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

Annual Meeting and Awards Photos  

Posted on June 18th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Members attending the Buncombe Bar’s Annual Meeting elected a new slate of officers, and watched as four outstanding attorneys were honored with awards.



Recent Member News

Dungan Kilbourne & Stahl is Moving  

Posted on August 13th, 2019 by James Kilbourne  

After years on Rankin Avenue in Downtown Asheville, Dungan, Kilbourne & Stahl is moving to 20 Town Mountain Road near the Tunnel.  The new location will feature ample free parking, three conference rooms, and room to expand. At the end of business on Wednesday, August 14th, the firm will close the Rankin Avenue office. Dungan, Read more


Grimes Teich Anderson Attorneys Henry Teich and Anna Hamrick On 2020 U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers® list  

Posted on August 13th, 2019 by Anderson Scott  

U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers® have announced that Grimes Teich Anderson LLP attorneys Henry Teich and Anna Hamrick are listed in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America® for Workers Compensation Law-Claimants. The Best Lawyers® designation recognizes the top 4 percent of lawyers in the U.S. and is based entirely on Read more


Grimes Teich Anderson Attorney Jeff Martin Selected to Greenville Legal Elite  

Posted on August 13th, 2019 by Anderson Scott  

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Jeff Martin has been selected to the 2019 Greenville Business Magazine Legal Elite for Workers’ Compensation Law. Only attorneys may vote on the nominations of their peers and those receiving the top votes are highlighted by the magazine. Jeff, a partner at Grimes Teich Anderson Read more


McGuire Wood & Bissette Attorney Thomas C. Grella Elected as N.C. Delegate to ABA House of Delegates  

Posted on August 1st, 2019 by McGuire, Wood & Bissette P.A.  

McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A. of Asheville, NC is pleased to announce that Thomas C. Grella, a shareholder in the firm, and former Chair of its Management Committee, was recently elected to the position of North Carolina State Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates for a three year term commencing immediately after the close Read more


Notice of Firm Name Change  

Posted on June 25th, 2019 by George Hyler  

As of June 30, 2019, Attorney Robert J. Lopez will be entering semi-retirement. As some of you may know, his wife Cyndi will be leaving her job of many years with Buncombe County Schools and will be joining the Campbell Shatley  PLLC Law Firm. Bob will be continuing to practice law on his own on Read more


Stone and Christy Law Firm Awarded Statewide Pro Bono Service Award  

Posted on June 24th, 2019 by Pisgah Legal Services  

Americans believe equal justice under the law is a right, not a privilege. In fact, the last four words of our Pledge of Allegiance are “justice for all.” But justice is not always accessible to many in our community. It is well-known that if you commit a crime in U.S., then the court will appoint Read more


Roberts & Stevens Attorney F. Lachicotte Zemp, Jr. Named President of North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys  

Posted on June 19th, 2019 by Roberts & Stevens  

Roberts & Stevens, P.A. is pleased to announce that firm partner F. Lachicotte “Lach” Zemp, Jr. has been confirmed as president of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. Established in 1977, the NCADA is a professional organization of nearly 900 attorneys and paralegals across the state who devote a majority of their time to Read more


Attorney Michael Braxton Marcella Promoted to Captain  

Posted on June 11th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

On Monday, June 10th, 2019, Michael Braxton Marcella, staff attorney at Pisgah Legal Services, was promoted to Captain in the US Army Reserve JAG Corps by Major General Gill Beck (retired), former Commanding General of the US Army Reserve Legal Command, and current Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of NC.


Judge Gary Cash Retiring  

Posted on June 10th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Former Chief District Court Judge Gary Cash wishes to announce that is retiring from his mediation and arbitration practice effective June 30, 2019, and that he will be closing his office at 79 Woodfin Place in Asheville on that date. He will complete those cases in which he has already been selected to serve.  Judge Read more


NCAWA Supports Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s 2019 Women Build  

Posted on June 5th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Buncombe County women attorneys Rebecca Darchuk, Elizabeth Dechant, Julia Horrocks, Jennifer Jackson, and Susan Russo Klein participated in Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s 2019 Women Build house on June 1.  To support affordable housing for a local family, please click here.


