Weekly Bar Briefs, 2-12-2019

Dear Bar Members,

We are delighted to partner with the U.S. District Court to offer two hours of free CLE on Friday, February 27th, including an hour of ethics. For more information, click here. For more CLE options, see our events calendar.


Recent Bar News

Seeking Bench-Bar Liaison Committee members  

Posted on September 17th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

The Buncombe County Bar is seeking volunteers to serve on the Bench-Bar Liaison Committee. Please email the Bar Administrator here to submit your application for consideration by the Bar’s Executive Committee. Please note the following explanation in the Bar’s bylaws: Bench Bar Liaison Committee (1)  The Bench-Bar Liaison Committee was created to facilitate and maintain good Read more



Recent Member News

Derek Allen joins Kilbourne & Stahl  

Posted on September 17th, 2019 by James Kilbourne  

Jeff Stahl and James W. Kilbourne, Jr., partners of Dungan, Kilbourne & Stahl are excited to announce that Derek Allen is joining with them to form Allen Stahl + Kilbourne. Derek Allen recently left Ward and Smith after 10 years to fulfill a career long desire of being in his own law practice here in Read more


Scholarships Available for Lawyer Wellbeing Retreat: Restoring Your Resilience with Mindfulness, Oct. 18-20 in Asheville.  

Posted on September 13th, 2019 by Laura Mahr  

Would you like to learn cutting edge tools that boost your resilience while you reset and relax?  This first-of-its kind retreat blends restoration with mindfulness and neuroscience practices that wire your brain for maximum resilience. You will leave with a revitalized sense of your internal wellbeing, along with a personalized mindfulness toolkit, a recorded visualization Read more


Shannan Tuorto certified as Family Financial Mediator  

Posted on September 13th, 2019 by Shannan Tuorto  

Shannan Tuorto has been certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Committee as a Family Financial Mediator. With this certification, Shannan can serve as a mediator for all equitable distribution and family financial issues, including child support and alimony.  She is also a Board-Certified Specialist in Family Law and practices exclusively in the field of family Read more


Shannan Tuorto included in Best Lawyers in America 2020  

Posted on September 13th, 2019 by Shannan Tuorto  

Shannan Tuorto is pleased to announce that she has been included in the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in America in the field of Family Law.  This is her first appearance on the list. Shannan is a Board-Certified Specialist in Family Law and NCDRC Certified Family Financial Mediator.  She has been recognized by the National Read more


Allan Tarleton Certified By NC Dispute Resolution Commission  

Posted on September 10th, 2019 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Allan Tarleton recently received certification from the N. C. Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct mediated settlement conferences in Superior Court civil actions, and he is accepting party-selected assignments throughout WNC. Contact Allan at the Van Winkle Law Firm, P.O. Box 7376, Asheville, NC  28802. Phone (828) 258-2991, Direct: (828)-771-2518, Email:  atarleton@vwlawfirm.com


Save the Date for Ruth Bader Ginsburg Trivia Night  

Posted on September 5th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Join the Buncombe County Women Attorneys and Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity at the Casual Pint’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Supreme Court trivia night! This is our final fundraiser as we work to sponsor the 14th Women Build house. We’ve raised almost $6,000 of our $10,000 goal. Come out and help us close the gap! Besides testing your knowledge of Read more


Jay Kerr of Jay Kerr Law has been selected as a 2020 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers®  

Posted on September 5th, 2019 by jaykerr@jaykerrlaw.com  

Jay Kerr of Jay Kerr Law has been selected as 2020 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® for his work on behalf of Claimants in Workers’ Compensation, as recognized by the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Jay would like to thank those colleagues in the regional bar for their nominations, and Read more


Smith, Terry, Johnson & Windle  

Posted on September 3rd, 2019 by William Johnson  

James Johnson announces that construction attorneys Al Steele B. Windle and Steven Allen Bimbo have joined the firm as partners in the firm’s Charlotte office and that firm also opened an office in Greenville, South Carolina in 2018. The firm is now known as Smith Terry Johnson & Windle, and continues to focus on construction Read more


