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Wesley A. Collins

Litigation Attorney at Morehead City, NC

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2000
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I have a very strong work ethic developed from my years as a Division I college basketball player.  This work ethic has been key to my success as an attorney. I am a dedicated husband and father.  I am an Eagle Scout.


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Wesley A. Collins
1107 Bridges St
Morehead City, NC, 28557-3753


5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by Samantha Piner | March 28, 2024
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Hands down, the best!
He’s not only a great attorney but a great person. Wonderful to work with he’s knowledgeable, organized and I truly feels he cares about his clients. We were left in a sticky situation after a death in the family and due to all the above things worked out in the end. Grateful for his dedication.
Posted by Anna | June 23, 2021
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Thank You Mr. Collins!
Mr. Collins represented me in a lawsuit filed against me, and he was more than I could have ever hoped for. He is very professional and knowledgeable. He patiently listened to my story and never seemed to be rushing my time with him. He treated my case with the utmost importance even though I’m sure it was by far not one of the bigger cases in his career. I was often nervous and distressed worrying about the case, but Mr. Collins always got me to relax by assuring me he was going to take care of everything and for me not to worry. His confidence in handling my case really allowed me to relax. My husband and I joined Mr. Collins as he took a deposition from the plaintiff. He shared his strategy for the deposition with us, and we watched him execute it flawlessly. My case went to a jury trial, and Mr. Collins was impressive there as well. His opening and closing statements were precise and on point. You could tell he had really done his homework when he cross examined the defenses witnesses. He caught them in lies and/or off guard several times. Keeping in mind his demeanor throughout was always calm, cool and collected. There was never a moment he seemed to be caught off guard. If there was ever a motion or incident that something didn’t go our way, he was always prepared with a backup plan. It was like watching a chess match and our lawyer was already several moves ahead of the defendant. I know this review has run a little long, but I just can’t express how happy I am that Mr. Wes Collins was my lawyer during one of the most stressful times of my life!
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2019
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Fantastic Lawyer
Mr. Collins fought for our family thru a long and difficult lawsuit. He always treated us with kindness and professionalism and made everything very simple so that we could understand a difficult process. In the end, he helped us win a large settlement and we are very grateful to him. He is simply great at what he does and we highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2019
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Helped Our Family
Our Family was in a very dire situation in which another family member had taken advantage of us. It was a very long lawsuit, but Wes kept us patient and counseled us very well. We ended up settling the case with a significant financial victory for my family. So glad we choose Wes to be our lawyer he fought for us all the way through.
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Posted by Eileen | March 3, 2019
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Eileen Small
Mr Collins has helped me with my father's estate. It was in litigation for just over two years but Mr Collins had my very best interests and he won my case and put my fathers property back into his estate where it belongs. He is a ten when it comes to being a litigator in court. Pick Harvell and Collins to handle your needs.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2018
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Highly Recommend
Wes is an excellent attorney and we recommend him highly. He represented us in a difficult, emotional case where we needed to quickly set up a Guardian of the Estate for one of our relatives. Wes did an outstanding job understanding both our situation and the law and prevailing in court to secure a Guardian of the Estate for our relative. He was extremely responsive, showed great compassion, and was a pleasure to work with. We continue to use Wes and sincerely appreciate what he’s done for us.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2017
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Review Wesley Collins
Mr. Collins represented my wife and I in a civil suit. It was the first time in our lives that we were the defendants in such an action. Mr. Collins was recommended to us by another lawyer, and also by a close personal friend I have witnessed many lawyers during my 75 years, but I have never witnessed a more calm, cool, collected lawyer who had a thorough knowledge of all of the facts in our case, and had those facts both in his head and also in his well prepared exhibits. In our opinion, there are five words that describe Mr. Collins. "The man is a genius"!
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2015
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Highly Recommend!
Having recently gone through a difficult estate settlement, my sister and I were blessed to have Wes Collins represent us. His knowledge of the law was very instrumental in getting a larger settlement for us. He was always available to answer questions and explained things in a manner that we could understand. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2015
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Greastest Attorny of All Time!!
I have to say that Wes was an Amazing Attorney to help us with my fathers Estate. He was very understanding and patient. I would recommend him to anyone and use him again.
Posted by joshmills2308 | November 8, 2014
Did a great job for us.
My wife and I searched throughout the community looking for a lawyer. We received various recommendations from banks and financial planners to contact this law firm to make plans for our family. We decided to use this law firm and after our first meeting it was clear we had made the right decision. Mr. Harvell and Mr. Collins and their staff really do hold to their reputation and we sure do recommend them.
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Posted by Steven Kaska | October 10, 2014
Complicated litigation, but pleased.
Mr. Collins and this law firm is helping me resolve the consequences of a serious injury. It has been a long and involved legal process, but the law firm is aggressive. I asked around and everyone seemed to recommend these lawyers and I now agree. I am very pleased.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2014
Glad i got Mr. Collins first.
There is no question I have the right attorney on my file. Mr. Collins is a dedicated and strong advocate for my case. I am glad I got him first.
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2014
Thank you for your superior work for our family.
Our family has been in conflict for years unfortunately. I really do want to thank Mr. Collins and his great staff for helping us resolve and work through these conflicts. The law firm has a superior reputation in the community and it is worthy. Thank you.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Harvell and Collins, P.A.
  • 1999 - Present


