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Estate Planning and Probate

The following directory lists the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the lawyers certified as legal specialists in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as of January of this year. The specialty of estate planning and probate law is the practice of law dealing with planning for the conservation and disposition of estates, including consideration of federal and state tax consequences; the preparation of legal instruments to effectuate estate plans; and the probate of wills and administration of estates, including federal and state tax matters. For your convenience, each specialist is listed alphabetically under the city in which he or she practices.

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Asheville, NC

PO Box 7647
Asheville, NC 28802
828-252-6600
Originally Certified: 2017
Last Certified: 2017
Van Winkle, Buck et al.
11 N. Market St.
Asheville, NC 28801
828-258-2991
Originally Certified: 2001
Last Certified: 2017
PO Box 3180
Asheville, NC 28802
828-254-8800
Originally Certified: 1998
Last Certified: 2019
Ward and Smith, P.A.
PO Box 2020
Asheville, NC 28802
828-348-6038
828-348-6077
Originally Certified: 2012
Last Certified: 2018
McGuire, Wood & Bissette, PA
PO Box 3180
Asheville, NC 28802
828-254-8800
Originally Certified: 2002
Last Certified: 2018
PO Box 3180
Asheville, NC 28802
828-254-8800
Originally Certified: 1988
Last Certified: 2019
Strauss Attorneys, PLLC
77 Central Ave. Ste. F
Asheville, NC 28801
828-258-0994
828-252-4921
Originally Certified: 2000
Last Certified: 2021

Black Mountain, NC

207 East State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
828-357-5506
Originally Certified: 1993
Last Certified: 2019

Burlington, NC

PO Drawer 59
Burlington, NC 27216
336-227-7461
336-227-9716
Originally Certified: 1997
Last Certified: 2018
804 S. Church St.
Burlington, NC 27215
336-447-8056
888-418-3918
Originally Certified: 2004
Last Certified: 2020

Carrboro, NC

Neagle Law Firm, PC
605 W. Main St., Suite 104
Carrboro, NC 27510
919-368-3536
888-846-7130
Originally Certified: 2010
Last Certified: 2021

Cary, NC

McCuiston Law Offices, PLLC
200 Towne Village Dr.
Cary, NC 27513
919-467-4100
919-467-8840
Originally Certified: 2007
Last Certified: 2018

Chapel Hill, NC

Tillman, Whichard & Cagle, PLLC
501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 130
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-402-1740
919-240-7040
Originally Certified: 2016
Last Certified: 2016
1295 Environ Way
Brown Advisory
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919-913-3808
Originally Certified: 1995
Last Certified: 2021
Tillman, Whichard & Cagle, PLLC
501 Eastowne Dr. Ste. 130
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-402-1740
919-240-7040
Originally Certified: 2008
Last Certified: 2019