Kristopher Caudle Joins Campbell Shatley, PLLC  

Posted on June 3rd, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Campbell Shatley is thrilled to announce a new addition to our firm. Kristopher L. Caudle has joined the firm as an associate attorney, effective May 13, 2019.  He comes to Campbell Shatley, PLLC from UNC-Charlotte, where he served as a Higher Education Legal Fellow in the General Counsel’s office for the past two years.  Prior Read more


Adam Vorhis Certified as Mediator for Family Financial Settlement  

Posted on June 3rd, 2019 by Adam Vorhis  

Attorney Adam Vorhis has recently been certified as a Mediator for Family Financial Settlement by the Dispute Resolution Commission. Originally licensed in Florida in 2004 (Board Certified in Martial & Family Law, 2015) and licensed in North Carolina since 2017, Adam has practiced exclusively in family law for over ten years.  As an advocate, Adam Read more



Recent Classifieds

Practice Available for Acquisition  

Posted on August 1st, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Sole practitioner retiring after 50 years from established and prosperous residential real estate practice in Burnsville, NC. Practice was established 1981 and is located in the TD Bank building in Burnsville. Office has 3 conference rooms and 4 paralegal/employees. Ideal for semiretired attorney or expanding existing practice. Direct inquiries to: Robert@raplawnc.com


Office Space Available  

Posted on August 1st, 2019 by Tom Roberts  

Office spaces available in Suite 209 of One Oak Plaza. Window view of courthouse (I minute walk). Shared reception area and conference room. Free parking. Call 252-0602 for more information or to visit. Contact: 8282520602 tom@tomrobertslaw.com


Office Furniture for Sale  

Posted on July 30th, 2019 by Bar Administrator  

Available for sale: 1. Oval black 4 person conference table 2. Natural wood 4 person dining/break room table 3. 5 filling cabinets 4. Office supplies storage closet 5. Various electronic supplies. Brittany J. Moore, Esq. Associate Attorney Ron L. Moore, P.A. PO Box 8696 Asheville NC 28814 P: 828-285-8877 F: 828-285-0215


Worley & Peltz Seeks Real Property Attorney  

Posted on July 29th, 2019 by Jason Peltz  

Worley & Peltz, PLLC seeks a full time commercial and residential real property attorney. Candidates should have at least three (3) years of commercial and residential real estate transaction experience including but not limited to closings, commercial lease drafting and review, as well as drafting of standard real property documents. Please include cover letter and Read more


Seeking Paralegal and Legal Assistant for Estate Planning  

Posted on July 29th, 2019 by Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A.  

Paralegal and Legal Assistant for Estate Planning and Administration law practice needed at Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A. Paralegal certificate and experience with estate planning and administration (preferred); support estate planning and administration attorney with: preparation (including proofing and editing) of estate planning documents; preparation (including proofing and editing) and filing of estate administration court Read more



Upcoming Events

Executive Committee Retreat 2019  2019-09-04

The Executive Committee of the Buncombe County Bar will meet to discuss the upcoming year’s budget and programming. All Executive Committee meetings are open to the public, per state law. Please contact the Bar Administrator at admin@BuncombeBar.com if you plan to attend.


Bar Luncheon 9/11/19  2019-09-11

Join us for a great buffet lunch! The luncheon is moving to a new locations: Celine’s on Broadway. Lunch is $15 for members and $25 for guests, and an RSVP is required. Seating is limited; sign up below. Members of the Buncombe Bar are always welcome to attend the business meeting, free of charge.  


Drilling Down: Mediators' Dilemmas CLE/CME  2019-09-13

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  the honorable Gary Cash, Frank Goldsmith, and the honorable Sharon Tracey Barrett. 3 hours Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit, approved by the NC State Bar / 2 Read more


Executive Committee Meeting 9/30/19  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