The Van Winkle Law Firm announced 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.
The Van Winkle Law Firm Public Policy Lectures begins October 12 at UNC
Asheville’s Kimmel Arena in the Wilma M. Sherrill Center. The Van
Winkle Law Firm partnered with The David and Lin Brown Visionary Lecture
Series and UNC Asheville to bring The New York Times columnist and social
and political commentator David Brooks to Asheville.
While the October 12 event with David Brooks is free for the public, all
seats were quickly reserved and a waiting list now exists for any last
minute cancellations. In addition to his contributions to The New York
Times, Mr. Brooks regularly appears on NBC’s Meet the Press, PBS
Newshour and NPR’s All Things Considered. In his writing and public
speaking, Brooks examines and analyzes American society’s impact
on current politics.
“We are honored to partner with UNCA and Chancellor and Ms. Brown
in sponsoring Mr. Brooks,” said Caroline Knox, president of The
Van Winkle Law Firm. “The interest in this first lecture in our
new Public Policy Lecture series has been overwhelming.”
The Van Winkle Law Firm Public Policy Lectures was developed out of a desire
within the firm to encourage and promote constructive and thoughtful analysis
of and conversation about public policy issues.
“Having provided legal services to western North Carolinians over
multiple generations, we knew that the timing was right for informed discussions
around policy issues,” said Knox. “The Van Winkle Law Firm
Public Policy Lectures is one way that we can respond to that need.”
Knox notes that future lecture topics and speakers are currently being
identified, with input from their community partners. “Our shared
vision is to bring speakers to our community who will focus on a variety
of public policy issues in America today and to encourage dialogue about
Our attorneys at The Van Winkle Law Firm have worked with our clients to
provide them with the premier level of strategic legal counsel they need
to secure the legal outcome they need for more than 100 years. As the
largest law firm based in Asheville, out team has the experience you need
to handle any commercial, estate planning, personal, litigation, and business
needs. Our attorneys are licensed to work in Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia,
South Carolina, and North Carolina, and are among the most respected in the area.