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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 25%
  2. Elder Law: 25%
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
  4. Wills: 25%



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Daniel Allen Meier

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  • John-Paul Schick

    I am more than happy to endorse Dori. Since meeting her about 4-5 years ago, she has repeatedly demonstrated a very high IQ when it comes to all things will, trusts, estates, and elder law. She's also very knowledgeable when it comes to Social Security and Medicaid and Medicare and VA benefits. I've gotten to know her well, and she is a pleasure to work with and very easy to refer clients to. She is very good at clearly communicating what to most are very dry and legalese-loaded topics. I know that she is very professional and timely in her interactions with her clients and colleagues. I would recommend (and have recommended) Dori to my closest friends and family members without hesitation.


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Contact info

Schell Bray PLLC

100 Europa Drive
Suite 271
Chapel Hill, NC, 27517


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Member of the YearNC NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys)2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special CounselSchell Bray PLLC2013 - Present
Adjunct Associate Professor of LawUniversity Of North Carolina School Of Law2013 - Present
PartnerWiggen Law Group PLLC2010 - 2013
AssociatePrivate Law Firm2007 - 2010
AssociatePrivate Law Firm2006 - 2007
AssociatePrivate Law Firm2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Bar Association, Elder Law SectionChair of CLE Committee2013 - Present
Chapel Hill and Durham Elder ResourcesBoard of Directors2013 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association Elder Law SectionExecutive Council2011 - Present
NC NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys)Board of Directors2011 - Present
Chapel Hill and Durham Elder ResourcesMember2010 - Present
Durham Orange Estate Planning CouncilMember2010 - Present
ElderCounselMember2010 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Veterans AffairsAccredited Attorney2009 - Present
Independent Animal Rescue (IAR)Volunteer2008 - Present
Fourteenth Judicial District BarMember2007 - Present
Durham County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
NCBAR Elder Law SectionMember2007 - Present
NCBAR Estate Planning SectionMember2007 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Academy of Special Needs PlannersMember2011 - 2012
Academy of VA Pension PlannersMember2010 - 2011
North Carolina Bar Association Basics of Elder Law CLECo-Planner2010 - 2010
North Carolina Bar Association YLD Law and Aging CommitteeCo-chair2010 - 2011
Durham Center for Senior LifeBoard Member2009 - 2011
Junior League of Durham and Orange CountiesMember2008 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarWhat to Do When a Spouse Is Confronting Health Issues - The Estate Plan2012
National Business Institute SeminarHow to Protect an Elderly Client's Assets2012
National Business Institute SeminarEthical Considerations When Representing the Elderly Client2012
Senior Guide MagazineAsk the Expert; Elder Law Questions and Answers2011
Triangle Retirement Resource GuideLittle Known Veteran's Benefit Helps Pay for Long-Term Care2011
BOOM! MagazineDo I Really Need A Will?2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Appalachian State UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Raleigh, NCResolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Care2013
National WebcastResolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Care2012
Live Seminar; Raleigh, NCResolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder Care2012
KNOW EventEstate and Long-Term Care Planning2012
American Association of Legal Nurse ConsultantsPlanning For Incapacity2012
The Law and Senior AbuseElder Abuse2011
NC NAELA UnProgramMedicaid: Planning and Applying for Nursing Home and Special Assistance2011
Medicaid Update 2011Medicaid Update 20112011
Edward Jones Lunch and LearnMedicare and Long-Term Care Planning2011
Duke Retirees Association Retiree LuncheonLong-Term Care and Estate Planning2011
Duke Law SchoolBasics of Estate Planning2011
Caregivers DinnerLegal Issues for Caregivers2011
The New Healthcare Legislation: A Panel DiscussionHealthcare Reform Changes to Medicare, Medicaid and Longterm Care2010
Retirement Support GroupPlanning the Financial Aspects of Retirement2010
Durham Evening Alzheimer's Support GroupVeteran's Aid and Attendance2010
Advance Care PlanningAdvance Care Planning2010
2010 Caregiver Spring Break2010 Caregiver Spring Break2010