S. Wesley Tripp, III


Wes joined Young Moore in 2021 and focuses his practice on estate and fiduciary litigation as well as occupational licensing boards and administrative law. He also participates as a pro bono attorney in the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program, where he advocates for abused and neglected children in cases that have been appealed to North Carolina’s appellate courts. Wes is recognized among Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite™ in the Young Guns category (2022, 2023).

Before returning to the Triangle and joining Young Moore, Wes worked for a law firm in Asheville, NC where he represented a wide variety of clients, from individuals to businesses, in matters involving appellate advocacy, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, landlord/tenant disputes, medical malpractice defense, professional liability, and general insurance defense. Wes also gained experience while serving as a clerk on both of North Carolina’s appellate courts where he had the opportunity to help draft nearly 50 appellate opinions.

Wes is a graduate of Campbell University School of Law where he served as articles editor on the Campbell Law Review and as a member of the Executive Board of the Student Bar Association. He is a cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee where he wrote for the school’s newspaper, The Daily Beacon, and earned a bachelor’s degree in History. Wes also attended Johnson University earning an associate’s degree, magna cum laude, in religious studies.

Away from the office, Wes enjoys taking spin classes, rooting for the Atlanta Braves, and supporting the Tennessee Volunteers football team as a season ticket-holder.


Education & Bar Admissions

  • J.D. Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, 2018
  • B.A. University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2014
  • A.A. Johnson University, 2013

Admitted in:

  • North Carolina, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • Cherokee Supreme Court: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

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