20 Van Winkle Law Firm attorneys recognized as 2018 Best Lawyers with 3 named Schedule A Consultation

Asheville, N.C.The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that 20 attorneys in 29 different areas of law have been named to the 24th edition ofThe Best Lawyers in America®, which has been called “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice” by Corporate Counsel magazine. In addition, three Van Winkle attorneys received the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and have been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year.”

“Lawyer of the Year” honorees include:

The full list includes the following honorees:

  • Adam L. Shealy – Trusts & Estates
  • Albert L. Sneed Jr. - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
  • Allan R. Tarleton - Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Carleton C. Metcalf – Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Caroline T. Knox – Elder Law
  • Carolyn L. Coward - Corporate Compliance Law; Health Care Law
  • Craig D. Justus – Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Dale A. Curriden – Commercial Litigation; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • David M. Wilkerson – Litigation - Patent
  • Esther E. Manheimer - Appellate Practice; Litigation – Land Use & Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate
  • Larry C. Harris - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Larry M. McDevitt - Commercial Litigation; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants & Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Litigation - Patent
  • Lindsay P. Thompson – Real Estate Law
  • John G. Kelso – Trusts & Estates
  • Jones P. Byrd – Construction Law; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation – Real Estate; Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Mark A. Pinkston - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Robert H. Haggard – Trusts & Estates
  • Stephen J. Grabenstein - Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Trusts & Estates; Trusts & Estates
  • Phillip J. Smith - Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation - Construction
  • Barry B. Kempson (Of Counsel) – Trusts & Estates

For more than 30 years Best Lawyers®has recognized exceptional legal talent throughout the United States. The listing highlights the top 5% of practicing attorneys organized by geographic region and practice area. Nominees are evaluated by their peers according to their professional excellence for inclusion in the list. Once a high peer review is received those nominees go through an authentication process to ensure they are currently practicing and in good standing. For more information about Best Lawyers®and to view the complete list, visit https://www.bestlawyers.com/.

“I am pleased to announce that 20 of our attorneys have been named 2018 Best Lawyers® with three receiving ‘Lawyer of the Year’ honors,” said Caroline Knox, president of The Van Winkle Law Firm. “We are honored to have so many of our talented attorneys recognized by their peers for one of the most distinguished listings available in the legal profession.”

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 www.vwlawfirm.com.