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Sydney J. Batch

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Sydney J. Batch



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9.8Sydney Jeanene Batch

Featured Testimonials

The past three years were rough being in a bitter custody battle. Yet hiring Sydney Batch to represent me legally was by far the best choice I could have made. Not only is she experienced and professional but also very supportive. She always answered my questions and took her time. She was available anytime I needed her and provided such solace and comfort during a very difficult time. Sydney Batch truly wants what is best for the individuals in the case, she has a very caring heart which makes her such an amazing attorney. I am forever grateful for her.

Kristen, Child Custody Client

When allegations were made to DSS regarding my husband and I, we were referred to BPW. There has not been a day that has passed in the now 2 year battle for my children where I didn’t thank God that we DID call not only an attorney but these wonderful women in particular. Sydney and Shannon guided us through this process with superb legal advice as well as genuine compassion and concern for our family. The level of attention they have given us surpassed even what I expected. You absolutely could not entrust your family to anyone more dedicated, knowledgeable, and trustworthy.

Shawna, Custody/CPS Client

Sydney J. Batch, J.D., M.S.W. is one of the founding partners of Batch Poore & Williams, PC.  Sydney Batch grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  As a triple tarheel, Sydney received her Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Social Work and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The combination of her dual degree in law and social work provide her with a unique understanding of the often intersecting worlds of law and social work. Her primary practice areas are family law and child protective services  Sydney is certified as a Child Welfare Law Specialist.

Sydney is actively involved in a variety of committees and organizations involving both family law and juvenile matters. In 2007, Mrs. Batch was appointed by Justice Sarah Parker of the North Carolina Supreme Court to a three-year appointment position on the North Carolina Family Court Advisory Committee.  Justice Parker appointed Mrs. Batch to another three year appointment in 2010.  In 2009, Justice Sarah Parker appointed her to the North Carolina Family Court Advisory subcommittee ad hoc workgroup on disproportionate representation of minority children in the child welfare system.

In her spare time, Mrs. Batch enjoys reading, traveling, watching football, and spending time with her husband and two sons.

Professional Affiliations and Activities:

  • Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children
  • Certified Parent Coordinator
  • 10th Judicial District Grievance Committee Member
  • Member of North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association member, family law section
  • Pro Bono attorney for The Child’s Advocate, a project of Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Julia Crump Foundation board member
  • Former North Carolina Family Court Advisory Committee member, juvenile A/N/D representative
  • Former North Carolina Family Court Advisory Subcommittee member, ad hoc workgroup on disproportionate representation of minority children in the child welfare system
  • Former Board Member: Wake County Women’s Center
  • 2011 Abuse, Neglect, Dependency and Termination of Parental Rights Manual Advisory Committee member, established by The Court Improvement Project through the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts and UNC’s School of Government
  • Wake County Abuse Neglect and Dependency Rules Committee member
  • Faculty Member for New Parent Defender CLE held by the Institute of Government at UNC-CH
  • Former Faculty Member for Parent Attorney Conference held by the Institute of Government at UNC-CH


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, J.D.
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, M.S.W.
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, B.A

Areas of Practice: 

Child Welfare Law Specialists