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Practice Overview

Estate Planning

Planning  for the protection of your assets and the transfer of them to your intended beneficiaries involves an understanding of North Carolina statutory and case law, the Internal Revenue Code and its regulations, and various other authorities which can have a great impact on the final outcome. We prepare traditional estate planning documents, such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, pre-marital agreements, and documents that are not quite as traditional but serve our clients’ needs. We keep up with the most current developments in estate planning law, and have been providing estate planning services for decades. Our fees are very reasonable, as we strive to provide estate planning to everyone who is in need of it.

Estate Administration

The responsibilities of a personal representative for a decedent’s estate are often beyond the scope of knowledge or experience of the individual named as executor in a will (or given priority under the North Carolina General Statutes to qualify as an administrator of an intestate decedent’s estate). Additionally, beneficiaries of an estate may need independent legal advice concerning the administration of a decedent’s estate. Finally, interested parties have standing to contest a will that has been admitted to probate in an action called a caveat. We provide representation to personal representatives, beneficiaries and interested parties in most types of estate related actions.

Attorney Profiles

William L. Mills, III


William is a lifelong resident of Concord, and has been practicing law in Cabarrus County since 1980. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and obtained his J.D. from Wake Forest University in 1980. He became Board Certified by the North Carolina State Bar in Estate Planning and Probate Law in 1989. He has been married to local retired physician Dr. Wanda Jenkins since 2007, and has one son, William L. Mills, IV, a practicing attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Kimberly A. Herrick


Kimberly Herrick practices in the areas of estate administration and guardianships, estate planning, taxation, juvenile defense and criminal record expunctions. She attended North Carolina Central University School of Law and Georgetown Law Center, and is a member of the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners. Ms. Herrick is also a Certified Public Accountant for North Carolina. She teaches CLE as well as Wills, Trusts and Estates as a Paralegal Instructor for Central Piedmont’s Paralegal Technology program. You can also reach her by asking to speak with the Minister of Caffeine.

Dena M. Taylor

Legal Assistant/Office Manager

Dena is a lifelong resident of Rowan County, and has been with Mills Law since 2004 as a legal assistant, office manager and bookkeeper.  In 2015, Dena received her Associate Degree in Arts.  Dena enjoys spending her time with her two children and two dogs, and has a passion for cooking, movies, and animals, especially dogs.  At Mills Law, Dena is responsible for scheduling clients, managing estate accounts, bookkeeping, assisting in preparation of documents, keeping the attorneys focused, and wearing any other hat that might need to be worn.