Elise Whitley has been licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 2001. She is a trained family law mediator and has been a member of the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Association since 2001. She also joined the Forsyth County Bar Association in 2006. She was listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" in family law by Woodward/White from 2011 to present. She has been named a Super Lawyers of North Carolina Rising Star in 2009 and 2011 to present. Whitley teaches Advanced Family law as an adjunct professor of law at Wake Forest University School of Law.