The Van Winkle Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Matthew Kitchens

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that Matthew Kitchens has joined the firm as a senior attorney in its litigation practice group. Kitchens focuses his practice on general civil litigation, including significant personal injuries, eminent domain defense and land use litigation. He also has extensive experience in criminal defense cases and federal and state appeals.

Originally from Mississippi, Kitchens earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1995, and his Juris Doctor with distinction from the Mississippi College School of Law in 2002. He served as a law clerk at the Mississippi Supreme Court, then practiced in his family firm until relocating to Asheville in 2019. He is licensed to practice law in all courts in Mississippi and North Carolina, and has tried cases and handled appeals throughout both states.

Kitchens is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, Buncombe County Bar, Mississippi State Bar, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Mississippi Association for Justice and American Association for Justice.

The Van Winkle Law Firm’s civil litigators provide clients with attentive guidance through a broad range of business and personal disputes, including pre-trial settlements or vigorous representation in state and federal trial and appellate courts; U.S. Bankruptcy Courts; U.S. Tax Court; and local, state and federal regulatory boards, agencies and commissions. Several litigators have specialized national practices that take them to courts all over the United States.

For more than 100 years, the attorneys at The Van Winkle Law Firm have provided strategic legal counsel and services in estate planning, business, and litigation. Van Winkle is the largest law firm headquartered in Asheville. With attorneys licensed and serving clients in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, the firm is one of the most respected in the region. For additional information, please visit