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Debra L. Foster

Estate planning Attorney at Charlotte, NC

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1982
    Status
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Debra Foster is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.  She focuses her practice on estate planning and estate administration matters.  Debra is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law and for seven years she served on the North Carolina State Bar committee charged with the certification of qualified attorneys in this area of practice.  In 2009-2010, Debra chaired the North Carolina State Bar Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialization Committee.  She is a past Chair of the Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, having served as its Vice-Chair, its Secretary, and as the Chair of the Section's Continuing Legal Education Committee for two years.  She now serves on the Section's Ethics Committee.  Debra is a member of the Charlotte Estate Planning Council and has lectured and continues to lecture extensively on matters pertaining to estate planning and charitable giving.

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Location

Debra L. Foster, PLLC
6000 Fairview Road
12th Floor
Charlotte, NC, 28210

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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2014
Phenomenal attorney
Debra worked with us to produce a meticulously drafted estate plan. Her questions were insightful, she thought of everything, and her communication and follow up went above and beyond. I could not recommend her more.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Debra L. Foster, P.A.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Essex Richards, P.A.
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Associate, then Partner
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein
  • 1982 - 2002

Education

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • JD - Juris Doctor with Honors
  • 1982
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • B.A., Summa Cum Laude
  • 1978

Associations

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow
  • 2001 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Specialist, Estate Planning and Probate Law
  • 1990 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Chair, Member, Strategic Planning Committee
  • 2013 - 2017
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Past Co-Chair of 4-All Task Force
  • 2010 - 2012
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Chair, Specialization Committee, Estate Planning and Probate Law
  • 2009 - 2010
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Past member of the Board of Governors
  • 2007 - 2010
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Chair, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section
  • 2005 - 2006
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Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite, Top Estate Planning Attorney, N.C.
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2017
  • Top 50 NC Female Attorney and Estate Planner
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • A Top Trusts and Estates Attorney
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • First Tier Estate Planning Firm
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • A Top Wealth Advisor
  • Charlotte Magazine
  • 2014
  • A Top Trusts and Estates Attorney
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2014
  • Top 50 NC Female Attorney and Estate Planner
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • First Tier Estate Planning Firm
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • A Top Trusts and Estates Attorney
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Top 50 NC Female Attorney and Estate Planner
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2013
  • First Tier Estate Planning Firm
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • First Tier Estate Planning Firm
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • A Top Trust and Estates Attorney
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2012
  • A Top Wealth Advisor
  • Charlotte Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top 50 NC Female Attorney and Estate Planner
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2011
  • A Top Wealth Advisor
  • Charlotte Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top 50 NC Female Attorney and Estate Planner
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • A Top Trusts and Estates Attorney
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2010
  • Top 100 NC Attorney, Top 50 Female Attorney, Estate Planner
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • A Top Trust and Estates Attorney
  • Best Laqwyers in America
  • 2010
  • Top 100 NC Attorney, Top 50 Female Attorney and Estate Planner
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2009
  • A Top Trusts and Estates Attorney
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Top 100 NC Attorney, Top 50 Female Attorney, Estate Planner
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • A Top Trusts and Estates Attorney
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2008
  • Top 50 NC Female Attorney and Estate Planner
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
  • A Top Trusts and Estates Attorney
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2007
  • Top 50 NC Female Attorney and Estate Planner
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2006
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2005
  • Top 100 NC Attorney, Top 50 Female Attorney, Estate Planner
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2005
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2004
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2003
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2002
  • Codicil Award
  • American Red Cross
  • 2001
  • Order of the Coif
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 1982
  • Law Review, Member
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1981
  • Student Excellence Award
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • 1978
  • Membership
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1977
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Estate planning Attorney | Nov 03
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Debra L. Foster
Estate planning Attorney
Charlotte, NC
Licensed for 41 years