Attorney Vincent D. Childress Jr. elected to NCBA Board of Governors

Roberts & Stevens attorney Vincent D. Childress Jr. was recently elected to the North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors. Childress was one of seven members elected to the board during the 2020 annual meeting, held via web conference due to coronavirus restrictions. The NCBA is a statewide organization comprising more than 20,000 lawyers, paralegals and law students. NCBA board members serve a three-year term.

Childress has been practicing for more than 35 years in the areas of business and corporate law, trust and estate planning and probate, and healthcare law. Childress is active in the community, including work for the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and Pisgah Legal Services, from which he has received the Outstanding Pro Bono Services Award. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1979) and UNC School of Law (1983).

Five Roberts & Stevens Attorneys Selected to 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers List; Three attorneys selected to the 2020 North Carolina Rising Stars list

(Asheville, N.C.)—Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Attorneys selected to the 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list are:

  • Vincent D. Childress, Jr.
  • William “Billy” Clarke
  • Jacqueline D. Grant
  • Phillip T. Jackson
  • Wyatt S. Stevens

Additionally, three Roberts & Stevens attorneys were selected to the 2020 North Carolina Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Attorneys selected to the 2020 North Carolina Rising Stars list are:

  • Mary Robinson Hervig
  • John D. Noor
  • John W. Toth

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

Roberts & Stevens is one of the largest law firms in Western North Carolina and serves regional and national clients in 30 practice areas and industries. To learn more, visit www.roberts-stevens.com.

John Noor to Appear on National Panel for Cutting Edge Litigation Topics at the 2020 Joint Regional CLE Program in Colorado January 31

Roberts & Stevens Attorney John Noor has been invited as a panelist at the American Bar Association’s 2020 Joint Regional CLE Program in Aspen, Colorado on Friday, January 31. Noor will appear on a panel entitled “Public Nuisance Law and Its Impact on the Opioid Litigation and Future Mass Torts,” sharing his knowledge and perspective on the future of public nuisance doctrine and discussing the impact community responses to the opioid epidemic, climate change, and land use have on this area of the law.

The 2020 Joint Regional CLE Program, presented by the Section of Litigation’s Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees, is a one-of-a-kind CLE program that brings in-house counsel, members of the judiciary and academia, and plaintiffs’ and defense counsel from across the country.

Noor is a litigation attorney focusing on environmental law, zoning, real property litigation, and complex business disputes. He has been involved in cases concerning a broad range of companies, from multi-billion-dollar financial institutions, to small, closely-held family businesses. In his environmental practice, John has worked on Brownfields Redevelopment, permitting under the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act, nuisance actions, administrative rulemaking, oil and natural gas leasing, and energy performance contracting.

Attorney L. Kathleen Potter Hargrove joins Roberts & Stevens Law Firm

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that attorney L. Kathleen Potter Hargrove has joined the firm. Hargrove, a Weaverville native, will work with the firm focusing on estates and trusts.

Hargrove first began working with Roberts & Stevens in 2013 as a runner during her undergraduate studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After moving on to law school, Hargrove continued her work at Roberts & Stevens as a law clerk. In 2019, she earned a Juris Doctor from Campbell University School of Law, where she became the Bluebook Editor of the Campbell Law Review and served on the Student Bar Association executive board.

During her studies, Hargrove also worked in the Senior Law Clinic, providing transactional and consultative legal services to low-income senior citizens in the Raleigh area.

“We love working with Kathleen and are proud of her accomplishments at Campbell,” said Mary Robinson Hervig of Roberts & Stevens. “We’re thrilled that she’s joined our estates and trusts team.”

Hargrove joins a team of professionals with decades of experience in estates and trusts, giving clients peace of mind with solid plans for the future. No matter the size or complexity of the estate, the Estates and Trusts team at Roberts & Stevens can help create a custom estate plan to meet everyone’s needs, providing individualized advice to each client on planning choices, assisting in the implementation of personal plans and preparing the appropriate legal documents — including wills, different types of trust agreements, powers of attorney, and other planning documents.

When disputes arise, the experienced litigators have successfully litigated or negotiated settlements of complex estate matters, trust disputes, and other fiduciary matters. To learn more about the Estates and Trusts team at Roberts & Stevens, visit roberts-stevens.com/services/trusts-estates.

Roberts & Stevens is one of the largest law firms in Western North Carolina and serves clients across the state in a wide variety of industries, ranging from large corporations and governmental entities to family-owned companies, small businesses, and individuals. To learn more, visit www.roberts-stevens.com.

 

Roberts & Stevens Earns U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2020 “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings for Asheville in 12 Practice Areas

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that it has earned U.S. News – Best Lawyers© 2020 “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings for Asheville in the following practice areas:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers© “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.

The 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting bestlawfirms.usnews.com.