Will Contest Attorney NC

Attorney Will Contests (Will Caveats) & Estate Litigation Attorney

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Kirk Sanders, an attorney at Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis, is a lifelong citizen of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He graduated from R. J. Reynolds High School, North Carolina State University (B.A., 1992) and Wake Forest University School  of Law (J.D. 1995). Kirk has been representing clients since 1995 and handling estate litigation cases in North Carolina since the mid-1990s.

Some of Kirk Sanders’ NC Estate Litigation cases include:

Will Caveat (Will Contest) litigation in Mt. Airy & Dobson, Surry County, NC (represented Caveator). In this case, the will contest attorney successfully got the sibling that was disinherited his equal share.

Will Contest in Lexington, Davidson County, NC (represent Caveators). Mr. Sanders successfully got the ‘will’ filed for probate disavowed. The children of the decedent inherited family land the stepmom tried to keep for herself. The ‘will’ was determined to be a sham will (a fake, a forgery).

Will Contest in Forsyth County: represented propounder and had court order caveators’ case dismissed.

Challenge to a Last Will & Testament in Surry County. Represented Propounder and successfully defended a $1,000,000 estate. This case was won at summary judgment after depositions and affidavits were made. This case was reported in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly top defense verdict.

Our NC Estate Litigation Attorney handled a case contesting a last will and testament in Raleigh, Wake County, based on Undue Influence and lack of competency. He’s handled numerous caveat cases in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County.

Defending Propounders in Last Will Contest Case in Forsyth County (Winston-Salem NC), Davidson County (Lexington NC) and Surry County (Mt. Airy NC).

Kirk Sanders and his partners have handled: Estate Litigation regarding impropriety of Trust Administration

Fiduciary Litigation abuses in trusts and estate administrations (self-dealing, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to account, failing to disburse funds)

Multiple Power of Attorney Abuse lawsuits in Forsyth County, NC (Winston-Salem), including Power of attorney abuse lawsuits in Winston-Salem, NC (Forsyth County) and Yadkinville NC (Yadkin County).

One POA Abuse lawsuit victory for his clients was a 2015 Top 25 Verdict & Settlement Case in North Carolina as reported in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

Other Matters handled (Not exclusive list): Trust Termination hearings. Motions to terminate trusts. Motions to remove trustees. Modfification of trust in NC. Demand for accounting from trustee. Motion to disburse estate funds to beneficiaries. POA Abuse Attorney. POA Abuse Litigator in NC. Elective Share Petitions for surviving spouses. Petition for Probate of Lost Wills.

Many of Kirk Sanders cases above were referred by other attorneys. Attorney Referrals are welcome.

 Lawyers.com AV Rating Will Contest NC


  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and general ethical standards
  • Licensed to practice law in NC, Admitted to United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • Chairman, NC Bar Association’s GP Small Firm & Solo Section (a 600 member section)
  •  Chairman, Hall of Fame Committee, NC Bar Association
  •  Member of NCBA Estate Planning Section
  •  Member of NCBA Bankruptcy Section
  •  Member Advocates of Justice (Auto Torts Section)
  •  President of Winston-Salem Rotary Club (2010-2011)
  •  Founding member and President, Tommy Lambeth Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  •  Board Member of New Winston Museum, Chairman of New Winston Museum 2012-2014
  • Founder and de facto President of Forsyth County Real Estate Bar
  • Organizer and Moderator for three Continuing Legal Education (CLE) events
  • Rotary Club of Winston-Salem, President 2010-2011 year

Kirk Sanders was the Assistant Editor of the North Carolina General Practitioner’s Guide to Business Law Manual (2010) published by the N.C. Bar Association. Kirk served as Chairman and vice-chairman of the N. C. Bar Association’s Small Firm and Solo Section (600 members). He also served as the chair of the N.C. Bar Association’s Chair of the General Practice Hall of Fame Committee.

Kirk organized and moderated 3 different NC Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars for the N.C. Bar Association.

Kirk taught at two CLE’s for the North Carolina Carolina Bar Association on  POA Abuse litigation (2016 & 2017).