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.

Volunteer Attorneys Needed to Partner with Pisgah Legal Services & Buncombe County on Expungement Project

Buncombe County has asked Pisgah Legal Services to collaborate to launch a new Expungement Project to help very low-income county residents to file for an Expunction, a Motion for Appropriate Relief, or a Certificate of Relief.

The County and Pisgah Legal Services expect that this project will remove barriers to employment, housing, and education, and improve the lives of hundreds of local individuals and families. While opportunities to expunge a criminal record are limited in North Carolina, removing barriers and alleviating collateral consequences for those who are eligible remains vital, life-changing work.

Pisgah Legal Services is recruiting volunteer attorneys to assist very low-income clients with Expungements, Motions of Appropriate Relief, and Certificates of Relief. A Certificate of Relief does not clear a criminal record, but it provides significant relief to an eligible applicant by, with exception, removing mandatory collateral sanctions, providing protection for an employer against a negligent hiring claim or a landlord from a negligent leasing claim.

Pisgah Legal Services will refer applicants who do not meet our strict income requirements to attorneys on our list of volunteer attorneys as potential paying clients.

Please contact Latoya Gardner, Expungement Project Coordinator at PLS, for more information or to sign up to receive referrals: 828-407-4495 or latoya@pisgahlegal.org.

If you know of low-income individuals with a criminal record who may be eligible for this assistance, they should call 828-253-0406 to apply for help.

We hope you will join us in helping to improve the lives of low-income people in our community!

Delia Ledesma Joins Montford Family Law

Montford Family Law is pleased to welcome Delia Ledesma to our team. Delia earned her Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University and was admitted to the NC Bar in August of 2016.  She has a passion for family law and child advocacy.  While attending Wake Forest, she completed legal internships with the Children’s Law Center Advocacy Clinic and Legal Aid of North Carolina.  Delia is a fluent Spanish speaker. She previously has worked in the area of immigration law.