Joan E. Hedahl (deceased)
Passionate Fayetteville, NC Family Law Attorney
Joan Elizabeth Hedahl, along with Debra Radtke, founded Hedahl & Radtke Family Law Center in 1981. Born on May 29, 1952, Joni showed an early interest in political science and was an active member of speech and debate teams throughout high school and college. She possessed a strong sense of social justice and worked hard to protect the rights of her clients in the courtroom.
- College courses at Bismark Junior College while still in high school
- Degree from the University of North Dakota in 1973
- Degree from the University of Denver School of Law in 1976
Prior to graduation from the University of Denver School of Law, Joan started working for the Colorado State Treasurer Sam Brown’s office, where she mainly handled issues dealing with fair banking practices regarding home loans. After graduation, she began working in the Legal Aid system in Caruthersville, MO and then in Austin, MN. Joan then decided to go into private practice, and in 1981, she founded the Hedahl & Radtke Family Law Center with her friend and colleague, Debra Radtke.
Dedicated Service for 35 Years
With compassion for her clients, Joan represented the oppressed and downtrodden persistently in family law matters. Her greatest concern grew to be the children involved in her cases, and she made every effort to help her clients settle their issues through mediation to avoid the emotional strain of a trial. When that failed, she was a tireless advocate in the courtroom. She valued strong client advocacy and dedicated her life and career to representing clients in family law issues.
- Board Memberships:
- Lumbee River Legal Services
- Women’s Center Board
- Board of Directors for Hedahls, Inc.
Her passion for teaching eventually drove her to become an adjunct professor of the paralegal program at Fayetteville Community College. After 35 years of service with the Hedahl & Radtke Family Law Center, she passed away on January 18, 2016, following a brief hospitalization at the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Our Fayetteville, NC family law attorney carries on her devotion to clients and seeks to provide the highest quality legal services for family law matters today.
If you need a dedicated family lawyer in Fayetteville, NC, call our office at (910) 684-3370 today.