Greensboro Family Law Attorney Appointed Vice President of NCAWA

Family law attorney Manisha P. Patel, of Ward Black Law, was recently appointed as Vice President of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA).  Patel began her term as Vice President on June 1, 2017 and will serve through December 31, 2017.   Her previous roles on the Executive State Board of NCAWA include Education Committee Chair and Secretary. 

The NCAWA is a statewide non-profit organization founded in 1978 with the mission to promote the participation of women in the legal profession and advance the rights and welfare of women under the law.  The efforts of the NCAWA throughout the years have resulted in the passing of numerous laws improving the welfare of women and children in the state of North Carolina on issues including domestic violence, equitable distribution of marital property, and child support enforcement.

“We are thankful that Manisha has been selected to serve in this leadership role with the NCAWA,” says Janet Ward Black, Founder and Managing Attorney at Ward Black Law. “Her hard work and dedication will greatly benefit this organization, and we’re proud of her accomplishment.”

Manisha P. Patel earned her Juris Doctor from Elon University School of Law and holds undergraduate degrees in both economics and history from Virginia Tech. With a focus on family law, Patel joined Ward Black Law as a contract attorney in 2013 where she offers compassionate legal support to clients during emotionally stressful transitions.  She has been involved with the Piedmont Triad Women Attorneys, a local chapter of the NCAWA, since 2015 and currently serves as President.

Ward Black Law is one of the largest woman-owned firms in North Carolina. The firm represents people in accident injury, workers’ compensation, defective products, family law, veterans’ disability, and other matters. For more about Ward Black Law, visit

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