Isabel Worthy Mattox

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Isabel was born and raised in Raleigh. She attended Broughton High School and obtained a BA in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After several years working as a paralegal for a Washington, DC law firm, Isabel returned to Chapel Hill to obtain her law degree. She practiced with Moore & Van Allen for thirteen years before moving to Parker, Poe, Adams and Bernstein for four years. In 2003, she established her own practice concentrating in commercial real estate, finance, land use and corporate law. Isabel lives in Raleigh with her husband, Steve, and their two children.

Community Involvement

  • Raleigh Planning Commission, 2010-2014; Chairman, 2013-2014
  • City of Raleigh Housing Appeals Board 2004-2010; Chairman 2008 -2010
  • Board of Directors of the Downtown Housing Improvement Corporation, 2008-2010
  • Wake Committee of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, 2001-present, Treasurer, 2003-2005
  • Artspace, Inc, Board of Directors, 1993-2001, Chairman 1996-97
  • Wake County, North Carolina and America Bar Associations 1986-present
  • North Carolina Bar Association Zoning, Planning and Land Use Section
    • Section Council, 2012-present;
    • Chairman, Nominations Committee  2013-present
  • Wake County Real Property Lawyers Association, President 2007
  • Wake County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division: Board of Directors, 1987-1989
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Triangle Community Association
  • Broughton High School PTA

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1980; J.D., 1986)

Prior Employment

  • Moore & Van Allen, PLLC
    • Associate 1986 – 1992
    • Partner 1992-1999
  • Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein, LLP
    • Partner 1999 – 2003

Bar Admission; Designations

  • North Carolina State Bar, admitted 1986
  • Certified Mediator, 2003-2010
  • Martindale Hubbell rated AV

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Isabel Worthy Mattox