About Us

A Tradition of Results

Harvell and Collins, P.A. is a highly rated and strategic combination of lawyers committed to providing comprehensive legal advice and personalized customer service to clients in Morehead City, Beaufort, New Bern, and Jacksonville, North Carolina.  The law firm is committed to excellence in the practice of law while maintaining the highest ethical standards, diversity and individuality in its lawyers.

Over the course of thirty six years, Harvell and Collins, P.A. has evolved from a solo practice to a unique and diverse blend of attorneys and legal assistants.  In 1987, Cecil Harvell returned to his hometown of Morehead City, North Carolina. Cecil Harvell discerned the need in Eastern North Carolina for legal services with an emphasis in the legal arena of Trusts and Estates.  As such, Cecil keenly focused and created what is now recognized as an AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated practice in the areas of Trusts and Estates, General Practice, and Aged and Aging. 

With the addition of Wes Collins in the year 2000, as attorney and partner, the firm expanded into the litigation arena, now handling cases in every range of the civil spectrum. Wes Collins is also recognized as an AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated attorney. Today, Harvell and Collins, P.A. is a full-service firm with a preeminent reputation in Eastern North Carolina offering legal assistance in: (1) Trust and Estate Planning, (2) Elder Law and Asset Protection Planning, (3) Civil Litigation in State and Federal Courts, (4) Probate and Estate Administration, (5) Taxation, Corporate and Business Planning, as well as (6) Domestic Relations and Family Law.

In conclusion, our lawyers set the highest standards for each and every client matter. We involve a team of trained assistants and strive to provide exceptional service with exceptional results.  The lawyers at Harvell and Collins, P.A. still practice law as a profession not just as a business.  Harvell and Collins, P.A. has a strong connection to Eastern North Carolina and strives to set the standard for providing clients with the personal attention they deserve and the consummate professionalism they expect.

Carteret County and Our Community

Harvell and Collins, P.A. has consistently been an active and vibrant member of Carteret County.  All of the lawyers and many of the staff serve on community boards and participate pro bono to improve Carteret County.  The lawyers routinely serve as lecturers for continuing education and as guest speakers to simply share with the community legal information that touches and concerns the daily life of Carteret County residents..  Additionally, Harvell and Collins, P.A. sponsors and contributes thoughtfully to a variety of Community Events and Community Functions.

Recent Community Sponsorships:
  • Hospice of Carteret County
  • Carteret County Chamber of Commerce
  • Boys and Girls Club of Carteret County
  • The Beaufort Chamber Music Festival
  • The North Carolina Symphony
  • Crystal Coast Super Boat Grand Prix
  • Newport Babe Ruth League
  • Morehead City Parks and Recreation
  • Morehead City Middle School Athletic Boosters
  • Carteret County Habitat for Humanity
  • Carteret Currents Swim Team
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • The Earl W. Webb Memorial Library
  • Beaufort Music Festival
  • West Carteret Band Boosters
  • Carteret County Economic Development Council
  • The Salvation Army
  • Carteret County Habitat for Humanity
  • Hospice of Carteret County Festival of Trees
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Beaufort Historical Association
  • Carteret County Literacy Council
  • Carteret County Arts Council
  • Cape Lookout High School
  • The Broad Street Clinic
  • Miss La Musique Pageant
  • Dance With Our Stars, Carteret County Schools
Recent Speaking Engagements:
  • Carteret County Women's Resource Center, "Estate and Elder Law Planning Seminar" (Cecil S. Harvell)
  • First Baptist Church, "Estate Planning Seminar" (Wesley A. Collins)
  • National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminar entitled, "An Attorney's Guide to Asset Protection"  (Cecil S. Harvell)
  • National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminar entitled, "North Carolina Elder Law Update"  (Wesley A. Collins)
  • Carteret County General Hospital Woman's Auxiliary (Cecil S. Harvell)
  • Morehead City Woman's Club (Cecil S. Harvell)
  • Saint James United Methodists Church (Wesley A. Collins)
  • Creative Living Seminar Leon Mann Enrichment Center (Wesley A. Collins)
  • Carteret County Hospice (Cecil S. Harvell)
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