Mr. Larry S. McDevitt


Larry McDevitt is a partner and senior principal in The Van Winkle Law Firm. He has more than 45 years of experience in civil litigation in a variety of federal and state courts. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court. His trial practice places special emphasis on patent and trademark infringement and antitrust matters. A Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and International Society of Barristers, he has successfully pursued class-action suits against worldwide companies, and handled numerous patent infringement cases from both the plaintiffs’ and defendants’ sides. In addition, his practice has included the representation of businesses in the utility, development, communication, and healthcare industries with respect to regulatory, employment, zoning, construction, and general corporate matters.

A former Mayor and Councilmember of the Asheville City Council, McDevitt also gives his time and support to a variety of civic, professional, and community organizations. He has been instrumental in providing pro bono legal services to those in need on local, state and national levels; he helped co-found Pisgah Legal Services, served on the Board of Legal Services of North Carolina, and chaired the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service following a term on the ABA Board of Governors.

Member Bar Number: 5032

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law

States Licensed



Contact Information

The Van Winkle Law Firm | Email: lmcdevitt@vwlawfirm.com   | Phone: (828) 258-2991