Van Winkle Attorneys Named to Business North Carolina’s 2015 Legal Elite

ASHEVILLE, NC. – The Van Winkle Law Firm announced two attorneys have been named among Business North Carolina magazine’s 2015 Legal Elite. They include: Mark A. Pinkston, Creditors’ Rights Group and W. James Johnson, Construction Group.

Additionally, Van Winkle attorney Robert H. Haggard, Trusts and Estates, has been named to the Legal Elite Hall of Fame. Making this list means that a lawyer has been recognized by his or her peers year after year.

Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers by publishing Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories. Winners are chosen not by Business North Carolina editors but by the state’s lawyers.

Of the thousands practicing in the states, less than 3% were selected as a Legal Elite this year. “We are proud to have such talented and skilled attorneys with our firm” says President Phil Smith.

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About The Van Winkle Law Firm

For more than 100 years the attorneys at The Van Winkle Law Firm have provided a premier level of legal representation to commercial businesses and personal matters. One of the leading firms in Asheville, the firm is comprised of talented and resourceful professionals who provide legal services with dedicated personal approach. Specialty areas include, health care law, real estate and construction, and trusts and estates. For additional information, please visit