The Van Winkle Law Firm is pleased to announce that seven of our attorneys have been named 2017 Super Lawyers®. Steve Grabenstein (Estate Trust & Litigation), Robert Haggard (Top 100, Estate Planning & Probate), Craig Justus (Land Use & Zoning), John Kelso (Estate Planning & Probate), Larry McDevitt (Antitrust Litigation), Carleton Metcalf (Business Litigation), and Mark Pinkston (Creditor Debtor Rights) were each recognized for their professional achievements as lawyers in their respective practice areas.
Super Lawyers®selects attorneys through the use of a patented selections process, relying on peer nominations and evaluations that are combined with independent research. Lawyers may not nominate themselves and cannot campaign for their nominations. Once in the candidate pool, lawyers are evaluated based on 12 indicators, including verdicts and settlements, experience, special licenses and certifications, honors and awards, position within a law firm, and professional activity. Candidates who receive the highest scores serve on the Blue Ribbon Panel and evaluate other candidates within their primary practice area.
Selections are made annually and on a state-by-state basis. Only 5% of attorneys are selected from each state, making this distinction a rare and great honor.
The Van Winkle Law Firm is the largest firm west of Charlotte, North Carolina, and has provided exceptional service since its founding in 1907. We represent individuals, families, and businesses nationally and throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia and have cultivated a reputation as a distinguished and respected law firm. We maintain three offices and have more than 35 attorneys from varying legal backgrounds, which allows us to handle any situation, whether it involves business law, creditors rights, trusts, estate planning, elder law, real estate or is an issue that calls for litigation- especially in the areas of business, lending, medical malpractice, patent infringement, antitrust and land use.
To speak with a member of our legal team, call us today at (828) 475-8855.