Ms Seagroves graduated with Highest Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994. She earned a Juris Doctorate from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1997, once again graduating in the top 10% of her class.
After law school, Ms. Seagroves served as a United States' Army JAG officer, reaching the rank of Captain before pursuing a career in private practice. While in the Army, Ms Seagroves spent several years litigating some of the Army's most difficult criminal cases in the United States and Europe. Among her other postings, she served as Chief of Trial Defense at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and as Chief of Trial Defense for Bosnia during the NATO intervention in that area. While there, she even had to conduct a trial in a hostile fire zone!
Upon leaving the Army, Ms Seagroves joined a firm in Durham, NC as an associate, primarily in litigation. Increasingly drawn to Family Law issues, she joined the Rosen Law Firm of Raleigh and served as their Litigation Manager until deciding to open her own Family Law practice in 2005.
Ms Seagroves has attended specialized conferences and training to assist clients with privately held businesses and executive compensation packages, as well as being completely conversant with Federal and Military benefits and retirement procedures. Since 2002, she has lectured on topics including "Litigating the Complex Divorce Action," "Interstate Child Custody Issues," "Alternate Dispute Resolution," and on various topics dealing with Legal Ethics.
Married since 1992, Ms Seagroves is the mother of one daughter, Elizabeth. As a family, they enjoy golf, travel, and the outdoors.