Campbell Shatley, PLLC Welcomes attorney Cynthia S. Lopez  

Posted on August 29th, 2019 by chris@csedlaw.com  

Campbell Shatley, PLLC is pleased to announce that Cynthia S. Lopez joined the firm as Of Counsel, effective August 1, 2019.  Cynthia comes to Campbell Shatley, PLLC from Buncombe County Schools, where she has served as the Human Resources Director for the past 19 years.  Prior to that Cynthia was a partner at Roberts & Read more


Van Winkle Law Firm Attorney Anderson Ellis Recognized as Biltmore Beacon’s “40 under Forty” Leadership Award Honoree  

Posted on August 29th, 2019 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Van Winkle would like to congratulate attorney Anderson Ellis, who has been named to Biltmore Beacon’s 40 Under Forty Leadership Award list for 2019. Ellis is a member of The Van Winkle Law Firm’s business practice, where he works with small and mid-size businesses on all phases of corporate life, including entity choice, formation, operations, Read more


18 Attorneys from The Van Winkle Law Firm recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 awards, with 6 earning Lawyer of the year distinction  

Posted on August 29th, 2019 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that 18 attorneys in 24 different areas of law have been named to The Best Lawyers in America®2020, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, which has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Attorneys within the firm have been recognized for Read more


John Sutton Certified as Mediator in Family Financial Settlements  

Posted on August 27th, 2019 by John Sutton  

John Sutton has been certified by the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission to serve as Mediator in Family Financial Cases.  As an advocate, John has had the privilege of representing families in Western North Carolina since 2000.  He is excited about using that experience to help families resolve their domestic cases as a mediator. You can Read more


Kip Marshall and Lyman “Greg” Gregory of Marshall, Roth & Gregory, PC Recognized and Included in Best Lawyers in America© 2020  

Posted on August 26th, 2019 by Clifford Marshall  

Marshall, Roth & Gregory, PC is pleased to announce that Clifford “Kip” Marshall and Lyman “Greg” Gregory have been selected by their peers, in their respective fields, for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America©. This is Kip Marshall’s ninth consecutive year of recognition and inclusion in Best Lawyers® in the field Read more


Lawyer Wellbeing Retreat: Restoring Your Resilience with Mindfulness  

Posted on August 26th, 2019 by Laura Mahr  

Oct. 18-20 in Asheville. Come as you are to this relaxing retreat. Leave feeling calm, clear, and energized.  The retreat provides time to connect with like-minded lawyers and blends relaxation and restoration with experiential education. You will leave with a revitalized sense of your internal wellbeing, along with a personalized mindfulness toolkit, a recorded visualization Read more


The Van Winkle Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Grace Puleo  

Posted on August 26th, 2019 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that Grace Puleo has joined the firm as an associate attorney in its litigation practice group, where she focuses on land use litigation. Prior to joining Van Winkle, Puleo worked in a small Asheville firm, specializing in statewide tax collection law. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Read more



Recent Classifieds

Upcoming CLE Video Replays in Asheville  

Posted on September 13th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

WCU at Biltmore Place, 28 Scheck Parkway, Room 105 Wednesday-Thursday, October 9-10, 2019  NCBA 40th Annual Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law CLE Credit: 10.75 hours including 1.0 Ethics/Professionalism Reg:  8:45-9:00am; Program Day 1:9:00am-4:15pm; Day 2:  9:00am-12:15pm   Thursday, October 10, 2019  Lawyers Mutual Insurance Presents  What’s Your Law Firm Continuity Plan? The Secrets of Buying, Read more


