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W. Carey Parker

Managing Partner

W. Carey Parker has been practicing law as a general practitioner for nearly a decade with his primary focus on trial work in the areas of family law, civil litigation, and land and estate disputes.

Carey thrives on helping his clients find creative solutions to complex legal issues. He recognizes that his clients frequently come to him at a turning point in their lives or their family’s lives and that they are seeking legal counsel to achieve the best possible outcome on the other side of a path that has unexpectedly diverged. Carey’s ability to think outside the box to come up with mediated solutions to problems is often the best course of action for his clients, but when mediation is not in the cards, he has the experience and skill set for aggressive litigation.

Family Law

In Carey’s family law and divorce practice, he represents both men and women who have arrived at a place of irreconcilable differences in their relationships in cases that involve separation, divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, and equitable distribution. Carey recognizes that his clients come to him at one of the most crucial and emotional times in their lives when they are facing major decisions for their financial future or their children’s futures. Carey enjoys the multifaceted aspect of family law litigation.

Carey has applied his training in complex business litigation with founding partner, David Parker, to his Family Financial and Equitable Distribution practice where discovery and motions practice can mean the difference between a good outcome and a great outcome for his clients.  Many of Carey’s Equitable Distribution cases involve marital estates which are valued in excess of $5 million dollars.

Carey has helped clients in Child Custody cases that are high conflict cases involving allegations of severe harm to children and cases where parents successfully co-parent and desire a court order to provide them simple guidance and every type of case between those two.

Carey has assisted clients in their Child Support Cases where the child’s needs are unique due to developmental delays or other special needs, where the parents’ incomes are high enough to be off the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines, and where Department of Social Services has intervened for child support enforcement.

Carey has also been involved in difficult cases where marital fault is at issue for purposes Alimony or Spousal Support and there are significant issues related to the income of a spouse and ability to pay support.

Civil Litigation  

Carey represents clients in civil litigation cases for contract disputes, construction law, will caveats, estate probate disputes, land disputes, business litigation, and other types of litigation in the District and Superior Courts. He enjoys the complexities of these cases and the importance of motions practice and other litigation tactics.

Carey and David in May 2023 were successful in the Supreme Court of North Carolina representing clients in a land litigation case determining our client’s rights as homeowners related to a lakebed easement andDuke Power’s ability to exercise its federally granted authority to manage Lake Norman. Carey was second chair in a three-week jury trial resulting in a jury award for his client in excess of $9 million dollars. Carey has enjoyed his appellate cases in the appeals courts of North Carolina as well as his experiences litigating cases in the Federal Courts of North Carolina and Georgia.


Carey attended North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina, during which he interned at the North Carolina Court of Appeals in the Chambers of Justice Samuel Ervin IV. Carey’s love of politics and dedication to community have led him to be involved in local politics as Chair person for the Iredell County Democrats and to run for District Court Judge in 2016. Carey is presently serving as an Elder at First Presbyterian Church Statesville where he also teaches Youth Confirmation Class and is a Youth Group Leader. Carey is presently on the Ethics review board of Gordon Hospice House and has further served his community on the Iredell Museums Board of Trustees and Downtown Statesville Development Corporation Board of Trustees.

Carey was born and raised in the Mitchell College neighborhood of Statesville by his parents, founding partner, David Parker and Sally Parker. Carey attended the public schools of Iredell County including Statesville High School before attending Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA. After completing law school Carey returned to Statesville with his wife, Annie, to raise a family and join Parker Law Offices. Carey and Annie now have two daughters, Evie and Willa, and live in downtown Statesville where they are members of First Presbyterian Church and are active in the community. They enjoy hiking and camping as a family and Carey is a passionate fly fisherman and outdoorsman.

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