Mary Charles Amerson

Mary Charles Amerson

Mary Charles Amerson joined the firm as Of Counsel in the fall of 2020 to assist with the firm’s general civil litigation and family law litigation needs.

Prior to joining Lea/Schultz, Ms. Amerson worked as a family law attorney for Colombo Kitchin, LLP in Greenville, North Carolina where she represented clients in various domestic matters including equitable distribution, custody, child support, spousal support, domestic violence and domestic related contract issues in Pitt and Beaufort counties. Upon graduation from law school, she also worked for a family law firm in Wake County, North Carolina. As an attorney, Ms. Amerson is active in her community, previously serving as a board member and secretary for Pitt County’s Center for Domestic Violence Prevention, as well as, the regional site coordinator for the North Carolina Bar Associations 4ALL Campaign.

Ms. Amerson has also worked in higher education, as a senior law administrator at Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, NC, her alma mater. In that role, she helped to coordinate and oversee numerous student pro bono opportunities, implemented and directed a student leadership counsel and peer mentor support network, and directly assisted the dean in various student initiatives within the school. She served as a committee member on the North Carolina Bar Association’s Pro Bono Activities Committee, served as Campbell Law School’s BARCares representative, and served on the Wake County Bar Association/Tenth Judicial District Public Service Committee. She is a recipient of the Wake County Bar Association’s President’s Award for Excellence.

As a law student, Ms. Amerson served as Campbell School of Law’s Student Bar Association President, was an active member of the National Trial Team, and an inductee into the Order of Old Kivett Advocacy Council. In her third year, she was awarded an innovative leadership and service award by her peers and received the National Association of Women Lawyers Award, an award bestowed by the dean of Campbell Law School.


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • New Hanover County Bar Association


  • Campbell University School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina: J.D. — 2007
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina: B.S., Business Administration — 2000

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