H. Denton Worrell


H. Denton Worrell focuses his practice in the area of estates and trusts, including estate administration and private wealth planning, as well as asset protection, business succession, general business, and corporate-related matters. His extensive business, financial, and legal background brings a unique perspective for his clients.

Prior to his current practice, Denton handled complex business litigation for a boutique Raleigh firm, ranging in matters from shareholder and fiduciary litigation, to contractual disputes, to state constitutional law issues.  Denton clerked for Justice Paul M. Newby on the Supreme Court of North Carolina, primarily handling Business Court and complex civil appeals.  His litigation experience provides valuable insight to his clients, especially in drafting and creating plans to avoid future litigation issues.

During law school, Denton had the privilege to serve as Editor-In-Chief of the Wake Forest Law Review, and was also selected by the faculty for the prestigious Dean’s Leadership Award.  Prior to practicing law, he worked in wealth management and finance in Charlotte for over ten years, helping to establish and develop an independent registered investment advisory firm.  As a Certified Financial Planner, he represented clients throughout the Southeast on various financial transactions, estate and trust matters, securities and investments, and corporate matters.  He has extensive insurance experience and practiced as a Chartered Life Underwriter with the American College.  He has represented families and their companies throughout the country.


Wake Forest University School of Law
Juris Doctor

  • Editor-in-Chief, Wake Forest Law Review

  • Dean’s Leadership Award

University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

  • Post-Graduate Program, McIntire School of Business

The McCallie School
Secondary School

Bar Admissions:
North Carolina

Memberships, Awards, and Certifications

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Estates and Trusts Section
  • 10th Judicial District Bar
  • Federalist Society (contributing writer)
  • Certified Financial Planner (former)
  • Chartered Life Underwriter
  • Various FINRA securities licenses (former)
  • Life, Health, Long Term Care insurance licenses (former)
  • Eagle Scout

Contact Us

Worrell Sides LLP is open from 9am to 5:30pm. Arrangements can be made for out of office hours deliveries.