Weekly Bar Briefs, 9-13-2022

Dear Bar members,

Tomorrow’s Bar Luncheon features a free one-hour CLE on Social Media Ethics. All Buncombe Bar members are welcome to join us for the program at the Asheville Social Hall from 12:30-1:30pm. For more information, click here.


Recent Bar News

Halloween Fun at Rabbit Rabbit  

Posted on October 4, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Join us for some Halloween fun at Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Avenue, on Wednesday, October 19th! We are excited about decorating pumpkins with you and any little goblins in your family from 5:30-7:30pm. We’ll have pumpkins, decorations and candy for the kids, and we’ll watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”  on the big screen. Read more


Retirement Luncheon for Marc Shimberg, Trial Court Administrator  

Posted on September 28, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

The Buncombe County Courthouse staff invite you to a retirement luncheon for Marc Shimberg, Trial Court Administrator on Friday, October 7, 2022. Drop in from 12:30PM – 2:00PM in the 2nd floor Justice Center Jury lounge.



Recent Member News

Van Winkle Welcomes Carter B. Webb  

Posted on October 4, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

The Van Winkle Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney, Carter B. Webb, has joined the Firm’s Trusts & Estates practice group in Asheville. Welcome, Carter!


Missy Spainhour Joins Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete is pleased to welcome a new partner to its Asheville office, continuing an aggressive expansion that has brought eight new attorneys to the firm over the past month. Missy Sumerell Spainhour has joined the Asheville office as a partner. She has more than 20 Read more


James W. Kilbourne, Jr., to Chair Appellate Practice Section  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by James Kilbourne  

James W. Kilbourne, Jr., a partner at Allen Stahl & Kilbourne, PLLC, was named as the Appellate Practice Section Chair by Clayton D. Morgan, President of the North Carolina Bar Association.  Kilbourne is the eleventh chair of the Section and the first from Western North Carolina. The North Carolina Bar Association is the largest voluntary Read more


NCAWA Luncheon Invitation  

Posted on September 19, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Please join your fellow women attorneys for lunch on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 12:00 to 2:00 at Pack’s Tavern, located at 20 Spruce Street, Asheville. Please RSVP to wnc.ncawa@gmail.com


NCAWA and YLD Connect For Fun  

Posted on September 19, 2022 by Cynthia Alleman  

The Buncombe Women Attorneys, NCAWA and the Young Lawyers Division are having a happy hour get together on Wednesday, September 28th for $10 burger and beer/seltzer night at BHRAMARI Brewing Company , 101 S. Lexington Ave. Asheville. The event will take place from 5:30-7pm. And, on Tuesday October 25, we’ll host Taco Tuesday. For just $13, you’ll get 2 Read more


Upcoming CLE, View from the Bench: Practical Tips from Trial Judges   

Posted on September 16, 2022 by Sarah V. Corley  

Join the Mediation Center on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 1:30pm-4:45pm for View from the Bench: Practical Tips from Trial Judges. This live, ZOOM webinar will be moderated by Asheville attorney Senta Rhodes and include a panel of Superior Court Judges made up of: Alyson Grine (District 15B) David Hall (District 21B), Lori I. Hamilton (District Read more


Attorney Mike Wimer Releases Fourth Novel  

Posted on September 13, 2022 by Wimer Michael  

Attorney Mike Wimer, writing as Michael Winstead, is pleased to announce the publication of his fourth novel, Ella’s Wings. This is a story of a woman who fights back from terrible tragedy, encountering almost unimaginable odds, as she struggles to regain her life. To read Ella’s Wings, click here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BCQX41N7 Mike is the author of three previous Read more


Van Winkle Congratulates Its 2023 Best Lawyers!  

Posted on September 12, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

The Van Winkle Law Firm is pleased to announce and congratulate its 2023 Best Lawyers.


