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About Me

John joined The Van Winkle Law Firm in 2008, focusing his practice on estate planning and administration. He previously served two years as a clerk for Justice Paul Newby at the North Carolina Supreme Court. He served two years on the staff of the North Carolina Law Review, including one year as articles editor, and also helped update a textbook on estate and gift taxation.


Practice Areas


  1. Trusts: 50%
  2. Estate Planning: 50%

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422 South Main Street
Hendersonville, NC, 28792



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Asheville "40 Under Forty"Biltmore Beacon2012
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Junior PartnerThe Van Winkle Law Firm2008 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Land of Sky Estate Planning CouncilN/A2008 - Present
North Carolina State BarN/A2008 - Present
29th Judicial District BarN/AN/A
Henderson County Young ProfessionalsN/AN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York UniversityTaxationN/A2013
University of North CarolinaLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of North CarolinaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Estate Planning sessionEstate Planning Basics2011
2011 Estate Planning UpdateEstate Planning2011