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Esther E. Manheimer

Contact

Direct line: (828) 258-2991
Fax: (828) 257-2773 
Email: emanheimer@vwlawfirm.com

Education

University of North Carolina
J.D., 1998
M.P.A., 1997

University of Colorado
B.A., 1993

Meet Esther

Esther joined The Van Winkle Law Firm in 2002. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation specifically in the areas of land litigation and creditors' rights. She spent her first four years after law school as an attorney for the North Carolina General Assembly serving a number of committees as committee counsel. Among those were the Senate Commerce Committee and the House Judiciary and Utilities Committees. She also served on a number of special legislative committees including Utility Deregulation and Legislative Redistricting.

Esther currently serves as the Mayor of Asheville.

Practice Highlights

  • Represents creditors in lien priority disputes and other matters related to lending.
  • Represents land owners in legal disputes stemming from encroachments, easements, boundary lines, erosion and title matters.
  • Provides legal support for homeowners’ and property owners’ association boards with regard to enforcement of restrictions, collection of delinquent assessments, redrafting of covenants and by-laws.

Professional Affiliations

  • 28th Judicial District Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Harry C. Martin American Inns of Court

Recognitions

  • Tribute to Women of Influence (TWIN) Awards honoree presented by YWCA of Asheville, 2009
  • Nominee of the North Carolina Bar Association William Thorp Pro Bono Service Award, 2007
  • 2012 Most Valuable Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer Award by Pisgah Legal Services
  • North Carolina Bar Association 2013 William L. Thorp Pro Bono Service Award

Contact

Direct line: (828) 258-2991
Fax: (828) 257-2773 
Email: emanheimer@vwlawfirm.com

Education

University of North Carolina
J.D., 1998
M.P.A., 1997

University of Colorado
B.A., 1993

Work with Esther

Esther and her husband, Mark, have three children: Levi, Greyson, and Asa. In her spare time, Esther enjoys spending time with family and friends, and attending Tabata classes at the YMCA with her sister.

Favorite Food
Huevos Rancheros from Over Easy

Favorite Artists
Her mother, Caroline Manheimer, and sister, Kora Manheimer

Favorite Music
Bluegrass

Favorite Book
Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown

Last Place Visited
Union Pier, Michigan for her brother's wedding

Guilty Pleasure
Quiet time

Community Involvement

  • Mayor of Asheville, 2013 - Present
  • Asheville City Council
    • Vice-Mayor, 2011 - 2013
    • Council Member, 2009 - 2013
  • Pen & Plate Club
  • Asheville Regional Airport Authority Board Member, February - June 2012
  • Metropolitan Sewerage District Board Member, 2011 - Present
  • City of Asheville Board of Adjustment Member, 2008 - 2010
  • Jewish Community Center Board Member, 2004 - 2010
    • President, 2009 - 2010