In Memoriam

We regret to inform you that John Mraz of Asheville died July 11 at the age of 86. Mraz practiced in Charlotte and Asheville for nearly 50 years. Click here for his obituary.

Grimes Teich Anderson Attorneys Henry Teich and Anna Hamrick named to 2019 Best Lawyers® list

U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers® have announced that Grimes Teich Anderson LLP attorneys Henry Teich and Anna Hamrick are listed in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America® for Workers Compensation Law-Claimants.

The Best Lawyers® designation recognizes the top 4 percent of lawyers in the U.S. and is based entirely on peer reviews. Teich, a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law has been listed since 2016 and Hamrick since 2018.

Established for more almost 40 years, Grimes Teich Anderson has eight offices in Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. The firm handles personal injury, workers’ compensation, social security disability, short term/long term disability, employment law/discrimination, veterans law, construction defect and eminent domain/land condemnation cases.

Invitation from Adult Drug Treatment & Veteran’s Court

Invitation from The Veterans Treatment Court  & Adult Drug Treatment Court 

Monday, August 13, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

In the Jury Assembly Room, Buncombe County Justice Center

Lunch will be provided


You are invited to attend a special presentation by Dr. Blake Fagan and Dr. Michael Newberry from MAHEC, leaders in the field, who will be discussing the opioid crisis and medication assisted treatment.

This is open to the public so please tell all of your friends, co-workers, etc.  The message applies to everyone.

State of North Carolina
General Court of Justice
Superior Court District 28

Child Support Services Wins Honor

Buncombe County Child Support Services ranked third in the State as of the end of June 2018 in effectiveness and efficiency.

In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division ranked the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the 100 county child support programs with regard to five nationally-utilized performance measurements: current support collection rate, payment on accounts that are past due, rate of paternity establishment, percentage of cases under order, and cost effectiveness. Using this same methodology, the Buncombe County Child Support Services ranked third in the State as of the end of June 2018.

To our knowledge, no urban county has ever cracked the top five in the rankings before.

Of the two counties ahead of Buncombe, one is Polk County, which is also operated by Veritas HHS, the private company which staffs the Buncombe Child Support Services office.

The attorney for both Buncombe and Polk County Child Support Services is Barry L. Master, who is one of eleven nominees this year for North Carolina Child Support Employee of the year. The winners of this award will be announced at the 34th annual North Carolina Child Support and Attorneys’ Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Asheville August 22-24. Barry is also a co-presenter for two of the six CLE programs at that Conference.

Attorney Survey for Paralegal Curriculum

The Legal Studies department at South College, Asheville Learning Site has developed an attorney survey that seeks feedback from the local bar concerning recommendations for our paralegal curriculum.  The survey may be found here.  Please take a moment to complete this short survey and help us as we continue to tailor our program to the needs of the legal community.  Your participation is greatly appreciated.