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Tharesa C. Gelwicks


Terri has been an attorney for over 20 years. While practicing in Maryland, she focused on Domestic/Family Law matters, including complex divorce, custody and pension/QDRO divisions. She served as guardian ad litem on numerous cases and was also the director of an international adoption agency, facilitating Russian adoptions. Upon moving to North Carolina, she became a certified mediator and was a local counsel for an out of state insurance company dealing with personal injury claims and cases.

Areas of Practice:

  • Divorce/Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina
  • Maryland

Professional Associations:

  • Catawba County Bar Association


  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem 
  • Certification - Mediation Family Financial 


  • Regent University School of Law Juris Doctorate Graduate School
  • Colorado State University B.A. College
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