Ralph J. DiLeone

Ralph J. DiLeone

Biography

Ralph DiLeone obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Case Western Reserve University in 1977, after which he worked for Arthur Andersen & Company in Cleveland, Ohio as a Senior Tax Accountant, and then Marathon Oil Company in Findlay, Ohio as an international tax analyst. Ralph then earned his Juris Doctor cum laude from The University of Toledo College Of Law in 1984 and continued utilizing his accounting and tax background when he began practicing law in 1984.  After about 17 years in large law firms and serving as General Counsel/ Senior Vice President for both a large publicly traded and a privately held corporation, Ralph started his own business – The DiLeone Law Group, PC.  His combination of legal, accounting and business experience has been very influential in operating his own business and in counseling his clients.

Education

Juris Doctorate Awarded, The University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo
Bachelor’s Degree, Case Western Reserve University

Affiliations

Ralph is a member of: U.S. Supreme Court Bar; American Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; Triangle Medical Managers; Brier Creek Country Club; Who’s Who Registry of Global Business Leaders; North Carolina Legal Elite – 2007; and The Heritage Registry of Who’s Who (law).

Ralph serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina, the Board of Advisors of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, and serves on Executive Committee of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  He served on the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 2011 to 2013 and the Project Enlightenment Board of Directors from 2016 - 2018.  He is currently serving as a member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Inter-City Visit and Leadership Conference as well as the Government Affairs Department Board for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. 

Ralph has presented estate planning seminars through the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh in parishes throughout the Triangle. He is a guest lecturer in business law classes at two of the law schools in the Triangle as well as being a guest lecturer at one of the business classes at NC State University College of Textiles.

Specialties

Ralph concentrates on all of the general business and corporate matters in which the Firm currently concentrates for U.S. and international corporations in such industries as technology, manufacturing, hospitals, physicians and other health-care organizations, banks, tax-exempt organizations, and various other service businesses.

Alicia Journey

Alicia Journey

Biography

Alicia Journey is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar and the California State Bar. She holds her BA in Psychology and Neuroscience from Westmont College. She graduated from Pepperdine School of Law in 2009 with her Juris Doctorate. In the same year, she received a degree in Dispute Resolution from Straus Institute in Dispute Resolution.

Alicia worked on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. as a Legislative Analyst for various members of Congress and the Committee for Ways and Means. She also spent time at the Unites States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles and was a prosecutor for the Riverside District Attorney’s office specializing in Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse and Elder Abuse and tried 34 trials from misdemeanors to three- strike prison cases and attempted murders. She spent time training law enforcement on investigating these crimes.

After leaving the District Attorney’s office she opened her own law practice focused on business, family and estate planning law.

She was appointed as the Vice Chair of the Mental Health Commission and the Behavioral Wellness Commission for Santa Barbara County in California.

She also started her own non-profit for survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault called Beyond the Bruises.

She is a recent transplant to the Raleigh, NC area and considers her most sacred job to be mom to her 13 year old daughter and 8 year old son. She is an active member of North Carolina Bar Association, Athena Emerging Leaders, Wake Woman Attorneys and the Wake County Bar Association. She is also a Continuing Legal Education speaker on burnout, mental health, resiliency and stress management in the legal profession.

Madison R. Yaffe

Madison R. Yaffe

Biography

Attorney Madison R. Yaffe was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She obtained a Bachelor in Art History Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. After college, she returned to Maryland to gain valuable work experience which enhanced her ability to help clients analyze their issues and develop game plans for addressing those issues.

Madison obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2018. While earning her law degree, Madison served as a teaching assistant to her Constitutional Law professor, as well as the Vice President of the International Law Society. Interestingly, Madison and attorney Ralph DiLeone shared that same Constitutional Law professor, despite graduating from different law schools in different states, almost 34 years apart!

Shortly after graduation from law school, Madison moved to Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband so that he could begin earning his Masters Degree in Architecture at the North Carolina State University. In July 2019 Madison joined The DiLeone Law Group, P.C. where she concentrates in corporate law, estate planning, and estate administration.  

Madison is a member of the Washington, District of Columbia Bar, the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Young Professionals Network of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Madison also has experience lobbying Congress through the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) where she has been a lay leader since 2013.

Rosemary Thomas Boles

Rosemary Thomas Boles

Biography

Rosemary Thomas Boles is a native of North Carolina.  She was born in Fayetteville and grew up in Wilmington.  She graduated from John T. Hoggard High School and attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for several semesters, then attended the Miller-Motte Business College.  She has resided in Charleston, South Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee and Virginia Beach/Norfolk, Virginia.  She has over 30 years for experience as an administrative assistant in various corporate office environments.

Rosemary joined The DiLeone Law Group, P.C. in January 2015 as the firm administrator.  She currently oversees the business administration of the firm, as well as assisting the firm in business and corporate matters, estate planning and estate administration.