Attorney Profiles

Theodora A. Vaporis
Theodora A. Vaporis
Phone: 336-378-1899
Fax: 336-378-1850
Email: tvaporis@lawfirmcarolinas.com
Paralegal: Stephanie McIntire
Theodora A. Vaporis

Biography:

Theodora Vaporis focuses her practice representing individuals in their estate planning. As a natural extension, Theodora assists families in the administration of their loved one’s estates after they have passed away. Theodora has developed a reputation as being a fierce advocate for the elderly and other persons who are vulnerable to undue influence. As such, while the goal in planning is always to avoid disputes, estate disputes do happen and Theodora assists clients in investigating those disputes whether they occurred by fraudulent conveyance, misuse of a Power of Attorney or a Last Will and Testament that was procured by fraud or duress.  Finally, Theodora represents client in establishing Guardianships for the elderly and disabled as well as assisting the guardians appointed by the Court in maintaining proper accountings of those Guardianship Estates. Theodora regularly speaks to financial planning groups, churches and other organizations whose members want to learn more about these subject areas.

Theodora was recently honored by the Greensboro News and Record readers as the Best Estate Planning Attorney in Guilford’s Best. She holds a AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell which recognizes lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards.

Theodora maintains an active California law license and represents both clients in California and clients in North Carolina that own property in, or have other ties to, California.

Areas of Practice:

Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts); Estate Administration (Probate);
Estate Disputes; Guardianship Law (Elderly, Disabled and Minors).

Education:

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1988.
Hellenic College, B.A. in Business Management. 

Experience:

Practiced law in California 1990-2001.
Admitted to the North Carolina State Bar; California State Bar;
District of Columbia Bar.

Professional Affiliations:

Greensboro Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
Greensboro Estate Planning Council
Society of Financial Professionals
N.C. State Bar Estate and Fiduciary Law Section Legislative Committee member
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Health Care Power of Attorney/Advanced Directive Committee
North Carolina Women’s Bar Association
Former Instructor, Wills & Trusts, University of San Diego Graduate Paralegal Program

Civic and Community Involvement:

Officer and Member of the Board, Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church
Member, Diversity Committee, Greensboro Day School
Franklin & Marshall College FAN Volunteer
Member of the Board, Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Guilford County Public Schools Volunteer