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Craig D. Justus

Contact

Phone: (828) 258-2991
Fax: (828) 257-2773 
Email: cjustus@vwlawfirm.com

Education

University of North Carolina
J.D., 1991
M.A. in City and Regional Planning, 1991
B.A. in History, 1987

Meet Craig

Craig practices in the areas of land-use litigation and planning, environmental law and real estate litigation. He actively represents clients in zoning and annexation matters throughout Western North Carolina and across the state. Craig also assists clients in homeowner association matters, including drafting, reviewing and enforcing restrictive covenant documents.

Practice Highlights

  • Successfully challenged through N.C. Supreme Court against NCDOT for wrongfully denying a driveway permit to a developer and obtained $2.1 million settlement.
  • Successfully defended timeshare associations in million-dollar claim regarding unpaid disputed assessments.
  • Obtained $100,000 settlement for client property owner in homeowner association abuse case.
  • Successfully prosecuted claim through N.C. Supreme Court against City of Brevard for wrongfully denying development approval for elderly housing project.
  • Successfully challenged through the N.C. Supreme Court annexation of large industrial property by City of Asheville
     

Professional Affiliations

  • 28th Judicial District Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association, 1991 - Present
    • Environmental Section, 1991 - Present
    • Land Use Section, 2005 - Present
    • Real Property Section, 1991 - Present
      • Real Property Section Council, 2006 - 2009
  • North Carolina Outdoor Advertising Association

Presentations

  • Speaker – N.C. General Assembly, Legislative Research Commission Meeting. “Exactions Under NC Law,” April 7, 2014.

  • Speaker -  N.C. Bar Association, Real Property Section Annual Meeting. "HOA/Condo Associations and Their Effect on Closings and Troubled and Non-troubled Development," May 12, 2012

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010 - Present


 

Contact

Phone: (828) 258-2991
Fax: (828) 257-2773 
Email: cjustus@vwlawfirm.com

Education

University of North Carolina
J.D., 1991
M.A. in City and Regional Planning, 1991
B.A. in History, 1987

Work with Craig

Craig is a native of Hendersonville, North Carolina and has lived in Asheville since 1991. His passions in life include reading, golf and spending time with his wife, Suzannah, daughter, Aidan and son, James. He’s also a Civil War and movie buff…and he sings a mean Elvis.

Favorite Food
Fillet Gorgonzola from Black Forest Restaurant

Favorite Artist
Bruce Springsteen

Favorite Music
80s rock

Favorite Book
Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

Favorite Movie
It’s a Wonderful Life

Last Place Visited
Amelia Island, Florida

Guilty Pleasures
Eating good food