Charlotte, NC

Culp Elliott & Carpenter, PLLC
6801 Morrison Boulevard, Ste. 400
Charlotte, NC 28211
704-973-5343
704-414-2658
Originally Certified: 1992
Last Certified: 2018
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
101 S. Tryon Street, Suite 2200
Charlotte, NC 28280
843-996-1920
Originally Certified: 2003
Last Certified: 2019
Crisp Cherry McCraw PLLC
615 S. College St., Ste. 1430
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-332-0203
Originally Certified: 2005
Last Certified: 2021
6801 Morrison Blvd., Ste. 400
Culp Elliott & Carpenter, PLLC
Charlotte, NC 28211
704-973-5349
Originally Certified: 1992
Last Certified: 2018
15720 Brixham Hill Ave. Ste. 203
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-295-1001
Originally Certified: 2006
Last Certified: 2017
Orsbon & Fenninger, LLP
4201 Congress St., Ste. 110
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-556-9600
Originally Certified: 2000
Last Certified: 2021
Robinson,Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
101 N. Tryon St.,Ste.1900
Charlotte, NC 28246
704-377-8134
Originally Certified: 2020
Last Certified: 2020
6836 Morrison Blvd., Ste. 250
Debra L. Foster, PLLC
Charlotte, NC 28211
704-375-0600
704-375-0669
Originally Certified: 1990
Last Certified: 2021
PO Box 470146
Charlotte, NC 28247-0146
704-552-1110
866-438-7806
Originally Certified: 1994
Last Certified: 2020
6135 Park South Dr. Ste. 510
Charlotte, NC 28210
704-944-4286
803-329-8121
Originally Certified: 2004
Last Certified: 2020
Robinson, Bradshaw, & Hinson, P.A.
101 N. Tryon St. Ste. 1900
Charlotte, NC 28246
704-377-8110
704-339-3410
Originally Certified: 2014
Last Certified: 2020
Culp Elliott & Carpenter, PLLC
6801 Morrison Boulevard Ste. 400
Charlotte, NC 28211
704-372-6322
Originally Certified: 1996
Last Certified: 2017
4500 Cameron Valley Pky
Ste 370
Charlotte, NC 28211
704-626-2526
Originally Certified: 1992
Last Certified: 2018
5605 Carnegie Blvd. Ste. 175
Charlotte, NC 28209
980-939-0262
Originally Certified: 2015
Last Certified: 2021
Moore & Van Allen PLLC
100 N. Tryon St. FL 47
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003
704-331-3540
704-339-5840
Originally Certified: 2004
Last Certified: 2020
100 N. Tryon St. Ste. 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-331-1181
Originally Certified: 2017
Last Certified: 2017
100 N. Tryon St. Ste. 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-331-3507
704-339-5907
Originally Certified: 2008
Last Certified: 2019
Moore & Van Allen PLLC
100 North Tryon St., Ste. 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-331-3614
Originally Certified: 2017
Last Certified: 2017
Culp Eliott & Carpenter, PLLC
6801 Morrison Blvd., Ste. 400
Charlotte, NC 28211
704-372-6322
Originally Certified: 2005
Last Certified: 2021
11220 Elm Ln. Ste. 200
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-343-5633
Originally Certified: 2009
Last Certified: 2020
PO Box 11815
Charlotte, NC 28220
704-371-1112
704-372-0133
Originally Certified: 1993
Last Certified: 2019
Moore & VanAllen, PLLC
100 N. Tryon St. FL 47
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003
704-331-1094
Originally Certified: 1987
Last Certified: 2018
1700 Maryland
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-307-1182
Originally Certified: 1992
Last Certified: 2018
6801 Morrison Blvd. Ste. 400
Charlotte, NC 28211
704-372-6322
Originally Certified: 2018
Last Certified: 2018
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein L.L.P.
401 S Tryon Street, Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-335-8964
Originally Certified: 2019
Last Certified: 2019
Nesbitt Law PLLC
1820 Cumberland Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28203
704-412-3230
Originally Certified: 2008
Last Certified: 2019
Johnston Allison Hord
1065 E. Morehead St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
704-332-1181
704-376-1628
Originally Certified: 2007
Last Certified: 2018
Orsbon & Fenninger, LLP
4201 Congress St. Ste. 110
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-556-9600
704-556-9601
Originally Certified: 1987
Last Certified: 2018
5605 Carnegie Blvd. Ste. 175
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-315-7480
Originally Certified: 2015
Last Certified: 2021
Culp Elliott & Carpenter, PLLC
6801 Morrison Boulevard, Ste. 400
Charlotte, NC 28211
704-973-5339
Originally Certified: 2001
Last Certified: 2017
Heidi E. Royal Law, PLLC
200 Providence Rd., Ste. 206
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-817-8920
Originally Certified: 2010
Last Certified: 2021
Johnston, Allison & Hord, P.A.
1065 E. Morehead St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
704-332-1181
704-376-1628
Originally Certified: 2015
Last Certified: 2021
Stewart Law, P.A.
909 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
704-552-5160
704-552-5230
Originally Certified: 2008
Last Certified: 2019
5925 Carnegie Blvd. Ste.200
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-942-1400
Originally Certified: 2008
Last Certified: 2019

Concord, NC

Oesterreich Law PLLC
1040 Vinehaven Drive NE, Suite B
PO Box 2067
Concord, NC 28026
704-707-3708
Originally Certified: 2010
Last Certified: 2021

Cramerton, NC

205 Tinkham Trail
Cramerton, NC 28032
980-683-6665
Originally Certified: 2016
Last Certified: 2016

Davidson, NC

PO Box 2037
Davidson, NC 28036
704-892-7623
704 626-3077
Originally Certified: 2001
Last Certified: 2017

