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Marcia Kaye Stewart


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Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Mediation/Arbitration
  • Child Custody
  • Alimony/Spousal Support
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Child Support
  • Separation/Property Settlement Agreements


Marcia was admitted to practice in North Carolina in 1995, after receiving her bachelor's degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University and her J.D. degree from Campbell University School of Law. She also served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps, retiring at the rank of Captain.

Ms. Stewart primarily practices Family Law. In 2000, she was elected as the youngest and one of the first females to serve as a District Court Judge in the 11th Judicial District which encompasses Johnston, Harnett, and Lee counties, serving until January 2006 when she returned to private practice.

Marcia enjoys serving as a Certified Family Financial Mediator and also offers Family Law Arbitration services in the firm’s very own courtroom!

While a judge, Ms. Stewart served most of her time in domestic court. As an attorney, she has tried/heard cases involving a wide range of topics including difficult child custody issues, multimillion-dollar alimony/spousal support matters, equitable distribution of child support, juvenile matters, and separation/antenuptial agreements.

Ms. Stewart concentrates her practice in the 11th Judicial District, primarily in Johnston and Harnett counties where she was well-known as a tough but fair judge while on the bench and now enjoys an excellent reputation as a formidable advocate for her clients as a trial attorney.


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1995
  • James Madison College at Michigan State University
    • B.A. - 1991

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Past Positions

  • State of North Carolina Superior Court, 11B District, Judge
  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps, Captain
  • 11th Judicial District (Johnston, Harnett and Lee counties), District Court Judge, 2006