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PRESS RELEASE: February 5th, 2019

Asheville, N.C. –  The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that attorney BJ Kilgore has advanced to principal with the firm.

Kilgore joined the firm 2016 and focuses his practice on probate law, trust & estate planning, trust and estate administration and trust reformations and terminations. His experience ranges from creating Powers of Attorneys and working with clients on Health Care documents to significant experience in wealth management where he guides clients in maintaining, preserving, protecting and transferring wealth from one generation to another. He strategically handles each client’s unique circumstances in a manner consistent with their goals. Kilgore is active in the local community and serves on Pisgah Legal Services Young Professionals Board, the Professional Advisory Committee to the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, and the Executive Committee of Highland’s Circle (United Way). He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Appalachian State University in 2007 and his law degree from Campbell University in 2012.

“Congratulations to BJ on his advancement to principal with the firm” said Steve Grabenstein, president of The Van Winkle Law Firm. “BJ exhibits dedication and excellent service to his clients and has been a tremendous asset to the firm.”

For more than 100 years, the attorneys at The Van Winkle Law Firm have provided a premier level of strategic legal counsel and services to meet clients’ personal, estate planning, commercial, business, and litigation needs. Van Winkle is the largest law firm headquartered in Asheville. With licensed attorneys serving clients in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, the firm is one of the most respected in the region. For additional information, please visit



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