Mark Costley

Mark Costley

Clarity Legal Group
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate
  • North Carolina
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Summary

With more than 30 years experience in private practice, Mark Costley has helped hundreds of North Carolinians with estate planning, trust and estate administration, planning for children and adults with special needs, business succession planning and business transactions, and family charitable and philanthropic counseling. Mark’s work involves elements of teaching, strategic analysis and planning, negotiation, documentation, and assisting clients in executing their plans. A Duke University Alumnus, Mark has given back to his alma mater in numerous capacities, including serving as a member of the Board of Trustees. He has devoted his considerable energies to the Servant Center, Inc., a nonprofit corporation providing health care services for veterans and the homeless. Mark frequently provides public presentations on the subjects of estate planning, financial planning, asset protection, health care planning, retirement planning, and related topics. Mark is also a certified court mediator.

Mark is an active member of a variety of associations and committees, including the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, American Bar Association, 14th Judicial District Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, Estate & Trust Legislative Committee, Durham-Orange Estate Planning Council, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Mark is married to Margaret Costley, and has two daughters, Eleanor born in 1995, and Audrey born in 2000. He is an active member of University Presbyterian Church, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, an avid sports fan, and enjoys reading, travel, tennis, music, politics and gardening.

Education
Duke University School of Law
J.D. (1985)
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Professional Experience
Owner
Clarity Legal Group
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Managing Partner
Walker, Lambe, Rhudy & Costley, PLLC
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Crowe & Dunlevy
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Guiding Those Left Behind in North Carolina
Eagle Publishing Company
Speaking Engagements
Legal Issues for the Caregiver: Planning for Incapacity, Triangle Caregiver's Summit, Raleigh, NC
Transitions Guiding Lights
Legal Issues for the Caregiver: Planning for Incapacity, Triangle Caregiver's Summit, Lillington, NC
Transitions Guiding Lights
Legal Issues for the Caregiver: Planning for Incapacity, Triangle Caregiver's Summit, Chapel Hill, NC
Transitions Guiding Lights
Legal Issues for the Caregiver: Planning for Incapacity, Triangle Caregiver's Summit, Durham, NC
Transitions Guiding Lights
Certifications
Certified Mediator
North Carolina Judicial Branch
Awards
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Leader in the Law Award
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
North Carolina Bar Association
Member
Current
Oklahoma Bar Association
Member
Current
North Carolina Bar Association Estate and Trust Legislative Committee
Member
Current
Durham-Orange Estate Planning Council
Member
Current
American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Probate
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Clarity Legal Group
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Durham Estate Planning and Medicaid Attorneys
Contact & Map
Clarity Legal Group
1414 Raleigh Road
#445
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
USA
Telephone: (919) 448-0012
Fax: (919) 371-4383