Durham, NC

4011 University Dr. Ste. 300
Durham, NC 27707
919-490-0500
Originally Certified: 2005
Last Certified: 2021
McPherson Rocamora Nicholson Wilson & Hinkle, PLLC
3211 Shannon Road
Suite 400
Durham, NC 27707
919-493-0584
Originally Certified: 2008
Last Certified: 2019
Sands Anderson
1005 Slater Rd., Ste. 200
Durham, NC 27703
919-313-0043
Originally Certified: 2019
Last Certified: 2019
4011 University Dr. Ste. 300
Durham, NC 27717-0500
919-490-0500
Originally Certified: 2020
Last Certified: 2020
McPherson, Rocamora, Nicholson, Wilson & Hinkle, PLLC
3211 Shannon Rd. Ste. 400
Durham, NC 27707
919-493-0584
919-493-0856
Originally Certified: 2007
Last Certified: 2018
1005 Slater Rd. Ste. 200
Durham, NC 27703
919-313-0047
Originally Certified: 2000
Last Certified: 2021
McPherson, Rocamora, Nicholson, Wilson & Hinkle, PLLC
3211 Shannon Rd., Ste. 400
Durham, NC 27707
919-493-0584
Originally Certified: 1995
Last Certified: 2021
Box 90600
Durham, NC 27708
919-668-7469
919-684-9692
Originally Certified: 1996
Last Certified: 2017
McPherson, Rocamora, Nicholson, Wilson & Hinkle, PLLC
3211 Shannon Rd. Ste. 400
Durham, NC 27707
919-493-0584
919-493-0856
Originally Certified: 2016
Last Certified: 2016

Fayetteville, NC

345 Hay St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
910-483-2101
910-483-1199
Originally Certified: 1987
Last Certified: 2018

Fuquay-Varina, NC

PO Box 446
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
919-552-4707
919-552-1032
Originally Certified: 2007
Last Certified: 2018

Gastonia, NC

Griffing Leazer
518 S. New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-837-1348
Originally Certified: 1993
Last Certified: 2019
516 S. New Hope Rd.
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-865-4400
704-866-8010
Originally Certified: 2001
Last Certified: 2017

Goldsboro, NC

P.O. Box 916
Goldsboro, NC 27533-0916
919-735-7275
Originally Certified: 2015
Last Certified: 2021
PO Box 916
Goldsboro, NC 27533
919-735-7275
Originally Certified: 1987
Last Certified: 2018

Greensboro, NC

PO Box 21847
Greensboro, NC 27420
336-370-8833
336-370-8830
Originally Certified: 1987
Last Certified: 2018
7-B Corporate Center Ct.
Greensboro, NC 27408
336-297-0530
866-583-8168
Originally Certified: 1987
Last Certified: 2018
100 N. Greene St. Ste. 600
Greensboro, NC 27402
336-271-5223
Originally Certified: 1994
Last Certified: 2020
440 W Market St. Ste. 300
Greensboro, NC 27401
336-574-9720
336-574-9734
Originally Certified: 1987
Last Certified: 2018
Schell Bray PLLC
PO Box 21847
Greensboro, NC 27420
336-370-8800
336-370-8830
Originally Certified: 2010
Last Certified: 2021
Schell Bray PLLC
PO Box 21847
Greensboro, NC 27420
336-370-8813
336-370-8830
Originally Certified: 2003
Last Certified: 2019
PO Box 21847
Greensboro, NC 27455
336-370-8800
336-370-8830
Originally Certified: 1987
Last Certified: 2018
800 Green Valley Rd. Ste 203
Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-8662
Originally Certified: 2000
Last Certified: 2021
301 N. Elm St., Ste. 800
Greensboro, NC 27420-0570
336-273-1600
336-274-4650
Originally Certified: 1994
Last Certified: 2020
440 W Market St Ste 300
Greensboro, NC 27401
336-574-9720
Originally Certified: 1991
Last Certified: 2017
Brooks Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey, et al.,
PO Box 26000
Greensboro, NC 27420
336-271-3166
Originally Certified: 2017
Last Certified: 2017
The Elderlaw Firm
403 W. Fisher Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27401
336-378-1122
336-217-5070
Originally Certified: 1997
Last Certified: 2018
PO Box 540
Greensboro, NC 27402
336-379-8651
Originally Certified: 2003
Last Certified: 2019
PO Box 540
Greensboro, NC 27402
336-478-1185
Originally Certified: 1999
Last Certified: 2020