Fighting Fires  

Posted on September 12, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

From Bar member Alan Coxie: While enjoying ice cream on Merrimon Avenue on the evening of August 31, 2022, my friend and I started smelling smoke in the vicinity.  Looking up we observed a woman attempting to put out a car fire with a solo cup of water. Moving towards Merrimon Avenue I was finally Read more


Three Teague Campbell Asheville Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers and William Bulfer Named Lawyer of the Year  

Posted on September 9, 2022 by John Kubis  

Teague Campbell is proud to announce that 3 attorneys in our Asheville office were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023. Congratulations to William Bulfer, Julie Hooten, and John Kubis. The firm maintains its reputation among clients and peers by consistently being recognized by organizations such as Best Lawyers®. This Read more



Recent Classifieds

Pisgah Legal Services Seeks Taxpayer Advocate Attorney  

Posted on October 4, 2022 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) is a community-based non-profit legal aid agency governed by a local Board of Directors. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC), Pisgah Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in WNC. The organization currently has offices in Asheville, Brevard, Burnsville, Hendersonville, Highlands-Cashiers, Marshall, Newland, Read more


Seeking a Real Estate Paralegal  

Posted on September 30, 2022 by John White  

We are a small law office focused on real estate law located just south of Biltmore Village on Hendersonville Rd. We handle residential and commercial real estate closings, and also provide representation to local private lenders. Much of our work comes from long term clients who we work with on an almost daily basis. We Read more


Seeking Hybrid Paralegal - Land Use Practice Group  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Position Title: Hybrid Paralegal – Land Use Practice Group Time Commitment: Full-time Starting Hourly Range: $20-$23 (commensurate with experience) Compensation: Complete Benefit Package, including but not limited to: Health, vision, dental and life Insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO) Location: Asheville, NC Who We Are Established in 1907, The Van Winkle Law Firm Read more



Upcoming Events

Bar Luncheon 9/14/22  2022-09-14

Posted on August 9, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Plan now to join us for our September Bar Luncheon at the Asheville Social Hall, 81 Broadway Street. We are excited to return to in-person meetings! All Buncombe Bar members are welcome to attend, and either order a sandwich from us, bring your lunch, or simply join us to hear the program and enjoy a Read more


View From the Bench CLE  2022-10-04

Posted on August 23, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

This one-hour View From the Bench CLE features both District Court and Superior Court judges discussing professionalism in the courtroom. Topics include pretrial briefs, voir dire, approaching judges, awarding attorney fees, and reviewing the Professionalism Creed. The CLE will take place in the jury assembly room on the 2nd floor. Presenters include: Superior Court Judge Read more


Week One- How Rock Your World: Five Tools to Get Regulated When the World Feels Rocky  2022-10-11

Posted on September 12, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Join your Buncombe County Bar colleagues and attorney Laura Mahr on Zoom for a FREE cutting-edge mindfulness and neuroscience-based CLE series. This is a new series created by Laura exclusively for our members! The theme for this week is: How to Rock Your World by Understanding Overwhelm and Nervous System Regulation Click here to sign Read more


October Bar Luncheon  2022-10-12

Posted on August 9, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Plan now to join us for our October Bar Luncheon at the Asheville Social Hall, 81 Broadway Street. The Bar is hosting a candidate forum for appellate candidates from all over North Carolina, moderated by President-Elect Janet Amburgey. Each candidate will have three minutes to outline their platform, with plenty of time to socialize afterwards. Read more


Week Two- How To Rock Your World and Get Regulated By Grounding  2022-10-18

Posted on September 12, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Join your Buncombe County Bar colleagues and attorney Laura Mahr on Zoom for a FREE cutting-edge mindfulness and neuroscience-based CLE series. This is a new series created by Laura exclusively for our members! The theme for this week is: How to Rock Your World and Get Regulated By Grounding Click here to sign up. Course Read more


Swearing-in Ceremony 2022  2022-10-20

Posted on August 16, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

New Bar members are invited to sign up now for the annual Swearing-in Ceremony for the Buncombe County Bar and US Courts.  The event will be held in the fifth floor courtroom in the Buncombe County Courthouse. If you are a new attorney and want to participate in this ceremony, please sign up below. There Read more


Weekly Bar Briefs, 9-6-2022

Dear Bar members,

Plan now to join us next Wednesday for the September 14th Bar Luncheon at the Asheville Social Hall.  All Buncombe Bar members are welcome to attend, and either order a sandwich from us, bring your lunch, or simply join us to hear the program and enjoy a complementary soft drink.

September’s program will feature a free one-hour CLE on Social Media Ethics. Instructors will provide education on how to stay in compliance with the rules of professional conduct while navigating social media sites, and how to counsel clients on their own social media use. For more information, click here.


