Christine S. Eatmon, Attorney at Law
Chris took a long, less traditional route to law school. She joined the Marine Corps after high school graduation and served on active duty at MCAS Cherry Point in North Carolina.
In 1991, Chris began working as a legal assistant and later worked as a paralegal in the family law section of Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton, LLP, in Raleigh. While working at the firm, and as a newly-single mother, she began taking evening courses at Campbell University’s satellite campus in Morrisville and received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration in 2001. Chris earned her law degree from Campbell University in 2005 and joined Wyrick Robbins as an associate in the firm’s family law section.
Chris has co-authored family law related manuscripts for Continuing Legal Education for the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and the North Carolina Bar Foundation. Most recently, Chris was a revising editor of the Domestic Violence chapter for the Second Edition of the North Carolina Family Law Marital Claims Book.
Chris is a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for children in Franklin and Granville Counties. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Wake County Bar Association, 9th Judicial District Bar (inc. Franklin & Granville Counties), North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys and North Carolina State Bar. Chris is also a certified Parenting Coordinator in high conflict custody cases, a DRC Certified Family Financial Mediator, and NC Board Certified Family Law Specialist.
Chris has three children, ages 26, 21 and 14, and opened her practice in Wake Forest in May 2009 to be close to home and available to spend more time with her family, three dogs and three cats.
Tamara W. Brooks, Attorney at Law
Tamara Brooks, or Tam as she is more commonly known, became interested in the law in her home state of Virginia where she attended and graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. degree and a Paralegal Certificate. She joined a law firm as a personal injury paralegal on the coast of North Carolina and worked for many years before heading to law school at Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi.
After graduating from Mississippi College, she married her best friend in law school and headed back to North Carolina where they set up house in Mecklenburg County, raised two sons and practiced law including family law, insurance subrogation and employment law. Job changes and relocations brought them to Wake County in 2012 where they settled in Wake Forest.
Since coming to Wake County, Tam’s practice has focused primarily on family law where she enjoys helping families find their new normal. She is licensed to practice in North Carolina and is admitted to practice in the Fourth Circuit as well.
Tamara is a part-time instructor in the Duke Paralegal Studies online and ground programs. She is active in her church and has published a writing called “Daily Discoveries of God in Life: A Devotional.” She loves spending time with her family, cooking and playing games. She has three
dogs and two lizards and hopes, one day, to possibly raise quail.