Weekly Bar Briefs, 6-11-2019

Dear Bar Members,

We are looking forward to tomorrow’s Annual Meeting, which includes a review of the past fiscal year’s activities as well as a recognizing our awards winners. It’s not too late to join us for the event. Click here to sign up. 


Recent Bar News

Annual Meeting & Awards Photos  

Posted on June 17th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Members attending the Buncombe Bar’s Annual Meeting elected a new slate of officers, and watched as four outstanding attorneys were honored with awards.


Tourists Baseball 2019 Photos  

Posted on June 10th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

It was a perfect June night at McCormick Field, starting off with Bar President James Kilbourne throwing out the first pitch of the game.


Swearing-in for Special Superior Court Judge Steven Warren  

Posted on June 3rd, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

All Bar members are invited to attend the swearing-in of Special Superior Court Judge Steven Warren in the the 5th floor Courtroom of the Superior Court on Friday, June 28th at 3pm. Judge Warren was nominated by Governor Roy Cooper on February 22, 2019 and was unanimously confirmed by the General Assembly on April 19, Read more


Spring Picnic 2019 Photos  

Posted on May 28th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

The Bar’s Annual Spring Picnic at the Governor’s Western Residence was lovely! Click below to start the slideshow.


Award Honorees Announced  

Posted on May 17th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Congratulations to this year’s awards honorees! The Bar’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 12 will honor Frank Goldsmith as the 2019 Centennial Award recipient; Paul Taylor as the 2019 Professionalism Award recipient, and Shoshana Fried as the 2019 Distinguished Young Lawyer. The late Jack Stevens will also be awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award. This event, Read more


Update From State Bar Councilor Anna Hamrick  

Posted on May 8th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Dear Members of the Buncombe County Bar – I hope everyone is well and enjoying Spring! The NCSB Council recently held its second quarterly meeting of the year.  You will get a more detailed report from the Bar, but in the meantime here are some brief updates: *As of 1/1/19 each member must do 1 Read more



Recent Member News

Attorney Michael Braxton Marcella Promoted to Captain  

Posted on June 11th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

On Monday, June 10th, 2019, Michael Braxton Marcella, staff attorney at Pisgah Legal Services, was promoted to Captain in the US Army Reserve JAG Corps by Major General Gill Beck (retired), former Commanding General of the US Army Reserve Legal Command, and current Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of NC.


Judge Gary Cash Retiring  

Posted on June 10th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Former Chief District Court Judge Gary Cash wishes to announce that is retiring from his mediation and arbitration practice effective June 30, 2019, and that he will be closing his office at 79 Woodfin Place in Asheville on that date. He will complete those cases in which he has already been selected to serve.  Judge Read more


NCAWA Supports Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s 2019 Women Build  

Posted on June 5th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Buncombe County women attorneys Rebecca Darchuk, Elizabeth Dechant, Julia Horrocks, Jennifer Jackson, and Susan Russo Klein participated in Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s 2019 Women Build house on June 1.  To support affordable housing for a local family, please click here.


Kristopher Caudle Joins Campbell Shatley, PLLC  

Posted on June 3rd, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Campbell Shatley is thrilled to announce a new addition to our firm. Kristopher L. Caudle has joined the firm as an associate attorney, effective May 13, 2019.  He comes to Campbell Shatley, PLLC from UNC-Charlotte, where he served as a Higher Education Legal Fellow in the General Counsel’s office for the past two years.  Prior Read more


Adam Vorhis Certified as Mediator for Family Financial Settlement  

Posted on June 3rd, 2019 by Adam Vorhis  

Attorney Adam Vorhis has recently been certified as a Mediator for Family Financial Settlement by the Dispute Resolution Commission. Originally licensed in Florida in 2004 (Board Certified in Martial & Family Law, 2015) and licensed in North Carolina since 2017, Adam has practiced exclusively in family law for over ten years.  As an advocate, Adam Read more


