Margaret Wilks

Phone: 336-373-1130

Fax: 336-373-1466

[email protected]

Court Appointments

  • 2016 – N.C. State Courts
  • 2018 – VA Accreditation

Attorney Margaret Wilks has a long history of advocacy, helping people in traumatic situations navigate the legal system. For nearly a decade before law school, she worked and volunteered with Wake County’s Guardian Ad Litem program, representing children in the foster care system. She spent the last six years working for a Veterans’ Service Organization helping veterans with their VA Disability appeals.

She will continue that work as a member of DLG’s VA Disability team, working out of the firm’s newest office in Durham. As a VA accredited attorney, she has experience at every level of the claims process, including initial applications, hearings with the Board of Veterans Appeals and appeals to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Margie has a strong knowledge of how the VA Disability system works and how to advocate effectively for her clients. She strives to develop a trusting relationship with her clients, as she helps guide them through the daunting and confusing VA bureaucracy to secure the benefits they deserve.

Margie’s son was a Navy helicopter pilot who served for 10 years. His service and the dedication she witnessed from his fellow service members inspired her interest in VA Disability law.

While still working full time, Margie enrolled in the N.C. Central University School of Law night school program. In 2016, she earned her juris doctor, cum laude. In law school, she was the recipient of the Legal Research, Analysis & Writing Book Award. She also was a Legal Writing Scholar, assisting and advising first-year students on legal writing.

Margie earned her undergraduate bachelor of arts degree in English and French from Denison University in Ohio.

Most recently, Margie was an appeals attorney with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. While there, she also completed three courses in William & Mary Law School’s Certificate in Military and Veterans Health, Policy and Advocacy.

Previously, she was an associate attorney at Wilks, Lukoff & Bracegirdle, a corporate litigation law firm in Wilmington, Del. 

Before law school, Margie was program supervisor for the Wake County Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Program. Before joining the staff, she was a volunteer with the program, which represents the best interest of children in the county’s Abuse/Neglect/Dependency Court. She also worked as an adoption profile writer for Wake County Human Services. 

Now that she is back in North Carolina, Margie plans to resume her volunteer work with the guardian ad litem program. 

Margie lives in Raleigh with her 6-year-old lab, Teddy, and near her son and her young grandchildren. She also has an adult daughter, a filmmaker, who lives in Maryland.

In her freetime, Margie enjoys trail walking with her dog, going to the gym, traveling, reading and spending time with her family.

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