Attorney Candace Morton

by Terry Watson | November 11th, 2011
Candance Mornton

Candance Morton

There are many hats that Greensboro attorney Candace Morton wears. Firstly, she is a committed wife, devoted mother and God fearing Christian who tries every day to live by the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do to you”. As an attorney she is a zealous advocate for her clients. She is an attorney who is willing to go that extra mile to represent her clients and secure the best disposition possible in their case.

In 1993, she earned a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and graduated Cum Laude. She later graduated from Wake Forest Law School in 1999.

Morton began practicing law in August of 2003. Prior to that she served as a Criminal and Civil Magistrate in Guilford County. As a Criminal Magistrate her job involved issuing Magistrate Orders. It also included issuing Warrants for Arrest and Search Warrants. She was also required to set bonds for arrested individuals and various other duties. As a Civil Magistrate her job required her to preside over small claim cases and perform marriage ceremonies. “I received a lot a practical experience in this position and it prepared me for my present role as an Attorney today,” Morton says.

Morton Law Office is a consulting firm that provides services including criminal defense, traffic citations, license restorations, and more. Her focus also includes Seatbelt Violations, Expired Inspections and Registrations, Speeding Tickets, Driving While License Revoked, Careless and Reckless Driving, Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, Simple Will, and Contracts (Review/Draft).

Morton says she loves to help people. “I attempt to ease their mind and lift the burden that they are usually feeling” she says. While doing so, she also faces her share of challenges. When she began to practice law, as a female attorney she believes she was not taken as seriously as she should have been. Still she continued to prepare for her cases, study, learn and do the best job that she could. Eventually the situation got better. She also faced several obstacles when she tried to secure capital to start her own practice. “The issues delayed my time frame but I did not give up. I persisted and was eventually able secure the necessary funding to open the Law Offices of Candace M. Morton,” she states.

Morton says her children inspire her because when they set a goal and they attempt to obtain that goal, they become totally focused on succeeding. “I can see the change in them, the laser like focus and the determination on their face. During this period failure is not an option to them,” she says. The person that has impacted her life the most she says is her mother. “She raised four girls as a single parent and she instilled in us the belief that with faith and hard work we could achieve anything and be anything that we wanted to be,” she states.

Morton has some advice for others who may follow in her footsteps. “Make sure that you do your best (academically) in school and always strive to do more than is expected. Forge a mentor/mentee relationship with an attorney who is currently practicing law and volunteer your services. By doing this you will gain invaluable practical experience,” she explains

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