Heather D. Kaemmer

I began Kaemmer Law Firm, PLLC with the goal of providing comprehensive and easy to understand counsel to clients in their time of need. I know how overwhelming the legal process can be, especially when you are under an enormous amount of stress. This is why my goal is to help you understand your rights and the issues affecting your case.

Kaemmer Law Firm, PLLC keeps you involved and personally guides you in making important decisions about your case, calmly and effectively. I let you know what is going on at every stage, and explain every detail so that you are in charge.

With a focus on families, I have dedicated my practice to the areas of child custody, divorce, separation agreements, child support, equitable distribution, and adoption. Contact my office today to schedule our first appointment to discuss your legal needs.


Professional Awards and Recognition

Rising Stars, Super Lawyers (2018-2021)

“Super Lawyers” is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have achieved widespread peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process entails a survey of peer nominations and evaluations, along with independent research. The ‘Super Lawyers’ list recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state, and the ‘Rising Stars’ list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state.

Pro Bono Publico, New Hanover County Pro Bono Program: New Hanover County Bar Association (2014-2020)

Client Satisfaction Award, 10 Best: American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2016, 2019)

American Institute of Legal Counsel is an impartial third-party attorney rating organization comprised of 6 divisions consisting of Criminal, DUI/DWI, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Elder, and Family Law. The American Institute of Legal Counsel compiles an exclusive list of the “10 Best” Attorneys for each State. This is a prestigious honor for the Attorney as each Attorney must:

  • Be formally nominated by the Institute, client, and/or fellow Attorney;

  • Have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and

  • Having done so with an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating.

Top 10 Attorneys Under 40, North Carolina: National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (2014, 2015)

The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys uses a thorough selection process to determine the top family law attorneys in each state. With thousands of attorneys in each state, the NAFLA's rigorous, independent selection process resolves the challenge of attorneys claiming to be "the best" without basis for such claims. For those needing a quality representation, finding a well-qualified family law attorney is imperative, and the NAFLA's process leaves little doubt as to whom the preeminent family law attorneys are:

  • The attorneys who make the NAFLA Top 10 list must first be nominated by a licensed attorney or one of our in-house research staff members.

  • Second, the NAFLA research staff verifies the nominated individuals meet the minimum requirements of membership in the NAFLA.

  • The NAFLA processing committee selects a portion of the nominated attorneys to advance to the final selection stage.

Legal Elite, Family Law: Business North Carolina (2015)

Each year, BNC sends ballot notices to every member of the N.C. State Bar living in North Carolina — asking each a simple question: Of the Tar Heel lawyers whose work you have observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these categories?

»  Voters are not allowed to vote for themselves.

»  Voters may select members of their firms only if they pick out-of-firm lawyers in the same categories, with the latter votes weighted more heavily.

»  The top vote-getter in each category becomes a member of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame and is ineligible to win again. 

Client's Choice, Family Law: Avvo (2014)