Our Attorneys

Mark E. Sullivan

Mark E. Sullivan is the principal of Sullivan & Tanner, P.A., in Raleigh, North Carolina.  He has limited his trial practice to family law since 1981 and has been certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Family Law Specialist since 1989.

He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Town & Country Magazine, Law Weekly USA and The Raleigh News & Observer, and has had articles published in the American Journal of Family Law, Family Law Quarterly, Family Advocate, The Military Law Review, the Army Lawyer, Family Advocate, and The Practical Lawyer.  

Mr. Sullivan is the editor of "Family Law Practice and Procedure Manual" (NC Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2000), and he has written numerous articles on trial advocacy, negotiating techniques, the use of computers,  and the practice of family law.  He is a frequent speaker at military and family law programs and is an annual lecturer on family law at the Army JAG School and the Naval Justice School.  

Mr. Sullivan is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Family Law Sections of the North Carolina Bar Association and the American Bar Association, the Judge Advocates Association, and the Reserve Officers Association.  In September, 2000, he was certified by the AAML as a family law arbitrator, and he is the past-president of the North Carolina Chapter of the AAML.  He is a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. 

Mr. Sullivan's book, The Military Divorce Handbook, was published in May 2006 by the American Bar Association.  He updated the book in 2011. 
 

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
►1971 Ohio
►1972 U.S. District Court, District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces
►1976 North Carolina
►1978 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
►2001 U.S. Federal Court of Claims

LAW SCHOOL
University of Virginia (J.D.)

COLLEGE
Kenyon College (B.A.)

OTHER LANGUAGES
French
 


G BRENTLEY TANNER

Gene Brentley Tanner is a partner at Sullivan & Tanner, P.A., where currently represents clients in all aspects of family law including separation agreements, pre-marital agreements, post-marital agreements, custody and visitation, support matters, property division, complex equitable distribution, military pension division orders, certified orders acceptable for processing, qualified domestic relations orders, and litigation.

Mr. Tanner earned his B.A., in political science, degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. degree Business Track from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.

Mr. Tanner is a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Family Law. He has been selected as a rising star in the 2013 North Carolina Super Lawyers publication and has been elected to Business North Carolina magazineís Family Law Legal Elite in 2014. He is a member of the Tenth Judicial District Bar, the Wake County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the NCBA Family Law Section. Mr. Tanner is a member of the Family Forum Committee for the Family Law Section of the NCBA. He has published articles in the areas of federal pension division and property division by North Carolina Lawyer's Weekly, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Oregon Family Lawyer, Michigan Bar Journal, North Carolina Family Forum, and in the Memberís Online Resource Center of the American Bar Association Family Law Section. Mr. Tanner has presented at continuing legal education seminars in several states regarding military issues in divorce cases. He has also presented webinar courses in the areas of military custody and child support, military pension division issues, and The Service members Civil Relief Act to assist service members both active duty and Guard/Reserve. He has presented seminars on divorce taxation and support issues.

Mr. Tanner represents clients in all counties within North Carolina. He has previously represented clients in the following counties: Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Lee, Franklin, Granville, Alamance, Harnett, Moore, Wayne, Johnston, Cumberland, Sampson, Transylvania, Onslow, Nash, Craven, Currituck, Hoke, and Robeson Counties.  
 



ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

►2007, North Carolina.

LAW SCHOOL
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (J.D.)

COLLEGE
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  

 


Ashley l. oldham

Ashley L. Oldham was admitted to the practice of law in North Carolina in 2011 and has focused her practice on family law and criminal defense. Ashley has represented clients in a wide variety of family law cases across the state of North Carolina including pre-marital agreements, post-marital agreements, custody and visitation, support matters, pension division, and property division.  

A North Carolina native, Ashley graduated cum laude from Elon University with a B.A. in Psychology and dual minors in Business Administration and Political Science. In 2011, she received her Juris Doctotorate, cum laude, from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. While at Campbell, Ashley graduated in the top 10% of her class and served as an editor for the Campbell Law Review. 

Ashley is a member of the Tenth Judicial District Bar, the Wake County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Active in her local community, she serves as a Wake County Guardian ad Litem and a mentor attorney for the Capital Area Teen Court program.



ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

►2011, North Carolina.

LAW SCHOOL
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (J.D.) cum laude 

COLLEGE
Elon University

 

 

 


KAITLIN S. KOBER

Kaitlin S. Kober was admitted to the practice of law in North Carolina in 2011 and  focused her practice on family law, criminal, real estate, and personal injury claims. Kaitlin joined our firm in 2016 and now focuses solely on family law. She has represented clients in a wide variety of family law cases across the state of North Carolina including custody, equitable distribution, pre-marital agreements, child support, child abduction, and property division.  

Kaitlin graduated from The University of North Carolina School of Law in May, 2011.  She received a B.S. in political science at East Carolina University with a minor in History in 2008.  

Kaitlin is a member of the Tenth Judicial District Bar, the Wake County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association.  Kaitlin previously practiced family law in Birmingham, Alabama where she received the 2015 Top Women Attorneys award from BMetro Magazine.

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
►2011, North Carolina.
►2013, Alabama (inactive)

LAW SCHOOL
University of North Carolina School of Law 

COLLEGE
East Carolina University

          

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