Our Team

Kristin M. Hampson

Attorney/Owner

As a graduate of The University of Georgia I majored in Psychology and minored in Political Science. I earned my J.D. from Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University. Through my undergraduate studies in Psychology and coursework in Family Law in law school, I knew I wanted to help people and families.

I interned at the The Law Office of Meredith J. McGill, PA while in law school and joined the firm as an associate after graduating. In 2007, I became a Partner at McGill & Hampson, PA where I remained until opening Hampson Family Law in 2017.

I have practiced Family Law exclusively since finishing law school and have extensive experience in all areas of Family Law mediation and litigation. I regularly assist my clients in resolving disputes through alternative means, as well as through litigation of Family Law matters.

  • Triangle Business Leader Top Lawyer (Family Law) 2008
  • Triangle Business Leader Top Law Firms, McGill & Hampson (Family Law) 2008
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite (Family Law) 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2017
  • Super Lawyers North Carolina Rising Star (Family Law) 2012 and 2013
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Tenth Judicial District Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • Wake Women Attorneys

Danielle Kestnbaum

Associate Attorney

I earned my law degree with honors from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to graduating from law school, I received a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York City and a BA from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Throughout law school and my legal career, I have put the knowledge of people and families that I gained while earning my M.S.W. to good use, focusing on family law in both the private and public sectors. My family law experience is varied. Within the public sector, I externed for the Chief Judge of the Domestic Relations Court for the Circuit Court of Cook County, represented children as a staff attorney for The Child’s Advocate, and mentored attorneys who were new to representing children in custody actions. Within the private sector, I have represented parties in a broad range of family law cases, both as a law clerk at large family law firms and as an attorney.

  • CALI Excellence Award with for the top grade in Children and Divorce
  • CALI Excellence Award with for the top grade in Legal Writing for Civil Litigation
  • CALI Excellence Award with for the top grade in Conflict of Laws
  • CALI Excellence Award with for the top grade in Trial Advocacy I
  • CALI Excellence Award with for the top grade in Evidence
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Tenth Judicial District Bar Association
  • Cardozo Society

Danielle Kestnbaum

Associate Attorney

I earned my law degree with honors from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to graduating from law school, I received a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York City and a BA from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Throughout law school and my legal career, I have put my knowledge of people and families gained in social work school to good use, focusing on family law in both the private and public sectors. My family law experience is varied. Within the public sector, I externed for the Chief Judge of the Domestic Relations Court for the Circuit Court of Cook County, represented children as a staff attorney for The Child’s Advocate, and mentored attorneys who were new to representing children in custody actions. Within the private sector, I have represented parties in a broad range of family law cases, both as a law clerk at large family law firms and as an attorney.

  • CALI Excellence Award with for the top grade in Children and Divorce
  • CALI Excellence Award with for the top grade in Legal Writing for Civil Litigation
  • CALI Excellence Award with for the top grade in Conflict of Laws
  • CALI Excellence Award with for the top grade in Trial Advocacy I
  • CALI Excellence Award with for the top grade in Evidence
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Tenth Judicial District Bar Association
  • Cardozo Society

Peggy Pardue

Paralegal

I was born in Haddonfield, New Jersey, but have lived in the Raleigh area since 1969. I am a North Carolina Certified Paralegal through the North Carolina State Bar, a member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Legal Assistants Division, and am a Notary Public.

In the past I was with the North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners, where I worked for seven years in their disciplinary section. Subsequently, I was an Executive Assistant with a local propane company before I began working as a Paralegal in 2003 with The Law Office of Meredith J. McGill, PA. I continued my role as a Family Law Paralegal transitioning to Hampson Family Law when it opened in 2017.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family, doing home improvement projects, fishing, boating, and traveling.

I am an advocate for motorcycle safety and am a member of the National Harley Davidson Owners Group. My husband and I like to participate in fundraisers and charity rides throughout the state of North Carolina.

Shonica Perrou

Firm Administrator

I am originally from Guyana, South America but grew up in Eastern North Carolina and have lived in Raleigh since 1993. I graduated from Meredith College with a BA in Political Science and a Minor in Sociology and then returned to complete Meredith College’s post-Baccalaureate Paralegal ABA Certified Program.

I worked as an immigration law paralegal before I made the switch to family law and worked as a family law paralegal for 17 years.

In 2012 I made the switch to Firm Administrator, previously working with McGill & Hampson, PA. In early 2017, I assisted in the transition and opening of Hampson Family Law.

Shonica Perrou

Firm Administrator

I am originally from Guyana, South America but grew up in Eastern North Carolina and have lived in Raleigh since 1993. I graduated from Meredith College with a BA in Political Science and a Minor in Sociology and then returned to complete Meredith College’s post-Baccalaureate Paralegal ABA Certified Program.

I worked as an immigration law paralegal before I made the switch to family law and worked as a family law paralegal for 17 years.

In 2012 I made the switch to Firm Administrator, previously working with McGill & Hampson, PA. In early 2017, I assisted in the transition and opening of Hampson Family Law.