Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • J.D., Campbell University, 1993
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1982
  • North Carolina, 1994
  • Western District of North Carolina, 1994
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Martha J. Efird

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Martha J. Efird is an attorney in Moore & Van Allen’s Litigation group.  Drawing from her previous experience working for the North Carolina state court system, she assists the Firm and its clients with the intricacies of state court practice and procedure.  

Before joining Moore & Van Allen, Efird worked as a Legal Hearing Officer in the Mecklenburg County Superior Court.  In this role, she presided over guardianship cases, contested and non-contested foreclosure matters and other matters within the Clerk of Court’s jurisdiction.  Efird also managed Estates and Special Proceedings for the Clerk and, in doing so, gained extensive knowledge of Estates and Special Proceedings.  In addition, Efird learned many of the detailed procedures and rules applicable to the civil, criminal and bookkeeping departments managed by the Clerk.

In her private practice, Efird represented clients in state criminal and civil cases and in federal employment matters.  She also served as the court-appointed guardian ad litem in guardianship, civil and criminal cases, in which role she dealt extensively with complex issues of mental capacity, mental health and elder exploitation.   

Of Note

  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2018-2019
  • Republican primary winner for Mecklenburg Clerk of Court, 2014
  • Presenter, "Guardianship & Incompetency - Understanding Vital Pieces of the Puzzle" CLE
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Service Award for Outstanding Service, 1996
  • Member, USO of North Carolina, Inc.
  • Member, United Methodist Women, Inc.
  • Volunteer, Boykin Spaniel Rescue

Professional Affiliations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • American Bar Association