Meghan Wills

Meghan Wills

Assistant General Counsel

Meghan started as Assistant General Counsel for Appalachian State University in
August of 2021. Her primary areas of practice for the University are Public Records
Requests, Policy, and advising the University’s Academy at Middle Fork. She came from
the Watauga County District Attorney’s Office where she served as Assistant District
Attorney. Prior to the District Attorney’s Office, Meghan worked in private practice. She
has worked on a variety of matters including litigation, personal injury, and contract
disputes. Meghan received her Bachelor of Arts from Bridgewater College in 2013, and
her Juris Doctor from the Elon University School of Law in 2015. She is very active in the
Watauga County Bar Association, serving as Treasurer, and enjoys family adventures
with her husband and two children.

EXPERIENCE

Education

  • Elon University School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Bridgewater College, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 35th Judicial District Bar
  • Watauga County Bar Association

Practice Groups

  • Higher Education
  • Public Records
  • Laboratory School
  • Litigation
  • Student Affairs
  • Athletics
  • Transactional

Lane Moody

Paul A. Meggett

Lane Moody

Paralegal

Lane began working as a Paralegal in the Office of General Counsel in February of 2022.  Before coming to Appalachian State, Lane served in a variety of capacities within the Town of Boone.  Including Public Works Program Coordinator, Downtown Development Coordinator, Main Street Director, and oversaw parking operations in Downtown Boone.  She also served on a wide variety of boards and Committees throughout the community. In 2020, Lane was awarded a “4 under 40” award by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce in the category of  Non-Profit Business Professional for her work with the Downtown Boone Development Association. Lane graduated from Appalachian State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration majoring in both Marketing and Management.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.  She is grateful to be back at her beloved alma mater.

EXPERIENCE

Education

  • Appalachian State University, Class of 2005

Practice Groups

  • Athletics
  • Higher Education
  • Labor and Employment
  • Real Property
  • Student Affairs
  • Transactional
  • Utility and Energy
  • University Governance

Wendy Hildebran

Paul A. Meggett

Wendy Hildebran

Paralegal

Wendy started working part-time for the Office of General Counsel in July of 2021.  Previously, she worked in Beaufort, NC for Wheatly, Weeks, Nobles and Weeks, PA as a real property paralegal and paralegal to the attorney for Carteret County and the Town of Beaufort.  Later, she served as Paralegal to the Vice-President and General Counsel of General Dynamics Advanced Technology Systems where she assisted with drafting and review of incoming and outgoing proprietary information agreements and government contract review.  She also assisted with government defense contractor ethics training.  In 2002, she moved to Blowing Rock and has worked for the Watauga, Burke, and Caldwell County Library systems.  She now lives in Lenoir with her husband, Scott, and two cats.  In her spare time, she enjoys endurance running, horseback riding, and reading.

EXPERIENCE

Education

  • North Carolina State University, B.A. Political Science; Minor English Literature
  • Meredith College, Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Real Property Law

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Paralegal Associaion (NCPLA)
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Paralegal Division

Practice Groups

  • Public Records
  • Litigation (eDiscovery, Torts, Workers’ Compensation)
  • Real Property
  • Transactional
  • University Governance