Annual 4All Statewide Service Day Registration Opens

Each year the North Carolina Bar Association sponsors a pro bono service day where attorneys from across the state volunteer to field legal questions from neighbors in their communities who cannot afford legal services.   The Buncombe County Bar’s Pro Bono Committee hosts the WNC regional call in center at WLOS in south Asheville and needs approximate 50 volunteer attorneys to sign up for one or more three-hour shifts on Friday, March 6th.  This is a great annual event where judges and attorneys come together to help those who need legal advise the most in our region.  Participants are covered by malpractice insurance provided by the Bar Association and registration for the event can found at https://www.ncbarfoundation.org/our-programs/4all/volunteer/.

Attorney Katherine Fisher Now a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law

Attorney Katherine Fisher has become a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law.  The North Carolina State Bar writes that “A lawyer who is certified as a specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization has satisfied a number of rigorous standards for certification in the lawyer’s specialty field.”  The standards include continuing education, confirmation by peers, passage of a 6-hour exam and devotion of at least 25% of one’s practice to the specialty.  Fisher has been in practice for over 15 years and is a senior attorney at The Van Winkle Law Firm.  To read more about Katherine, please click here:  https://www.vwlawfirm.com/katherine-e-fisher/

Volunteer Judges and Scoring Jurors Needed for Mock Trial

Please Save the Date! If you live in Asheville, Hendersonville, or surrounding areas, , we would much appreciate your help at the North Carolina High School Mock Trial Regional Competition being held on February 1, 2020 at the Henderson County courthouse.

Volunteers are needed for:

Presiding Judge: judiciary or attorneys with mock trial experience; preside / make evidentiary rulings.
Scoring Juror: judiciary or attorneys. No experience necessary; orientation is provided!

Paralegals, legal assistants, students are also needed to help make this event a success.

Trials take place all day: two preliminary rounds (9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–4 p.m.) and a final round (3:30 – 6:30 p.m.). If you can help, please contact Site Coordinator Melanie Miller at mmiller@vwlawfirm.com, or NC Mock Trial Program Coordinator Liz Avery-Jones at liz@ncmocktrial.org.

Attorney Scott M. Anderson Named To 2020 Best Lawyers® list

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Scott M. Anderson is included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.

The Best Lawyers® designation recognizes the top 4 percent of lawyers in the U.S. and is based entirely on peer reviews. Mr. Anderson has been in practice since 1989 and is the managing partner of Grimes Teich Anderson LLP.  He has represented clients and obtained favorable results for clients in state court and U.S. District Court in North and  South Carolina.  He has obtained favorable results in the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Caroline Court of Appeals, and the South Carolina Supreme Court.  To read more about Scott please click here: https://www.grimesandteich.com/scott-m-anderson.html

Established for 40 years, Grimes Teich Anderson has eight offices in Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. The firm handles personal injury, workers’ compensation, social security disability, short term/long term disability, employment law/discrimination, veterans law, construction defect, and eminent domain/land condemnation cases.

Attorney Anna Hamrick Now A NC Board Certified Specialist In Workers’ Compensation Law

Attorney Anna Hamrick has become a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law. The North Carolina State Bar writes that “A lawyer who is certified as a specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization has satisfied a number of rigorous standards for certification in the lawyer’s specialty field.” The standards include continuing education, confirmation by peers, passage of a 6-hour exam and devotion of at least 25% of one’s practice to the specialty. Hamrick has been in practice for 25 years and is a partner at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP.  To read more about Anna Hamrick, please click here: https://www.grimesandteich.com/anna-hamrick.html