Amy Drayton


After practicing as an insurance defense attorney for 15 years, I transitioned to a more meaningful endeavor of estate planning and estate administration. With a background in human services and social work, I enjoy working directly with clients and have a heart for helping people plan for the future and assisting clients through difficult times in their lives. Having personally experienced the grief of losing loved ones, I know how daunting it can be to navigate various legal challenges that we encounter when those we care most about pass away. So, I made a change in my career to connect with people on a more personal level and truly try to help where I can.

Originally from eastern Tennessee, I graduated magna cum laude from Carson-Newman College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Human Services. In 2004, I graduated cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, located in Lansing, Michigan. While in law school I served as the Symposium Editor for the Law Review, competed in National Moot Court Competition, and interned for Senior Judge Richard F. Suhrheinrich of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

My husband and I have lived in the Charlotte area since 2004 and we have two sons, along with a loveable bernadoodle, that keep us busy. Together our family enjoys a variety of sports activities, being actively involved in our church, and spending time together with extended family.

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • Eastern District of NC
  • Middle District of NC
  • Western District of NC
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science & Human Services, Carson-Newman University, 2000, magna cum laude
  • Juris Doctor, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 2004, cum laude

Community Involvement

  • Children’s Sunday School Teacher, Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2017 - present
  • Advisory Council Member, Grace Covenant Academy, 2021 - present