Austin Vandeveer


Caring. Resourceful. Responsive. Austin Vandeer joined the firm as an associate in the firm’s family law area.

“Family law is very important to me. Everyday day I get to make a positive impact on peoples lives.

Austin is a dynamic and versatile attorney with 8 years of broad experience in criminal and civil law. He is skilled in cultivating rapport with witnesses and drafting, reviewing, and analyzing contracts, pleadings, motions, opinions, briefs, and other legal documents.  He is finely honed in strategic thinking, public speaking, negotiation, relationship-building, research, analytical, mediation, problem-solving, and writing skills. Austin holds a degree in Economics Management from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law.

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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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I had a great experience with Averett Family Law. I mainly worked with Alex throughout my divorce and he was professional, smart, and kind. It really was a pleasure to work with Alex and others in the office — it’s just a super team. I also appreciated that they tried to be as cost-effective as possible at every turn. Divorce sucks and working with Alex and the team made it a little easier.


Great Experience

Austin is Fantastic!

S. Tam

I’m deeply thankful to have found this law group. Melissa Averett has been prompt, knowledgeable, compassionate and extraordinarily helpful. She is well recognized as a formidable attorney in the area.

A Happy Client
Deeply Thankful

 I had Divorce issues. Melissa and her crew made short work of it at a good price; also made settlement my favor.

Larry G.

Melissa and Her Crew

My experience was a wonderful combination of a few things. One, I was set at ease that their main goal was to do their best for me no matter what that meant. That they would put my wants and needs to the top of the pile. That they also had a bull dog side if need be to fight for me and my goals. I have nothing but good things to say about Averett Family Law. Family that has your back and is willing to go the extra mile. 100%

Going The Extra Mile

Melissa and her team are Excellent. Highly recommend her services. Very professional, fights for the truth, she and her team are awesome. I am very thankful for her personal advice, encouraging words, and much needed help during divorce. Very thorough! Thank you!!

Karl J.
Fights for the Truth

Excellent attorneys. I refer clients to them frequently without reservation.

Gray Ellis, Ellis Family Law, PLLC
Excellent Attorneys

Excellent attorneys and great colleagues. I refer clients to them frequently without reservation and have never gotten a complaint in response.

Emily Hurtt, Bagwell Holt Smith PA
Refer Clients Frequently

Dedicated attorneys and staff that are prepared to FIGHT for their clients.

Ron Cooley, Cooley Law Offices
They Fight for Their Clients

As someone who has had to navigate the world of family lawyers in an incredibly difficult divorce, I have learned that there very big differences in approaches. Some simply don’t have the expertise or temperament to get truly tough when necessary. If you are in a situation where you need someone who will help you stand your ground, especially when it comes to dealing with an abusive ex, you would be very wise to have her represent you.

Mike Davis
A Wise Choice