Howard Gum has been practicing family law and serving clients throughout Western North Carolina since 1976. He is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Howard focuses his law practice exclusively on family law related disputes. He offers mediation and arbitration services to divorce lawyers throughout Western North Carolina.He has been recognized for numerous awards based on his service and professional excellence. Since 2006, he has consistently been selected to North Carolina’s "Super Lawyers", an honor enjoyed by only the top 5% of lawyers in the state, and has been continuously listed in Best Lawyers in America for more than 25 years. His peers have rated him a 5.0 – the highest "AV" rating – through the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating process based on his high ethical standards and professional ability.