Seeking Workers Compensation Associate  

Posted on September 9th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

McAngus Goudelock and Courie LLC seeks a workers’ compensation associate for their Asheville office. Attorneys with an interest in workers’ compensation law and/or attorneys with established relationships in the insurance defense industry are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be licensed to practice in North Carolina. MGC is a growing, highly-respected regional insurance defense firm with Read more


Domestic Violence Attorney  

Posted on September 6th, 2019 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Domestic Violence Attorney – Hendersonville Pisgah Legal Services is a community-based non-profit corporation governed by a local Board of Directors. PLS has an annual budget of $5.4 million from a multitude of funding sources. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC), Pisgah Legal Services’ primary service area includes eight WNC counties, Read more


View from the Bench: What Every Lawyer Should Know - CLE  

Posted on August 29th, 2019 by proth@mrglawfirm.com  

CLE Date and Time Fri, October 18, 2019 1:30 PM – 4:45 PM EDT Location Holiday Inn Asheville Biltmore West 435 Smokey Park Highway Asheville, NC 28806 Description This CLE offers practical instruction and valuable insights directly from Superior Court judges who preside over criminal and civil cases in WNC. Learn what judges really think Read more


Highest Courts, Biggest Decisions: Update on Cases from the Supreme Courts - CLE  

Posted on August 29th, 2019 by proth@mrglawfirm.com  

CLE Date and Time Fri, October 11, 2019 1:30 PM – 4:45 PM EDT Location Western Carolina University – Biltmore Park/Asheville 28 Schenck Parkway, #100 Asheville, NC 28803 Description Every year the US Supreme Court and North Carolina Supreme Court decide important cases that practicing lawyers need to know. This seminar will provide an overview Read more



Upcoming Events

Executive Committee Meeting  2019-09-30

The Executive Committee of the Buncombe County Bar meets monthly to approve programs, spending and events for the entire Bar.  Meetings are open to the public, but seats are limited. Please contact Bar Administrator Lisa-Gaye Hall at admin@buncombebar.com if you wish to attend, or have an item for the agenda. Buncombe County Courthouse, room 810


Professionalism For New Admittees CLE 2019  2019-10-03

Professionalism For New Admittees in the Buncombe County Bar is a 12-hour, two-day continuing legal education course for attorneys who plan to practice in Buncombe County. It is free for new members of the Buncombe County Bar, and $25 per hour for others. Pre-registration is required. New admittees will be given preference for registration. The Read more


October Bar Luncheon  2019-10-09

Our October Bar Luncheon program features Clark Duncan, who serves as Executive Director of the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County. The Coalition is a 25-year partnership of Buncombe County, City of Asheville, the Asheville Chamber and investors in the AVL5x5 Strategic Plan.  Clark will share his perspective both on the mission of local and Read more


New Member Swearing-In 2019  2019-10-10

New Bar members are invited to sign up now for the annual Swearing-in Ceremony for the Buncombe County Bar. Members can be sworn in to state, federal and Cherokee courts at this ceremony. Family and friends may attend. Current Bar members are strongly urged to show their support for new members by attending this event, Read more


Executive Committee Meeting  2019-11-04

The Executive Committee of the Buncombe County Bar meets monthly to approve programs, spending and events for the entire Bar.  Meetings are open to the public, but seats are limited. Please contact Bar Administrator Lisa-Gaye Hall at admin@buncombebar.com if you wish to attend, or have an item for the agenda. Buncombe County Courthouse, room 810


November Bar Luncheon  2019-11-13

Judge Linda Stephens’s career spans nearly four decades, including eleven years as a NC Court of Appeals Judge, four years as a Deputy Commissioner at the NC Industrial Commission, and over 20 years of private practice. Now at Hedrick Gardner in Raleigh, she serves a client base ranging from small and medium size businesses to Read more


Memorial Ceremony 2019  2019-11-21

The Buncombe County Bar will honor and remember our members who have died in the past two years at this event. The Memorial Ceremony will take place in the 5th Floor Courtroom. All Bar members, and family members and colleagues of the deceased are invited to attend.