Greenville, NC

1698 E Arlington Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27858
252-321-2020
Originally Certified: 1987
Last Certified: 2018

Hendersonville, NC

224 6th Ave. East
Gilreath Shealy Law, PLLC
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828-233-5275
Originally Certified: 2010
Last Certified: 2021
Gilreath Shealy Law, PLLC
224 6th Ave. East
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828-233-5188
Originally Certified: 2001
Last Certified: 2017
422 S. Main St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828-697-6196
Originally Certified: 2017
Last Certified: 2017

Hickory, NC

Patrick, Harper & Dixon, LLP
PO Box 218
Hickory, NC 28603
828-322-7741
Originally Certified: 2015
Last Certified: 2021

High Point, NC

Gallimore Levy Chrisawn Gallimore PLLC
1838 Eastchester Drive, Suite 100
High Point, NC 27265
336-754-8489
Originally Certified: 2000
Last Certified: 2021

Hillsborough, NC

PO Box 850
Hillsborough, NC 27278
919-451-5441
Originally Certified: 2001
Last Certified: 2017

Kinston, NC

106 S. McLewean St.
Kinston, NC 28502
252-527-8000
252-527-8128
Originally Certified: 2013
Last Certified: 2019
White & Allen, P.A.
PO Box 3169
Kinston, NC 28502-3169
252-527-8000
252-527-8128
Originally Certified: 1987
Last Certified: 2018

Mount Airy, NC

Lowe & Williams, PLLC
PO Box 1463
Mount Airy, NC 27030
336-786-1181
336-789-0144
Originally Certified: 2001
Last Certified: 2017

Naples, FL

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.
8889 Pelican Bay Blvd
Ste 400
Naples, FL 34108
239-344-1240
919-493-6355
Originally Certified: 1997
Last Certified: 2018

New Bern, NC

PO Box 1654
New Bern, NC 28563
252-633-2700
252-633-9600
Originally Certified: 2011
Last Certified: 2017
Ward and Smith, P.A.
PO Box 867
New Bern, NC 28563-0867
252-672-5432
Originally Certified: 2001
Last Certified: 2017
3230 Country Club Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562
252-633-3800
Originally Certified: 2011
Last Certified: 2017

Oriental, NC

PO Box 557
Oriental, NC 28571
828.571.0321
Originally Certified: 1987
Last Certified: 2018

Pisgah Forest, NC

233 Mine Mountain Dr.
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
828-384-3700
Originally Certified: 2009
Last Certified: 2020

Raleigh, NC

3101 Glenwood Ave. #200
Raleigh, NC 27612
919-782-6860
919-782-6753
Originally Certified: 2006
Last Certified: 2017
227 W. Martin St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-832-3915
919-832-3918
Originally Certified: 1987
Last Certified: 2017
Brady Cobin Law Group PLLC
4141 Park Lake Ave. Ste. 130
Raleigh, NC 27612
919-782-3500
Originally Certified: 1994
Last Certified: 2020
3101 Glenwood Ave. Ste. 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
919-861-5508
Originally Certified: 2018
Last Certified: 2018
4101 Lake Boone Tr. Ste. 300
Raleigh, NC 27607
919-781-4000
919-781-4865
Originally Certified: 1994
Last Certified: 2020
4101 Lake Boone Tr. Ste. 300
Raleigh, NC 27607
919-781-4000
Originally Certified: 2010
Last Certified: 2021
PO Box 20389
Raleigh, NC 27619
919-787-8880
Originally Certified: 1994
Last Certified: 2021
McGuire Woods
501 Fayetteville Street, 5th Floor
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-755-6684
Originally Certified: 1989
Last Certified: 2020
Manning Fulton & Skinner, P.A.
PO Box 20389
Raleigh, NC 27619
919-787-8880
919-325-4606
Originally Certified: 1999
Last Certified: 2020
Brady Cobin Law Group, PLLC
4141 Parklake Ave. Ste. 130
Raleigh, NC 27612
919-825-1518
Originally Certified: 2018
Last Certified: 2018
301 Fayetteville St. Ste. 1900
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-783-6400
Originally Certified: 2019
Last Certified: 2019
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
555 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1100
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-755-2167
Originally Certified: 2013
Last Certified: 2019
Kirschbaum, Nanney et al.
3714 Benson Drive
P.O. Box 19766
Raleigh, NC 27619
919-848-0420
919-846-3619
Originally Certified: 2014
Last Certified: 2020
Manning Fulton & Skinner, P.A.
PO Box 20389
Raleigh, NC 27619
919-787-8880
Originally Certified: 1996
Last Certified: 2017
8304 Society Place
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-302-5652
Originally Certified: 1996
Last Certified: 2017
3733 National Dr. Ste. 215
Raleigh, NC 27612
919-783-0236
Originally Certified: 1996
Last Certified: 2017
Jones Branz & Whitaker LLP
4030 Wake Forest Road, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27609
800-928-7260
800-806-2979
Originally Certified: 2009
Last Certified: 2020
Kratt Dedmond & Associates PLLC
5623 Duraleigh Road Ste. 111
Raleigh, NC 27612
919-582-6101
919-582-6105
Originally Certified: 1995
Last Certified: 2021
PO Box 30515
Raleigh, NC 27622
919-571-3332
Originally Certified: 1997
Last Certified: 2018
PO Box 31627
Raleigh, NC 27622
919-782-6860
Originally Certified: 2015
Last Certified: 2021
150 Fayetteville St. Ste. 2300
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-821-6689
979-821-6800
Originally Certified: 2012
Last Certified: 2018
3101 Glenwood Ave., Ste. 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
919-782-6860
Originally Certified: 1996
Last Certified: 2017

