Molly A. Whitlatch

Practice Areas
  • Estate & Fiduciary Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Business Torts
  • Appellate Litigation

Memberships & Experience


  • North Carolina State Bar, 2005
  • Alamance County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Fiduciary Litigation Committee (Vice Chair 2015-2016) (Chair, 2016-2017)
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys

Reported Cases

  • Matter of Thompson, 795 S.E.2d 395, 396 (N.C. Ct. App. 2016)
  • Lacey v. Kirk, 767 S.E.2d 632 (N.C. Ct. App. 2014)
  • Kinesis Advertising, Inc. v. Hill, 362 N.C. 177, 658 S.E.2d 485 (2008)
  • Kinesis Advertising, Inc. v. Hill, 187 N.C. App. 1, 652 S.E.2d 284 (2007)
  • Andrews v. Haygood, 188 N.C. App. 244, 655 S.E.2d 440 (2008)
  • Andrews v. Haygood, 362 N.C. 599, 669 S.E.2d 310 (2008)


  • J.D., Wake Forest University, 2005
  • M.A., Appalachian State University, 2001 (Clinical Psychology)
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Elon College, 1999

Molly Whitlatch is originally from Charles Town, West Virginia. Ms. Whitlatch graduated from Elon College in 1999 and obtained her law degree from Wake Forest University in 2005. Ms. Whitlatch joined Sharpless & Stavola in 2015. Previously, Ms. Whitlatch practiced civil litigation for over nine years at a firm in Burlington, North Carolina.

In her practice, Ms. Whitlatch regularly handles a wide variety of business disputes, such as breach of contract actions, shareholder disputes, and enforcing and defending covenants not to compete.

Ms. Whitlatch also practices estate and fiduciary litigation, including challenges to wills and pre-death transfers of money and property as a result of undue influence or incapacity. 

In addition to her law practice, Ms. Whitlatch is actively involved in her community and volunteers with numerous charitable boards and community organizations. She currently serves as an appointed member of the Burlington Historic Commission. She and her husband, Jonathan, live in Burlington where they are restoring a historic home.

Honors & Listings

  • 2014 Triad Business Journal "40 Business Leaders Under 40"
  • Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America® in Litigation - Trusts & Estates (2016-2017)
  • Business North Carolina Magazine's Legal Elite (2016-2017)

Community Involvement

  • Burlington Historic Commission (2012-Present, Chair)
  • Executive Committee, Alamance County Bar Association (Treasurer 2013-2014, President Elect 2015, President 2016)
  • Board of Directors, Family Abuse Services of Alamance County (2009-2014, President 2012-2013)
  • Board of Directors, Humane Society of Alamance County (2007-2012, President 2011-2012)