My wife, Nancy Wilkinson, is also from Oxford, North Carolina. We met in the J. F. Webb High School band and have been together ever since. She also graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She then gradated from the Paralegal Program at Meredith College. Nancy works as a North Carolina Certified Paralegal with our firm. We have three wonderful children. Our youngest son is a cut scout, and our eldest is a Boy Scout.
I am a past City Commissioner of Oxford. I was elected to two terms in 2001 and 2005 before I decided to leave the Board. I am also past President of the Oxford Jaycees and the Oxford Exchange Club. I am a current member of the Downtown Oxford Economic Development Commission where I serve as Treasurer. I am a board member of the Granville County Educational foundation. In addition, I am a member of the Henry F. Grainger Masonic Lodge Number 412 and am assistant Cub Scout Leader for my son's pack.
I am a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Advocates for Justice. I am a past President of the Ninth Judicial District Bar, and I am admitted to practice in the Eastern and Middle Federal Districts of North Carolina.
In my spare time, I write a humor column for the local newspaper entitled "Irrational Basis", and occasionally write movie reviews as well. I enjoy attempting to play golf, scuba diving and reading historical books.
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I am originally from Oxford and have lived here all of my life, leaving only to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1992 I graduated with Honors in History and then went to Wake Forest University Law School where I graduated in 1995 with a Juris Doctor in Law.
I was born into a legal family. My father, Charles W. Wilkinson, Jr., was an attorney until I was six years old. He was then elected District Court Judge and later became Chief District Court Judge of the Ninth Judicial District. He was the longest serving District Court Judge in the state until he retired in 2004. My mother, Dolores Wilkinson, is a retired school teacher. She taught my brother, my wife and me while we were at J.F. Webb High School.
I enjoy practicing law because I enjoy helping people. In life, we can become entangled in many different problems, and I enjoy being a problem solver. Whether it involves bankruptcy relief from debts or helping someone who has been wrongly accused of a crime. I gain satisfaction from helping.
I handle a wide range of criminal cases from speeding to murder. I also handle divorce, child custody, Department of Social Services cases, civil lawsuits, real estate closings, wills, estates, and bankruptcy cases.
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Post Office Box 600
Oxford, NC 27565
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