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Christopher Wilms

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Education:

East Carolina University, B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies
Graduated with Honors (Magna Cum Laude)
Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Juris Doctorate, Graduated with Honors (Cum Laude)

 

Academic Accolades/Memberships:

Employment Law Book Award (Highest Grade in Class)
Delta Theta Phi Service Fraternity
Moot Court, Client Counseling, and Negotiation Competitor
Negotiation School Competition Winner and Regional Participant
Inducted into the Order of Old Kivett (for Outstanding Advocacy while Upholding the Highest Ethical Standards)
Estate Planning Clinic Participant with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Secretary of State Internships
Contributor to Williston on Contracts, a National Contracts Treatise
Inducted into Beta Beta Beta (Biology Honors Fraternity)
Inducted into Golden Key Society (Academic Honors Society)
Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi (Academic Honors Fraternity)

 

Licenses/Certifications:

North Carolina State Bar License
Life, Health & Long-Term Care Insurance Licenses
Certified Superior Court, Estate & Guardianship Matters Mediator
Veterans’ Affairs Accreditation

 

Admissions:

State Courts of North Carolina
Federal District Courts of North Carolina

 

Professional Accolades:

Legal Aid of North Carolina Award Winner for providing pro bono service to the State of NC’s most impoverished citizens.
Multi-year SuperLawyers “Rising Stars” Award Winner
Former Fee Dispute Resolution Mediator for the 10th Judicial District of NC
Appointed as a Public Administrator by a Clerk of Superior Court

 

Memberships:

Durham County Bar Member
North Carolina Bar Association
Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section Member
Elder & Special Needs Law Section Member
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Member
WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel Member
NC Elder Protection Network Member

 

Previous Speaking Topics:

Unemployment Insurance in North Carolina
-To the Durham County Bar Association’s Annual CLE Program
Distribution and Closing of the Estate
Handling Creditor Claims and Debts of an Estate
Initial Filings in Probate Court and Estate Timeline
The Law of Intestate Succession
-To Attorneys, CPAs and Paralegals at CLE Program

 

Personal Memberships:

Holly Springs Rotary Club Member
Hope Community Church, Apex Location Attendee

Family & Interests: Married to his lovely wife, Nancy, and together they have two young children, Lucas and Samantha.  Fan of Holly Springs Salamanders, NC Football Club and NC Courage; Huge Star Trek Fan (Undiscovered Country and DS9 are tied for the Best!); Also a fan of James Bond, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, and all the Rocky movies, even the new ones.  Casual StarCraft 2 player.  Also loves to watch his daughter play soccer.

 

Primary Practice Areas:

Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Directives)
Medicaid Planning (Proactive and Crisis Planning)
Probate and Estate Administration
Trust Administration
Elder Law and Adult Guardianship Law
Estate and Special Proceedings
Missing Persons Estates
Special Needs Planning
Also Licensed to Mediate and to Produce Insurance Policies & Annuities

 

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