Former Client

"The entire staff at Triangle Smart Divorce has been wonderful. My divorce has been extremely complicated and difficult, they have helped and been successful at every turn. They are more than competent and are also very compassionate individuals. They will and do walk you through each and every step to obtain the best results for you. An amazing team!"

Hoss

Former Client

"I would rate everything about my experience with Triangle Smart Divorce as 5 stars. The hardest step of any big decision is the first step. Jessica set the tone from the very first phone call. She was compassionate, calming and reassuring. The whole team has continued to work to maintain a supportive environment during the most difficult time of my life. I’m very grateful."

Raleigh

Former Client

"Jenny Bradley and her team at Triangle Smart Divorce was the best decision I made. "

Jennifer

Former Client

"Great firm! An outstanding group of professionals who are knowledgeable and care about their clients. I recommend Julianne and the firm to my clients and friends needing divorce and family law services."

Kathrine

Former Client

"I felt heard, understood and listened to. Always there when I needed them! Had my best interest at heart and never let me down!"

Timothy

Former Client

"Outstanding firm. Try to work with their clients. Listens like a therapist. I am thoroughly pleased with the services I have been provided."

Ken

Former Client

Meet Your Team

Our practice is entirely dedicated to helping couples move forward with confidence when dealing with divorce. You’re not alone.

Learning center

Want to know how to prepare for divorce? Use our free resources to guide you. Our mission is to get you to where you want to be — without years of legal fees, court battles and emotional damage.

Frequently Asked Questions

IS IT WORTH IT TO GET A DIVORCE LAWYER?

A divorce lawyer may seem like an extra expense if both parties agree on the big decisions, but the details of a divorce can be complex and hard to navigate without an expert, and getting the agreement properly written ensures that everyone has the security and clarity they need to move forward with their lives. It’s better to do it right the first time than have to keep going back and fixing mistakes. And, in some cases, you may not be able to fix your mistakes.

WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD YOU ASK A DIVORCE LAWYER?

You should ask a potential divorce lawyer about their prior experience with cases like yours, their approach to negotiations when couples reach a disagreement, and their personal success rate in arriving at a resolution through negotiation and/or mediation.

WHAT CAN YOU NOT DO DURING A DIVORCE?

You cannot have one lawyer serve both parties in a divorce. This would be a conflict of interest. It’s incredibly important that each party feels their individual needs are represented and voiced, and that cannot be done with a single lawyer serving as the representative for both parties.

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