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Heidi C. Bloom

Heidi moved to Greensboro from New York in 1978 and has called North Carolina home since.  Heidi received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from Wake Forest School of Law.  While at Wake Forest, Heidi was a member of the National Moot Court Team and the Moot Court Board, was a teacher’s assistant for Legal Research and Writing, and was elected to the Order of the Barristers.  Following law school, Heidi served a two-year clerkship with Justice Willis P. Whichard of the North Carolina Supreme Court.  After her clerkship, Heidi practiced with a law firm in Charlotte for two years.  She joined Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP in 1999.  Heidi’s practice is dedicated exclusively to family law and includes all aspects of domestic litigation, appeals, as well as mediation and arbitration.  Heidi is a North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist and was a Certified Family Financial Mediator.  She served on the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Council, is a past editor of the Family Law Forum, is a member of the Family Law CLE committee, and has been both a course planner and a speaker for a number of family law CLE’s. She was part of an eleven-member committee that helped rewrite the local rules of practice for Wake County Family Court, which were implemented in 2010, and sits on the Wake County Bar Association Grievance Committee and Board of Directors.  When not practicing law, Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, playing golf, and participating in triathlons.
 

Practice Areas Family Law
 
Awards & Recognitions:
  • Named one of Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in North Carolina (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Named one of Top 100 Super Lawyers in North Carolina (2013, 2014)
  • Named one of Top 25 Super Lawyers in Raleigh (2014)
  • Listed among North Carolina Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" (2009), Family Law (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America: Family Law (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Listed among Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite: Family Law (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Professional & Community Activities:
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section: Council Member, 2008-2011
  • North Carolina Bar Association, CLE Committee: Member (2004-present),
    Co-Chair (2011-2012)
  • Wake County Bar Association Grievance Committee: Member (2009-present), Vice-Chair (2012)
  • Tenth Judicial District and Wake Country Bar Association Board of Directors (2012-2014) 
  • Wake County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, ex officio
  • Past Editor, North Carolina Bar Association Family Forum
Speeches & Publications:
  • Course planner and moderator, "Money Matters," North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Intensive CLE, Fall 2011 and Winter 2012
  • Presenter on Child Custody, "Isn’t There a Case About That?," North Carolina Bar Association CLE, September 2010
  • Course planner and moderator, "In the Trenches: Understanding and Preparing for Child Custody Litigation," North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Annual Meeting, May 2010
  • Course planner and moderator, "Family Matters: 2008 Basics of Family Law," North Carolina Bar Association CLE, November 2008
  • Course planner and moderator, "Family (Un)ties - the Basics of Family Law," North Carolina Bar Association CLE, November 2006
  • Presenter, "Perils and Pitfalls in ADR," North Carolina Bar Association CLE, September 2005
  • Presenter and planner, "Defending and Enforcing Post-Pataky Child Related Provisions in Separation Agreements," North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Annual Convention, June 2005
  • Presenter, Annual Wake Forest Family Law CLE, 2001-2005
  • "What About the Children?" North Carolina Bar Association CLE, September 2002
Reported Cases:
  • Honeycutt v. Honeycutt, 188 N.C.App. 164, 654 S.E.2d 834 (2008)
  • Rhew v. Felton, 178 N.C.App. 475, 631 S.E.2d 859 (2006)
  • Roberts v. McAllister, 174 N.C.App. 369, 621 S.E.2d 191 (2005)
  • Eluhu v. Rosenhaus, 159 N.C.App. 355, 583 S.E.2d 707 (2003) (Martin, J.; Tyson, J., dissenting), aff'd, 358 N.C. 372, 595 S.E.2d 146 (Per Curiam)
  • Rice v. Rice, 159 N.C.App. 487, 584 S.E.2d 317 (2003)
  • Grant v. Shields, 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25677 (Nov. 25, 2002)
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