Recent Bar News

Halloween Fun at Rabbit Rabbit  

Posted on October 4, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Join us for some Halloween fun at Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Avenue, on Wednesday, October 19th! We are excited about decorating pumpkins with you and any little goblins in your family from 5:30-7:30pm. We’ll have pumpkins, decorations and candy for the kids, and we’ll watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”  on the big screen. Read more


Retirement Luncheon for Marc Shimberg, Trial Court Administrator  

Posted on September 28, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

The Buncombe County Courthouse staff invite you to a retirement luncheon for Marc Shimberg, Trial Court Administrator on Friday, October 7, 2022. Drop in from 12:30PM – 2:00PM in the 2nd floor Justice Center Jury lounge.



Recent Member News

Van Winkle Welcomes Carter B. Webb  

Posted on October 4, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

The Van Winkle Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney, Carter B. Webb, has joined the Firm’s Trusts & Estates practice group in Asheville. Welcome, Carter!


Missy Spainhour Joins Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete is pleased to welcome a new partner to its Asheville office, continuing an aggressive expansion that has brought eight new attorneys to the firm over the past month. Missy Sumerell Spainhour has joined the Asheville office as a partner. She has more than 20 Read more


James W. Kilbourne, Jr., to Chair Appellate Practice Section  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by James Kilbourne  

James W. Kilbourne, Jr., a partner at Allen Stahl & Kilbourne, PLLC, was named as the Appellate Practice Section Chair by Clayton D. Morgan, President of the North Carolina Bar Association.  Kilbourne is the eleventh chair of the Section and the first from Western North Carolina. The North Carolina Bar Association is the largest voluntary Read more


NCAWA Luncheon Invitation  

Posted on September 19, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Please join your fellow women attorneys for lunch on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 12:00 to 2:00 at Pack’s Tavern, located at 20 Spruce Street, Asheville. Please RSVP to wnc.ncawa@gmail.com


NCAWA and YLD Connect For Fun  

Posted on September 19, 2022 by Cynthia Alleman  

The Buncombe Women Attorneys, NCAWA and the Young Lawyers Division are having a happy hour get together on Wednesday, September 28th for $10 burger and beer/seltzer night at BHRAMARI Brewing Company , 101 S. Lexington Ave. Asheville. The event will take place from 5:30-7pm. And, on Tuesday October 25, we’ll host Taco Tuesday. For just $13, you’ll get 2 Read more


Upcoming CLE, View from the Bench: Practical Tips from Trial Judges   

Posted on September 16, 2022 by Sarah V. Corley  

Join the Mediation Center on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 1:30pm-4:45pm for View from the Bench: Practical Tips from Trial Judges. This live, ZOOM webinar will be moderated by Asheville attorney Senta Rhodes and include a panel of Superior Court Judges made up of: Alyson Grine (District 15B) David Hall (District 21B), Lori I. Hamilton (District Read more


Attorney Mike Wimer Releases Fourth Novel  

Posted on September 13, 2022 by Wimer Michael  

Attorney Mike Wimer, writing as Michael Winstead, is pleased to announce the publication of his fourth novel, Ella’s Wings. This is a story of a woman who fights back from terrible tragedy, encountering almost unimaginable odds, as she struggles to regain her life. To read Ella’s Wings, click here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BCQX41N7 Mike is the author of three previous Read more


Van Winkle Congratulates Its 2023 Best Lawyers!  

Posted on September 12, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

The Van Winkle Law Firm is pleased to announce and congratulate its 2023 Best Lawyers.


Fighting Fires  

Posted on September 12, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

From Bar member Alan Coxie: While enjoying ice cream on Merrimon Avenue on the evening of August 31, 2022, my friend and I started smelling smoke in the vicinity.  Looking up we observed a woman attempting to put out a car fire with a solo cup of water. Moving towards Merrimon Avenue I was finally Read more


Three Teague Campbell Asheville Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers and William Bulfer Named Lawyer of the Year  

Posted on September 9, 2022 by John Kubis  

Teague Campbell is proud to announce that 3 attorneys in our Asheville office were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023. Congratulations to William Bulfer, Julie Hooten, and John Kubis. The firm maintains its reputation among clients and peers by consistently being recognized by organizations such as Best Lawyers®. This Read more


