J. Erik Groves

Attorney at Law

With over 35 years practicing law, Mr. Groves is quite comfortable being a small town lawyer. He routinely counsels clients in many areas of the law ranging from estate planning, probate, corporate and business law, personal injury, wrongful death, automobile accident cases, and collection cases. He is a 1989 graduate of Wake Forest Law School and received his undergraduate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985.

Mr. Groves likes to spend time with his wonderful wife, Elizabeth, travelling or cultivating their small vineyard of native North Carolina muscadines, as well as a mountain orchard of more than 20 heirloom varieties of apple trees once thought extinct. He is the proud father of three grown children and (at present) three adorable grandchildren. Also with his wife, Mr. Groves formed The Message For Mayans, a 501(c)(3) corporation, which continues to evangelize and bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the native indigenous Mayan people living in the remote Yucatan area of Mexico. For more on that please follow this link to the Facebook page:
The Message for Mayans

J. Erik Groves, Attorney at Law
G. Anthony Wayne, II – Of Counsel

G. Anthony Wayne, II

Attorney at Law

Mr. Wayne is licensed to practice law in both North and South Carolina. He received his undergraduate degrees in English and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. In 2013, Mr. Wayne graduated from Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.

Mr. Wayne previously practiced criminal defense law in Mecklenburg County, and was trained extensively in DWI laws and North Carolina Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. At Groves & Wayne, PC, Mr. Wayne practices personal injury law, estate planning, business planning, and continues to assist people charged with DWI. Mr. Wayne enjoys educating his clients on the law so that they can make the best decision for their particular situation. Whether negotiating a resolution for a personal injury client, or advising a client on how to structure an estate plan, in everything he does, Mr. Wayne strives to make a positive impact on the lives of his neighbors in the Waxhaw area.

Outside of work, Mr. Wayne enjoys spending time with his awesome wife, Laura, and their three children, as well as travelling with them to the mountains and beach, and attending church to give praise and honor to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Daniel L. Marcello


Dan is an ordained pastor and a former missionary to Mexico, having obtained his Master’s degree from Wheaton College in 2010. He holds other degrees in education, pastoral ministry, and Spanish. He and his family moved to the Waxhaw area in 2021 to be closer to family, and he joined the firm as a paralegal in 2022 where he now assists with client estate plans, probate and estate administration, as well as personal injury cases. Dan is fluent in Spanish and enjoys assisting our Spanish speaking clients. He resides in Waxhaw with his wife Amber and their teenage daughter. He loves to be with his family, study God’s word, raise chickens and enjoy long weekends at the beach.
Daniel L. Marcello

Contact us today at (704) 843-7575.