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Janet H. Mclamb

Estate planning Attorney at Chapel Hill, NC

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1996
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Co-Editor of a book on Probate in North Carolina titled "Edwards Probate Handbook".  I currently serve 10 wards as Guardian of their Estate which means I handle their finances.  I am the Secretary of Mid-South Forum, a group of Estate Planning Lawyers in the Southeast.  I belong to the following sections of the NC State Bar:  Estate Planning, Elder Law, Tax and Real Estate.  I am a member of Leading Lawyers on Estate and Long Term Care Planning, the NC State Bar Association and the NC Women's Attorney Association.  I am on the board of directors of the ARC of Orange County.


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Janet H. McLamb Law Firm
1526 E Franklin St, Suite 202
Chapel Hill, NC, 27514


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Posted by Tracy | May 28, 2014
Knowledgeable, Professional, and Attentive
Janet McLamb took time to explain important aspects of our wills and living wills that we might otherwise have glossed over. She made good eye contact with both of us and asked questions to make sure we both understood implications and details of the documents. She was thorough, respectful, and knowledgeable, and she conducted business in a courteous and professional manner.
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Posted by Sarah | March 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
My parents have had Ms. McLamb as their attorney since the mid nineties and she probated their estates. My parents said many times that they could not have done it without her assistance and expertise. Now Ms. McLamb is helping me with trust administration. I am so thankful to be in good hands!
Posted by Katie | September 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
A client for years
Janet is prompt and professional at all times. She helped me and my family when a crisis arose and was there for all of us. Janet puts her clients first
Posted by Starla | August 30, 2015
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Excellent Janet McLamb
I can't speak highly enough about Janet McLamb. Not only did she competently and compassionately guide me through the legal morass after my husband's death, but she then helped me write my new will and establish a trust for my grandson. Janet is a knowledgeable attorney and is always clear when she advises or explains. She completed my documents in a timely manner, the work of an obvious expert. I have a complete confidence and trust in her. She manages all this professionalism with kindness and good humor and friendliness. I am so reassured that she is my attorney.
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Posted by Henry | March 25, 2015
Janet McLamb has been our family attorney for several decades. The scope and competence of Janet’s ready legal knowledge, expertise and experience has secured our personal, corporate and estate tax matters. Equally well served have been our estate planning, Elder law and property transaction requirements. With complete confidence we unreservedly recommend Janet McLamb as a highly qualified, efficacious, and personable legal counsel.
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Posted by Jean | August 7, 2014
Clarity through the legal complications
Although my mother's estate is neither large nor complex, the laws are so confusing. Ms. McLamb drew up my mother's will and certain powers of attorney, asking questions to cover every facet of the issues, and explaining each step of the way so that we understood. A few years after that, she was very helpful in advising about provisions for caregiving, in such a way that veered my mother away from Medicaid problems in the future. She knows of potential dilemmas and angles in the law that I (and the average lay-person) could never imagine. I gladly recommend Ms. McLamb to anyone who needs legal help in elder law, because she is as caring as she is intelligent - VERY!!
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Posted by Jan | July 9, 2014
Extremely Knowledgable
Janet McLamb is extremely knowledgeable in her field of Estate Law and Probate Law. She was available to answer all questions that my husband and I had concerning our Will and Estate planning documents. She was also very punctual. We were able to have our Estate Planning documents drawn up in timely manner. I would recommend Janet to anyone needing a Will and other Estate Planning documents.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Janet H. McLamb, Attorney
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Bayliss, Hudson & Merritt
  • 1996 - 2003


  • North Carolina Central University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973


  • Mid South Forum of Estate Planning
  • Secretary
  • 2007 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • NCBA, Tax Section
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • NCBA, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • NCBA, Real Property Section
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Gordon Cage Award
  • PTA Thrift Shop
  • 1993


  • Thompson Reuters
  • NC Probate Handbook
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Probate administration
  • Estate Planing & Elder Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Janet McLamb is a sharp, capable and compassionate attorney. I have worked with her in a number of estate matters and found her conduct to be highly professional, ethical and mindful of her clients' needs and concerns."
Probate Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Janet is an expert on probate and estate planning matters. In North Carolina, she wrote the book on probate. It isn't often that you can work with a legal technician who also has the people skills to handle your case. Janet is that rare attorney who can handle both the people side and the legal side of a case."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse this lawyer. While I have not had an opportunity to work with Ms. McLamb, I have read a number of her answers on Avvo. Her responses are on point and reflect her knowledge in this area."
Probate Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Janet is a probate law specialist. She has written a book on the topic that is used by attorneys and law schools alike. Whenever I need help in North Carolina on a probate matter, I get in touch with Janet."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is the authority in the state in probate and writes the how to book for attorneys. Her ethics and competence are impeccable."

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Chapel Hill Estate planning Lawyer Janet H. Mclamb
Janet H. Mclamb
Estate planning Attorney
Chapel Hill, NC
Licensed for 27 years