  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Garrou v. Maegens Bay
  • My client won and its costs and attorney fees were awarded and paid.


  • Sound Bank Advisory Board
  • Vice President
  • 2009 - Present
  • Craven County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, Former Chairman Elder Law Section (Pro Bono)
  • 1999 - Present
  • Carteret County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014


  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • The Medicaid Spend Down
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Leon Mann Center
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (12)
Endorse Wesley
Unknown Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Collins' thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Litigation Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Collins who I have know for over 15 years. He is an outstanding lawyer who is held in high regard by both his peers and his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I send anyone in need of a litigator for construction and real property issues, as well those in need of estate planning, to Wes. He does an outstanding job for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wes is who we think of when it comes to civil litigation in Carteret County. He does a lot of the heavy lifting in our Civil Superior Court. I highly endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wes is as good as they come. I give him my highest recommendation."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wes Collins deservedly enjoys his reputation as a focused, fierce litigator. For over 15 years, Wes has relentlessly fought for good results for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wes and I have worked on cases together and I have referred cases to him. I trust his judgment and ability. Wes is a genuine and honest person and possesses great integrity. I highly endorse Wes."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The best endorsement one attorney can give another is if you would turn to that attorney for advice in a case of your own. Wes Collins is that kind of attorney - an attorney I would, and have, turned to for advice and help in a case of my own - knowledgeable and professional and I definitely recommend him for your civil litigation needs"
Elder law Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Wes for 15 years. During those years I've referred lots of satisfied clients to his office. Wes fights hard for his clients. He is thorough, he is aggresive and he never quits. Wes Collins is an excellent lawyer. Use him and his firm without hesitation"
Litigation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Wes takes personal and professional responsibility for each and every one of his client files. He is tenacious and disciplined in his approach. He is creative in his thinking and analysis and as such, many times achieves the highest result for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"In the years I have worked for Wes, I have known him to be incredibly diligent and attentive to the demands of his cases. He has at least 15 years of experience handling litigation matters in diverse areas of law in the various state and federal courts of North Carolina. While aggressive and a strong advocate for the rights of the client, he also exemplifies a high level of ethical conduct and professionalism that reflects well on the client. Should you find yourself in need of legal representation along the Crystal Coast, I highly recommend Wes Collins."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have followed Wes Collins since the beginning of his legal career. Wes is prepared in court, and is not afraid to use novel legal ideas in representing his clients. I have referred matters to Wes, have been on the same and opposite sides of cases with him, and have mediated and arbitrated cases for him. I endorse Wes Collins."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Friend
"I litigate cases in Florida. I've had clients in the past who have called me for recomendations about Trial lawyers in North Carolina. I met Wes Collins several years ago through other lawyers I know well in North Carolina. I've referred several clients to Wes and they were very pleased. He is aggressive in the kind of way you want your trial lawyer to be-without being unprofessional or rude. He is a gentleman and very much a native son of North Carolina. He has a large practice and handles cases in all of Eastern North Carolina including matters before the Supreme Court. I endorse and recommend Wes without hesitation."
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