Our Accountants

Carolyn Woodruff Carolyn J. Woodruff, JD, CPA, CVA

Family Law Specialist


Duke University, Durham, NC (J.D., with high honors); Phi Alpha Delta
Research and Managing Editor, Duke Law Review

Professional Certifications/Designations

Admitted to North Carolina State Bar
Board Certified Specialist in Family Law by the NC State Board of Legal Specialization
Certified Public Accountant, North Carolina
Certified Valuation Analyst by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel

Business Experience/Professional Positions

Managing Attorney of Woodruff Law Firm, PA
Teaches divorce taxation and business'valuation to NC CPAs annually for more than two decades
Former Member NC Family Law Council
Former Member Board of Directors/Executive Committee NC Association of Certified
Public Accountants
Former Chair Domestic Relations Committee, Tax Section, American Bar Association


Best Lawyers in America 2009*(for criteria, see: Best Lawyers)
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell *(for criteria, see: Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Ratings)
North Carolina Super Lawyer*(for criteria, see: Super Lawyers)
Business North Carolina's Legal Elite*(for criteria, see: Legal Elite)
NCACPA Outstanding Discussion Leader
NCACPA R. Donald Farmer Award
NCACPA Award of Excellence 5.0 Club Member


Ballroom dancing

To contact Carolyn Woodruff: 336-272-9122 x3004

Shawn McCarthy PhotoShawn McCarthy

Accountant/Trust Accountant


Alamance Community College, Graham, NC A.A.S. Business Administration
UNCG, Greensboro, NC Business Administration


Notary Public

Work Experience

Freelance Accountant
Joined Woodruff Family Law Group April 2017
Notary Public


Hiking and camping
Rock climbing
Computer science & technology
Plays piano and drums

To contact Shawn McCarthy: 336-272-9122 x3025
Steve C. Coggin Photo Steve C. Coggin

North Carolina Certified Paralegal/Accountant/ Forensics


Attended Appalachian State University, Boone, NC Accounting Major

Professional Certifications

NC Certified Paralegal
Multi-engine instrument rated pilot
Notary Public

Work Experience

Completed Fraud Examiner's Course/Seminar (finding hidden assets)
Owner and President of winter sports business for 28 years
Owner and president of sports marketing/graphic textile firm for five years
Co-developed multiple commercial restaurant sites


Avid golfer

To contact Steve Coggin: 336-272-9122 x3017