Mary E. Euler

Mary uses her tested skills to help families, businesses and individuals solve disputes over wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other fiduciary and estate matters. She excels in cases where estate, trust and fiduciary matters touch other areas of the law including real estate, taxation, corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters. In addition to litigation and trials, Mary handles matters involving trustee vacancies, trust modifications and terminations requiring court approval, including issues involving charitable trusts. She also helps families and individuals facing difficult choices about seeking guardianship for relatives with diminished capacity, particularly when those cases are contested. Mary has extensive jury trial experience. Family disputes over wealth can be very emotional. Clients appreciate Mary’s steady and calm problem-solving skills as well as her in-depth knowledge of the risks and benefits of taking cases to a jury.


  • Secured jury verdict for clients allowing them to retain millions of dollars’ worth of real property
  • Won hundreds of thousands of dollars in inheritances for wrongfully omitted intestate heirs
  • Successfully defended challenge to clients’ services as trustee for several trusts worth millions of dollars
  • Prevailed in jury trials defending challenges to Wills, Trusts and Deeds
  • Resolved countless family disputes over real property, business holdings and other forms of wealth


Washington and Lee University (J.D., 1994)
University of Alabama at Birmingham (B.A. summa cum laude,1989)
New College of the University of South Florida (1986)


North Carolina (1998)
Alabama (1994)
4th Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces



In the community, Mary’s service includes:

  • Litigation Section Council of the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section’s Fiduciary Litigation Committee for the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Family Advisory Council for the Family Support Network of Mission Children’s Hospital
  • Parent Mentor for Mission Hospital’s Parent to Parent Program
  • Pisgah Legal Services’ Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina Pro Bono Lawyer
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Local Cloth
  • Former Treasurer of the Buncombe County Bar
  • Former Vice-Chair Child Abuse Prevention Services
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Mountain Sports Festival
  • Former Member of the Buncombe County Nursing Home Advisory Board


Business North Carolina Magazine Legal Elite, Litigation (2018, 2020, 2023)

Best Lawyers in America® (2018 – 2024)

Super Lawyers®, Estate & Trust Litigation (2023-2024)


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