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Estate and Gift Tax Planning
Estate Administration
Elder Law
Income & Fiduciary Tax Planning & Preparation
Business and Corporate Law

Mary Thompson Skinner practices primarily in the areas of estate tax planning, estate/ probate administration and elder law. She is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law. Ms Skinner also practices in the area of business law, including advising and forming closely held corporations, LLCs and professional associations. She is a Certified Public Accountant and applies this expertise to create added value for her clients by practicing in the areas of income and fiduciary tax planning and preparation as well as estate and gift tax return preparation.


Mary is a native of Durham, North Carolina where she practiced law for over twenty years before moving to Pamlico County with her husband, Charles, and their two children in 2004. Her children are now grown, and she and Charles live on Dawsons Creek with their 2 dogs.


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. (1976)
The University of North Carolina, J.D. (1981)

Certified by the NC State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law
Certified Public Accountant
Member – NC Bar Association, NC CPA Association, Craven, Carteret, and Pamlico Bar Associations
Estate planning and fiduciary law section if the NC Bar Association.

Member – Estate planning and fiduciary law section of the NC Bar Association.


Pamlico County Community Foundation, President and Board Member
Coastal Women’s Shelter, President 2012-14, Former Board Member
Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties, President 90-91,
Treasurer 1985-87, Member, 1978 – Present;
North Carolina Symphony, former Board Member;
Durham Chapter of NC Symphony, President 1994-95, former Board Member;
Volunteer Center of Durham, former Board Member;
YWCA of Durham, Treasurer 1977-79, former Board Member


3230 Country Club Road
New Bern, NC 28562


Dunn, Pittman, Skinner & Cushman, PLLC

3230 Country Club Road | New Bern, NC 28562​

Tel:   252.633.3800 | Fax: 252.633.6669

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