Claire J. Samuels


Claire Samuels is a partner with James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A.  For more than 12 years, she has practiced family law with a focus on premarital agreements, separation agreements, equitable distribution, spousal support, child support, child custody, alienation of affection and criminal conversation. Claire is a certified Collaborative Law Attorney and a certified Family Financial Mediator.  Claire is committed to educating her clients about innovative dispute resolution methods and empowering them to resolve their legal disputes while preserving the civility that allows them to raise healthy and well-adjusted children. North Carolina Lawyers Weekly recently named Claire a “Leader in the Law,” an honor extended to the state’s most influential legal professionals who go above and beyond in their profession and in their community.

Claire is a faithful philanthropist and is actively involved in several non-profit organizations throughout the Charlotte community. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Impact Fund, the Board of Directors for the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage, the Board of Directors for the Mecklenburg County Bar Foundation and the Charlotte Community Leadership Council for the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina.