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Charles N. Griffin IIII (Chess)

Charles N. Griffin III (Chess)

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  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. – 1997
    • Honors: Wake Forest Moot Court Board
    • Honors: CALI Award, Environmental Law, Legal Clinic for the Elderly
    • Law Review: Wake Forest Law Review, Senior Articles Editor, 1996 -1997
  • Vanderbilt University
    • B.A. – 1991
    • Major: English

Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities

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Past Positions


Ancillary Businesses

Published Works

  • “Trade Secrets in South Carolina: New Act Changes Outlook for Employers” S.C. Lawyer, January/February, 1998, Co-Author
  • Triangle Tech Journal, Co-Author

Fraternities or Sororities

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association (Business Law, Estate Planning, Elder Law and Tax Sections)
  • American Bar Association (Business Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, and Tax Sections)
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Legislative Committee, Member
  • Estate Planning Section, 2003 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Wake County Estate Planning Council

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the North Carolina State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization

Current Employment Position

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning and Tax

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1997
  • South Carolina, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals


  • Selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers - Charles N. Griffin, III - 2018 - Present
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Superb Rating Award - AVVO
  • Clients' Choice Award - Avvo

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