An Overview of the Carolina Estate Counsel Law Firm
Accessible To Our Clients
Carolina Estate Counsel is a law firm that prides itself on its attentiveness and reliability. We always strive to get to know our clients’ individual concerns so that we can address each client’s particular problems with a solution tailored to that individual. At Carolina Estate Counsel we ensure that we are accessible to our clients. We give our clients direct phone numbers that ring right to our desk or cell phone without screening calls through an automated phone system.
Active In Public Service
Our Law Firm does not bill you for every question, phone call, or e-mail that comes to us. In fact, we try to bill on a flat fee when feasible. We occasionally do pro bono service for indigent clients and participate in free legal clinics. Thank you to all of our clients who help fund our public service!
Since we often work with senior citizens, we often meet clients in their homes, assisted living or nursing facilities.
Practice Areas of Carolina Estate Counsel Law Firm:
- Estate Planning
- Elder Law
- Veterans Benefits
- Guardianship Medicaid and Medicare
- Probate, Estate Administration
- Business Law
- Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension
- Trust Administration
About Kevin Huston, Principal Attorney
Principal Attorney Kevin Huston has practiced law in North Carolina since 2005 and started his own law firm in 2007. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Christian Legal Society, and is a member of the estate planning and elder law sections of the North Carolina Bar Association. Kevin Huston is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to handle claims on behalf of veterans and their families. Kevin’s practice areas include Estate Planning (wills, trusts, and estates), Veterans’ Benefits, Elder Law, Medicaid, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship, Trust Administration, and Probate/Estate Administration. Kevin regularly speaks at educational seminars on these topics.
About Rick Messemer, Community Liaison
Rick is responsible for community contact and initial client consultations, as well as planning public speaking engagements for the firm and often presenting on a variety of topics. His focus is on core documents for seniors, VA Aid and Attendance, Special Assistance and Medicaid planning. Active in the Senior Community, along with his past involvement in HART (Health Affairs Round Table/past Chairman), he also participates in CHADER (Chapel Hill and Durham Elder Resources), and is a past member of the Wake County Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee, where he served as a volunteer ombudsman and is a current member of the NC Coalition on Aging. Rick is also one of the founding members of the Triangle Chapter of the National Aging in Place Council as well as serving on the national board of directors of the National Aging in Place Council in Washington, DC. As a Certified Senior Advisor, Rick is involved in on-going education related to aging and senior citizens and is a frequent speaker on Elder, VA benefits and core documents topics throughout the Triangle.