Raquel Macgregor Pearkes' practice primarily focuses on complex litigation matters involving commercial contract disputes, shareholder and corporate governance disputes, and commercial real estate. Raquel also has experience in consumer related litigation, internal investigations, and federal appeals.


Raquel received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she served as an executive editor of the Wake Forest Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. In law school, Raquel also co-founded and served as vice president of the Latino Law Student Association. Additionally, as a member of the Appellate Advocacy Clinic, Raquel argued a double-murder innocence appeal at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit while still in law school.

Prior to joining the firm, Raquel was an extern for the Honorable Chief Judge Frank D. Whitney in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.



  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2019-2020



J.D., Wake Forest University, 2019, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; Executive Editor, Wake Forest Law Review

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2014


  • North Carolina, 2019
  • Western District of North Carolina, 2019
  • Middle District of North Carolina, 2019
  • Eastern District of North Carolina, 2019
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