Jeffrey Gillette

Gillette Law Firm, PLLC
133 East Palmer Street
Suite 201
Franklin, NC 28734

Jeff likes to say he will try anything once - rafting over a ten-foot waterfall, hanging from a zip line 50' above the ground, even chaperoning 30 middle-school youth for a week of church camp. But the next time the bathroom needs remodeling, Jeff says he will call in a professional!

Before practicing law, Jeff worked as a minister and as an information technology consultant. Although the lawyer, the minister and the consultant seem to have very different jobs, Jeff says that the most important skills are the same for each one. "You have to be a good listener. You have to focus on the client's priorities. And then you have to know how to get the job done."

Jeff earned his J.D. degree magna cum laude from Campbell University School of Law. At Campbell, he served as an editor of the Campbell Law Review, and represented the school on intercollegiate moot court teams. Jeff also has a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, as well as a bachelor's degree from Liberty University.

Community service is especially important to Jeff. His volunteer "jobs" have included leading business alliances in Wake County public schools, serving as chair of the "Leadership Cary" program, and working on the boards of agencies that advocate for the rights of Latinos and the rights of the mentally ill in Wake County. Jeff says that these positions have brought him face-to-face with many different kinds of people, and many different kinds of problems. "My volunteer work has taught me that each client is unique, and I have to listen carefully so I can understand exactly what each client wants and needs." Jeff is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and works with churches in central and eastern North Carolina.

Jeff lives in Cary, NC, along with his wife Sharon and two children - the third and oldest child attends college in Asheville (go Bulldogs!).