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Bob is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law and has been practicing law with the Van Winkle Firm since 1978. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a frequent lecturer and workshop participant of the Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.


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

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The Van Winkle Law Firm

422 S Main Street
Hendersonville, NC, 28792

The Van Winkle Law Firm

11 North Market Street
Asheville, NC, 28801



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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
North Carolina Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super LawyersN/A
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina MagazineN/A
North Carolina Super LawyersCharlotte MagazineN/A
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerThe Van Winkle Law Firm1978 - Present
CaptainUS Army JAG Corps1974 - 1978
Association NamePosition NameDuration
28th Judicial District BarN/AN/A
29th Judicial District Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (North Carolina chapter)FellowN/A
Land of Sky Estate Planning CouncilN/AN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law SectionChairN/A
North Carolina State BarN/AN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Davidson CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2011 Estate Planning UpdateEstate Planning Changes2011