Roberts & Stevens Earns U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2020 “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings for Asheville in 12 Practice Areas

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that it has earned U.S. News – Best Lawyers© 2020 “Best Law Firms” Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings for Asheville in the following practice areas:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers© “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.

The 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting

Kevin G. Mahoney Joins NC Eminent Domain Law Firm

It is with a tremendous amount of pride that I announce my affiliation with the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm.
I will be leading the firm’s Asheville office and focusing on defending property owners when the government or a utility company takes their land for a road, utility easement, or for some other public purpose.

I have focused on eminent domain law for the majority of my 26-year-long career, originally representing landowners for 14 years. For the last 12 years, I’ve been working for the NC Attorney General’s Office representing the NC Department of Transportation, and I’ve decided that now is the perfect time to return to private practice. In my past position as Special Deputy Attorney General, I was responsible for the Western Office, I litigated the most sophisticated and complex cases in the 26 western counties of North Carolina, and I mentored younger attorneys in condemnation law.

Now, I am excited to bring my extensive knowledge of this unique area of the law to the service of my new clients. Feel free to contact us if we can do anything to help you with appropriate legal needs that may arise.

Very truly yours,

Kevin G. Mahoney

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Trivia Night Supports NCAWA Habitat House

Join the Buncombe County Women Attorneys and Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity at the Casual Pint’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Supreme Court trivia night! This is our final fundraiser as we work to sponsor the 14th Women Build house. We’ve raised almost $6,000 of our $10,000 goal. Come out and help us close the gap!

Besides testing your knowledge of all things RBG and Supreme Court, we’re hosting a Ruth Bader Ginsburg collar contest! Prizes to the winner for the best collar, judged by some of our finest local legal minds!

Wednesday, October 23 2019 at 7 pm at the Causal Pint on suite 145, 1863 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803. The Casual Pint will be donating 10% of all beer sales that night to help build this affordable and energy efficient home, the future home of Quintania Gregg and her children.

In Memoriam – Rodney Hasty

We regret to inform you that Rodney G. Hasty, age 50, died on October 12, 2019. He was Chief Assistant District Attorney for Buncombe County.

Service arrangements for Rodney Hasty include visitation of the family from 5-7pm Saturday, at West Funeral Home, Weaverville; Funeral service, 2pm Sunday at Trinity Baptist Church on Shelburne Road, West Asheville.

To view the obituary, click here.

Siemens Family Law Group Welcomes Ellen Rose

Siemens Family Law Group is excited to welcome Ellen Rose to the Firm! Ellen is a family law attorney and certified family financial mediator with a special interest in custody cases, mediation, and collaborative law.

Ellen brings over 20 years of experience in family law to her practice, in addition to her training as a parenting coordinator and collaborative lawyer.

Ellen works part time as an attorney and community outreach specialist at Safelight, Inc., Henderson County’s domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse service provider.

Ellen served as the Family Court Administrator in Wake County from 2013-2015 and in Buncombe County from 2007-2011. Prior to moving to Western North Carolina, she was in private practice for 20 years in Ft. Lauderdale, where she concentrated her practice in family law and family mediation and was a founding member of the original collaborative lawyers group in South Florida.

Ellen is currently taking family law cases in Buncombe and Henderson counties.

To learn more about Ellen Rose and Siemens Family Law Group, please visit