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

Honoring Judge J.O. Israel  

Posted on March 29th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

The Buncombe County Bar has framed a photographic portrait of the late District Court Judge J.O. Israel, and the portrait will be hung in the hallway of the new section of the courthouse. Judge Israel was the first District Court Judge in Buncombe County, and served on the bench from 1970 – 1982. Per the Read more



Recent Member News

The Van Winkle Law Firm Brings Activist Bryan Stevenson To Asheville For Public Policy Lecture Series  

Posted on April 15th, 2019 by The Van Winkle Law Firm  

Event Co-Sponsored By The David And Lin Brown Visionary Lecture Series & Hosted By UNC Asheville The Van Winkle Law Firm is proud to continue its commitment to offer an ongoing public policy lecture series geared toward the thoughtful consideration of and discussion around important policy issues that face Buncombe County, the state and the nation. This Read more


Community Foundation of WNC's Annual Seminar  

Posted on April 15th, 2019 by Carter Webb  

You are invited to join Western North Carolina’s professional advisors for The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s 28th Annual Professional Seminar. Three continuing education hours are available. Michele A. W. McKinnon of McGuireWoods LLP will present: Charitable Giving After Tax Reform: The Rules and Opportunities in the Current Tax and Economic Environment. Thursday, May 2, Read more


Rob Mays Appointed Bankruptcy Trustee, Forms New Firm  

Posted on April 9th, 2019 by Robert Mays  

Rob Mays announces the formation of the Mays Law Firm, PLLC.   Mr. Mays will serve as a Chapter 7 trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and will continue to represent creditors and fraud victims in select matters.   He will focus on judgement enforcement, contested bankruptcy matters, fraud recovery, commercial collections, and litigation involving concealed and Read more


Buncombe Women Attorneys for Habitat Women Build Event  

Posted on April 8th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Asheville Habitat for Humanity provides safe, affordable housing to low-income community members.  Please join Buncombe County women attorneys in a fundraising kickoff at Rustic Grape on May 1 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm to support Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build project.  The Women Build house is an affordable, safe, and energy efficient home that a Read more


Chad Ray Donnahoo And Reed Williams Join Brian Elston Law  

Posted on April 2nd, 2019 by Brian Elston  

Brian Elston Law is pleased to announce local attorneys and friends Chad Ray Donnahoo and Reed G. Williams have joined the firm.  Chad’s focus will be representing individuals in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters. Reed will be continuing his mediation practice of personal injury and workers’ compensation disputes. Chad and Reed together bring over 45 Read more


Jeff M. Martin Made Partner at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP  

Posted on April 1st, 2019 by Henry Teich  

Grimes Teich Anderson is pleased to announce that Jeff M. Martin is being made a partner with the firm.  Jeff joined the firm as an associate in 2013.  He will continue to handle South Carolina workers’ compensation and personal injury cases in the firm’s Greenville office.  Jeff also handles long term and short term disability Read more


Susan Ramos Joins Womble Bond Dickinson's Immigration Solutions Team  

Posted on April 1st, 2019 by Ramos Susan  

Experienced immigration attorney Susan Ramos has joined Womble Bond Dickinson and the firm’s Womble Immigration Solutions team. Ramos brings more than 15 years of experience in immigration law and is fluent in Spanish. She currently serves as a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Liaison Committee. Womble Immigration Solutions Read more


Innovations In Criminal Justice CLE  

Posted on March 28th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Buncombe County is at the forefront among North Carolina jurisdictions in implementing major criminal justice reforms.  These reforms led to the selection of Buncombe to be a recipient of the prestigious $1.75 million Safety and Justice Challenge grant through the McArthur foundation.  Join us for a one-hour CLE at the April 10th Bar Luncheon to Read more


Robert Allen Opens South Asheville Practice  

Posted on March 27th, 2019 by Robert Allen  

Asheville attorney Robert E. Allen, formerly associated with the Roberts & Stevens and the Northup law firms of Asheville, announces the opening of his new solo practice in Biltmore Park, Asheville, after nearly a two-year sabbatical.  Robert’s new practice will consist of his old practice areas of construction litigation and construction law, and general civil Read more


