Weekly Bar Briefs, 2-5-2019

Dear Bar Members,

Our February 13th Bar Luncheon features Brandon Sheldon of Ogletree Deakins, with one hour of optional mental health/substance abuse CLE credit. For more information, click here. For more CLE options, see our events calendar.


Recent Bar News

Hon. Cheri Beasley named Chief Justice of NC Supreme Court  

Posted on February 12th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Today, Governor Roy Cooper named Associate Justice Cheri Beasley as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. “Chief Justice Mark Martin has admirably served our state for years, and I wish him well in his new role,” said Gov. Cooper. “Justice Beasley is a well-respected jurist, and I know her to be fair and Read more



Recent Member News

Heidi Stewart Law Office has moved to 168 S. Liberty Street, Asheville, NC 28801  

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Heidi Stewart  

Heidi Stewart announces that her office has moved to 168 S. Liberty Street. She will continue to offer representation in the areas of Estate Planning and Administration, Elder Law matters, Family Law, Mediation and Collaborative Law at her new location. Referrals are always welcomed!  


New Book from Bar Member Mike Wimer  

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Wimer Michael  

Attorney Mike Wimer of Asheville Legal, writing as Michael Winstead, recently released his second book in the Ultimate series. Following up on the success of Ultimate Verdict, the new book tracks Judge Raleigh Westlake and his cabal of vigilantes as they fight for justice outside the court system. Here is a quick overview of the book: A Judge holds Read more


The Van Winkle Law Firm Congratulates Newest Principal BJ Kilgore  

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that attorney BJ Kilgore has advanced to principal with the firm. Kilgore joined the firm 2016 and focuses his practice on probate law, trust & estate planning, trust and estate administration and trust reformations and terminations. His experience ranges from creating Powers of Attorneys and working with clients Read more


Call 4 All Volunteers!  

Posted on February 12th, 2019 by John Noor  

Calling all lawyers! The NC Bar Association is looking for volunteers to help with their annual Call 4 All pro bono service day in Asheville on March 1st.  Volunteers will share their expertise by taking calls from neighbors across WNC who are in need of legal advice. Participants identities are confidential and Legal Aid and Read more


WNC Chapter - NCAWA Luncheon Honoring Jacqueline Grant  

Posted on February 12th, 2019 by Senta Rhodes  

Please join us as we celebrate one of our very own Western North Carolina women attorneys, Jacqueline Grant, for her accomplishment in serving as the President of the North Carolina Bar Association. Luncheon to be held at Pack’s Tavern, 20 S. Spruce St., Asheville, NC 28801, on February 20th, at 12:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Read more


Attorney Susan Russo Klein Joins Roberts & Stevens Law Firm  

Posted on February 8th, 2019 by Roberts & Stevens  

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to announce that attorney Susan Russo Klein has joined the firm. Russo Klein will work with the firm’s labor and employment law and business law teams, advising and representing employers and businesses of all sizes. Russo Klein brings to her practice more than 14 years of experience as in-house counsel Read more


MCGuire Wood & Bissette Attorney Doris Phillips Loomis Featured in The Journal of the Asheville Symphony.  

Posted on February 8th, 2019 by McGuire, Wood & Bissette P.A.  

Music has always been important to Doris Phillips Loomis — and that makes perfect sense for the president of the Asheville Symphony board. “My homes have always had music and a connection to music in them,” Loomis said. Her great aunt was a piano teacher. Her father regularly reminisced about his small-town high school band. Read more


The Van Winkle Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Martin Moore  

Posted on February 8th, 2019 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that attorney Martin Moore has joined the firm as an associate in its litigation practice group. Moore will work with the firm’s litigation team representing clients in both personal and business disputes. Before joining the firm, Moore worked in Asheville in criminal defense and juvenile advocacy where he Read more


Ed Bleynat Included in 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers  

Posted on February 5th, 2019 by Bleynat Edward  

The Asheville litigation firm of Ferikes & Bleynat, PLLC, is pleased to share that Edward Bleynat has been included in North Carolina Super Lawyers 2019 in the area of business litigation.  Only 4 lawyers in Asheville are included in this practice area. 2019 is Ed’s first appearance on the North Carolina Super Lawyers list. Ed Read more


Thomas Amburgey Included in 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Stars  

