Attorney Profile

PictureCarolyn Barnett Brady

email: [email protected]

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Practice Areas
Family Law, Traffic and Criminal Law, Civil Trial Practice, Homeowner Association and Lien Law, Municipal Law, Education Law

Davidson College, B.A., 1981
Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1985

Georgia Bar, 1985
North Carolina Bar, 1988
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NC, 2013



Carolyn Barnett Brady grew up in Henderson, NC and graduated from Vance Senior High School in 1977.  She attended Davidson College and obtained a B.A. degree in 1981.  She worked as a paralegal at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP in New York, NY before returning to North Carolina to attend Wake Forest University School of Law.  While at Wake Forest, she participated on the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team.

In 1985 she graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law and accepted employment at Alston & Bird, LLP in Atlanta, GA.  In 1988 she returned to North Carolina and served as an Assistant District Attorney in Beaufort, NC from 1988 to 1994.  She was responsible initially for all District Court cases including: traffic offenses, other moving violations, DWI’s, trespass, larceny, shoplifting, misdemeanor drug offenses, simple assaults, and marine fisheries violations.  Later she resumed responsibility for the prosecution of all juvenile cases and all felonies in Superior Court to include: murder, drug offenses, rape, sexual assaults, offenses against children, and other violent crimes.

In 1994 Carolyn left the District Attorney’s office and joined the firm.  She continued to handle criminal matters, but also served as an attorney for the Guardian Ad Litem program, and expanded her practice to include family law, civil litigation, collection work, and real estate law.  She became a partner in 1999.  Her current practice includes divorce, custody and equitable distribution actions, traffic and criminal matters, civil litigation, municipal law, homeowner association and lien work, personnel law, education law, and collection work.  She has advised governing bodies, municipal quasi-judicial boards, and has appeared before the NC Real Estate Commission.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member 1988-present
  • Carteret County Bar Association, Member 1988-present
  • District Attorney’s Association, Treasurer
  • Georgia Bar Association, Member 1985-present

Community Involvement:

  • Carteret Community College, Trustee 2009-present
  • National Charity League – Parliamentarian; Cultural Chair ; Charitable Liaison 2010-present
  • St. Egbert’s Home & School Association, President 2003-2004
  • First Presbyterian Church, Morehead City, NC – Elder since 1997; Building Together Campaign, Chairman 2001