WNC Collaborative Law Group, Inc. Co-Sponsors 2019 Collaborative Practice Training  

Posted on May 30th, 2019 by Heidi Stewart  

Interested in learning more about Collaborative Law practices? This intensive two-day, 14 hour training is being offered on June 19th and 20th by the NC Dispute Resolution Section and Family Law Sections of the NC Bar Association and is being co-sponsored by the WNC Collaborative Law Group, Inc. and the North Carolina Civil Collaborative Law Read more


Bill Brazil Certified in Family Financial Settlements ("FFS")  

Posted on May 28th, 2019 by Meghann Burke  

Bill Brazil, senior partner at the law firm of Brazil & Burke, PA, has been certified as a mediator in Family Financial Settlements (“FFS”) and is now taking on mediations in family law cases. Bill has been mediating Superior Court mediations for 15 years. He has been practicing law for 30 years and has tried Read more



Recent Classifieds

Seeking Real Estate Legal Assistant/Paralegal  

Posted on June 10th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Asheville law firm has an immediate opening for an experienced real estate legal assistant/paralegal in an established commercial and residential real estate practice. Responsibilities will include all aspects of real estate closings, including closing document preparation and loan closing file management. Qualified applicants will have: a minimum of 2 years, recent experience as a real Read more


Experienced Attorney Wanted for Plaintiffs' Environmental Litigation Firm  

Posted on June 5th, 2019 by James Whitlock  

Davis & Whitlock, P.C., a specialized Plaintiffs’ environmental litigation firm located in Asheville, North Carolina, is seeking an experienced attorney to join our firm. The candidate will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of the firm’s environmental litigation practice: prepare for hearings and trial; conduct all phases of civil discovery, including drafting and responding Read more


Upcoming Summer CLE Video Replays in Asheville  

Posted on June 3rd, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

June 14 – NCBA Rock & Roll Law: Music Copyright Through Bruce Springsteen CLE: 6.0 Hrs incl 1.0 Ethics/Professional Responsibility   June 20-21 — MCB 2019 Annual Review CLE:  12.0 hours incl 2.0 Ethics/Professional Responsibility and 1.0 Substance Abuse/Mental Health   June 25-26 — NCBA 23rd Annual Elder & Special Needs Law Symposium CLE:  11.0 Read more


Receptionist/Paralegal Assistant  

Posted on May 13th, 2019 by James Kilbourne  

Receptionist/Paralegal Assistant: Full time with benefits in six attorney downtown law firm. Greet public, answer phone, general clerical duties, provide support for paralegal staff. Applicant needs to be reliably available 8:30-5:00 Monday-Friday. Submit cover letter and resume to Attn: Receptionist Application, One Rankin Avenue, 3rd Floor, Asheville 28801 or app@dunganlaw.com. Contact: app@dunganlaw.com


Seeking Chief Operations Officer  

Posted on May 8th, 2019 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Chief Operations Officer Pisgah Legal Services is a community-based non-profit corporation governed by a local Board of Directors. PLS’ annual budget of $5.4 million from a multitude of funding sources. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC), Pisgah Legal Services’ primary service area includes eight WNC counties, in a mostly rural Read more



Upcoming Events

Superior Court Judicial Swearing-In  2019-06-28

All Bar members are invited to attend the swearing-in of Special Superior Court Judge Steven Warren in the the 5th floor Courtroom of the Superior Court. Judge Warren was nominated by Governor Roy Cooper on February 22, 2019 and was unanimously confirmed by the General Assembly on April 19, 2019. He was in private practice Read more


Attorney Michael Braxton Marcella Promoted to Captain

On Monday, June 10th, 2019, Michael Braxton Marcella, staff attorney at Pisgah Legal Services, was promoted to Captain in the US Army Reserve JAG Corps by Major General Gill Beck (retired), former Commanding General of the US Army Reserve Legal Command, and current Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of NC.