Kristy Meares Sides


Kristy Meares Sides focuses her practice in the area of trusts and estates, including estate administration and private wealth planning, as well as asset protection, closely-held business succession, and a wide range of fiduciary matters. Her extensive financial and legal background allows her to provide clients with a practical perspective on the plans they are considering and implementing.

Prior to her current practice, Kristy spent twelve years with a large national bank fiduciary where she reached the designation of Senior Vice-President. In that role, Kristy was the relationship manager for individuals and families nationwide. She assisted her clients with financial transactions to accommodate their complex wealth profile. Over time, she built a special emphasis on managing clients with heavy concentrations in real estate and closely-held businesses. Kristy’s role also allowed her to consult with many financial advisors to assist them in planning for and providing appropriate fiduciary solutions for their clients.

Following law school at Wake Forest University, Kristy had the honor of clerking for Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake, Jr. and Justice Dan Brady of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. This experience allows her to counsel her clients regarding the complexity of litigation and how best to accommodate their goals to avoid that result and the associated expense.


Wake Forest University School of Law

  • Juris Doctor

Campbell University Lundy-Fetterman School of Business

  • Master of Business Administration

Campbell University

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Trust Management

Bar Admission

  • North Carolina

Memberships, Awards, and Certifications

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section
  • 10th Judicial District Bar
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Wake County Estate Planning Council
  • Accredited Trust and Financial Advisor Certification
  • Faculty, Campbell University Trust Advisors Institute
  • Director, Duke University School of Law Estate Planning Conference Board
  • Director, Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina Board (2011-2021)

Contact Us

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