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C. Ray Grantham Jr.

C. Ray Grantham Jr.

101 North Cherry Street, Suite 720
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
P: (336) 631-8500

C. Ray Grantham Jr.

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Ray graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with an engineering degree and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer. After selection and completion of the Special Forces Qualification Course in 1983, Ray commanded two Special Forces A-teams in Central America until the Army selected him to attend Law School at the University of North Carolina School. In addition to graduating with honors, he served on the North Carolina Law Review and received the Order of the Coif.

Ray’s principal areas of practice in complex equitable distribution, complex business litigation, and executive compensation. He is the past chairperson of the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section. Ray is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, has taught at the District Court Judges’ Conference, has served as an Ethics Instructor for the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, and is a frequent speaker on the rules of evidence and trial practice at Continuing Legal Education seminars. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for over a decade and has been repeatedly named in the top five percent of North Carolina Lawyers by Charlotte Magazine and Our State Magazine.

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C. Ray Grantham Jr.

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Best Lawyer* Recipient in:

  • Family Law

Professional Associations and Accomplishments:

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2005, Family Law
  • Listed, North Carolina Super Lawyer (2007-2019)
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Family Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association
  • Certified Specialist, Family, N. C. State Board of Legal Specialization
  • Member, Inns of Court, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Ethics Instructor, Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism


  • United States Military Academy (B, S., 1979);
  • University of North Carolina School of Law (J. D., with Honors, 1988)

Academic Honors:

  • Order of the Coif
  • Member, North Carolina Law Review

Publications and Presentations:

  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act, N.C. Bar Association Family Law Trial Skills CLE (September 2001);
  • Dealing with Expert Witnesses: Practical Issues, Privilege and Discovery,, N.C. Bar Association Family Law Intensive CLE (November 2003)
  • Divorce Planning, How to Attack and Distribute Trusts and Partnerships, N.C. Bar Annual Equitable Distribution Seminar (November 2005)
  • Pretrial Motions, 2007 Family Law Specialists’ Meeting (July 2007)
  • Defending Alienation of Affection/Criminal Conversation Action N.C. Bar Association Family Law Annual Meeting (May 2008)
  • Post-Trial Motions, N.C. Bar Association Family Law Annual Meeting (May 2011)

Civic and Charitable Affiliations:

  • Military Veteran – United States Army (Infantry, Special Forces) Ariborne Ranger and Special Forces; Bronze Star
  • Old Town Baptist Church
  • Mt. Tabor High School Boosters
  • Association of Graduates, United States Military Academy