Cheryl R. Watkins, Esq.

Cheryl R. Watkins, Esq.

Former Assistant Clerk of Superior Court - Estate Administration (Probate)


  • user-graduate Education University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • Experience 18 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Estate Planning

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina


The Law Office of Cheryl R. Watkins is a boutique estate law practice serving all 100 counties of North Carolina representing individuals, families, and small businesses in the provision of advice, counsel, and results in the following areas of law: - Estate Administration (Probate Law) - Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, etc.) - Business Succession Planning - Wrongful DeathAttorney Cheryl R. Watkins of The Law Office of Cheryl R. Watkins has a practice concentration in Estate Planning and Probate and has worked in those fields for over 20 years as a former CPA, auditor, Assistant Clerk, and now as a private practice attorney. 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.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 practice serves ALL 100 COUNTIES of North Carolina.

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law
    J.D. (1997)
    1994 - 1997


  • North Carolina Lawyer
    State Bar of North Carolina
Legal Answers
  • Q. What rights does my fathers girlfriend of 15 years have to his estate?
    A: Hi there. My condolences for the loss of your father. Estate administration is guided by many bodies of law including: the laws of wills, contract, real property, secured transactions, etc. While there is no way to conclusively answer your question without analysis of your situation, in general, how your father titled his property will be an important factor in administering his estate. I suggest you contact an attorney and begin legal proceedings without delay. Good luck.
    February 10, 2018


  • Contingent Fees Contingent Fees are accepted for Wrongful Death matters.