Neaves & Gillespie, P.A. traces its beginnings to Charles M. Neaves, Sr. (1920-1983) who began practicing law in Elkin, North Carolina in 1948, and who was, during his career, a District Attorney and Superior Court Judge. James D. Gillespie joined the firm in 1980 upon graduation from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. Regina R. Gillespie graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1993 and opened her own firm in 1995. James and Regina married in 1998 and in 2006 they merged their respective firms into Neaves & Gillespie, P.A.
In 2011 Erik R. Ashman of Elkin, North Carolina joined the firm as an associate attorney, practicing out of the Elkin office.
Serving Northwest North Carolina since 1980, Neaves & Gillespie has expanded its ability to provide quality representation by maintaining offices in Elkin, Dobson and Sparta.