2017 Poverty Forum Tickets Now On Sale

We are very excited to welcome Matthew Desmond as the 2017 Poverty Forum speaker. Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize winning book,

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, tells compelling stories of vulnerable people who are struggling to keep a roof over their heads and argues that a loss of housing isn’t merely a symptom but is a direct cause of poverty.

The Poverty Forum this year brings attention to the housing struggles faced by low-income people living in our mountains to encourage activism and to generate ways we can work together to make our communities stronger.

Tickets are on sale here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Clifford C. “Kip” Marshall, Jr. Selected to Best Lawyers in America 2018

Marshall, Roth & Gregory, PC is pleased to announce that Attorney Kip Marshall has been selected to the Government Relations Law Section of Best Lawyers in America 2018.  This is Kip’s seventh straight year of being selected to the Best Lawyers List.  Kip l holds an AV preeminent rating at Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized for his work in the litigation areas of Qui Tam/False Claims, Federal Tort Claims and real property litigation.

Elizabeth E. Lane Joins McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A.

McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A. welcomes Elizabeth (Beth) E. Lane as an associate attorney. Lane focuses her practice in the areas of business and corporate law. She helps businesses and individuals find effective solutions in entity formation, shareholder transactions, contract review and drafting, mergers, sales and acquisitions. Lane understands the legal needs of businesses in their day-to-day operations and provides guidance and advice on corporate governance and compliance. She brings her experience in the hospitality industry to assist developers in the formation of condominiums and planned communities and to help clients navigate the legal issues that arise throughout a development’s lifetime.

Lane earned her undergraduate degree in Mass Communication: Political Communication, cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 2008 and her law degree from the Louisiana State University School of Law, cum laude, 2011.

McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A. has been a pillar of the Western North Carolina community since 1894. Our attorneys provide practical legal advice with personal, responsive service. We have always been committed and remain so, to this community, this state and this region. In the roles we each play as professionals, in our families and in our communities, we have an intense desire to give back to this region and see it thrive. You will find that dedication evident in the service you receive as well as throughout the community we serve.


Louise Root Named to Best Lawyers

Louise Critz Root, of the firm Root and Root, PLLC, has been included in the 2018 Best Lawyers in America Workers’ Compensation Law section. Louise has been included in this list since 2016. Louise is also a Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law.

Ed Flowers joins Dungan Kilbourne & Stahl

Jeff Stahl, managing partner of Dungan, Kilbourne & Stahl, P.A., is pleased to announce that Charles E. “Ed” Flowers, III, has joined the firm.  Prior to moving to Asheville, Flowers practiced community association law in the Triangle, building a successful legal practice over more than a dozen years.

“We are extremely excited to bring Ed into the firm,” Stahl explained.  “His knowledge and experience representing community associations in the fastest growing areas of North Carolina will be an asset to our clients.  Dungan Kilbourne & Stahl has its original roots in representing community associations and Ed adds to the firm’s existing proficiency.”

Flowers was previously a partner in Gunter and Flowers, PLLC, in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was elected to the Board of Directors and Legislative Action Committee of the Community Association Institute, an organization which provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them.  He is a member of the City of Asheville Historic Resources Commission.

Ed is an avid fly-fisherman, spending years in in Alaska as a fishing and rafting guide before going to law school.  He was a 1996 graduate of the University of North Carolina law school.  He was valedictorian of his class at the University of Alaska-Anchorage (B.A. in History) and has an M.A. in History from U.N.C.  He grew up in East Tennessee.

Thomas Amburgey Receives AV Preeminent Rating at Martindale-Hubbell

Thomas Amburgey
The Amburgey Law Firm is pleased to announce that Thomas Amburgey has become an AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer through Martindale Hubbell.

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ have recognized lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards for more than a century and has long been the gold standard for attorney peer review.  The AV Peer Review Rating is the highest peer rating standard offered by Martindale. This rating signifies that a lawyer’s peers have ranked him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.  Thomas is a Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Defense.

Amburgey Law is a criminal defense firm providing defense representation to adults and juveniles accused of crimes throughout Western North Carolina. Thomas focuses his practice on matters involving theft, violence, weapons, substances, probation matters, white collar crimes and investigations, and capital crimes, and gladly accepts referrals in these areas.

Rod Kight Selected to Best Lawyers in America 2018

Rod Kight
Kight Law Office is pleased to announce that Attorney Rod Kight has been selected to the Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Section of Best Lawyers in America 2018.  This is Rod’s first appearance on the Best Lawyers List.

Rod Kight is a Board Certified Specialist in both Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Business Bankruptcy Law. He is an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and  is included in North Carolina Super Lawyers since 2016. Rod is an author, activist, panelist and educator.  He is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and Oregon.

Kight Law Office, PC is an Asheville Business Law and Bankruptcy Law Firm.  Rod accepts referrals in the field of business law, specifically as it relates to the cannabis industry, as well as personal and corporate bankruptcy law.  Rod actively supports peer attorneys and their clients where bankruptcy or debt restructuring offers benefit to their underlying cases and is available for consultation on such matters.

Gum, Hillier and McCroskey included in Best Lawyers in America 2018

Gum, Hillier and McCroskey
The divorce and bankruptcy law firm of Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, PA, is pleased to announce that partners Howard L. Gum, David R. Hillier, and Patrick S. McCroskey have been included in the 2018 edition of  Best Lawyers in America.

Howard Gum has been included in the list since 1993 andwas named Asheville’s Lawyer of the Year in Family Law in 2014.  Patrick McCroskey has been included in the Family Law Section of the list since 2007 and was named Asheville’s Family Law Lawyer of the Year in 2015 and again in 2017. David Hillier made his appearance on the list first in 2008 and was named Asheville’s Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year” in 2013.  The partners are also each North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in their individual fields of practice, are included in North Carolina Super Lawyers, and are AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyers by Martindale Hubbell.

Established in 1979, Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A. is an Asheville-based family and bankruptcy law firm serving clients in western North Carolina. The firm helps individuals and families create lasting resolutions to conflict and crisis. The lawyers in the firm are North Carolina Board Certified Legal Specialists in their respective fields of family and bankruptcy law and are mediators and arbitrators. The firm welcomes referrals of family and bankruptcy law matters and are commonly associated with their peers on complex matters.  David Hillier and Howard Gum offer civil and family law mediation services in Asheville and the surrounding areas. To find out more about the Gum, Hillier & McCroskey firm, visit the website at http://gumandhillier.com.

David Gantt included in 2018 Best Lawyers in America

David Gantt

The David Gantt Law Office is proud to announce that David Gantt has been included in the 2018 Best Lawyers in America Workers’ Compensation section.  David has been continuously included in the list since 2015.  In 2017 David was named Asheville’s “Lawyer of the Year.”

David is a Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law and is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated Lawyer. He is listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers (2009-2010, 2017).  David is a 2017 inductee into the North Carolina Bar Association General Practice Hall of Fame, and was recognized by NC Lawyers Weekly and Elon University as a 2016 Leader in the Law.  He is the 2007 winner of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Citizen Lawyer Award, and the North Carolina State Bar’s 2005 Centennial Award for Community Service.

David Gantt practices in the areas of Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Workers’ Compensation. With over 35 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.  To find out more about the David Gantt Law Office, visit the website at http://davidgantt.com.