Rocky Mount, NC

PO Drawer 8228
Rocky Mount, NC 27804-1228
252-977-6450
Originally Certified: 1995
Last Certified: 2021

Sanford, NC

115 Chatham Street, Suite 302
Sanford, NC 27330
919-842-5007
Originally Certified: 1995
Last Certified: 2021

Smithfield, NC

PO Box 1567
Smithfield, NC 27577
919-934-0049
Originally Certified: 2019
Last Certified: 2019
PO Box 1567
Smithfield, NC 27577
919-934-6021
Originally Certified: 1987
Last Certified: 2018

Southern Pines, NC

Poyner Spruill LLP
PO Box 371
Southern Pines, NC 28388
910-692-6866
910-695-3036
Originally Certified: 1994
Last Certified: 2020

Sylva, NC

180 Jackson St
PO Box 300
Sylva, NC 28779
828-586-1013
Originally Certified: 1987
Last Certified: 2018

Weddington, NC

1940 Weddington Rd
Weddington, NC 28104
704-288-4700
Originally Certified: 2017
Last Certified: 2017

Wilmington, NC

PO Box 7068
Wilmington, NC 28406-7068
910-794-4830
Originally Certified: 2009
Last Certified: 2020
Graves May, PLLC
5700 Oleander Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-790-9944
Originally Certified: 2003
Last Certified: 2019
Lee Kaess, PLLC
3414 Wrightsville Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-832-9254
Originally Certified: 2008
Last Certified: 2019
PO Box 7068
Wilmington, NC 28406
910-794-4800
Originally Certified: 2002
Last Certified: 2018
PO Box 7068
Wilmington, NC 28406
910-794-4837
910-794-4877
Originally Certified: 2011
Last Certified: 2017

Wilson, NC

Law Office of Jason R. Page, PLLC
PO Box 1724
Wilson, NC 27894
252-289-9800
Originally Certified: 2019
Last Certified: 2019

Winston-Salem, NC

185 Kimel Park Dr. Ste. 200
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
336-760-2000
336-760-4574
Originally Certified: 1991
Last Certified: 2017
Craige Jenkins Liipfert & Walker LLP
110 Oakwood Dr. Ste. 300
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
336-725-0583
Originally Certified: 2000
Last Certified: 2021
1001 W. Fourth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-607-7384
Originally Certified: 2003
Last Certified: 2019
PO Box 5129
Winston-Salem, NC 27113
336-631-1443
336-721-0414
Originally Certified: 1988
Last Certified: 2019
Craige Brawley Liipfert & Walker LLP
110 Oakwood Drive, Suite 300
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
336-725-2900
Originally Certified: 2017
Last Certified: 2017
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
One West Fourth St., 12th Floor
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-721-3622
336-726-8070
Originally Certified: 2005
Last Certified: 2021
3303 Healy Drive, Ste. A
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
336-768-3200
336-768-7755
Originally Certified: 1996
Last Certified: 2012