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Attorney Carly Gillingham joins Roberts & Stevens law firm

By Roberts & Stevens | September 19, 2023

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that attorney Carly K. Gillingham has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Gillingham’s legal practice will focus on environmental law and land use law. Gillingham, a Florida native, received a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law. While…

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Constangy Attorneys Michelle Rippon and Missy Spainhour Recognized in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

By Shannon (Missy) Spainhour | September 14, 2023

National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP congratulates Michelle Rippon and Missy Spainhour for being named to the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. Rippon and Spainhour were both recognized in the Litigation – Labor & Employment…

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Notary Rule Update

By Jason Peltz | September 11, 2023

Fellow Buncombe Bar members, Please note that SB 552, effective June 22, 2023, requires all notaries public to maintain a journal.  Pursuant to NCGS 10B-38, the journal must be kept in accordance with the rules adopted by the Secretary of State. The issue is that the rules are still “proposed” rules, so no one knows with certainty what…

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Help Shape Pro Bono In WNC – Take 5 Minutes to Fill Out Our Survey

By Katie Russell Miller | September 11, 2023

Please take 5 minutes or less to complete this  Pro Bono Survey, being conducted by the Buncombe County Bar’s Pro Bono Committee and Pisgah Legal Services. Your input will shape pro bono work in Western NC and give us better information to support volunteer attorneys.   

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Deutsch & Gottschalk and Barbour, Searson, Jones & Cash to practice together as of January 1

By William Searson | September 8, 2023

Deutsch & Gottschalk and Barbour, Searson, Jones & Cash are pleased to announce that beginning  January 1, 2024, we will practice together as Searson, Jones, Gottschalk & Cash, PLLC. Bob Deutsch and Fred Barbour will continue to practice with us as of counsel, and Elizabeth Newman as an associate. Our firm will continue serving individual…

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Congratulations Craig Justus!

By David Boeke | September 7, 2023

Last but not least – our 5th lawyer to be honored as a Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. Craig has been named Lawyer of the Year for Land Use and Zoning Litigation in the Asheville area for 2024. Congratulations, Craig!

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Sabrina Presnell Rockoff Named to North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s Power List-Employment

By Laura Baker-Seseika | September 6, 2023

Congratulations to MWB attorney and Managing Shareholder Sabrina Presnell Rockoff for this distinct honor. Per North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Power List honorees are selected by looking at a range of criteria, including whether an attorney is considered to be an leader in his or her field, well-versed in relevant case law, statutes and regulations; experienced,…

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Van Winkle announces another Best Lawyer of the Year!

By David Boeke | September 5, 2023

Congratulations, Mark Pinkston!!! Another Best Lawyer 2024 selection. Mark has been named Lawyer of the Year for Creditors’ Rights and Debt Restructuring Law in the Asheville area.

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Ward and Smith Best Lawyers Announced

By Lisa-Gaye Hall | August 31, 2023

Ward and Smith proudly celebrates an incredible achievement of our attorneys recognized by one of the nation’s most respected legal publications. Best Lawyers® selected five attorneys in our Asheville office for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch. The Ward and Smith…

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Congratulations Dale Curriden!

By David Boeke | August 30, 2023

Hail to the CHIEF!! Best Lawyers® has named our Firm President, Dale Curriden️, Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice (Defendants) in Asheville for 2024! Well deserved – congratulations, Dale!

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