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Carteret County Law Firm : Attorneys you can trust!

2 lawyers from Wheatly Law Group PA were included in the 30th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

At Wheatly Law Group, we are highly experienced Carteret County lawyers with a wide range of practice areas. Our goal is to provide all of our clients with excellent and comprehensive legal service. If you have been charged with a crime then we can provide you with criminal defense representation. If you have also been injured by the negligence of another then we can provide you with personal injury representation. We can assist you in any legal situation if you choose to work with our firm.

EXPERIENCE MATTERS! Our firm was established in 1908 which means that we have been serving our community in various legal matters for over 112 years. Our legal team has years of combined experience in many different areas of law. We are committed to providing the highest quality service for our clients in whatever legal issue you face.


If you’re buying or selling a home or property, it’s very important to be sure that all the paperwork is done correctly. Let our experience ensure that you don’t make preventable and expensive mistakes.



The best thing you can do right now is setup an appointment and let us start guiding you to the best possible resolution. We’ve been doing this for a very long time, and no one can offer you better advice.



Part of one’s family responsibilities include being proactive in making sure that your survivors will not be unecessarily burdened.  Let us assist in your Estate Planning efforts.


Our Attorneys

Claud R. Wheatly, III

Stevenson L. Weeks

James M. Lupton

John E. Nobles, III

J. Jefferson Newton

Wesley C. Cooper

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Practice Areas

Civil Litigation

If you have been denied insurance monies in a claim or if your ideas and intellectual property have been stolen by another then you may greatly benefit from the option of civil litigation.

Criminal Defense

Criminal defense is a very broad category of legal issues; if you are charged with a crime then you could face various penalties including: extensive jail time, fines, probation & many other penalties.

Drug Crimes

Whether you have been arrested for the cultivation, distribution or possession of a controlled substance, we understand that your future opportunities, rights & freedoms are at stake.

Marijuana Possession

While possession of small amounts of marijuana is usually only punishable by fine in NC, being caught with more than half an ounce can lead to more serious penalties, including jail time.


Being arrested for driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol is a very serious offense in NC. You may be penalized with jail time, heavy fines, community service, or license suspension/revocation.

Theft Crimes

The act of taking or using another person’s property without their consent is defined as theft. This offense can be committed in varying degrees & is a serious matter & should not be taken lightly.

Maritime Law

Maritime law refers to various issues that can arise while at sea, these issues may include boating accidents, employment issues, offshore accidents, injuries and many others.

Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an accident then you may have incurred some severe financial hardship due to various medical bills, loss of wages due to an inability to work & many other reasons.

Real Estate

If you are considering buying or selling a home or property you may encounter disputes along the way & it is important that you have legal assistance on your side to combat the dispute.

Will & Estates

Probate is the process by which a will is contested in court & the validity can be challenged & is a very serious issue among estates & wills. The results of this can include nullification of a will.

Workers’ Compensation

If you sustain an occupational injury, illness, or fatality, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. It’s not unusual for insurance companies to deny an employee’s initial claim.

Traffic Ticket

Speeding, changing lanes without warning, illegal turns and many other actions can result in a citation for a traffic offense. You have options; you don’t have to immediately pay the ticket.

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Each member of the firm specializes in a particular specialty of law, which allows us to better serve the public by combining our varied concentrated knowledge when needed to accomplish the goal of our clients.

We are committed to listening effectively, understanding completely and then working as hard for you as we would for a member of our own family!

Family Law
Criminal Law
Injury Law