Attorney Connie J. Vetter opened her law office in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1994. Her practice focuses on the needs of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender individuals and couples, as well as straight individuals and couples. In addition to practicing law, Connie is an experienced mediator and is available to help people resolve disputes without going to court.
Connie currently serves on the Steering Committee for Charlotte LGBTQ Elders and has served on the Board of Directors for Time Out Youth and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Mecklenburg County Bar Association. She has also served as a co-chair for the 2013 HRC North Carolina Gala and on the Boards of the Lesbian & Gay Community Center, NC GALA Institute for Equal Rights, North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Attorneys, Mecklenburg Gay & Lesbian Political Action Committee, Equality NC, and OutCharlotte. She was appointed to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee by Charlotte City Council in 2004. In 2006, she was the Parade Marshall for the North Carolina Gay Pride.
Connie has been awarded the Julius Chambers Diversity Champion Award by the Mecklenburg County Bar Association. She was also honored as one of “25 in Twenty-Five” by the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce. In addition, the ACLU of North Carolina recognized Connie for her ”extraordinary efforts toward advancing equal rights for LGBT persons in North Carolina”. Connie has previously earned the LGBT Award of the Social Justice Conference, the Volunteer Mediator of the Year Award by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Dispute Settlement Program, and the Don King Community Service Award for her years of service to the LGBT community.
Educating people about the law is important to Connie and to that end she speaks frequently on LGBT legal issues to organizations, college classes and professional forums. She accepts speaking opportunities throughout North Carolina and can be contacted through this website.
Connie is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Mecklenburg County Bar, the National LGBT Bar Association, and the LGBT Bar Family Law Institute.