Ashley Kevitt


Motivated. Caring. Persistent. Ashley Kevitt joined the firm as an associate in the firm’s estate planning and probate practices and to further her career in the family law area.

“It doesn’t matter how old you are. Planning for the future is important. My goal is to educate clients and help them gain a feeling of control by planning ahead.”

Ashley grew up in Brevard, North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She then left for Boston to attend law school at New England School of Law where she was a member of the Women’s Law Caucus, the Student Body Government and worked for the Tax Law Commissioner. After graduating Ashley returned to North Carolina to be licensed as a NC attorney and has since been focused on creating estate plans for clients as well as helping with probate matters and looks forward to expanding her advocacy into the family law area.

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Ashley Kevitt, Estate Planning & Administration Attorney

Attorney Ashley Kevitt with her fur baby


We represent family law, estate planning, and probate clients, primarily in Chatham and Orange Counties in North Carolina. Averett Family Law offices are convenient to Pittsboro, Siler City, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Carrboro and surrounding towns.

If you’re considering separation or divorce, struggling with child custody or support issues, need help with estate planning or probate, or have any other family law questions, contact us today for an appointment.

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Outside of work, Ashley enjoys spending time with her pug, Porter, and hiking the North Carolina mountains.


Averett Family Law was great to work with to complete our estate planning documents. They are personable and knowledgeable. I highly recommend their services.

Ajay Patel
Ajay Patel

Averett Family Law is a team of caring and efficient professionals. As a paralegal myself, I was truly impressed by the personal and skillful service I received throughout the painful process of divorce. I would recommend Melissa Averett to absolutely anyone. She is a tireless advocate for justice.

Catherine Wright
Tireless Advocate for Justice

Melissa Averett came through when I really needed her. She made time for me even though she had a busy schedule. Melissa is incredibly intelligent and doesn’t miss anything. I would recommend her a hundred times over!

Jenna Frye
Melissa Doesn’t Miss Anything

Outstanding law firm. Melissa puts her clients first. She is also a no non-sense attorney who sets reasonable expectations. The fees are the most reasonable of any attorney I interviewed. I have used Averett Family Law multiple times and do not hesitate to highly recommend them!

Nee Ghi
No Nonsense Attorney

Sarah Harrington was very professional and helpful.

Tim H.
Tim Hinson

The legal insurance plan through my employer suggested Averett Family Law when we had to do future legacy planning for my parents. After reading the prior Yelp reviews before mine, we decided on this firm.

We found attorney, Sara Harrington, very easy to work with and also patient when my mother still needed time to review paperwork. Kasey was also helpful and timely with responses. They treated us with respect. I highly recommend them for estate planning. The motto on their website, which is a good summary, is “caring | efficient | fierce”. Love it!

Joy T.
Joy Toro

“Ms. Harrington took my case and had everything resolved in a matter of a few days. She answered all my calls and explained everything to me that I needed to know. She is an excellent attorney that I will hire again and recommend to anyone that is in need of a good attorney. I can’t thank her enough for being there when we needed her. “


“I am a family law attorney in Greensboro with great respect for Melissa as a fellow attorney. Melissa is a fierce advocate for her clients and a leading voice in the community for victims of domestic violence. She is a valued colleague who willingly offers her knowledge to others. Her advice as a colleague is prized because of her expertise and common sense approach. She knows what she’s doing. period.”

Afi J.
Afi J.

“Searching the internet, I found a family law attorney in Chatham County. Based on the information I provided, she recommended Attorney Averett. To that point, it was the best advice an attorney ever gave me. A recommendation to speak with Melissa made a world of difference for my children and I hope it can for yours too. Everyone suspects that his or her problems are worse and different from everyone else’s. Having worked my way thru family courts in three different states, I can attest that everyone is right about that. Melissa understands that each family brings their own unique challenge to the table and that each person deserves fair and respectful treatment. As I am not a resident of North Carolina, all of our first communication was over the phone. Melissa took the time to hear and understand my perspective. Based on our initial conversations, we agreed to take each other on as partners.

It was (and is) very important to me that Melissa took the time to understand my children, my own ‘worse and different’ circumstance, and me. Melissa put me in touch with the right professionals in the Hillsborough and Chapel Hill area to develop a support team. That support team was critical to the case ending in my children’s best interest. Melissa and Alva have been with me every step of the way. The legal and professional advice they have given me has been tremendous. The general ‘counsel’ they provided helped keep me calm and confidant – not making any poor ‘reactionary’ decisions. This allowed me to keep what was most important in front of me. Over time, those conversations were more important to my family than any of the excellent ‘nuts and bolts’ legal advice and guidance they provided.

Thank You, Melissa. I cannot recommend you strongly enough.”

Scott R.
Scott R.

“Knowledgeable, no nonsense lawyer. Hands down great!”

Kathy H.
Kathy H.