Elder and Special Needs Law Associate

The Van Winkle Law Firm seeks an Associate Attorney to join our Trusts, Estates, and Elder Law team in our Hendersonville, NC office. This candidate will work as a member of our general Trusts and Estates team, while developing a practice with a focus on elder and special needs law.

• Excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills are expected. Superior academic credentials and entrepreneurial spirit highly preferred
• Willingness to invest in the Hendersonville, NC community
• Ideal candidates will have 2-3 years practice experience in some or all the following areas: trust and estate planning, trust and estate administration, guardianship administration, special needs planning, incapacity planning, Medicaid planning, veteran’s benefits planning
• Successful candidates will be able to work both independently and collaboratively with other attorneys and staff to build elder law practice in our Hendersonville-based office and provide high level service to all Van Winkle clients
• Successful candidates will also be able to work collaboratively with social workers, financial, and medical professionals to ensure successful client outcomes
• Currently licensed to practice law in North Carolina, or eligible to waive in

About the Firm
Established in 1907, the Van Winkle Law Firm is the largest law firm headquartered in Western North Carolina, proudly serving individuals, families, and businesses throughout the southeast. From our offices in Asheville and Hendersonville, North Carolina, our attorneys and staff work across multiple practice areas to fulfill our four vision principles: (1) we consistently and ethically deliver high quality legal services to our clients; (2) we nurture a balanced, collegial, and inclusive work environment in which all of our professionals thrive; (3) we invest in the communities where we live and work; and (4) we advance justice and the legal profession.

To Apply
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to careers@vwlawfirm.com.

Van Winkle, Buck, Wall, Starnes and Davis, P.A. is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing all employees and applicants with a workplace free from discrimination or harassment and with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation will not be tolerated in any of the Firm’s offices or any other work-related setting. Qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position or to enable them to perform the essential functions of a position for which they are otherwise qualified. If you need an accommodation or need to discuss your situation, please contact the Chief Operating Officer.