2022 CME/CLE for DRC Certified Mediators    

Posted on September 6, 2022 by Sarah V. Corley  

Join the Mediation Center on September 16, 2022 for Mediator In the Middle. This live webinar for mediators will be led by Tara Lynn Kozlowski, Frank Goldsmith and Sharon Tracey Barrett. Join Tara Lynn Kozlowski for an overview of the field of mediation today and recent updates to NC caw law as well as recent Read more


Best Lawyers Honors to Jonathan Yarbrough and Michelle Rippon  

Posted on August 31, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks & Smith and Prophete, LLP congratulates 60 of its attorneys who have been named to the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America© , one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Two Constangy lawyers in its Asheville office were included. Jonathan Read more


The Law Office of Brenda T. Coppede, P.A., In New Location  

Posted on August 31, 2022 by Brenda Coppede  

Brenda Coppede announces the move of The Law Office of Brenda T. Coppede, PA. Their new office address is 56 Central Avenue; Suite 203, Asheville, NC 28801. Their office and fax number remain the same. Brenda is a Certified Family Financial Mediator and is available to mediate Family Law cases, both pre-litigation cases and cases Read more



Recent Classifieds

Pisgah Legal Services Seeks Taxpayer Advocate Attorney  

Posted on October 4, 2022 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) is a community-based non-profit legal aid agency governed by a local Board of Directors. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC), Pisgah Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in WNC. The organization currently has offices in Asheville, Brevard, Burnsville, Hendersonville, Highlands-Cashiers, Marshall, Newland, Read more


Seeking a Real Estate Paralegal  

Posted on September 30, 2022 by John White  

We are a small law office focused on real estate law located just south of Biltmore Village on Hendersonville Rd. We handle residential and commercial real estate closings, and also provide representation to local private lenders. Much of our work comes from long term clients who we work with on an almost daily basis. We Read more


Seeking Hybrid Paralegal - Land Use Practice Group  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Position Title: Hybrid Paralegal – Land Use Practice Group Time Commitment: Full-time Starting Hourly Range: $20-$23 (commensurate with experience) Compensation: Complete Benefit Package, including but not limited to: Health, vision, dental and life Insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO) Location: Asheville, NC Who We Are Established in 1907, The Van Winkle Law Firm Read more


Seeking Mid-Level Business Transactional Associate  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Position Title: Attorney – Mid-Level Business Transactional Associate Time Commitment: Full-time Experience Level: 3+ years Salary: Commensurate with experience. Please include salary expectations in cover letter. Compensation: Complete Benefit Package, including but not limited to: Health, vision, dental and life Insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO) Location: Asheville, NC Who We Are Established Read more


Seeking Entry-Level Business Transactional Associate  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Position Title: Attorney – Entry-Level Business Transactional Associate Time Commitment: Full-time Experience Level: 0-2 years Salary: Commensurate with experience. Please include salary expectations in cover letter. Compensation: Complete Benefit Package, including but not limited to: Health, vision, dental and life Insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO) Location: Asheville, NC Who We Are Established Read more


Seeking Trusts and Estates Associate  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Position Title: Attorney – Trusts & Estates Associate Time Commitment: Full-time Experience Level: 1-3 years Salary: Commensurate with experience. Please include salary expectations in cover letter. Compensation: Complete Benefit Package, including but not limited to: Health, vision, dental and life Insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO) Location: Asheville, NC Who We Are Established Read more



Upcoming Events

Bar Luncheon 9/14/22  2022-09-14

Posted on August 9, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Plan now to join us for our September Bar Luncheon at the Asheville Social Hall, 81 Broadway Street. We are excited to return to in-person meetings! All Buncombe Bar members are welcome to attend, and either order a sandwich from us, bring your lunch, or simply join us to hear the program and enjoy a Read more


Swearing-in Ceremony 2022  2022-10-20

Posted on August 16, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

New Bar members are invited to sign up now for the annual Swearing-in Ceremony for the Buncombe County Bar and US Courts.  The event will be held in the fifth floor courtroom in the Buncombe County Courthouse. If you are a new attorney and want to participate in this ceremony, please sign up below. There Read more


 

 

Weekly Bar Briefs, 7-12-2022

From Gill Beck, 2022-2023 Bar President:

I am honored to serve as the President of the Buncombe County Bar for the upcoming year.

