Kaemmer Law Firm, PLLC:
Your Local Family Law Team
Heather D. Kaemmer
Heather Kaemmer opened Kaemmer Law Firm, PLLC in 2017 with the goal of providing comprehensive and easy to understand counsel to clients in their time of need. Heather understands how overwhelming the legal process can be, especially when clients are under an enormous amount of stress. This is why Kaemmer Law Firm is focused on keeping you informed on every detail of your case so that you can make decisions calmly and effectively.
With a passion for serving local families for over 10 years, Heather has dedicated her practice to the areas of child custody, divorce, separation agreements, child support, equitable distribution, and adoption.
Alex N. Gillie
Alex Gillie is an associate attorney at Kaemmer Law Firm, PLLC. Alex graduated from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2022 and was admitted into the North Carolina State Bar the same year.
Alex is certified in alternative dispute resolution. She looks forward to serving the families of Pender and Onslow County in family law matters. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach and hiking with her dog, Lawson.
Myrissa Curry has been the office manager and legal assistant at Kaemmer Law Firm, PLLC since 2017. Myrissa grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree along with a nuclear medicine certificate. It’s funny how some of us never end up doing what we went to college for but end up loving what we do now!
At Kaemmer Law Firm, we work very hard to accommodate all our clients with the best customer service. We strive to help our clients get the best possible outcome for them and their families. A few of my Myrissa's tasks include helping our attorneys manage case files and deadlines, drafting documents, answering client phone calls, and organizing files for trial or mediation.
When Myrissa is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband, two babies, and their dog Carter. They love spending days outside and enjoying the North Carolina weather.
Arlene Hall is the case manager and legal assistant with Kaemmer Law Firm, PLLC. Arlene assists the attorneys with day to day tasks to ensure they have what they need to give our clients the best legal service possible.
Arlene graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 2019 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. She values our client's needs and wishes and leads our legal team in working to get each client the outcome they desire. Outside of work, Arlene enjoys going on the boat with her family and reading a good book snuggled up on the couch with her pup Levi.
Professional Awards and Recognition for Heather Kaemmer
Rising Stars, Super Lawyers (2018-2022)
“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)