Max Rodden



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Max Rodden has thirty years of family law experience in both rural and urban areas throughout the State of North Carolina. He takes a practical approach by helping clients understand how to minimize the expense and animosity when dealing with family issues while guiding them toward reasonable decisions with their family’s overall best interests in mind.

Max is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He represents clients in all aspects of family law including absolute divorce, child custody and support, equitable distribution, alimony, name change, adoption, post-marital agreements, pre-marital agreements, annulment, grandparent custody and visitation, termination of parental rights, abuse and neglect proceedings, divorce from bed and board, legitimization, paternity, domestic violence and marital torts. Max has extensive trial experience and has represented clients at all levels of North Carolina courts including district, superior, special proceedings, juvenile, small claims, administrative proceedings, the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court.Max has participated in numerous mediations and arbitrations in family law and other civil litigation cases. He has also appeared in bankruptcy court to protect creditor rights of family law clients. Max’s accolades include being listed among North Carolina Super Lawyers and Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Alienation of Affection
  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Property Division

Honors & Awards

  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Selected as 2014 & 2022 Business North Carolina Legal Elite for Family Law
  • Listed among North Carolina Super Lawyers – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Courts for the Middle District of North Carolina

Specialties and Certifications


  • Wake Forest University Law School, 1991, J.D.
  • Wake Forest University, 1985, B.S. Business, cum laude,

Professional Associations & Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association; Family Law Section, Co-Chair Alimony Committee and Equitable Distribution Committee; Law-Related Education Committee; Former editor of the Family Forum
  • Wake County Bar Association and Tenth Judicial District Bar; Professionalism Committee, 2010-Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice; Family Law Section
  • Leadership Raleigh, Class of 2012
  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Christian Legal Society, Member
  • Business Leaders Club, Member

Civic Involvement

  • Open Door Baptist Church
  • The Healing Place
  • Thomasville Jaycees, Thomasville, NC; Life member
  • Highwoods Kiwanis Club, Raleigh NC