Mr. Joe P. McGuire


Joe’s expertise ranges from contracts and intra-corporate conflict to torts, trade secrets, insurance matters. He focuses on contract disputes, shareholder rights, governance of limited liability companies, unfair and deceptive trade practices, insurance coverage, business fraud and property disputes. Joe helps his clients with business disputes that may be resolved through negotiation, mediation or litigation. He has more than 40 years of experience in the state and federal courts at both trial and appellate levels. Representative clients include The City of Asheville, Buncombe County and Historic Biltmore Village. The Joseph P. McGuire First Year Seminar on Critical Thinking at UNC-Chapel Hill is named for him.

Member Bar Number: 6739

Practice Areas

Appellate practice, Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Contract Law

States Licensed


U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (1976)


Centennial Award from the Buncombe County Bar, Citizen Lawyer Award from N.C. State Bar, Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Association of Community Leadership, Circle of Excellence Award from Leadership Asheville Forum

Contact Information

McGuire Wood & Bissette Law Firm | Email:   | Phone: 828-254-8800