Mr. BJ Rea Kilgore III


B.J. Kilgore is a principal with The Van Winkle Law Firm. He focuses his practice on probate law, trust & estate planning, trust & estate administration, and trust reformations and terminations. B.J. works with clients to determine their goals and develops a customized plan to meet their individual needs. Sometimes, this involves the creation of Powers of Attorneys or Health Care documents. This often involves working with clients who own businesses, have minor children, have blended families, or have another unique set of circumstances. In addition, B.J. has significant experience working with clients to maintain, preserve, protect, and transfer wealth from one generation to another. Regardless of the level of complexity, B.J. takes pride in ensuring that his work is straightforward and understandable to his clients.

Prior to joining The Van Winkle Law Firm, B.J. practiced in Raleigh, North Carolina for approximately four years. During law school, B.J. served as an Articles Editor for the Campbell Law Review. In addition, B.J. has worked at the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Department of Justice, and for several prominent firms in the Raleigh area. B.J. is active in the Asheville community and presently serves on the Pisgah Legal Services Young Professionals Board, Professional Advisory Committee to the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, and is a graduate of Leadership Asheville 37. B.J. is the Co-Chair of the Continuing Education Committee for the Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. B.J. is also a frequent speaker on numerous matters related to estate planning, estate and trust administration, legal ethics, and other related topics.

Member Bar Number: 44522

Practice Areas

Probate, Wills, Trusts and Estates

States Licensed

North Carolina



Contact Information

Van Winkle Law Firm | Email:   | Phone: 8284758855