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Webinar Presenters

Catherine L. Wilson

Catherine L. Wilson is a partner with McPherson, Rocamora, Nicholson,Wilson & Hinkle, PLLC in Durham. Her practice centers on estate planning for persons with special needs, fiduciary litigation, guardianships, and complex estate administration issues. She is the current Vice-Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Estate Planning and Probate Law Section of the North Carolina State Bar Association. She is an associate member of the Special Needs Alliance, a national organization of attorneys committed to the practice of disability and public benefits law. She has been a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law since 2016 and is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and Alabama. She is a past Director and Treasurer of the Sixteenth Judicial District Bar, the Durham County Bar Association, and the Durham Bar Foundation. She is a graduate of Lipscomb University, Vanderbilt University Law School, and Vanderbilt University Divinity School.


Nicki A. Engel

As an experienced elder and special needs law attorney, Nicki Applefield Engel helps clients deal with the legal issues involved with the cycle of life. She prides herself on crafting creative solutions and providing peace of mind for her clients and their families. Nicki’s core areas of practice include estate and special needs planning, asset preservation, public benefits, and long-term care planning, guardianships and conservatorships, and probate and trust administration. Nicki approaches her work with compassion, precision, and diligence. She is devoted to providing comprehensive and effective life care planning services for families facing the challenges of life.

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