The Van Winkle Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Nevin Wisnoski

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that Nevin Wisnoski has joined the firm as an associate attorney in its litigation practice group, where he focuses on federal Indian and tribal law, commercial disputes, and a variety of tort matters. Prior to joining The Van Winkle Law Firm, Wisnoski clerked for a boutique federal Indian law firm in South Florida, working on various federal, state and tribal matters. These include cases heard in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Supreme Court, Federal Tax Court and the Third District Court of Appeal of Florida.

Wisnoski obtained his Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from North Carolina State University in 2016 and his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Miami School of Law in 2019. He is an Asheville native and a graduate of Asheville High School.

Wisnoski is a member of the American Bar Association, Buncombe County Bar, North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association and Federal Bar Association, Indian Law Section.

The Van Winkle Law Firm’s civil litigators provide clients with attentive guidance through a broad range of business and personal disputes, including pre-trial settlements or vigorous representation in state and federal trial and appellate courts; U.S. Bankruptcy Courts; U.S. Tax Court; and local, state and federal regulatory boards, agencies and commissions. Several litigators have specialized national practices that take them to courts all over the United States.

For more than 100 years, the attorneys at The Van Winkle Law Firm have provided strategic legal counsel and services in estate planning, business, and litigation. Van Winkle is the largest law firm headquartered in Asheville. With attorneys licensed and serving clients in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, the firm is one of the most respected in the region. For additional information, please visit www.vwlawfirm.com.

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The Van Winkle Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Matthew Kitchens

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that Matthew Kitchens has joined the firm as a senior attorney in its litigation practice group. Kitchens focuses his practice on general civil litigation, including significant personal injuries, eminent domain defense and land use litigation. He also has extensive experience in criminal defense cases and federal and state appeals.

Originally from Mississippi, Kitchens earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1995, and his Juris Doctor with distinction from the Mississippi College School of Law in 2002. He served as a law clerk at the Mississippi Supreme Court, then practiced in his family firm until relocating to Asheville in 2019. He is licensed to practice law in all courts in Mississippi and North Carolina, and has tried cases and handled appeals throughout both states.

Kitchens is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, Buncombe County Bar, Mississippi State Bar, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Mississippi Association for Justice and American Association for Justice.

The Van Winkle Law Firm’s civil litigators provide clients with attentive guidance through a broad range of business and personal disputes, including pre-trial settlements or vigorous representation in state and federal trial and appellate courts; U.S. Bankruptcy Courts; U.S. Tax Court; and local, state and federal regulatory boards, agencies and commissions. Several litigators have specialized national practices that take them to courts all over the United States.

For more than 100 years, the attorneys at The Van Winkle Law Firm have provided strategic legal counsel and services in estate planning, business, and litigation. Van Winkle is the largest law firm headquartered in Asheville. With attorneys licensed and serving clients in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, the firm is one of the most respected in the region. For additional information, please visit www.vwlawfirm.com.

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Allan Tarleton Certified By NC Dispute Resolution Commission

Allan Tarleton recently received certification from the N. C. Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct mediated settlement conferences in Superior Court civil actions, and he is accepting party-selected assignments throughout WNC.

Contact Allan at the Van Winkle Law Firm, P.O. Box 7376, Asheville, NC  28802. Phone (828) 258-2991, Direct: (828)-771-2518, Email:  atarleton@vwlawfirm.com

Van Winkle Law Firm Attorney Anderson Ellis Recognized as Biltmore Beacon’s “40 under Forty” Leadership Award Honoree

Van Winkle would like to congratulate attorney Anderson Ellis, who has been named to Biltmore Beacon’s 40 Under Forty Leadership Award list for 2019. Ellis is a member of The Van Winkle Law Firm’s business practice, where he works with small and mid-size businesses on all phases of corporate life, including entity choice, formation, operations, sale/purchase and reorganizations. With a background in litigation, Anderson is adept at handling a variety of issues that may arise for all types of businesses.