Legal Love Story  

Posted on March 22nd, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Attorney Jason Miller completed two milestones in just ten minutes on an early Friday morning in March, with a bit of help from Chief District Court Judge J. Calvin Hill and Magistrate Joseph Knight. Here’s Jason’s version of the story: “Eloping to Asheville in the middle of the night, Michele and Jason arrived on a Read more


Walk for Mental Wellness  

Posted on March 21st, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

The Wellness Committee encourages all members to consider forming a team for the upcoming Walk for Wellness. The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and All Souls Counseling are hosting the 3rd Annual Mental Wellness 5k walk at Carrier Park on June 15 at 10:00 AM. The walk is $10/person, or Read more


Buncombe County women attorneys support Asheville Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build  

Posted on March 21st, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Please join Buncombe County women attorneys in a fundraising kickoff at Rustic Grape on May 1 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm to support Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build project.  The Women Build house is an affordable, safe, and energy efficient home that a local member of our community will purchase. Affordable housing helps Read more



Recent Classifieds

Seeking Residential Real Estate Closer  

Posted on April 22nd, 2019 by Roberts & Stevens  

Asheville law firm with a thriving real estate practice, seeks a full-time, experienced residential real estate closing paralegal to join its team. Primary responsibilities include, but not limited to, accurate and timely preparation of documents, management of closing schedules, professional communication with clients, real estate agents, lenders, attorneys and paralegals. Electronic organization of documents, financial Read more


Luxurious Quiet 120 sq ft Office on N Market St  

Posted on February 25th, 2019 by Kathy LaMotte  

Luxurious Quiet 120 sq ft Office in Downtown Asheville 60 N Market St Private 120 square foot office space nestled within a gorgeous class-A 3500 square foot office suite. A very quiet setting with a maximum of only 5 other people sharing the entire space. Lease includes: Use of bright spacious conference room. (Seats up Read more


Seeking Pro Se Law Clerk for US District Court  

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT Western District of North Carolina Job Announcement Number: 19-04 Position Title: Pro Se Law Clerk Type of Appointment: Temporary (One Year and One Day) Position Location: Asheville, NC Open Date: February 20, 2019 Closing Date: February 27, 2019 The United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina is Read more


Desk for Sale - $100  

Posted on February 18th, 2019 by Tiffany Tyler  

L-shaped desk for sale. Has three drawers on left and additional storage (with sliding pull-down door) on right. Pick up only (as we have no way of delivering it). It is located in our home, so early mornings, evenings, or weekends preferable. Contact: tstyler98@gmail.com


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



Upcoming Events

Public Lecture by Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative  2019-04-25

Bryan Stevenson, the attorney, activist and best-selling author who led the team that created the first national memorial to victims of lynching, will speak at UNC Asheville’s Kimmel Arena at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The talk is free and open to everyone, with support from The David Read more


Honoring Judge J.O. Israel  2019-04-26

The Buncombe County Bar has framed a photographic portrait of the late District Court Judge J.O. Israel, and the portrait will be hung in the hallway of the new section of the courthouse. Judge Israel was the first District Court Judge in Buncombe County, and served on the bench from 1970 – 1982. Per the Read more


Drilling Down: Mediators' Dilemmas - Live CLE  2019-04-26

Hosted by The Mediation Center, this seminar offers an in-depth examination of dilemmas that DRC-certified mediators face in their mediation practices and provides guidance for how to successfully meet these challenges. Presenters include former district court judge and DRC Chair, Gary Cash, Frank Goldsmith and the Honorable Sharon Tracey Barrett. The event will conclude with Read more


Brewing for the Greater Good  2019-05-01

Brewing for the Greater Good events bring together local YLD and NCBA members, along with their family and friends, for fun, fellowship and philanthropy at local craft breweries across the state to raise awareness of the many ways the North Carolina Bar Foundation impacts the lives of lawyers and citizens across the state. Please register Read more


Executive Committee meeting  2019-05-06

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.