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Cheryl R. Watkins

Probate Attorney at Charlotte, NC

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2004
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Attorney Cheryl R. Watkins of The Law Office of Cheryl R. Watkins has a practice focused on Probate and Estate Planning and is primarily based in Charlotte, North Carolina and has worked in those fields for over 10 years. She graduated with a degree in Accounting from one of the top 10 Accounting programs in the country – Oklahoma State University. She obtained her law degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where she became a CPA.

 She has worked in law firms and accounting firms such as Price Waterhouse, Deloitte & Touche, and KPMG in the audit, tax, and consulting departments. She has rounded out her rich background in estates with experience in the government sector having been appointed Assistant Clerk of Superior Court of Mecklenburg where she headed up the Estates and Special Proceedings department overseeing thousands of estates.

This law firm services all of North Carolina particularly the Counties of Mecklenburg (Charlotte, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Cornelius, Davidson, Pineville, Ballantyne, Lake Norman, South Park Area), Union (Monroe, Indian Trail, Weddington), Cabarrus (Concord, Kannapolis), Gaston (Gastonia, Mount Holly), Iredell (Statesville, Mooresville), and Cleveland (Shelby, Kings Mountain).

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Law Office of Cheryl R. Watkins
6000 Fairview Road
Suite 1200
Charlotte, NC, 28210


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Posted by Steve | July 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely outstanding! Could not be more pleased.
I contacted Ms. Cheryl Watkins again recently about some questions I had regarding the estate planning she helped me with earlier this year, and was greeted with the same enthusiasm, professionalism, and care as always. The strategic yet simple way that Ms. Watkins walked me through the pros and cons of revocable trusts, the will, the trust certification etc., eliminated all anxiety I had before contacting her. I originally called with the business at hand being the most important agenda, but by the end of the call, I felt like I was talking to an old friend that had my concerns and wishes at heart even more than I did. I would recommend Ms. Watkins to any person seeking services concerning their wills and trusts as I did, and especially to anyone who is looking for someone they can leave their worries with, knowing that they are going to be taken care of completely. Thank you for your guidance and especially for your heart and concern Ms. Watkins. I feel as though I've made another lifelong friend!
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Posted by Lotanya | May 29, 2013
Excellent attorney!
Ms. Watkins is an exceptional attorney that has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to estate planning and administration. I recall having an issue trying to decide whether to file a petition for a formal administration or summary administration because there wasn't a lot of personal property but there was some land. I called Ms. Watkins and she knew what questions to ask which helped me make a good decision. She also advised me on the pros and cons of filing each petition. She was a great help and I would refer her to anyone needing an estate planning attorney!
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  • University of Southern California Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Speaking Engagements

  • Leary Bar Association Legal Clinic
  • The Pitfalls of Probate
  • 2013

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Estate planning Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Watkins' knowledge, experience and commitment to her clients is unsurpassed. She is compassionate, skilled and savvy in all areas of Estate Planning. Prior to starting her own practice, Ms.Watkins managed the Estate and Special Proceedings division in Mecklenburg County. With this experience behind her, I recommend her as well without hesitation to assist families in settling their loved ones estates."
Estate planning Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Cheryl to potential clients and others in need of estate planning advice and counsel. She is truly dedicated to her craft and represents her clients in the highest fashion."

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Charlotte Probate Lawyer Cheryl R. Watkins
Cheryl R. Watkins
Probate Attorney
Charlotte, NC
Licensed for 19 years