Anderson graduated from Wake Forest University and the University of Mississippi School of Law, and is admitted to practice in North Carolina and Tennessee state and federal courts and before the United States Supreme Court. He has served on several community nonprofit boards, frequently in leadership roles, including the Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville, the Children & Family Resource Center, the Henderson County Bar Association, and the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development.

“We are very proud of Anderson being honored with this selection,” said Steve Grabenstein, president of The Van Winkle Law Firm.  “Anderson’s commitment to his community and his clients is well known and I’m pleased that he is being recognized in this way. He is a valuable member of the Van Winkle team.”

The Biltmore Beacon is a weekly newspaper that honors rising stars of the local business community each year. Honorees are chosen based on their business achievements and community involvement.  For more information visit www.40underasheville.com.

For more than 100 years, the attorneys at The Van Winkle Law Firm have provided a premier level of strategic legal counsel and services to meet clients’ personal, estate planning, commercial, business, and litigation needs. Van Winkle is the largest law firm headquartered in Asheville. With licensed attorneys serving clients in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, the firm is one of the most respected in the region. For additional information, please visit www.vwlawfirm.com.

18 Attorneys from The Van Winkle Law Firm recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 awards, with 6 earning Lawyer of the year distinction

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that 18 attorneys in 24 different areas of law have been named to The Best Lawyers in America®2020, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, which has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Attorneys within the firm have been recognized for inclusion in this list for over 25 years.

In addition, six attorneys were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year.” Only a single attorney for each specialty and location can be selected to that honor.

Three Van Winkle attorneys hold the “Lawyer of the Year” in Asheville, NC for the first time: Carolyn Coward for Health Care Law, Esther Manheimer for Litigation – Land use and Zoning, and John Kelso for Trusts and Estates.

Two attorneys are receiving the “Lawyer of the Year” in Asheville, NC distinction for the second time: Stephen Grabenstein for Litigation – Trusts and Estates, and Larry McDevitt for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Jones Byrd Sr. has been awarded the “Lawyer of The Year” distinction in Asheville, NC in Litigation – Real Estate. This is his third time being honored in this category.

The complete list includes the following honorees:

Jones P. Byrd, Sr. -Construction Law; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation – Real Estate; Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Carolyn L. Coward -Corporate Compliance Law; Health Care Law

Dale A. Curriden -Commercial Litigation; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Katherine E. Fisher – Family Law

Heather Whitaker Goldstein – Elder Law

Stephen J. Grabenstein -Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates

Robert H. Haggard -Trusts and Estates

Craig D. Justus -Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

John G. Kelso -Trusts and Estates

Esther E. ManheimerAppellate Practice; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate

Larry S. McDevitt- Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Patent; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Mark A. PinkstonBankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

Philip J. SmithCommercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction

Albert L. Sneed, Jr. -Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law

Allan R. Tarleton– Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Lindsay Parris Thompson – Corporate Law; Real Estate Law

John D. Veazey – Trusts and Estates

David M. Wilkerson – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Patent; Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions – Plaintiffs

Stephen B. Williamson – Litigation – Construction

 

Since 1983 Best Lawyers® has recognized excellent legal talent throughout the United States, highlighting the top 5% of practicing attorneys organized by geographic region and practice area.  Nominees are evaluated by their peers according to their professional excellence and must go through an authentication process to ensure they are currently practicing and in good standing. For more information about Best Lawyers®and to view the complete list, visit https://www.bestlawyers.com

“It is an extraordinary honor that 18 of our attorneys have been named 2020 Best Lawyers®, with 6 of those receiving the “Lawyer of the Year” distinction,” said Steve Grabenstein, president of The Van Winkle Law Firm. “We are proud to have so many of our talented attorneys recognized by their peers for one of the legal profession’s most notable listings.”

For more than 100 years, the attorneys at The Van Winkle Law Firm have provided a premier level of strategic legal counsel and services to meet clients’ personal, estate planning, commercial, business, and litigation needs. Van Winkle is the largest law firm headquartered in Asheville. With licensed attorneys serving clients in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, the firm is one of the most respected in the region. For additional information, please visit www.vwlawfirm.com.