Robin F. Verhoeven Esq.

Robin received her B.S. degree in Political Science cum laude from Frostburg State University in May 1989 and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1998.  While in law school, Robin competed successfully with the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court team and the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court team, winning titles for writing and oral arguments at both the national and international level.  Also while in law school, Robin worked with the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) as the Legislative Intern and after graduation from law school as their Interim Executive Director.  She is exceptionally proud of her contributions with NCCASA involving the inception of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) PROGRAM IN North Carolina.  Robin owned her own family law firm prior to joining Donna Ambler Davis, P.C. and also worked with the franklin Law Center prior to Susan R. Franklin’s retirement.  She is currently a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the 15B Judicial District Bar, and the Orange County Bar Association.  Robin is licensed to practice in all District and Superior Courts in North Carolina and is also licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. 

“Peopled often ask how I can practice family law, because they assume (correctly!) that it is an emotionally stressful area of law for an attorney.  I generally respond that I have an above-average sense of humor and an easily accessible and well-appointed happy place.  Both are true.  I believe that laughter is the best medicine and I can conjure up an image of sitting on a peaceful beach somewhere in a skinny minute – this is a good trick when you’re having your blood pressure monitored at the doctor’s office, by the way.  Family law clients are often in the midst of one of the most stressful events in their lives.  I tell them that I cannot promise that the process (whether that process is negotiation, mediation, or litigation) will be easy or fun, but that I can promise that we will get through it together and that they will experience great relief whenever the situation is resolved.  In the journey of each family law matter, the client is the captain of his or her own ship.  I see my role as a family law attorney as being up in the crow’s nest of each client’s own personal ship, with my eyes focused on the horizon (i.e. the resolution of the case) and providing guidance through the tumultuous seas of the uncertainty to the peaceful shore of resolution.”

Staff

Kim Ellis

Kim has been a Paralegal with our firm since December, 2013 and quickly progressed to become our Operations Manager. Kim joined our firm with 15 years of experience in the domestic legal field. Kim enjoys working with our clients during what is likely the most difficult time in their lives. She believes that each day is a blessing and each day counts, so make it a positive one! Kim is the mother of a delightful and energetic son. Kim also enjoys spending as much time as possible with her son, family and friends.

Debbie Marimpietri

Debbie has been a Legal Assistant at our firm since March, 2010. She has more than 38 years’ experience working in law firms and enjoys the fast-paced atmosphere that comes along with her position. Debbie has been married for 43 years and is the mother of two adult sons who were born and raised in Chapel Hill. She enjoys exercising, reading and spending time at her family’s lake house.

Tyrone M. Rice

Tyrone joined Donna Ambler Davis, P.C. in early 2014 as the firm’s Equitable Distribution Professional and shortly thereafter became the Firm's Office Manager. In addition to his managerial responsibilities, he is responsible for processing and organizing a magnitude of documents in such a way that assists the attorneys in analyzing our clients’ marital and divisible estates and in more efficiently preparing the attorneys for mediation and/or hearings in cases involving equitable distribution issues.  Tyrone, a former Contract Compliance Manager, retired from almost 30 years at SEPTA/CCT Transportation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in late 2013.  He brings years of experience and strong people skills to our Team.  Tyrone, who also was a professional musician, is passionate about music, the Philadelphia Eagles and dancing with his wife, Donna.