Dungan Kilbourne & Stahl is Moving

After years on Rankin Avenue in Downtown Asheville, Dungan, Kilbourne & Stahl is moving to 20 Town Mountain Road near the Tunnel.  The new location will feature ample free parking, three conference rooms, and room to expand.

At the end of business on Wednesday, August 14th, the firm will close the Rankin Avenue office. Dungan, Kilbourne & Stahl will be closed and the telephone system will be down on August 15 and 16 for the big move.  The firm will reopen at the new location on Monday, August 19th.  The main telephone number (828-254-4778) and all direct dials will be unchanged.

“This new space will be transformational for our firm,”  managing Partner Jeff Stahl explained.  “The size and logistical constraints of our Rankin Avenue office created challenges for our clients and constrained our ability to grow.  This Town Mountain office will make it possible for the firm to expand to better serve our clients, to introduce new levels of collaboration between attorneys, and to remain on the front edge of legal technology.”

Dungan, Kilbourne & Stahl represents clients in real estate, community associations, complex litigation, appeals, mediation, and dozens of other areas.  Partner James W. Kilbourne, Jr., of Dungan, Kilbourne & Stahl is the immediate past president of the Buncombe Bar.

The new address of Dungan Kilbourne & Stahl (as of August 19) will be:
20 Town Mountain Road
Suite 100
Asheville, NC 28801

Directions to the new office

Grimes Teich Anderson Attorneys Henry Teich and Anna Hamrick On 2020 U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers® list

U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers® have announced that Grimes Teich Anderson LLP attorneys Henry Teich and Anna Hamrick are listed in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America® for Workers Compensation Law-Claimants.

The Best Lawyers® designation recognizes the top 4 percent of lawyers in the U.S. and is based entirely on peer reviews. Teich, a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law has been listed since 2016 and Hamrick since 2018.

Established for 40 years, Grimes Teich Anderson is a North Carolina and South Carolina personal injury law firm with eight offices in Western North Carolina and the Upstate. 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.

For more information about Henry and his practice areas, please click here: https://www.grimesandteich.com/henry-e-teich.html.  For more information about Anna and her practice areas, please click here: https://www.grimesandteich.com/anna-hamrick.html

Grimes Teich Anderson Attorney Jeff Martin Selected to Greenville Legal Elite

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Jeff Martin has been selected to the 2019 Greenville Business Magazine Legal Elite for Workers’ Compensation Law. Only attorneys may vote on the nominations of their peers and those receiving the top votes are highlighted by the magazine. Jeff, a partner at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP also handles personal injury cases. He is based in the firm’s Greenville office. To learn more about Jeff and his area of practice, please click here: https://www.grimesandteich.com/jeffrey-m-martin.html. Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is a North Carolina and South Carolina Injury and Disability Law Firm.

McGuire Wood & Bissette Attorney Thomas C. Grella Elected as N.C. Delegate to ABA House of Delegates

McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A. of Asheville, NC is pleased to announce that Thomas C. Grella, a shareholder in the firm, and former Chair of its Management Committee, was recently elected to the position of North Carolina State Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates for a three year term commencing immediately after the close of the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco in August 2019.

As the ABA’s policymaking body, the House of Delegates considers and adopts new policy resolutions on a broad range of issues related to the legal profession. Action taken by the House of Delegates on specific issues becomes the official policy of the ABA. The House’s 560 delegates represent state and local bar associations, substantive legal sections and divisions of the ABA, and affiliated organizations and conferences of the ABA Judicial Division, as well as former ABA officers, members of the Board of Governors, at-large delegates and state delegates.

As State Delegate, Mr. Grella will lead the ABA North Carolina Delegation in the ABA House of Delegates and will serve as the North Carolina’s sole representative on the ABA Nominating Committee. Prior to his election as State Delegate, Grella served for twelve consecutive years as one of two ABA Law Practice Division Delegates to the ABA House of Delegates. He has served as Chair of the ABA Law Practice Division, including sitting on its Executive Committee for the past 16 years. Within the ABA, he has served in many other capacities, and presently serves as a member of the ABA Journal Board of Editors.

Grella is a frequent writer and speaker on topics regarding the business of law practice. He co-authored The Lawyer’s Guide to Strategic Planning in 2005, and was author of the 2013 released Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers, both publications of the ABA Law Practice Division. He also authors the Managing Column in Division’s bi-monthly Law Practice Magazine.

Mr. Grella was the 2012 recipient of the Sam Smith Award, presented annually by the ABA Law Practice Division to one individual who has demonstrated a lifetime of excellence in the field of law practice management. He was also awarded the 2017 Robert P. Wilkins Award for outstanding achievement with regard to the Division’s periodical publication Law Practice Magazine. He is a fellow, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the College of Law Practice Management, a Fellow of the National Institute for the Teaching of Ethics and Professionalism, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Notice of Firm Name Change

As of June 30, 2019, Attorney Robert J. Lopez will be entering semi-retirement. As some of you may know, his wife Cyndi will be leaving her job of many years with Buncombe County Schools and will be joining the Campbell Shatley  PLLC Law Firm. Bob will be continuing to practice law on his own on a limited scale.

Commencing July 1, 2019, the Hyler & Lopez, P.A. firm will be dissolved. Attorney Steve Agan and I will continue our practice as Hyler & Agan, PLLC. We will have the same mailing/physical address of 38 Orange Street Asheville, NC 28801 as well as the same phone number of (828) 254-1070 and fax number of (828) 254-1071.

PLEASE NOTE that effective July 1, 2019, our new email addresses will be george@hylerandagan.com andsteve@hylerandagan.com.

Bob’s new contact information will be as follows:
Robert J. Lopez Attorney, PLLC
P.O. Box 18910
Asheville, NC 28814
(828) 768-4020

We hope that all of you feel the same way we feel at this point and are happy to see Bob is taking some time for himself and his family. We will miss Bob, but know that this change is beneficial for him at this point in time.


George B. Hyler, Jr.