Strong leadership is vital to achieving our goals and fulfilling our mission to provide clients with the most responsive legal services available.


We are proud of our reputation for attracting and developing some of the brightest leaders in legal management. The shareholders at The Van Winkle Law Firm elect a seven-member Board of Directors that meets monthly to oversee firm policy. The firm’s day-to-day management and operations are handled by Managing Partner Philip J. Smith and Chief Operating Officer Lauren Bradley.

Phil Smith | Attorney | Asheville Van Winkle Law Firm

Philip J. Smith
Managing Partner
psmith@vwlawfirm.com
(828) 258-2991

Lauren Bradley | Asheville Law Firm | Van Winkle

Lauren Bradley
Chief Operating Officer
lbradley@vwlawfirm.com
(828) 258-2991

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Walter Diehl
Human Resources and Benefits  
wdiehl@vwlawfirm.com
(828) 258-2991

Amy Madill | Law Firm Marketing | Van Winkle Law Firm

Amy Madill
Marketing Coordinator
amadill@vwlawfirm.com
(828) 258-2991