Durham Attorneys and Counselors at Law

It is our goal to give you as much information as you need to help you in your decision about whether you need an attorney and whether our North Carolina licensed attorneys are the right choice for you.  Thank you for taking the time to consider us for your legal needs. Contact Our Law Firm or Call us at (919) 244-2019.


Experienced North Carolina Law Firm

Whether you need help with the drafting of a Will, need help with probating your loved one’s estate, need help with a business legal issue, or need help contesting an unemployment decision, our attorneys walk you through the steps required to handle your case and work with you as a partner until the completion of our representation. Reach out to an attorney.


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What Our Clients Have to Say...
  • My attorney represented me in a very long, contentious hearing, and his actions helped me provide for my family during a difficult time. I truly appreciate the time, effort, and compassion this firm provided me.–Jeff R., Raleigh

  • Mr. Wilms worked very hard defending my rights for unemployment and won my case! He advocated restlessly for me and my family.–Cynthia G., Greenvillee

  • Mr. Hopler was a very professional, honest, and caring person with integrity.  Without him I do not think I would have won my case.  He went above and beyond what I expected of him.–Elaine P., Wake Forest

  • I would have to say Chris is extremely professional and attentive to all our concerns. I would definitely recommend him and his team for any of your legal needs. He made the process simple for us and explained to entire process in detail.–Michael C., Wake Forest

  • Mr. Wilms helped me draft a Will and other basic estate planning documents. It was a superb experience and it ran so smoothly! I highly recommend Hopler & Wilms for your legal needs.–Kate A., Raleigh

  • Chris and Adam are both very knowledgable attorneys, very professional and great to work with. I would highly recommend Hopler and Wilms to anyone I know.–Brian B., Raleigh

  • He was patient and thorough in his explanations, his advice was just that, advice, but he allowed me to be the client with the ultimate decisions. He was compassionate and caring. He was a guide through the legal issues and system and helped me make the best, most educated decisions in my case. I cannot thank Chris enough for assisting me to a favorable outcome in my case. I do highly recommend Chris Wilms for any legal services you might need!–Laura H., Emerald Isle

Estate Planning and Probate Law

Our estate attorneys practice all over North Carolina in the area of Estate Planning and Estate Administration Law.  Our attorneys provide representation to clients all over North Carolina, including Wake, Durham, and surrounding counties in the areas of Estate Planning and Estate Administration.  We handle a variety of probate issues, estate litigation, and other estate-related matters.  We also draft, Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Health Care Powers of Attorney, and other important estate planning documents.

Unemployment Appeals

Our Unemployment Lawyers represent Individuals and Businesses all over North Carolina in the area of Unemployment Appeals LawThe attorneys at Hopler Wilms are experienced at handling all levels of appeal before the Division of Employment Security in North Carolina.  We have affordable and competitive financial arrangements to make legal services accessible for our recently-unemployed clients, while still providing exceptional representation during the hearings and higher authority appeals.


Guardianship Proceedings

The Attorneys at Hopler Wilms represent people in Durham, Wake, and other counties in Guardianship HearingsThe attorneys at Hopler Wilms are experienced at handling Guardianship Proceedings before the Clerk of Court in the several counties surrounding our local Durham office.  We provide consultation to those considering guardianship for a loved one as well as provide advocacy during hearings for those wishing to pursue guardianship or contest guardianship.

Business Law and Litigation

Our North Carolina Business Lawyers represent Companies and Individuals all over North Carolina in the field of Business Law and Litigation.  Unemployment Cost Control, Business Collections, Employment Disputes, Contracts, and Business Formation are just a few of the areas where our attorneys can be of value.  Our lawyers practice in both State and Federal Court, as well as before several federal and state administrative agencies.


Learn More About Hopler & Wilms

Hopler & Wilms provides exceptional legal representation in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, guardianship, unemployment appeals, business law, criminal, traffic, and other practice areas.  Click here to view more of our law firm’s practice areas.