The Van Winkle Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Nicholas J. D’Auria to Trusts, Estates, and Elder Law Practice

The Van Winkle Law Firm is pleased to welcome attorney Nicholas J. D’ Auria to its trusts, estates, and elder law practice group. D’ Auria joins the firm’s Hendersonville office, helping clients find creative avenues for financing health care through public benefits, while preserving their assets. He helps clients control their affairs and decision making through incapacity and estate planning.

Before joining the firm, D’ Auria worked for one of the nation’s largest banks in the areas of trust administration, alternative vesting, and estate administration.  He received his bachelor’s degree in trust and wealth management from Campbell University in 2012 and went on to earn his law degree at Wake Forest University School of Law in 2016. D’ Auria is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the North Carolina State Bar Association in the Elder & Special Needs section, as well as the Estate Planning & Fiduciary section. 

“We are pleased to welcome Nick to our trusts, estates, and elder law practice,” said Dale Curriden, president of The Van Winkle Law Firm. “With his expertise and consideration of each client’s unique needs, he makes a wonderful addition to the team.”

A dedicated and experienced team, The Van Winkle Law Firm’s trusts, estates, and elder law attorneys work closely with clients throughout both personal and business life stages to create customized and innovative solutions for estate-planning needs, trust and estate administration, and dispute resolution. 

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. Headquartered in Asheville, Van Winkle is the largest law firm in Western North Carolina. With licensed attorneys serving clients in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Florida, the firm is one of the most respected in the region. For additional information, please visit

Preserving Homeownership CLE-Exploring Legal Tools & Strategies for Preserving Homeownership in Low-Wealth Families

Preserving Homeownership CLE — Exploring Legal Tools & Strategies for Preserving Homeownership
in Low-Wealth Families

May 13, 8:30 to 12:30, Optional Networking Lunch to Follow
First Presbyterian Church, Downtown Asheville
Free to Pisgah Legal’s Volunteer Attorneys

Schemes to obtain real property at below market value from unsuspecting/uninformed owners have been in the forefront of recent news in our community. Pisgah Legal Services and the Buncombe County Bar’s Pro Bono Committee is planning a half-day CLE to address the legal issues related to this topic to inform lawyers how to better protect their clients. Topics will include partition sales, ethics, heir property matters, and estate planning for people of limited means but who own real property.

This CLE is free to attorneys who agree to take two pro bono referrals from Pisgah Legal Services in the next year (in any area of law). CLE is $75 for attorneys who do not wish to take referrals.

More details and registration here. Zoom option available.

Grimes Teich Anderson Attorneys Listed In South Carolina Super Lawyers

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is happy to announce that attorneys Scott M. Anderson and Jeffrey M. Martin have been selected to the South Carolina Super Lawyers® list for 2022. Scott is listed for Personal Injury Law, and Jeff is listed in Rising Stars® for Workers’ Compensation Law. Both have been previously selected for the list. Scott is also listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers for Personal Injury.

Super Lawyers is an annual rating of outstanding lawyers from across the nation. Peer nominations  and evaluations, along with 3rd party independent research, are used in the selection process. No more than 5 percent of attorneys in the state are selected for Super Lawyers. No more than 2.5 percent are selected for Rising Stars. To be eligible for Rising Stars, an attorney must be 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

Scott, managing partner of Grimes Teich Anderson, and Jeff, a partner in the firm, represent clients who have suffered serious injury and death because of the negligence of others. Grimes Teich Anderson is a South Carolina and North Carolina injury & disability law firm with primary offices in Asheville and Greenville.

Join the YLD at Spring Fling

The Bar’s Young Lawyer is looking for volunteers to help with Arc of Buncombe County’s Spring Fling event on May 11th from 6-9pm at Highland Brewing. Tickets for the event cost $35 and the proceeds will help provide local children with disabilities with the opportunity to attend summer camp. These fees ordinarily cost $2,200 per camper. In addition to the summer camp program, Arc of Buncombe County is a part of a larger, national non-profit. The Arc provides educational support, social enrichment, and other assistance to over 1,200 members in our WNC community alone.