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Mark A. Pinkston

Mark A. Pinkston

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Foreclosure, Litigation, Real Estate, Debt Collection

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About Me

Mark practices in the areas of creditors’ rights (including statewide bankruptcy representation, foreclosures, and collections) and banking. Environmental law is also a focus area of his practice. Mark is a member of the American and North Carolina Bar Associations. He has served on the Bar Council for the Bankruptcy Section and on various committees for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina, including the Local Rules Committee. Recently, Mark was named to the Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in the area of Bankruptcy.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Debt Collection: 20%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Foreclosure: 20%
  5. Bankruptcy & Debt: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Van Winkle Law Firm

11 N. Market
Asheville, NC, 28801

PO Box 7376
Asheville, NC, 28802





Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super Lawyers2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerThe Van Winkle Law Firm1989 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
28th Judicial District BarN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Bankruptcy Court, Western District of NCLocal Rules CommitteeN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy SectionCouncil Member and Past Nominating Committee MemberN/A
North Carolina State BarN/AN/A
Cherokee Supreme Court- Eastern Band of Cherokee NationN/AN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of TennesseeLawJD - Juris Doctor, with highest honors; Order of the Coif1989
North Carolina State UniversityNuclear EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1986