New Addition to HSSM Family Law Practice Group

HSSM is proud to announce that Mark D. N. Riopel is joining the firm as Of Counsel.  Mr. Riopel grew up in Charleston, S.C. and later Charlotte, N.C.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts with Honors at Colgate University in 1989 and his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest in 1994.  Mr. Riopel will join the Domestic Law Group alongside Cindy Leone, Amy Simpson Fiorenza and Allison Holstein.  Mr. Riopel will continue to practice family/domestic law, collaborative law and likewise he will continue to serve as mediator in both the District Courts and Superior Courts around the state.  Mr. Riopel is a certified family financial mediator and he has a thriving practice as a family/domestic law mediator.  Mr. Riopel has received a AV Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating and he has frequently spoken in CLE programs on family/domestic law including in the areas of child custody, equitable distribution, collaborative family law and mediation. Mr. Riopel is a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association, where he was a member of the Family Law Council; North Carolina State Bar; Mecklenburg Collaborative Family Law Practice Group; and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Family Law Council, of which he has acted as Chair.  He is also a board certified Family Law Specialist and has been selected as a Legal Elite and a Super Lawyer.
Mr. Riopel is highly regarded among his peers, in particular the family/domestic law community in Mecklenburg County and HSSM is thrilled to have Mr. Riopel join the firm.