Van Winkle Welcomes Associate Attorney Tai C. Hensley to the Asheville Business Practice Group

Tai C. Hensley is a native of North Carolina and has recently moved to Asheville, joining her partner, Dan. Tai graduated from Elon University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in North Carolina. While at Elon, she served as the treasurer for the Student Bar Association, a student attorney for the Elon University Small Business and Entrepreneurship Clinic, and resident-in-practice for the IRS, Office of Chief Counsel. Prior to law school, she attended Wake Forest University, where she earned a B.A. in Psychology.

Since passing the bar, Tai’s experience has centered on family law. In that role, she found that her experiences related to contract drafting and negotiation, legal research and writing, collaboration with opposing counsel, and advocating for clients’ financial interests are where her strengths lie.

She is excited to begin working with the Business Practice Group at The Van Winkle Law Firm. ​​​​​

Giving Tuesday is Nov. 29th: Gifts to Pisgah Legal Will Be Matched!

GivingTuesday is an international day of giving that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

Here in Western North Carolina, nonprofit Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) will celebrate the day with a special Giving Challenge on this unique day of philanthropy.

Thanks to Prince, Massagee & Alexander, PLLC, Aeroflow Healthcare, Sandra Byrd & family and two anonymous donors, the first $27,000 in donations to Pisgah Legal on GivingTuesday will matched dollar-for-dollar!

Throughout the day on November 29, those who give to PLS will be entered to win prizes. All donations made before midnight will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for our “Around Asheville Experience” which includes a weekday overnight stay at the Omni Grove Park Inn, a $150 gift card to Curate along with a Curate cookbook and tote bag, and a gift certificate to Asheville Touch Therapy. There will be another giveaway earlier in the day for a gift basket from Mast General Store. Visit the GivingTuesday webpage for more details.

Pisgah Legal Services provides a broad array of free, civil legal aid, anti-poverty advocacy and access to health care assistance in the 18-county WNC region. Last year, Pisgah Legal served more than 20,000 people. PLS has offices in Asheville, Burnsville, Hendersonville, Highlands/Cashiers, Marshall, Newland, Rutherfordton, Spruce Pine and Waynesville. Pisgah Legal employs staff attorneys and harnesses the power of approximately 300 volunteer lawyers who work pro bono to assist PLS clients.


WNC Chapter of the NCAWA Elects New Officers

The WNC Chapter of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys has elected new officers. The result of the election is as follows:
President:    Cynthia Alleman
Vice President:  Elizabeth Thueme
Secretary:   Elizabeth Oxley
Treasurer:  Elizabeth L.M. Cramer

Congratulations to the new officers!

Allen Stahl + Kilbourne Ranked 2023 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers

Allen Stahl + Kilbourne is proud to have been recognized for the 3rd year in a row as a 2023 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers for Tier 1 in Litigation – Land Use & Zoning and Tier 2 for Land Use & Zoning in Asheville.

Allen Stahl + Kilbourne is a North Carolina firm with 18 attorneys in Asheville and Winston-Salem.

Best Lawyers rankings are based solely on peer review evaluations. The 2023 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be viewed in their entirety by visiting

King Law Moves to Jackson Building; Welcomes Two New Attorneys

King Law’s managing partner, Brian W. King, announces the move of King Law’s Asheville office to 22 South Park Square, Suite 700, inside the historic Jackson Building. King Law is a general practice firm focusing in the areas of Family Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law, and Estates and Elder Law.

Along with this exciting move, the firm also welcomed new attorneys Kaitlin Briggs and Madison Root. Kaitlin and Madison both focus in the practice area of Family Law. Kaitlin earned their J.D. from Penn State Law in 2022. Madison attended Penn State Law and graduated with their J.D. cum laude and was awarded concentrations in both “Families, Children, and the Law” and “Race, Law, and Equity.” Other attorneys in the firm’s Asheville office are Patrick K. Bryan and Nick White.