Dave Hillier & Patrick McCroskey Selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers 2019

Gum, Hillier, McCroskey & Amburgey, PA (GHMA.LAW), is pleased to announce that David R. Hillier and Patrick S. McCroskey have again been selected to the 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers list.

Super Lawyers is a research-driven and peer-influenced rating service of lawyers who have achieved a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using their patented multiphase selection process across 70 areas of practice. Third party research is combined with peer nominations and evaluations to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys.

 

David Hillier is a North Carolina Board Certified Legal Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law serving clients throughout Western North Carolina and a well-known mediator. Dave is consistently recognized through peer review in the Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America, and holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is selected to Super Lawyers continuously since 2011.  Dave has been practicing law in Asheville for more than 30 years.

 

Patrick McCroskey is a North Carolina Board Legal Specialist in Family Law and Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Patrick is consistently recognized through peer review in the Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America, and holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  Patrick has been practicing family law in Asheville for nearly 20 years. This is Patrick’s eighth consecutive inclusion to North Carolina Super Lawyers.

GHMA.LAW is an Asheville-based family and bankruptcy law firm serving clients in western North Carolina. The firm helps individuals and families create lasting resolutions to conflict and financial crisis. The partners are North Carolina Board Certified Legal Specialists in their respective fields of family and bankruptcy law. As legal specialists, the partners welcome referrals of family and bankruptcy law matters and are commonly associated by their peers on complex matters in their individual fields. To find out more about the firm, visit the website at https://ghma.law.

Patrick McCroskey Listed in 2019 Legal Elite

Gum, Hillier McCroskey & Amburgey, PA, is pleased to announce that Patrick McCroskey has been included in the 2019 Business North Carolina Legal Elite.  

Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite is a listing of the state’s top lawyers categorized by practice area chosen through a balloting process which includes all lawyers living in North Carolina.  Now in its 17th year, Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite is the only award of its type that gives every active lawyer in the state the opportunity to participate.  The ballot asks lawyers to nominate the best lawyer with whom they worked and observed firsthand in each of the categories listed in the Legal Elite.  The lawyer who receives the most votes in a category becomes a member of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame.  Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite is published in January each year.

Patrick McCroskey is a North Carolina Board Certified Legal Specialist in Family Law and Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Patrick has consistently been recognized through peer review in the Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America, North Carolina Super Lawyers, and holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  Patrick has been practicing family law in Asheville for more than 20 years.

Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A. is an Asheville-based family and bankruptcy law firm serving clients in western North Carolina. The firm helps individuals and families create lasting resolutions to conflict and financial crisis. The partners are North Carolina Board Certified Legal Specialists in their respective fields of family and bankruptcy law, and offer mediation and arbitration services to other lawyers and their clients. As legal specialists, the partners welcome referrals of family and bankruptcy law matters and are commonly associated by their peers on complex matters in their individual fields. To find out more about the Gum, Hillier & McCroskey firm, visit the website at http://gumandhillier.com.

Gum, Hillier & McCroskey included in Best Lawyers in America 2019

Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, PA, is pleased to announce that partners Howard L. Gum, David R. Hillier, Patrick S. McCroskey and Janet H. Amburgey have been included in the 2019 edition of  Best Lawyers in America.

Howard Gum has been included in the list since 1993 and was named Asheville’s Lawyer of the Year in Family Law in 2014.  Patrick McCroskey has been included in the Family Law Section of the list since 2007 and was named Asheville’s Family Law Lawyer of the Year in 2015 and again in 2017. David Hillier made his appearance on the list first in 2008 and was named Asheville’s Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year” in 2013.  Janet Amburgey makes her first appearance in the Family Law Section of the list in 2019.The partners are also each North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in their individual fields of practice, are included in North Carolina Super Lawyers, and are AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyers by Martindale Hubbell.

Established in 1979, Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A. is an Asheville-based family and bankruptcy law firm serving clients in western North Carolina. The firm helps individuals and families create lasting resolutions to conflict and crisis. The lawyers in the firm are North Carolina Board Certified Legal Specialists in their respective fields of family and bankruptcy law and are mediators and arbitrators. The firm welcomes referrals of family and bankruptcy law matters and are commonly associated with their peers on complex matters.  David Hillier and Howard Gum offer civil and family law mediation services in Asheville and the surrounding areas. To find out more about the Gum, Hillier & McCroskey firm, visit the website at http://gumandhillier.com.

