Annette R. Heim

Over 15 Years of Family Law Experience
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Hey! I'm Annette Heim. Things have definitely changed a lot since I began my practice of law in 2003. The most change has come from my own life. As I have now raised a child to adulthood, I can say that experience has impacted how I practice family law the most.

I am from Somerset, Kentucky and graduated from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. I then attended law school at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Right after law school, I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina.

I started practicing law in Charlotte and worked at a downtown firm until 2008. In 2008, I relocated my practice to Cabarrus County. There is not much that I don’t love about Cabarrus County and practicing in Cabarrus County. I am glad my family lives here and glad my daughter got to grow up here. Further, I love the “small town” feel that reminds me of my hometown in Kentucky.

Things have definitely changed a lot since I began my practice of the law in 2003, the most change has come from my own experiences in life and my ability to use those experiences to be a more effective advocate for my client. What that means is that I understand the complexities of marriage, the tears and smiles that come with raising a child, caring for an elderly parent, and the intricacies of self-employment and building a retirement. Age brings wisdom and clarity and perspective, I can now more fully understand the complexities of life and how family court can impact, hinder, or improve a client’s life.

One of the other changes that has also come during my practice of law is the impact of the internet. The internet has helped give many persons access to the court that they never would have had before. However, access does not mean reduction in apprehension or stress. I welcome and enjoy speaking to people to sort out what they have researched on the internet. I emphasize in all my cases that my client be truly invested in their case, so doing internet research shows they want to learn and get information. I enjoy helping people sort out the information they researched, so they can plan their next step as it relates to their family or domestic law issue.

I look forward to answering your questions about family law…


  • Admitted to North Carolina Bar
  • Member Cabarrus County Bar/Judicial District 19A-Former Vice President
  • BarCares Board Member and Judicial District 19 BarCares Liaison
  • Admitted to the Western District Federal Court
  • Former Adjunct Professor-University of North Carolina at Charlotte Paralegal Program


  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • University of Kentucky, 1999
  • Juris Doctor, 2002
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

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