Attorney Wesley Gelb has been practicing law for almost twenty years, and concentrates his practice exclusively in the area of family law. Wes is board-certified in the practice of family law by the North Carolina State Bar. This certification requires an attorney to demonstrate special training, knowledge, and experience, and to embody the highest professional ethics.

Wes regularly represents clients in the most complex family law matters, including high net worth divorce, contested custody cases, child support, alimony, and equitable distribution of marital property. He helps clients to protect their interests and prevent legal conflict through premarital and postmarital agreements, and is highly regarded for his work advising business owners and businesses in the context of family law disputes.

Prior to establishing Connell & Gelb with Michelle Connell, Wes practiced family law at respected firms in North Carolina and Washington, D.C. Wes has extensive litigation experience, and is equally at home in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. His broad skill set enables him to help clients reach favorable resolutions that allow them to move forward confidently after their legal matter is over. Wes takes pride in getting to know his clients, understanding their goals, and helping them successfully navigate the legal system.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Complex asset division
  • Alimony
  • Child custody and support
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Post-judgment enforcement and modification of orders
  • Domestic violence protection
Admissions to Practice
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. (2003)
  • North Carolina State University, B.A. cum laude, (2000)
Professional Memberships and Associations
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Wake County Bar Association / Tenth Judicial District Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
Honors and Recognitions
  • Named to Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” list in Family Law (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Named to “The Best Lawyers in America” list for Family Law in North Carolina by Best Lawyers (2018-2022)
  • Super Lawyers, Family Law (2014, 2018-2022)
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society (2018-2020)
  • Super Lawyers-Rising Stars, Family Law (2013)
Reported Cases
  • Estopina v. O’Brian, 68 A.3d 790 (D.C. 2013)