Nine Attorneys from The Van Winkle Law Firm Recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that nine of the firm’s attorneys have been named 2018 Super Lawyers®. Those recognized in their areas of law are:

  • Dale Curriden (Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice: Defense)
  • Stephen J. Grabenstein (Estate and Trust Litigation)
  • Robert H. Haggard (Estate Planning and Probate; Top 100)
  • William G. Heedy (Intellectual Property, Rising Stars 2018)
  • Craig D. Justus (Land Use/Zoning)
  • John G. Kelso (Estate Planning and Probate)
  • Larry S. McDevitt (Antitrust Litigation)
  • Carleton Metcalf (Business Litigation)
  • Mark A. Pinkston (Creditor Debtor Rights)

Each year Super Lawyers® selects attorneys through a patented selection process involving peer nominations and evaluations along with independent research. Once nominated, lawyers are evaluated based on 12 indicators that include, among others, verdicts and settlements, experience, special licenses and certifications, honors and awards, their position within a firm, and professional activity. Selections are made annually on a state by state basis with only 5 percent of attorneys being selected from each state. To learn more, visit

“The Van Winkle Law Firm is proud of our colleagues for earning this distinguished recognition from our peers for the 12th consecutive year,” said Steve Grabenstein, president of The Van Winkle Law Firm.

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, Florida, Tennessee and Virginia, the firm is one of the most respected in the region. For additional information, please visit