Legal Support You Can Trust

Founder and owner, Irene King, is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and Certified Family Financial Mediator. She has over 13 years of experience as a family law attorney. Trained by the preeminent Charlotte family law attorney, Bill Diehl, Irene is a former partner of James, McElroy and Diehl, PA., where she litigated complex family law cases for over a decade. Since 2015, Irene has committed her practice to collaborative family law and to mediating family disputes outside of the courtroom. In what can feel like and be described as the emotionally overwhelming opera of family law, Irene thoughtfully guides her clients through the process of resolving their conflicts and rebuilding their lives for the future with integrity and dignity.  

Originally from Indiana, Irene graduated summa cum laude from Miami University of Ohio in 2000 with a BA in political science and a minor in vocal music performance. Irene earned her JD from UNC School of Law in Chapel Hill, NC in 2004.  Irene loves to sing classical and all types of music, has sung the National Anthem at Charlotte sporting events and is a frequent singer at Naturalization ceremonies for the Western District of NC.                    

Certifications and Recognition

Board Certified Specialist in Family Law 

DRC Certified Family Financial Mediator

Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

North Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Family Law, 2011, 2012 and 2013

​Certificate of Appreciation, US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Children’s Issues, Central Authority for the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, 2011 and 2014                   

Our Strength


Charlotte Collaborative Divorce Professionals, President, 2013- 2016

Executive Committee Member, 

2012- present

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member and Access to Collaboration Taskforce, 2015-2016

Mecklenburg County Bar, Family Law Section

​North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law and Dispute Resolution Sections

Hague Convention Attorney Network, Member and Mentor

American Bar Association, Family Law and International Law Sections

200 Hour Certified Yoga Instructor