Megan E. Spidell

Founding Attorney

Megan Spidell began her practice in Kernersville, NC representing clients in family and criminal court. In 2013, she moved to Dummit Fradin where she continued to practice family law, criminal law and social security disability in the Greensboro and High Point offices. In 2019, Megan made the decision to open her own firm practicing family law, criminal law and estate planning in Greensboro- and Spidell Family Law began.  

Attorney Spidell grew up in Salisbury, North Carolina, where most of her family still resides. She is a graduate of Catawba College and Elon University School of Law. Since graduating law school, Megan has dedicated much of her practice to family law- focusing on separation, custody, adoption, divorce, and financial issues.

Ms. Spidell has been honored as a the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100  (2014), Super Lawyers Rising Star (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), North Carolina Legal Elite (2017), and AVVO Client's Choice Award.


Megan is a member of the Guilford Inn of Courts, the Greensboro Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section and Family Law Section), the Catawba College Alumni Board of Directors, volunteers with the Elon University School of Law Preceptor Program and is the 2018 and 2019 President of the Piedmont Triad Women Attorneys (a chapter of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys),

Ms. Spidell is licensed in North Carolina, where she practices regularly in District and Superior Courts in numerous local counties. Ms. Spidell is also licensed in Federal Court, in the United States Middle District of North Carolina. 

Contact our office today to set up a consultation to discuss your case with Attorney Spidell. 

Samantha R. Thornton

 Samantha grew up in the Piedmont-Triad area. She attended the University of Kentucky, majoring in Political Science and Sociology and minoring in Chemistry. Samantha then returned to North Carolina to obtain her Master's in Study of Law from Wake Forest University School of Law, focusing primarily in tax law.


She interned with the UNC Chapel Hill Athletic Department, where she reviewed Risk Management Policy and Procedure, researched contracts, and conducting research of verified agents. After finishing her Master's in Study of Law from Wake Forest, she worked in Mass Torts at Womble Carlyle and for in-house counsel at Chase Bank, with bankruptcy facing mortgage liens.

Megan and Samantha have been working together for the past year and Samantha was part of the beginning of the firm. Part of the vision for Spidell Family Law has been Samantha's drive toward serving our community and volunteer work. Samantha is also a member of the Junior League of Winston Salem. 

Attorney Sarah L. Kettles

Of Counsel 

Attorney Kettles is a Navy veteran, 1995 graduate of Virginia Tech with an engineering degree, a former construction project manager, and earned her Juris Doctor from Elon University School of Law with Honors in 2015. Attorney Kettles is a second career attorney, with decades of professional and life experience to apply to your matter in the form of real perspective on top of legal experience. Ms. Kettles will maintain Kettles Law, PLLC in Reidsville, serving her Rockingham County clients. 

Ms. Kettles has practiced primarily family law (including matters of Domestic Violence) in Guilford County, North Carolina since gaining her license, but has brought Kettles Law, PLLC to Reidsville in order to better serve her local community, while continuing to serve the Guilford County area. In addition to family law and matters of Domestic Violence, she has engaged in traffic matters and misdemeanor criminal matters, estate planning, legitimation, civil litigation, contract drafting, negotiation, and review, collection of monies owed, mediation, and has served as a Court Appointed Attorney for juvenile and adult protective matters.

Ms. Kettles is an outdoor enthusiast who knows military life, veteran life, farm life, corporate life, family life - and most importantly, how the law applies to her clients’ lives.

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