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Patrick D. Newton

About me

In 2009, I was certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law.  In 2015, my certification was renewed.  The North Carolina State Bar certifies lawyers as specialists in designated practice areas as a service to the public.  Certification means I have demonstrated special knowledge, skill, and proficiency in Estate Planning and Probate Law.  To be certified, a lawyer must be an active member in good standing with the North Carolina State Bar for at least five years, devote a significant part of his or her practice to the specialty area, attend continuing legal education (CLE) seminars in the specialty, be favorably evaluated by other lawyers and/or judges (peer review), and pass a rigorous written examination in the specialty practice area (Exam was not required for Re-Certification).

For more information about the North Carolina Legal Specialization program, please visit, or call the State Bar at 919.828.4620.

I am the Principal in the law firm of Patrick D. Newton, P.C., and I am "Of Counsel" with the law firm of Strauss & Associates, P.A.




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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 60%
    15 years
  2. Business: 25%
    15 years
  3. Probate: 15%
    15 years



Hourly ($325/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Stephen P Johnson

    I sought out and hired Patrick to handle my parent's estate planning after my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Patrick handled the matter professionally and promptly giving my parents great comfort that their estate would be taken care of upon my father's death. I highly recommend him for all estate planning needs.


    Stephen Johnson Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew A. Strauss

    A first class legal mind...and a pleasure to work with. Patrick brings a zeal to estate planning that sets him a part from other attorneys. Can't recommend him highly enough.


    Andrew Strauss Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Patrick D. Newton, P.C.

233 Mine Mountain Dr.
PO Box 1089
Pisgah Forest, NC, 28768

Of Counsel with Strauss & Associates, P.A.

104 North Washington Street
Hendersonville, NC, 28739

Of Counsel with Strauss & Associates, PA

77 Central Ave., Ste F
Asheville, NC, 28801



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning & Probate LawNorth Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization2009
America's Registry of Outstanding ProfessionalsAmerica's Registry2005
AdmittedU.S. Tax Court2003
Wake Forest Law ReviewWake Forest University School of Law1998
Graduated with HonorsCleveland Community College1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselStrauss & Associates, PA2015 - Present
Owner / AttorneyPatrick D. Newton, P.C.2015 - Present
AttorneyStrauss & Associates, P.A.2005 - 2015
AttorneyWebb & Graves, PLLC2000 - 2005
Summer AssociateLaw Office of Christopher C. Dremann1999 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Banker's House FoundationBoard Member2013 - Present
United Way of Transylvania CountyBoard Member2012 - 2013
North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, Technology CommitteeCommittee Member2010 - 2011
Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara Board of TrusteesBoard Member2010 - 2014
Henderson County VisionParticipant - Class of 20102009 - 2010
North Carolina State BarBoard Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law2009 - Present
Rotary InternationalMember2009 - 2010
WealthCounsel Advisors ForumMember2008 - 2013
Pardee Hospital Planned Giving CommitteeCommittee Member2008 - 2011
Henderson County Chamber of CommerceMember2007 - Present
WealthCounselMember2005 - Present
Henderson County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Land of Sky Estate Planning CouncilMember2005 - 2009
Moore County Bar AssociationPresident2004 - 2005
North Carolina Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section, Newsletter CommitteeChair2004 - 2005
Moore County Bar AssociationVice President2003 - 2004
North Carolina Bar Association, Tax Law Section, Home Page CommitteeChair2003 - 2005
North Carolina Bar Association, Tax Law SectionExecutive Council Member2003 - 2005
North Carolina Bar Association, Law Practice Management SectionMember2003 - 2005
North Carolina Bar Association, Law Practice Management SectionExecutive Council Member2003 - 2005
Moore County Bar AssociationSecretary/Treasurer2002 - 2003
Sandhills Tax RoundtableMember2002 - 2005
First Health Professional Advisory CommitteeMember2002 - 2005
Moore County Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2005
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2005
North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law SectionMember2000 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Tax Law SectionMember2000 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Fencing ClubMember/Coach1994 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate PlanningZeroed-Out Estate Tax Plan
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Publication nameTitleDate
Strauss & Associates, P.A. WebsiteRepeal of North Carolina Gift Tax2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of North Carolina, GreensboroBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Cleveland Community CollegeAccountingAssociate (with Honors)1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Probate PorcessNBI Seminar on Probate2015
Successor Trustee Duties, Responsibilities and PowersHow to be a Successful Successor Trustee2015
In Asheville & CharlotteTrusts 1012014
Estate PlanningEstate Planning Discussion at Lake Pointe Landing2010
Transylvania County United Way Annual RetreatIncorporating Charitable Giving into your Estate Plan2009
Estate AdministrationConfidently Administering the North Carolina Estate: From Start to Finish2005