Howard Gum Retires Following 42 Years of Practice and Professional Service

The family and bankruptcy law firm of Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, PA, celebrates with Howard Gum in announcing to you his much deserved and well earned retirement last month following 42 years of practice and service to the professional practice of law.

Though Howard will no longer represent divorcing clients, he will continue to selectively provide mediation and arbitration services to the Family Law Bar in Western North Carolina. Outside of those duties, Howard and his wife, Christine, plan to travel the continental U.S. and to enjoy their farm, family and grandchildren.

Howard’s accomplishments during his career are plentiful and well-known. Each deserve a reminder in their own right, as his legacy is writ in service to other lawyers through the NC State Bar and the NC Bar Association, to the courts, and to legal specialization in the State.

LEGAL SPECIALIZATION & THE STATE BAR

Because of the combined efforts of the lawyers he served with in creating family law certification, North Carolina’s program is among the most respected in the country. Howard dedicated twelve years of service to legal specialization in North Carolina. In 2016, the North Carolina State Bar awarded Howard’s service with the John B. McMillian Distinguished Service Award for his service.

THE BAR ASSOCIATION

Following identical longevity of service to the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, in 2006 the Family Law Section established the Howard L. Gum Service Award, honoring his commitment to excellence in the profession through his service on the Family Law Section Council and towards legal specialization in North Carolina. This award is presented annually by the Section since its inception. Howard has alternately served on the NCBA’s Lawyer Effectiveness and Quality of Life Committee, as well as the Board of Directors of NC BarCARES, Inc. In 2012, Howard received the Family Law Section’s Distinguished Service Award, not presented in more than a decade previous. Howard now serves as a member of the Board of Governors.

THE COURTS

Howard served at the pleasure of the Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court on committees of the North Carolina Administrative Office of Courts. Over the course of seven years, Howard worked on the Family Courts Advisory Committee and the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee to develop the Uniform Continuance Policy.

THE DISTRICT

Howard served the 28th Judicial District as State Bar Councilor from 2006 to 2015. During that time, he served on the grievance, administrative and authorized practice of law committees, which oversaw much of NC’s push against entities like LegalZoom. 

FELLOWSHIP AND OTHER AWARDS

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 1992. Howard undertook leadership of the North Carolina Chapter in its early days, serving as president and on other committees over the years.
  • Best Lawyers in America since 1993
  • Super Lawyers North Carolina since 2006
  • Leaders in the Law Inaugural Class 2011
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, multiple years
  • Lawyers Hall of Fame Inaugural Class 2018

HIS PARTNERSHIP

Howard and David Hillier have been partners for nearly 40 years, almost from the beginning of their careers. Since 1979, their unfailing loyalty to one another and to public and professional service has been surpassed only by their loyalty and service to their clients. Their friendship built a practice enviable to the most successful attorneys, with a reputation that casts its shadow statewide.

Gum, Hillier & McCroskey ranked in Best Law Firms 2018

Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, PA has been ranked in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America.  The firm is the recipient of the the Tier 1 Metropolitan Award for Family Law Practice in Asheville, and the Tier 3 Metropolitan Award for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, also for practice in Asheville.

Firms selected to the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.  The 2018 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas.

The 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are being published for the eighth consecutive year.   Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A. has been continuously listed in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” since its inception in 2010.  The Best Law Firms inclusion methodology can be found at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/methodology.aspx.

Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A. is an Asheville-based family and bankruptcy law firm serving clients in western North Carolina. The firm helps individuals and families create lasting resolutions to conflict and financial crisis. The partners in the firm are North Carolina Board Certified Legal Specialists in their respective fields of family and bankruptcy law, and are mediators and arbitrators. As legal specialists, the partners welcome referrals of family and bankruptcy law matters and are commonly associated by their peers on complex matters in their individual fields. To find out more about the Gum, Hillier & McCroskey firm, visit the website at http://gumandhillier.com.