Family law with a focus on families
For Abigail Seymour, family law is personal.
“I never thought I could be a lawyer,” she says. “I was an artsy kid. But I realized that I didn’t have to shapeshift, I didn’t have to wear a button-down Oxford and a tailored suit. I could be myself and put my own spin on it.”
After a successful career in photography, Seymour reinvented herself, studying at Elon Law School and passing the NC State Bar. She started Camino Law in October 2019, specializing in child-custody cases and most especially those involving the families of former addicts who are trying to reclaim their lives.
“The niche we found is families with children who have lost loved ones to overdose and addiction,” she says. “Those families need to navigate the courts system to get custody of those children. About 90 percent of our cases are child-custody cases.”
Her penchant for pro bono work comes from her grandfather, Whitney North Seymour, who famously represented a client pro bono before the US Supreme Court in 1937.
In January, Seymour was recognized by the Greensboro Bar Association for Outstanding Pro Bono Service in recognition of her work with the Triad immigrant community. Her office is bilingual — Seymour herself is fluent in Spanish after a long stint living in Spain in the 1990s, as are the other attorneys and staffers at Camino Law. And she takes pride in the fact that her office is recovery-friendly.
“A lot of people have been bruised in their own lives,” she says, “and that can affect their parenting style. So we see a lot of clients who are just sorting out how to be better parents.”
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