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The Lea Schultz Law Firm, P.C.

General Information

Year founded: 1982
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At The Lea/Schultz Law Firm, P.C., we are highly skilled professionals who have the ability to successfully assist our clients with a variety of domestic and family law issues, including high-asset and complex divorces and those involving alimony, child support, child custody and visitation issues. Our firm also handles other forms of civil litigation, including debtor-creditor issues and contract disputes. Our successful family law practice is led by founder James W. Lea, who has 40 years of experience most of which have been dedicated to domestic matters. Mr. Lea works in tandem with attorney Ryan Schultz, who is experienced in family law and business litigation. Our Wilmington divorce attorneys will meet with you to fully understand your situation, carefully explain the process and advise on the best way to successfully resolve your legal issues.

The firm has been recognized in the following:

US News & World Report- Best Law Firms in America 2011-2012
Best Lawyers in America since 2006
NC Super Lawyers since 2006
Preeminent Lawyers in America since 1996


The Lea Schultz Law Firm, P.C. is metro ranked in 1 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Wilmington-NC, NC
Tier 3 for Family Law


Metro Rankings

Wilmington-NC, NC
Tier 3 for Family Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Family Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Female: 1
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Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • US News Best Lawyers/Law Firms
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale- Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers 10th year in a row
  • US News Best Lawyers/Law Firms

Office Locations

Wilmington, NC
1612 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 300
Wilmington, NC 28403
United States
910-239-5990 Call our Wilmington, NC location at 910-239-5990 Get Directions Get directions to our Wilmington, NC location

Management and Personnel

Attorney at Law
James W. Lea, III
Attorney at Law
Ryan B. Schultz
Attorney at Law
David B. Joyner
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