Seven Van Winkle Law Firm attorneys recognized as 2017 Super Lawyers

February 15, 2017

The Van Winkle Law Firm announced today that the following attorneys have been named 2017 Super Lawyers:

  • Steve Grabenstein (Estate & Trust Litigation)
  • Robert Haggard (Top 100, Estate Planning & Probate)
  • Craig Justus (Land Use/Zoning)
  • John Kelso (Estate Planning & Probate)
  • Larry McDevitt (Antitrust Litigation)
  • Carleton Metcalf (Business Litigation)
  • Mark Pinkston (Creditor Debtor Rights)

Every year Super Lawyers selects attorneys from firms of all sizes and more than 70 practice areas throughout the United States. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. To view the complete list, visit
“I am pleased to announce that seven of our attorneys have been named 2017 Super Lawyers,” said Caroline Knox, president of The Van Winkle Law Firm. “This recognition is based on peer selection and independent research, which means these individuals have made a positive impression on their colleagues and clients, not merely in North Carolina, but across the United States. It is an honor to work alongside them each day.”

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, Tennessee and Virginia, the firm is one of the most respected in the region. For additional information, please visit