Patrick McCroskey Listed in 2019 Legal Elite

Gum, Hillier McCroskey & Amburgey, PA, is pleased to announce that Patrick McCroskey has been included in the 2019 Business North Carolina Legal Elite.  

Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite is a listing of the state’s top lawyers categorized by practice area chosen through a balloting process which includes all lawyers living in North Carolina.  Now in its 17th year, Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite is the only award of its type that gives every active lawyer in the state the opportunity to participate.  The ballot asks lawyers to nominate the best lawyer with whom they worked and observed firsthand in each of the categories listed in the Legal Elite.  The lawyer who receives the most votes in a category becomes a member of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame.  Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite is published in January each year.

Patrick McCroskey is a North Carolina Board Certified Legal Specialist in Family Law and Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Patrick has consistently been recognized through peer review in the Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America, North Carolina Super Lawyers, and holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  Patrick has been practicing family law in Asheville for more than 20 years.

Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A. is an Asheville-based family and bankruptcy law firm serving clients in western North Carolina. The firm helps individuals and families create lasting resolutions to conflict and financial crisis. The partners are North Carolina Board Certified Legal Specialists in their respective fields of family and bankruptcy law, and offer mediation and arbitration services to other lawyers and their clients. As legal specialists, the partners welcome referrals of family and bankruptcy law matters and are commonly associated by their peers on complex matters in their individual fields. To find out more about the Gum, Hillier & McCroskey firm, visit the website at

Amburgey Law Relocates

Thomas Amburgey and the Amburgey Law Firm are pleased to announce that the firm has relocated to the Jackson Building on Pack Square. Please update your records to wit:

Thomas Amburgey, Amburgey Law
The Jackson Building – 12th Floor
22 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801

Amburgey Law is a criminal defense firm providing defense representation to adults and juveniles accused of crimes throughout Western North Carolina. Thomas is a board certified specialist in state criminal law and focuses his practice on matters involving theft, violence, weapons, substances, probation matters, white collar crimes and investigations, and capital crimes, and gladly accepts referrals in these areas.

The Van Winkle Law Firm Welcomes Patent Agent Dr. Caitlyn M. Sun

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that Dr. Caitlyn M. Sun has joined the firm’s intellectual property practice group as a Patent Agent. Dr. Sun will work with the firm’s intellectual property team preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the United States Patent Office. Before joining the firm, Dr. Sun was a member of a chemical engineering research group at Northwestern University followed by a bioengineering research group at Stanford University. In these roles, she primarily focused on analytical chemistry, biotechnology, and quality control in the biopharmaceutical industry.

A recent graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Law, Dr. Sun earned her law degree in May of 2018. She has numerous published works in peer reviewed journals, including Macromolecules, the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science and Electrophoresis. Her experience in a research setting allows her to understand complex scientific concepts and articulate them to others.

“The firm is excited that Dr. Sun has joined our intellectual property practice group,” said Steve Grabenstein, president of The Van Winkle Law Firm. “Her scientific research experience makes her a valuable asset to our clients and team.”

The Van Winkle Law Firm’s intellectual property team provides years of experience in domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution and intellectual property litigation. They work with entrepreneurs, start-ups and private and public companies on their inventions, business methods, commercial products, chemicals, materials and more. The intellectual property team is dedicated to protecting their clients’ patent, trademark and copyright interests.

For more than 100 years, the attorneys at The Van Winkle Law Firm have provided a premier level of strategic legal counsel and services to meet clients’ personal, estate planning, commercial, business, and litigation needs. Van Winkle is the largest law firm headquartered in Asheville. With licensed attorneys serving clients in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, the firm is one of the most respected in the region. For additional information, please visit


David Gantt Law Office selected to U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2019

The David Gantt Law Office is proud to announce that the firm has been selected to the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” as an Asheville Tier 1 Metropolitan firm in the area of Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants.

Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas in 185 geographic locations.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, is now in its ninth consecutive year.  For a concise explanation of the methodology for inclusion in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” visit the Best Law Firms website at

David Gantt is an Asheville-based Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law, practicing in the areas of Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation.  With over 30 years of experience representing injured and disabled clients throughout Western North Carolina, David offers clients knowledgeable and compassionate representation as he pursues compensation and benefits on their behalf.  David is recognized by Best Lawyers in America as the 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Asheville Workers’ Compensation Law, he holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has previously been recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a Top 100 Lawyer in North Carolina by the American Trial Lawyers Association.  David Gantt Law Office appreciatively accepts referrals in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation and social security disability law. Find out more about David and his practice at

NCAWA Annual Holiday Party

Please join us for our annual Holiday Party, December 13th, at 5:30 at Ave. M Restaurant & Bar. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and great company! We hope to see you there!