As a member of the Executive Committee for several years, I have witnessed firsthand the outstanding leadership provided by past Bar Presidents, and in particular my predecessor Carter Webb, who demonstrated exceptional leadership as we emerged from the COVID-19 Pandemic and started meeting again in person.

In the upcoming year, the Executive Committee will build on the strong foundation that Carter Webb and past presidents have established by expanding our in-person meetings, social events, and CLEs, while continuing to support the wellness of our members through wellness programs and resources. We will also look for new ways to serve the members of our Bar. In all that we do, we will seek to promote professionalism, civility, and collegiality among our members.

In the upcoming year, the Executive Committee and I look forward to meeting with you at monthly luncheons, social events, wellness programs, and CLEs. Please feel free to contact me, members of the Executive Committee, and our Bar Administrator Lisa-Gaye Hall with any questions, concerns, or recommendations you may have. Together, we are going to have a great year. Thank you for the privilege to serve as your Bar President.


Recent Member News

Van Winkle Welcomes Carter B. Webb  

Posted on October 4, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

The Van Winkle Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney, Carter B. Webb, has joined the Firm’s Trusts & Estates practice group in Asheville. Welcome, Carter!


Missy Spainhour Joins Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete is pleased to welcome a new partner to its Asheville office, continuing an aggressive expansion that has brought eight new attorneys to the firm over the past month. Missy Sumerell Spainhour has joined the Asheville office as a partner. She has more than 20 Read more



Recent Classifieds

Pisgah Legal Services Seeks Taxpayer Advocate Attorney  

Posted on October 4, 2022 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) is a community-based non-profit legal aid agency governed by a local Board of Directors. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC), Pisgah Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in WNC. The organization currently has offices in Asheville, Brevard, Burnsville, Hendersonville, Highlands-Cashiers, Marshall, Newland, Read more


Seeking a Real Estate Paralegal  

Posted on September 30, 2022 by John White  

We are a small law office focused on real estate law located just south of Biltmore Village on Hendersonville Rd. We handle residential and commercial real estate closings, and also provide representation to local private lenders. Much of our work comes from long term clients who we work with on an almost daily basis. We Read more


Seeking Hybrid Paralegal - Land Use Practice Group  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Position Title: Hybrid Paralegal – Land Use Practice Group Time Commitment: Full-time Starting Hourly Range: $20-$23 (commensurate with experience) Compensation: Complete Benefit Package, including but not limited to: Health, vision, dental and life Insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO) Location: Asheville, NC Who We Are Established in 1907, The Van Winkle Law Firm Read more


Seeking Mid-Level Business Transactional Associate  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Position Title: Attorney – Mid-Level Business Transactional Associate Time Commitment: Full-time Experience Level: 3+ years Salary: Commensurate with experience. Please include salary expectations in cover letter. Compensation: Complete Benefit Package, including but not limited to: Health, vision, dental and life Insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO) Location: Asheville, NC Who We Are Established Read more


Seeking Entry-Level Business Transactional Associate  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Position Title: Attorney – Entry-Level Business Transactional Associate Time Commitment: Full-time Experience Level: 0-2 years Salary: Commensurate with experience. Please include salary expectations in cover letter. Compensation: Complete Benefit Package, including but not limited to: Health, vision, dental and life Insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO) Location: Asheville, NC Who We Are Established Read more



 

Weekly Bar Briefs, 6-7-2022

Dear Bar members,

The Buncombe Bar’s Annual Meeting takes place tomorrow, beginning at 12:30pm, at the Asheville Social Hall.  This event, our last Bar luncheon of the fiscal year, features annual awards, a review of the accomplishments of the year, and the election of new members of the Executive Committee. This year the Bar will honor Barry Master with the Lifetime Achievement Award; Bill Christy as Centennial Award recipient; Hon. Ward Scott as Professionalism Award recipient, and B.J. Kilgore as the Distinguished Young Lawyer of 2022. Though the deadline for ordering lunch has passed, all members are invited to attend the meeting.


