Attorney Michael Braxton Marcella Promoted to Captain

On Monday, June 10th, 2019, Michael Braxton Marcella, staff attorney at Pisgah Legal Services, was promoted to Captain in the US Army Reserve JAG Corps by Major General Gill Beck (retired), former Commanding General of the US Army Reserve Legal Command, and current Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of NC.

Judge Gary Cash Retiring

Former Chief District Court Judge Gary Cash wishes to announce that is retiring from his mediation and arbitration practice effective June 30, 2019, and that he will be closing his office at 79 Woodfin Place in Asheville on that date. He will complete those cases in which he has already been selected to serve. 

Judge Cash is most grateful to have had the rewarding opportunity to work as a neutral with so many fine attorneys and their clients over the past eight years since he retired from the bench. You will still be able to reach him by email at and by phone at 828-231-3401. Please address all future correspondence to: Gary Cash, P.O. Box 7101, Asheville, N.C. 28802. 

Kristopher Caudle Joins Campbell Shatley, PLLC

Campbell Shatley is thrilled to announce a new addition to our firm. Kristopher L. Caudle has joined the firm as an associate attorney, effective May 13, 2019.  He comes to Campbell Shatley, PLLC from UNC-Charlotte, where he served as a Higher Education Legal Fellow in the General Counsel’s office for the past two years.  Prior to his position at UNC-Charlotte, Kris practiced education law at Schwartz & Shaw, PLLC, in Raleigh, NC.

As a Legal Fellow, Kris worked directly with the Office of Legal Affairs advising University clients in contract, risk management and litigation issues, including Title VII litigation.  At UNC-Charlotte Kris also helped advise decision-makers in Title IX investigations and worked directly with the Cato College of Education on legal issues related to the opening of its lab school. While in private practice, Kris represented boards of education in a wide-variety of legal matters.  His experience includes personnel investigations, revising board policies, advising boards in employment disputes, and representing boards in special education and bond forfeiture litigation.

Kris graduated from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.  Prior to law school, Kris was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and served as a high school social studies teacher in Wake County Schools.  He received his Juris Doctor from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he served as an Executive Editor of the First Amendment Law Review.

Kris grew up in Rowan County and when he is not helping clients, he enjoys running half marathons, public speaking and creative writing.

Adam Vorhis Certified as Mediator for Family Financial Settlement

Attorney Adam Vorhis has recently been certified as a Mediator for Family Financial Settlement by the Dispute Resolution Commission. Originally licensed in Florida in 2004 (Board Certified in Martial & Family Law, 2015) and licensed in North Carolina since 2017, Adam has practiced exclusively in family law for over ten years.  As an advocate, Adam has participated in hundreds of family law mediations and is excited to utilize that experience to help litigants resolve their family law cases.  You can contact Adam about setting up a mediation via e-mail at or by calling 828-333-5412.