Max is originally from Burlington, North Carolina, but moved to Asheville in 2016 when he accepted a position with the Haywood County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney. As an Assistant District Attorney, Max gained valuable courtroom experience that he plans on using to help his clients at The Van Winkle Law Firm.

Max practices in our litigation department where he assists clients in various matters. Max and his wife, Emmalyn, met in Asheville and were married in Asheville as well.

Practice Areas


  • Elon University School of Law – 2015
  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill – 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Buncombe County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Member of Biltmore Church

In his free time, Max enjoys spending time with his wife, Emmalyn, and their goldendoodle, Fletcher. Max also enjoys Hiking, playing soccer, volleyball, and tennis, watching anything sports related and supporting Liverpool Football Club!