Allen and Kilbourne again selected for Super Lawyers

Derek Allen and James W. Kilbourne, Jr. of Allen Stahl + Kilbourne were again named to 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list.  No more than five percent of the lawyers in North Carolina are selected by Super Lawyers.

Derek Allen represents clients in Land Use/Zoning, Craft Beverages, and Business Litigation.

James W. Kilbourne, Jr., is the immediate past president of the Buncombe County Bar.  He represents clients in Construction Law, Litigation, Appeals, and Indian Law.

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.


10 MWB Attorneys Honored as 2020 Super Lawyers®

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR HONOREES! Congratulations also to all the 2020 Super Lawyers in the Buncombe County Bar and beyond.

For an overview of the Super Lawyers selection process, click here.

Doris P. Loomis – Estate & Probate

Harris M. Livingstain – Estate & Probate

Beth Lane – Rising Star – Business/Corporate

Joseph P. McGuire – Business Litigation

Sabrina P. Rockoff – Employment & Labor

Kathleen Rodberg – Rising Star – Elder Law

Rebecca Crandall – Intellectual Property

Lorin Page – Rising Star – Estate & Probate

Andrew Atherton – Elder Law

W. Louis Bissette, Jr. – Business/Corporate

Jim Siemens honored by 2020 Super Lawyers

Siemens Family Law group is pleased to announce that Jim Siemens has been selected to the 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list.

Jim was first recognized by Super Lawyers in 2012 and is included again in North Carolina’s Family Law category. The Super Lawyers list, which is compiled each year using peer review and independent research, includes no more than five percent of North Carolina lawyers.

Jim is a family law specialist and family financial mediator with twenty five years of trial experience, including over a decade as a family law specialist.

Siemens Family Law Group is devoted to family law, and its attorneys handle all matters that rise from the dissolution of marriages and domestic partnerships, including separation agreements, spousal support, alimony, equitable distribution, child custody and child support, and divorce.  The firm also offers collaborative law and mediation services, as well as handling the preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

More information about Jim and Siemens Family Law Group can be found on Jim’s Super Lawyers profile, and at

John Noor to appear on national panel for cutting edge litigation topics at the 2020 Joint Regional CLE Program in Colorado January 31

Roberts & Stevens Attorney John Noor has been invited as a panelist at the American Bar Association’s 2020 Joint Regional CLE Program in Aspen, Colorado on Friday, January 31. Noor will appear on a panel entitled “Public Nuisance Law and Its Impact on the Opioid Litigation and Future Mass Torts,” sharing his knowledge and perspective on the future of public nuisance doctrine and discussing the impact community responses to the opioid epidemic, climate change, and land use have on this area of the law.

The 2020 Joint Regional CLE Program, presented by the Section of Litigation’s Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees, is a one-of-a-kind CLE program that brings in-house counsel, members of the judiciary and academia, and plaintiffs’ and defense counsel from across the country.

Noor is a litigation attorney focusing on environmental law, zoning, real property litigation, and complex business disputes. He has been involved in cases concerning a broad range of companies, from multi-billion-dollar financial institutions, to small, closely-held family businesses. In his environmental practice, John has worked on Brownfields Redevelopment, permitting under the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act, nuisance actions, administrative rulemaking, oil and natural gas leasing, and energy performance contracting.