Recent Bar News

Halloween Fun at Rabbit Rabbit  

Posted on October 4, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Join us for some Halloween fun at Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Avenue, on Wednesday, October 19th! We are excited about decorating pumpkins with you and any little goblins in your family from 5:30-7:30pm. We’ll have pumpkins, decorations and candy for the kids, and we’ll watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”  on the big screen. Read more



Recent Member News

Van Winkle Welcomes Carter B. Webb  

Posted on October 4, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

The Van Winkle Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney, Carter B. Webb, has joined the Firm’s Trusts & Estates practice group in Asheville. Welcome, Carter!


Missy Spainhour Joins Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete is pleased to welcome a new partner to its Asheville office, continuing an aggressive expansion that has brought eight new attorneys to the firm over the past month. Missy Sumerell Spainhour has joined the Asheville office as a partner. She has more than 20 Read more


James W. Kilbourne, Jr., to Chair Appellate Practice Section  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by James Kilbourne  

James W. Kilbourne, Jr., a partner at Allen Stahl & Kilbourne, PLLC, was named as the Appellate Practice Section Chair by Clayton D. Morgan, President of the North Carolina Bar Association.  Kilbourne is the eleventh chair of the Section and the first from Western North Carolina. The North Carolina Bar Association is the largest voluntary Read more


NCAWA Luncheon Invitation  

Posted on September 19, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Please join your fellow women attorneys for lunch on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 12:00 to 2:00 at Pack’s Tavern, located at 20 Spruce Street, Asheville. Please RSVP to wnc.ncawa@gmail.com


NCAWA and YLD Connect For Fun  

Posted on September 19, 2022 by Cynthia Alleman  

The Buncombe Women Attorneys, NCAWA and the Young Lawyers Division are having a happy hour get together on Wednesday, September 28th for $10 burger and beer/seltzer night at BHRAMARI Brewing Company , 101 S. Lexington Ave. Asheville. The event will take place from 5:30-7pm. And, on Tuesday October 25, we’ll host Taco Tuesday. For just $13, you’ll get 2 Read more



Recent Classifieds

Pisgah Legal Services Seeks Taxpayer Advocate Attorney  

Posted on October 4, 2022 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) is a community-based non-profit legal aid agency governed by a local Board of Directors. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC), Pisgah Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in WNC. The organization currently has offices in Asheville, Brevard, Burnsville, Hendersonville, Highlands-Cashiers, Marshall, Newland, Read more


Seeking a Real Estate Paralegal  

Posted on September 30, 2022 by John White  

We are a small law office focused on real estate law located just south of Biltmore Village on Hendersonville Rd. We handle residential and commercial real estate closings, and also provide representation to local private lenders. Much of our work comes from long term clients who we work with on an almost daily basis. We Read more



Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting  2022-06-08

Posted on January 10, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

All members of the Buncombe Bar are invited to join us for our Annual Meeting on June 8, 2022. This event is our last Bar meeting of the fiscal year, and features annual awards, a review of the year’s accomplishments, and the election of new members of the Executive Committee. The meeting will take place Read more


Weekly Bar Briefs, 5-17-2022

Dear Bar members,

Please join us on Friday morning for a joint Buncombe Bar/ North Carolina State Bar meeting at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center. Learn more about current issues, changes to CLE rules, and ethics and discipline, while earning free CLE credits. Click here for more information.


Recent Bar News

Halloween Fun at Rabbit Rabbit  

Posted on October 4, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Join us for some Halloween fun at Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Avenue, on Wednesday, October 19th! We are excited about decorating pumpkins with you and any little goblins in your family from 5:30-7:30pm. We’ll have pumpkins, decorations and candy for the kids, and we’ll watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”  on the big screen. Read more


Retirement Luncheon for Marc Shimberg, Trial Court Administrator  

Posted on September 28, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

The Buncombe County Courthouse staff invite you to a retirement luncheon for Marc Shimberg, Trial Court Administrator on Friday, October 7, 2022. Drop in from 12:30PM – 2:00PM in the 2nd floor Justice Center Jury lounge.



Recent Member News

Van Winkle Welcomes Carter B. Webb  

Posted on October 4, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

The Van Winkle Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney, Carter B. Webb, has joined the Firm’s Trusts & Estates practice group in Asheville. Welcome, Carter!


