Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A. is pleased to announce the recent addition of Attorney W. Ross Weatherspoon to our law firm. Ross will concentrate his legal practice in the area of family law.
As a domestic law attorney, Ross seeks to provide legal guidance to clients who are going through some of life’s most difficult transitions, including separation, divorce, and issues involving child custody and spousal support.
He recognizes that people going through the process of ending a marriage may be on an emotional roller-coaster and need compassion and steadfast guidance. His goal is to help each client take into consideration all the financial aspects and issues that arise in a divorce and to deal with the issues effectively so that the client can move forward with his or her life. He also assists clients with separation agreements, protective orders and seeking positive solutions to situations involving domestic violence and abuse.
Ross’s hands-on approach fits well with the focus at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A. to provide compassionate and personalized legal service to our clients.
Past Experience Informs Work as a Family Law Attorney
Ross has dedicated much of his life to serving others—as a Raleigh police officer and a church missionary before obtaining a law degree.
During Ross’s law enforcement career, he had the chance to engage with members of the community from all walks of life and to learn effective strategies to de-escalate tense situations and to resolve contentious disputes peacefully. He also served as a Spanish language translator. Those are skills that serve him well as a family law attorney dealing with emotionally charged domestic situations.
Ross grew up in Baker City, Oregon and served two years as a missionary in the Dominican Republic from 2006 to 2008 where he learned to speak Spanish fluently before moving to Wake County. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University. While completing his undergraduate degree, he began working as a law enforcement officer for the Raleigh Police Department.
Fluency in Spanish Language
Ross’s language fluency helps him discuss family law legal questions with clients who primarily speak Spanish. He knows that clients are most comfortable discussing domestic issues in their first language, whether that is English or Spanish.
His experience as a police officer helped him manage his time and succeed academically when he enrolled at North Carolina Central University School of Law. He was awarded a full-tuition scholarship while in law school and was selected to serve as Senior Editor of the North Carolina Central Law Review. Ross was selected to work as an Academic Success Fellow and he volunteered his time two days a week to read to kindergarteners at Burton Elementary School in Durham. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from law school and passed the North Carolina State Bar to gain admission to practice law in North Carolina.
He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA), NCBA Family Law Section, and the NCBA Young Lawyers Division.
Ross and his wife, Rachel, have two children. The active family enjoys hiking in the North Carolina mountains, camping and exploring the state parks.
The attorneys at Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A. are passionate about helping people, and we are proud to welcome Ross Weatherspoon to our firm. From our offices in Raleigh, we serve clients throughout the Triangle and beyond.