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by J. Thomas Amburgey  

Thomas Amburgey and the Amburgey Law Firm are pleased to announce that Thomas has been included in North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for 2019, for the second year in a row. Thomas is a Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Defense and is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer at Martindale Hubbell.  Thomas Read more


Four Grimes Teich Anderson Attorneys Selected to 2019 Super Lawyers®  

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Henry Teich  

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is proud to announce that attorneys Henry E. Teich, Anna Hamrick, and Jessica E. Leaven have been selected to the 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers list and attorney Tod Leaven has been selected to the 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. No more than 5 percent of attorneys in Read more


Roberts & Stevens Law Firm Welcomes Attorney Elizabeth Tramm Dechant  

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Roberts & Stevens  

Roberts & Stevens is pleased to welcome attorney Elizabeth Tramm Dechant to the firm’s bankruptcy, collections and creditors’ rights team. Dechant will focus her practice on creditor representation and bankruptcy matters. She has experience advising clients on various aspects of restructurings, including asset sales, mergers, refinances, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings. Before joining Roberts & Read more



Recent Classifieds

Office space for lease  

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by mike@attymacht.com  

Approximately 1450 square foot office space for lease in Doctor’s Park. Unit is at the opposite end of the building in which Biscuit Head is located. Unit is currently undergoing renovation so the space will be new upon lease. In the unit is a waiting/reception area, conference room, break room, and 3 offices. Walls have Read more


Seeking Associate for Products, Environmental & Mass Tort Litigation Department.  

Posted on February 12th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

The Raleigh office of McGuireWoods seeks an Associate for the Products, Environmental & Mass Tort Litigation Department. For more than 35 years, McGuireWoods has been a national leader in the defense of environmental, products and mass tort litigation. With 62 attorneys devoted to these practice areas, we offer exceptional depth and experience to handle the Read more


Upcoming CLE Video Replays in Asheville  

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Comfort Suites Outlet Center, 890 Brevard Rd. February 22 – MCB Family Law Potpourri – What Judges Want Family Lawyers to Know about Drafting Orders; NC Uniform Power of Attorney Act; Ethics; & Substance Abuse 6.Hrs incl 1.0 Ethics/Professional Responsibility and 1.0 Substance Abuse/Mental Health Tuition: $295 February 25-26 — MCB 2018 Annual Review CLE: Read more


Office For Lease  

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Ms. Ruth Smith  

Office share for rent at 79 Woodfin Place.  1st floor suite. Modern and very professional setting.  Office is single office in suite with break room, use of 2 conference rooms. Free parking for you and your clients. All utilities included, including copier/ scanner/ phone and internet. Walking distance to the courthouse. $900 per month. Available 3/1/19. Read more


Office Space For Rent  

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Stephen Lindsay  

Prime Downtown Office Space Available, Haywood Park Hotel Atrium, room for support staff, second conference room, parking available, overlooking Malaprops, contact Steve Lindsay, Lindsay Law, 46 Haywood St. Ste 200, Haywood Park Hotel Atrium, Asheville NC 28801, (828) 551-6446,  spl@suttonlindsay.com



Upcoming Events

Western Chapter of NCAWA luncheon in Honor of Jacqueline Grant  2019-02-20

Please join us as we celebrate one of our very own Western North Carolina women attorneys,  Jacqueline Grant’s amazing accomplishment of serving as the NC Bar Association President!


Topics in Landlord-Tenant & Consumer Law CLE  2019-02-22

This seminar will cover key areas of Landlord/Tenant Law, including habitability issues in residential rental housing and termination of tenancy, and of Consumer Protection Law, including debtors’ rights and common credit issues faced by low-income members of our community. These sessions will be presented by Pisgah Legal Services’ staff attorneys who specialize in these areas Read more


NC State Bar - A Lawyer's Guide CLE  2019-02-22

How is the North Carolina State Bar self-governing? Why does it exist, and do I have to be a member? What are the different types of discipline for lawyer misconduct? Learn all about the workings of the NC State Bar, and the rules of professional conduct, while earning an hour of ethics CLE credit.


Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes: WDNC Local Rules Update and Modifications Under the Revised Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure.  2019-02-27

In the first hour of this CLE, the 2018 revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure will be discussed, along with the impact those revisions have had on the Local Rules and practices of the Western District of North Carolina. In addition, Judge Keesler will lead an Read more


Executive Committee meeting  2019-03-04

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@28thJDB.com if you wish to attend, or have an item for the agenda.