Missy Spainhour Joins Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete is pleased to welcome a new partner to its Asheville office, continuing an aggressive expansion that has brought eight new attorneys to the firm over the past month. Missy Sumerell Spainhour has joined the Asheville office as a partner. She has more than 20 Read more


James W. Kilbourne, Jr., to Chair Appellate Practice Section  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by James Kilbourne  

James W. Kilbourne, Jr., a partner at Allen Stahl & Kilbourne, PLLC, was named as the Appellate Practice Section Chair by Clayton D. Morgan, President of the North Carolina Bar Association.  Kilbourne is the eleventh chair of the Section and the first from Western North Carolina. The North Carolina Bar Association is the largest voluntary Read more


NCAWA Luncheon Invitation  

Posted on September 19, 2022 by Bar Administrator  

Please join your fellow women attorneys for lunch on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 12:00 to 2:00 at Pack’s Tavern, located at 20 Spruce Street, Asheville. Please RSVP to wnc.ncawa@gmail.com


NCAWA and YLD Connect For Fun  

Posted on September 19, 2022 by Cynthia Alleman  

The Buncombe Women Attorneys, NCAWA and the Young Lawyers Division are having a happy hour get together on Wednesday, September 28th for $10 burger and beer/seltzer night at BHRAMARI Brewing Company , 101 S. Lexington Ave. Asheville. The event will take place from 5:30-7pm. And, on Tuesday October 25, we’ll host Taco Tuesday. For just $13, you’ll get 2 Read more



Recent Classifieds

Pisgah Legal Services Seeks Taxpayer Advocate Attorney  

Posted on October 4, 2022 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) is a community-based non-profit legal aid agency governed by a local Board of Directors. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC), Pisgah Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in WNC. The organization currently has offices in Asheville, Brevard, Burnsville, Hendersonville, Highlands-Cashiers, Marshall, Newland, Read more


Seeking a Real Estate Paralegal  

Posted on September 30, 2022 by John White  

We are a small law office focused on real estate law located just south of Biltmore Village on Hendersonville Rd. We handle residential and commercial real estate closings, and also provide representation to local private lenders. Much of our work comes from long term clients who we work with on an almost daily basis. We Read more


Seeking Hybrid Paralegal - Land Use Practice Group  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Position Title: Hybrid Paralegal – Land Use Practice Group Time Commitment: Full-time Starting Hourly Range: $20-$23 (commensurate with experience) Compensation: Complete Benefit Package, including but not limited to: Health, vision, dental and life Insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO) Location: Asheville, NC Who We Are Established in 1907, The Van Winkle Law Firm Read more


Seeking Mid-Level Business Transactional Associate  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Position Title: Attorney – Mid-Level Business Transactional Associate Time Commitment: Full-time Experience Level: 3+ years Salary: Commensurate with experience. Please include salary expectations in cover letter. Compensation: Complete Benefit Package, including but not limited to: Health, vision, dental and life Insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO) Location: Asheville, NC Who We Are Established Read more


Seeking Entry-Level Business Transactional Associate  

Posted on September 20, 2022 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Position Title: Attorney – Entry-Level Business Transactional Associate Time Commitment: Full-time Experience Level: 0-2 years Salary: Commensurate with experience. Please include salary expectations in cover letter. Compensation: Complete Benefit Package, including but not limited to: Health, vision, dental and life Insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO) Location: Asheville, NC Who We Are Established Read more



Upcoming Events

March 2013 Bar Luncheon  2013-03-13

Each month the Buncombe County Bar members are invited to join their colleagues at The Venue for lunch and a business meeting, including an entertaining program. The Venue, at 21 N. Market Street in downtown Asheville, provides delicious fare in an elegant setting. The speaker at our next Bar Luncheon, scheduled for March 13 at Read more


April 2013 Bar Luncheon  2013-04-10

Each month the Buncombe County Bar members are invited to join their colleagues at The Venue for lunch and a business meeting, including an entertaining program. The Venue, at 21 N. Market Street in downtown Asheville, provides delicious fare in an elegant setting. Please click below to sign up for the luncheon. Lunch costs $10 Read more


May 2013 Bar Luncheon  2013-05-08

Each month the Buncombe County Bar members are invited to join their colleagues at The Venue for lunch and a business meeting, including an entertaining program. The Venue, at 21 N. Market Street in downtown Asheville, provides delicious fare in an elegant setting. Please click below to sign up for the luncheon. Lunch costs $10 Read more