Office space for rent

Three offices available in shared suite in One Oak Plaza. Suite currently occupied by four attorneys. Shared conference room. Free parking. Short walk to courthouse. Available 11/1/2017.


Seeking Attorney For Buncombe County Commission

JOB TITLE: County Commission Attorney

CLASSIFICATION: County Commission Attorney

DEPARTMENT: Governing Body

DATE POSTED: 10/9/2017

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

SALARY RANGE: $42,000 – $57,000 (Depending on Experience)

Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is seeking a County Commission Attorney. Compensation is between $42,000- $57,000 per year, depending on experience. This is a part-time position that is expected to fulfill the key responsibilities listed below. Anticipated hours to be on average 20 hours per week.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Knowledge and experience with local government and county government operations, policies, rules and core services. Must be a practicing attorney, licensed in NC.
  • Commitment to the health, safety and well-being of our community
  • Culturally competent and a client-centered approach to interactions with citizens and staff
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral

 Key responsibilities:  

  • To advise the County Commissioners on all board-related legal matters. Specifically, the county commission attorney is expected to review all BOC documents, policies, procedures and provide legal guidance. This includes a legal review of all BOC agenda items scheduled for commission meetings and to advise the commission as appropriate.
  • The attorney will advise the commission on procedural matters in public and assure the Commission follows all procedures according to law.
  • To attend the two regular County Commission meetings per month, plus work-sessions and other commission meetings as needed.

Buncombe County retains a separate legal department to address the day-to-day operational needs of the county government. The legal department reports to the County Manager. The County Commission attorney is a separate, independent position that reports directly to the County Commission.


Part-time Law Office Assistant

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete is looking for a part-time law office assistant for their South Asheville office (approximately 20 flexible hours per week). Must be organized and meticulously detailed. General clerical duties which include filing, copying, scanning, and proofing of documents. Must know Outlook, Word and Excel. Litigation background preferred. $15/hour. Please email resume and reason you are looking for part-time to

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Seeking Legal Assistant

Downtown Asheville law firm has opening for experienced legal assistant. Must have med mal/PI litigation experience. Excellent salary and benefits package plus paid parking. Resumes to:

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Upcoming NCBA CLE in Asheville

Video replay at Comfort Suites Outlet Center, 890 Brevard Rd., Asheville

Thursday, October 19, 2017

 A Taxing Day for Family Lawyers

CLE Credit: 6.5 hours

Reg:  8:45-9:00am; Program: 9:00am-5:00pm


Friday, October 20, 2017 

 Appellate Advocacy in the Digital Age:  The Future is Now

CLE Credit: 6.0 including 1.0 Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Reg:  8:45-9:00am; Program:  9:00am-4:30pm


Thursday-Friday, November 2-3, 2017 

 2017 Estate Planning & Probate Law Survey Course

CLE Credit: 14.5

Reg:  8:15-8:30am; Program:  8:30am-5:00pm daily


Wednesday, November 29, 2017 

 2017 Basics of Elder & Special Needs Law

CLE Credit: 7.0 including 1.0 Substance Abuse/Mental Health

Reg:  8:15-8:30am; Program:  8:30am-5:00pm


For more information or to register, please contact NCBAF CLE at (919) 677-8745 or (800) 228-3402, or visit the website at

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Forensic Accountant – Phaedra Xanthos

Phaedra Xanthos, CPA, CFE

Forensic Accountant & Expert Witness

I’ve recently relocated to Asheville and am available to provide litigation support for a variety of case types including:

  • White Collar Crime
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Disputes

Please check out my website at and feel free to give me a call at (828)919-2721. Local references provided upon request.

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Seeking Special Legal Counsel for Opioid Crisis

On September 19, 2017, the Buncombe County Board of County Commissioners authorized distribution of the attached RFI regarding the opioid epidemic. Please do not hesitate calling me with any questions, concerns, or comments.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Brandon Freeman
(828) 250-4120

Notice: Request for Information for SPECIAL LEGAL COUNSEL

Buncombe County, a body politic and corporate organized under the laws of the State of North Carolina, is soliciting information from lawyers and/or law firms regarding their interest and ability to act as special legal counsel for the purpose of investigation and possible litigation involving the manufacture, marketing, sale, and distribution of opioid products in the County.

September 20, 2017
Buncombe County is an equal opportunity employer


Buncombe County, like many local government units across the United States, is in the midst of a crisis involving opiate addiction (hereinafter sometimes “Crisis”). This Crisis has placed upon the County a financial burden for which the County believes that those involved in the manufacture, marketing, sale, and distribution of opioid products in the County may bear responsibility and therefore may be liable to the County for damages.

Intent: The intent of this request is to obtain the most qualified and experienced individual or firm to act as Special Legal Counsel (hereinafter sometimes “Special Legal Counsel”) representing the County in connection with an investigation and possible litigation involving the manufacture, marketing, sale, and distribution of opioid products in the County.

Fee and Cost: Special Legal Counsel, if retained, will be retained pursuant to a contingent fee arrangement, and must therefore have resources sufficient to advance all costs, including the costs of any experts needed to perform or assist in the performance of the work contemplated in this RFI. In addition, the County expects that, should this undertaking yield no compensation and/or an amount of compensation that fails to cover the cost of the undertaking, the Special Legal Counsel will bear all costs, including any advanced. Special Legal Counsel must also be free of any conflicts of interest. Current representation of an entity that manufactures or distributes opioid products will present an insurmountable conflict.

Retention will include significant evaluative and investigative preparatory work. Litigation may include drafting pleadings, motions, briefs, and all other papers to be filed in court; conducting and responding to discovery; attending all pre-trial, trial and post-trial court appearances; and handling appeals.

Procedure: The Selected Special Legal Counsel will work closely with the County Staff Attorney(s) assigned to coordinate with the Selected Special Legal Counsel (hereinafter “Coordinating Attorney”). All legal services are to be provided only at the request of the Coordinating Attorney and shall be subject to the Coordinating Attorney’s active oversight and supervision. All advice is to be provided directly to the Coordinating Attorney or to individuals identified and/or designated by the Coordinating Attorney. The Coordinating Attorney shall retain veto power over any decisions made by the selected Special Legal Counsel, subject to Special Legal Counsel’s right to seek court protection for any alleged conflict with the Special Legal Counsel’s ethical duties.

If you or your firm are interested in serving as Special Legal Counsel as contemplated in this RFI, please email County staff attorney Brandon Freeman at Please include your relevant experience and qualifications in the email. Please contact Brandon Freeman with any questions via either his email address above or (828) 250-4120.

Legal Assistant needed

Worley & Peltz, PLLC seeks a paralegal to assist with residential real property closings. Job duties include but are not limited to: assisting other paralegals with residential closings in every aspect, limited drafting of documents with attorney supervision, assisting with obtaining payoff statements for existing loans. Great work environment, paid time off, full benefits, salary commensurate with experience. Send all resumes and cover letters to

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Seeking Business Law Attorney

Local firm seeks North Carolina licensed, experienced business law attorney.    Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in both general business law and business transactions (sales, mergers, financings, etc.).   Compensation based upon qualifications and experience.  Please submit cover letter and resume to

Seeking Real Estate Attorney

Local firm seeks real estate attorney with minimum of 2 years of experience in North Carolina.  Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in both commercial and residential real estate.   Compensation based upon qualifications and experience.  Please submit cover letter and resume to