Carrie Tortora is a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist with a background in accounting with nearly a decade of experience providing legal representation and support to divorcing individuals and their families. Carrie’s unique skill set provides expertise in complex financial cases, such as valuing and dividing business interests, analyzing property distribution, and financial support issues.
The divorce process can be one of the most daunting challenges people face. Carrie is attentive to her clients’ needs, serving as a staunch advocate from start to finish. Carrie helps clients navigate this difficult time in their lives, offering open and honest communication, which is essential to clients in making decisions necessary to resolve their case. Carrie’s extensive trial experience serves her clients well in court, and that experience also assists clients in settling their disputes without litigation.
Carrie has great working relationships with highly competent real estate appraisers and brokers, business appraisers, financial planners, psychiatrists and psychologists, and mediators to help her clients resolve their cases in and out of court.
“Going through a divorce is one the most stressful experiences in a person’s life. I had been married for over 22 years and knew that I had a daunting process in front of me. On the one hand I knew I had to go through it; on the other hand it was like looking into the abyss and not knowing what is waiting on the other side. To this day I thank my lucky stars that I met Carrie Tortorra during my first consultation and made the decision to choose her as my attorney. She is excellent in reading people and knows about your needs before you do. She replies to emails and phone calls immediately and gives reassurance when you need it. Most of all, and this is in the end the most important point, ‘she has your back.’ There is nothing more comforting than to know that through all the chaos of life changes you are going to face, that one condition stays the same, and this is that you can rely on your attorney one-hundred percent. And this is the feeling I had with Carrie throughout my entire divorce process.” – S.V., a happy client
Born and raised in southern Louisiana, Carrie graduated summa cum laude with an accounting degree from Louisiana State University. She moved to North Carolina to attend law school and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with honors. Before joining Gailor Hunt, Carrie served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sanford L. Steelman, Jr. of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Her experience at the Court of Appeals provided her with in-depth knowledge of family law, as well as insight into the appellate practice.
Carrie is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Wake County Bar, and the North Carolina Bar Association. Carrie was named a Rising Star by North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013, 2016 and 2017. She served on the board of directors of the Women’s Center of Wake County, a nonprofit organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in our community, from 2013 to 2017.
Carrie is married to Frank Tortora, and they have two daughters, Giuliana and Cecilia, and two beagles, Jackson and Shelby.