A native of Charlotte, Tia G. Hartley has been practicing law in Mecklenburg and its surrounding counties since 2000. Opening her own firm in 2006, Ms. Hartley focuses on areas involving the family, including divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, property distribution and wills.
Ms. Hartley is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, Mecklenburg County Bar, and the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. She has frequently taught Continuing Education Seminars to other attorneys to help them meet North Carolina State Bar requirements, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Central Piedmont Community College, where she taught law and law-related courses. She also is a frequent speaker at the Mecklenburg County Women’s Commission and at other organizations around the community.
Ms. Hartley has successfully represented both mothers and fathers in custody disputes, and has been certified by the Mecklenburg County District Court as a Parenting Coordinator to aid parties and make decisions involving high-conflict custody cases.
Ms. Hartley received her Juris Doctorate degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan after completing her undergraduate studies at Meredith College in Raleigh. While completing her education, she also earned a Certificate of French Language from the Sorbonne in Paris, was chosen to be part of the Foreign Policy Program at American University in Washington, D.C., and served as a White House intern in 1993.