Alice C. Stubbs is a partner in the firm. She joined Tharrington Smith in 2006 after completing eight years as a Wake County District Court judge. First appointed in 1997 by Governor Jim Hunt, she was elected to the judgeship in 1998 and 2002. During her time on the bench, Ms. Stubbs presided in domestic court; was certified as a juvenile judge in 2001; and was designated as a family court judge from 2002 through 2005.
Ms. Stubbs is a native of New Bern. She graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts in 1985, from Davidson College in 1989 with a major in economics, attended University College in London, and received her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992. She then clerked for Chief Judge James B. Wolfe, Jr., of the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Middle District of North Carolina, followed by a litigation practice with Stubbs and Perdue, P.A.
Long active in bar association activities, Ms. Stubbs has served on the Board of Directors for the Wake County Bar Association. In 2008, she served as the vice chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee for the Wake County Bar Association. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. She has served on the Litigation Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Board of Directors of Meredith College's Paralegal School, the Board of Directors of the Carolina Ballet, and the Women's Executive Mentoring Coalition. She is a North Carolina State Bar certified specialist in Family Law, a certified mediator in family financial cases, and was appointed by Governor Mike Easley to serve on the North Carolina Ethics Commission, effective October 2006. She was reappointed to the Ethics Commission by Governor Perdue in January of 2010. She was recently recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as one of the "Legal Elite" family law attorneys in North Carolina.
Ms. Stubbs is married to Tex Barrow and has two young sons. She is a runner and a good tennis player.