Meet Mark

Mark Springfield, Raleigh family lawyer, offers divorce mediation and collaborative divorce services

I used to believe that I could best serve my clients by being the most skilled attorney in the courtroom. But after years of battling with other attorneys in litigation matters of every kind all over the State, I came to realize that regardless of my skill in the courtroom, the courts and the adversarial process are simply not equipped for reaching great resolutions for interpersonal disputes. Courts may be okay at deciding who does or doesn’t go to jail, but not at deciding family matters, such as how time with the children will be shared by parents living in different homes.

When North Carolina enacted the collaborative divorce statute, and I studied this non-court legal method for helping couples reach optimal settlement agreements, it was like coming home for me. I knew how I wanted to spend the rest of my legal career, and I have dedicated myself to becoming and being among the best and most experienced collaborative divorce attorneys in the state and in the country.

I invite you to contact me to set a time to visit for an initial consultation. At this meeting, I will help you understand all of your legal options, including the non-court collaborative divorce method. You may come alone or with your spouse. I would be truly honored to help during this critical time of transition in your life.


Collaborative Law – 2005 to present:
Springfield Collaborative Divorce Law Offices
Law Office of Mark A. Springfield

CFP® – 2010 to present:
Certified Financial Planner™

Litigation – 1986 to 2005:
Extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts

Federal Clerkship – 1984-1986:
Honorable Harold L. Murphy

U.S. District Court Judge
Northern District of Georgia

Law School – 1984:
The University of Georgia

JD, cum laude
Georgia Law Review

College – 1981:
Wake Forest University

BA in Economics
BA in French

Client Feedback

“Your compassion is one of your gifts, along with your strong intellect. And you are so calming to be near. I am so grateful to you for all you did to help me through the transition. You are a bright light on this planet.”
— Anita

“I appreciate your team’s approach to divorce, the traditional approach should be outlawed. I have recommended your service to others and will continue to do so. Thank you for sitting with me during this process, both you and my ex-husband’s attorney did great work. I don’t imagine many folks getting divorced feel gratitude towards their spouse’s attorney.”
— Rose

“I appreciate your ability to stay calm in the midst of emotional turmoil. Best wishes to you in your life and work. I’ll recommend the process and you to others.”
— Ron

“I’m grateful to you for your continued guidance through this process which has been helpful not just emotionally and legally, but spiritually as well . . .. I want to thank you for your council, for the kindness and wisdom which you brought to me in times of great confusion and frustration and anger. Thank you for reminding me about who I am (or who I’d like to be!) and of my values and of the long term hopes when the short term solutions seemed simpler.”
— Michael

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