The Van Winkle Law Firm Welcomes Patent Agent Dr. Caitlyn M. Sun

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that Dr. Caitlyn M. Sun has joined the firm’s intellectual property practice group as a Patent Agent. Dr. Sun will work with the firm’s intellectual property team preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the United States Patent Office. Before joining the firm, Dr. Sun was a member of a chemical engineering research group at Northwestern University followed by a bioengineering research group at Stanford University. In these roles, she primarily focused on analytical chemistry, biotechnology, and quality control in the biopharmaceutical industry.

A recent graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Law, Dr. Sun earned her law degree in May of 2018. She has numerous published works in peer reviewed journals, including Macromolecules, the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science and Electrophoresis. Her experience in a research setting allows her to understand complex scientific concepts and articulate them to others.

“The firm is excited that Dr. Sun has joined our intellectual property practice group,” said Steve Grabenstein, president of The Van Winkle Law Firm. “Her scientific research experience makes her a valuable asset to our clients and team.”

The Van Winkle Law Firm’s intellectual property team provides years of experience in domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution and intellectual property litigation. They work with entrepreneurs, start-ups and private and public companies on their inventions, business methods, commercial products, chemicals, materials and more. The intellectual property team is dedicated to protecting their clients’ patent, trademark and copyright interests.

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

 

David Gantt Law Office selected to U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2019

The David Gantt Law Office is proud to announce that the firm has been selected to the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” as an Asheville Tier 1 Metropolitan firm in the area of Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants.

Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas in 185 geographic locations.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, is now in its ninth consecutive year.  For a concise explanation of the methodology for inclusion in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” visit the Best Law Firms website at https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/methodology.aspx.

David Gantt is an Asheville-based Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law, practicing in the areas of Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation.  With over 30 years of experience representing injured and disabled clients throughout Western North Carolina, David offers clients knowledgeable and compassionate representation as he pursues compensation and benefits on their behalf.  David is recognized by Best Lawyers in America as the 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Asheville Workers’ Compensation Law, he holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has previously been recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers as a Top 100 Lawyer in North Carolina by the American Trial Lawyers Association.  David Gantt Law Office appreciatively accepts referrals in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation and social security disability law. Find out more about David and his practice at https://davidgantt.com.

NCAWA Annual Holiday Party

Please join us for our annual Holiday Party, December 13th, at 5:30 at Ave. M Restaurant & Bar. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and great company! We hope to see you there!

The Van Winkle Law Firm Receives Best of Blue Ridge 2018 Award

The Van Winkle Law Firm is pleased to share that it is the recipient of two awards in the Hendersonville Times News Best of Blue Ridge Awards for 2018. The Firm was voted first place in the law firm category and family law attorney Katie Fisher was voted first place in the divorce attorney category by Hendersonville Times News readers. Recipients of the Best of Blue Ridge 2018 Awards were honored at a gala on November 8th. The complete list of winners is included in a special online section on www.blueridgenow.com.

The Van Winkle Law Firm has provided legal services to Buncombe, Henderson, and surrounding Western North Carolina communities since 1907. In 1989 the firm expanded its Asheville offices to open an office in downtown Hendersonville and reach the residents of that community. The Hendersonville office focuses primarily on the areas of Trusts and Estates, Business law, Family Law and Residential Real Estate. Partners in the firm are long-time residents of Henderson County and support the community not only in their legal needs but by partnering with local businesses, non-profits and other organizations.

Katie Fisher joined The Van Winkle Law Firm in 2017, adding family law to the services offered by the firm. Before joining the firm Katie worked in private practice as a family law attorney for six years. She serves clients in Buncombe County, Henderson County and surrounding areas on matters involving divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, child custody, child support and domestic violence. She works to see the overall view of each individual case, guiding clients through challenging times so that they can be confident in the best possible outcome.

2018 marks the inaugural year for the Best of Blue Ridge Awards. Earlier this year approximately 107,000 votes were cast in more than 120 categories including Eat and Drink; Financial and Real Estate; Medical; People and Places; Services; Shopping and Commerce; and Travel and Entertainment. The goal of the program is to educate and encourage customers and residents of the area to continue to frequent these businesses and utilize their services and products.

“Thank you to the Hendersonville Times News readers for voting for our team as number one in both the law firm and divorce attorney categories,” said Steve Grabenstein, president of The Van Winkle Law Firm. “We are honored to be among so many impressive organizations that serve our Hendersonville community.”

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.

Kight Law Office Selected to Best Law Firms In America 2019

Kight Law Office is pleased to announce that it has been included in U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers in America’s Best Law Firms 2019.  The firm has been awarded the Metropolitan Tier 2 Award for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and the Metropolitan Tier 3 Award for Litigation – Bankruptcy for practice in Asheville.

Firms selected to the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas.  The Best Law Firms inclusion methodology can be found at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/methodology.aspx.

Rod is Board Certified as a Specialist in both Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Business Bankruptcy Law. He is recognized as an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in North Carolina Super Lawyers since 2016. He is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and Oregon, where he will soon be announcing the opening of a secondary office location.  Find out more about Rod and his practice on his website at https://cannabusiness.law.