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Meet Attorney James W. Lea III

James W. Lea III is a skilled attorney with more than 30 years of experience, 15 of which have been exclusively in domestic and family law. Mr. Lea also has an extensive background with high-profile criminal defense cases and complex civil litigation. As founder of The Lea/Schultz Law Firm, P.C., he leads our talented team of legal professionals, including paralegals with 20-plus years of experience in family law.

For nearly all of his professional life James Lea has assisted clients and high net worth individuals in divorce involving significant assets and holdings. With an extensive background in business and real estate law, James Lea can quickly implement a strategy that allows you to protect and prepare your assets.

Rated as an AV-Preeminent* attorney, Mr. Lea has served on the North Carolina State Bar's Family Council, a select group of family lawyers who set legal policy and recommend changes on the laws of this state. He also was selected for the North Carolina State Bar's Committee on Mediation and Arbitration in family law cases, and he was selected for inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2006-2011.

Meet Attorney Ryan Schultz

Ryan Schultz handles a wide range of domestic, family law and civil matters. From complex disputes involving child custody to contract disputes between businesses, he can help you find a resolution to your legal issue. His background in corporate investigations helps him find and track assets, which is useful in high-asset divorce, business valuations and commercial disputes.

Both of our Wilmington attorneys are litigators, plain and simple. While they will always work for a collaborative solution, if that is not in your best interest, you need to know your lawyers are not strangers to big time litigation. Our attorneys know the local processes and court procedures and have extensive courtroom experience. If litigation becomes necessary in your case, James Lea and Ryan Schultz have the skills, ability and talent to take your case from inception to trial.

To learn more about Mr. Lea or Mr. Schultz, please review their individual profiles:

For assistance with your family law matter, call us at 910-208-4399, or toll free at 877-867-5053, to schedule an initial consultation. Or, if you prefer, contact us by e-mail using our online submission form.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Best Lawyers BEST LAW FIRMS U.S. News & World Report 2016 James W.Lea, III | AV Click to Play | AV Preeminent | Martindale-Hubbell | Lawyer Ratings Client Distinction Award | James W.Lea, Esq. | 2013
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