Gregory T. Peacock

Gregory T. Peacock


Ward and Smith, P.A.

Recognized since 2010

New Bern, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Trusts and Estates
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Greg is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA). He also is certified by the North Carolina State Bar both as a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law and as a Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law. Greg has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law. He frequently lectures to civic and community groups and at continuing legal education seminars on various topics relating to estate planning and administration and Medicaid planning. Prior to attending law school, Greg was a trust officer in Retirement Plan Services for First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Location

  • 1001 College Court
    P.O. Box 867
    New Bern, NC 28563-0867

Education

  • Wake Forest University , J.D., graduated 1996
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS, graduated 1990

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1996

Affiliations

  • * Please see the following websites for an explanation of the membership standards for the following recognitions: - www.bestlawyers.com; businessnc.com/special-sections/legal-elite/; and www.superlawyers.com/north-carolina.
  • Arendell Parrott Academy - board of trustees 2008-present; executive committee 2010-present; secretary 2012-2015; vice-president 2016-2017
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - Member
  • National Elder Law Foundation - Member
  • New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Craven Alumnus, Class of 2000
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Sections: Elder & Special Needs Law; Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law
  • North Carolina Community Foundation - Craven County affiliate board member 2003-present
  • North Carolina State Bar - Specialty Committee: Estate Planning and Probate Law

Ward and Smith, P.A.
Headquarters: New Bern, North Carolina

39 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

6 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Trusts and Estates

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Trusts and Estates, Wilmington, NC (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • "Super Lawyer," North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2017-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2019
  • "Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers, 2015
  • "Legal Elite," Business North Carolina, 2010 and 2013-2016, and 2018

Estate Planning Through Premarital Agreements


by Gregory T. Peacock

Planning for the end of a marriage before the marriage vows are exchanged can be disconcerting.

Estates & Premarital Agreements

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