Catherine L. Wilson

MemberĀ of the Firm

A native of Opelika, Alabama, Catherine joined the firm in 2011 upon her family’s move to Durham. She is a graduate of David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, with a B.A. in English, magna cum laude (2001), and earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University in 2005 where she was an Honors Scholar and served as Executive Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. She also earned a Masters of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University Divinity School in 2005 as well.

Upon graduation, Catherine practiced with the Birmingham, Alabama law firm of Sirote & Permutt, P.C., from 2005 to 2011, working exclusively in the areas of trusts and estates. She is a member of the American, North Carolina, Alabama, and Durham Bar Associations and is a member of the Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section of the North Carolina Bar. She also serves on the Board of the Fourteenth Judicial District Bar, the Durham County Bar Association, and the Durham Bar Foundation.

Catherine’s practice focuses on estate planning, special needs planning, guardianships, taxation law, and trust and estate litigation. Her special needs practice includes assisting with planning for family members with special needs and also the post-litigation establishment of special needs trusts designed to receive personal injury awards.