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Molly A. Whitlatch
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Greensboro Attorney
Molly A. Whitlatch

Phone: 336.333.6400


Languages: English

Molly Whitlatch focuses on estate, trust and fiduciary litigation, including challenges to wills and pre-death transfers of money and property as a result of undue influence or incapacity. She also handles cases involving guardianships and professional fiduciary defense.  Molly understands that trust, estate and guardianship disputes present unique challenges for clients and their families who may caring for or grieving the loss of a loved one, and she works to guide clients through what can be a difficult legal and emotional process.

In addition, Molly handles business disputes, including breach of contract actions, shareholder disputes, and the enforcement and defense of non-compete covenants.

 Molly lives in Alamance County and is actively involved in the community as a volunteer and nonprofit board member for a number of different organizations.  Molly works in both the Greensboro and the Graham offices.


  • North Carolina State Bar, 2005
  • North Carolina Federal District Courts (Eastern, Middle and Western Districts)
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Alamance County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Reported Cases

  • Matter of Thompson, 795 S.E.2d 395 (N.C. Ct. App. 2016)
  • Lacey v. Kirk, 767 S.E.2d 632 (N.C. Ct. App. 2014)
  • Kinesis Advertising, Inc. v. Hill, 658 S.E.2d 485 (N.C. Sup. Ct. 2008)
  • Kinesis Advertising, Inc. v. Hill, 652 S.E.2d 284 (N.C. Ct. App. 2007)
  • Andrews v. Haygood, 655 S.E.2d 440 (N.C. Ct. App. 2008)
  • Andrews v. Haygood, 669 S.E.2d 310 (N.C. Sup. Ct. 2008)

 Honors and Listings

  • Best Lawyers© 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” Litigation- Trusts and Estates in Greensboro
  • The Best Lawyers in America® in Litigation- Trusts & Estates (2016-2020)
  • Selected to 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers®
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite (2018)
  • Triad Business Journal, 40 Business Leaders Under 40 (2014)
  • Selected to 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers®

Community Involvement

  • Burlington Historic Commission (Chair)
  • Board of Directors, BarCARES
  • Board of Directors, Preservation Burlington, Inc.
  • Alamance County Bar Association (President 2016)
  • Board of Directors, Family Abuse Services of Alamance County
  • North Carolina Bar Association Fiduciary Litigation Committee (Chair 2016-2017)


  • J.D., Wake Forest University, 2005
  • M.A., Appalachian State University, 2001 (Clinical Psychology)
  • B.A., Elon College, 1999 (summa cum laude)

Contact This Firm

Sharpless McClearn Lester Duffy, PA

200 South Elm Street
Suite 400
Greensboro, NC 27401
United States

Law Firm Contact: Pamela S. Duffy

Tel: 336.333.6400

Fax: 336.333.6399



Member Since: 2020

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