Cara Williams joined the firm in 2013 and focuses her practice in the areas of creditors’ rights litigation, foreclosure, estate planning and probate litigation. Cara represents lenders, acting as substitute trustee on behalf of secured parties in foreclosure and providing professional counsel on loan transactions and lien issues. She also represents executors, beneficiaries, and trustees in all phases of trust and estate administration, from the initial probate of a will through the final settlement of the estate, and in all matters involving the administration of trusts.

Cara earned her JD from Campbell University School of Law and her BS in Business from Wake Forest University. She authors a blog titled: North Carolina Estate Litigation and Elder Law – where she writes about the current trends in estate planning and elder law. Prior to joining Smith Debnam, Cara was the Assistant Clerk Attorney for the Wake County Clerk of Court where she was the hearing officer for foreclosures, guardianships, estates, and various civil matters. Her experience resolving complex legal issues, intimate grasp of civil procedure, and involvement implementing new policies at the government level provide an added level of value to our clients.

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina 10th Judicial District Bar
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • US Supreme Court
  • J.D. Campbell University, 2008
  • B.S. Wake Forest University, Business, 2004
Professional Affiliations
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Assistant Editor of the Wake County Bar Flyer
  • Wake County Bar Association and 10th Judicial District Bar Communications Committee Member
  • Wake County Bar Association Public Service Committee
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
Civic Involvement
  • Wake County SPCA, Volunteer
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