M. Emerson “Tripp” Wiles, III was born in Charleston, South Carolina and was raised in Tennessee. He graduated from The Citadel with a B.A. in Political Science and holds a M.A. from Hawaii Pacific University in Diplomacy and Military Studies. Tripp earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He is a former Army officer and served in Germany and Macedonia. After serving in the Army, Tripp worked as a research analyst for both the U.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory-Hawaii and the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office. Tripp authored the book Forgotten Raiders of ‘42. In December 2013, Tripp was appointed by Governor Nikki R. Haley to serve on the Charleston County School Board and was later elected for another term. Over the past decade Tripp has assisted hundreds of individuals in protecting their families and preserving their legacies through customized estate plans. Tripp enjoys spending time with his wife and children.
John M. McMichael
John McMichael focuses his legal practice on tax and wealth planning. He works with clients to design and implement family or business succession plans. John also assists clients with complex tax planning related to sales of family businesses.
Originally from Newnan, Georgia, John graduated from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia with a degree in Economics, and then received his Juris Doctor from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. John continued his education through the University of Alabama School of Law where he obtained his LL.M. in taxation, graduating summa cum laude.
John and his wife, Kellam, reside in Macon with their daughters, Charlotte and Carolyn. They attend Vineville Methodist Church. John enjoys Georgia football, hunting, fishing and tennis.
It’s done! For now any way. My wife and I finally updated and completed most all of our end of life planning decisions and legal matters including the Smith Family Trust, Healthcare Poxies & Access, Power of Attorney, etc. Huge shout out to Tripp Wiles, Alex Richey and everyone at Wiles McMichael, for their professionalism and help, great group of folks to work with on these important matters. I highly recommend them. –M.S.
It was such a pleasure meeting everyone at Wiles McMichael. I feel at ease by Wiles McMichael sharing their knowledge, compassion, and concern. – S.H.
It is a feeling of comfort to know the staff of Wiles McMichael are here to promptly come to our rescue when needed. We continue to thank each of you for your patience and guidance in making certain we have all our documents set up properly. – J.C.K.
The attorneys and staff at Wiles McMichael are OUTSTANDING! I will be forever grateful that they were referred to us to handle our family estate. They are extremely knowledgeable. More importantly, they are caring, sincere individuals that will have your best interests protected. – L.G.