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Vance Tate Davis

Elder law Attorney at Boone, NC

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About Vance

Learn Vance’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    35%
    Qualification for nursing home Medicaid, Medicaid Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Deeds and Joint Tenancy Planning, Estate Recovery, Nursing Home Abuse and Guardianship matters.

  2. Social Security & Disability
    35%
    Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), child and adult disability claims.

  3. Estate planning
    10%
    Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, Living Wills, Health Care Powers of Attorney, Estate Tax Planning, Joint Tenancy, Probate Avoidance Planning.

  4. Medicaid and medicare
    10%

  5. Criminal defense
    5%

  6. Guardianship
    5%

I am an experienced North Carolina attorney focusing on access to government benefits, including:  child and adult Social Security disability benefits (SSDI & SSI), Medicaid, Medicare and Veterans Administration benefits.  My practice is centered around helping people in need:  primarily, seniors facing long-term healthcare problems (elder care) and the disabled trying to obtain disability benefits.  In select situations, I also handle guardianship, family law (divorce/custody) or criminal defense matters.

I am accredited to practice veterans law by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.  Having served six years in the United States Marine Corps and being a Gult War veteran, I am very familiar with the legal issues that frequently confront our veterans in need.  I am also admitted to the bar for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Care, Compassion and Commitment are the three "C's" that define my approach to practicing law.  We offer representation for Social Security Disability and V.A. disability benefit claims anywhere in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.  I frequently handle SSA disability appeals at the Social Security ODAR hearing offices for Kingsport, Tennessee, Greensboro, North Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina; however, I have appeared in cases at ODAR hearing offices in the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.  

If you are pursuing public benefits like Social Security or Medicaid, you need an experienced lawyer who is personally overseeing every aspect of your case.  Feel free to click on the tab to see my "contributions" on Avvo and decide for yourself whether I am the right lawyer for your case.

Regardless of the legal issues you confront, I hope that you will consider my firm when you are seeking professional and dedicated legal counsel.  

Specific services offered include:

Caregiver compensation agreements

Child Custody & Support representation

Divorce (contested and uncontested)

Durable Powers of Attorney

Elder Care services

Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts)

Equitable Distribution (division of martial assets/debts)

Guardianships (contested and uncontested)

Healthcare Powers of Attorney and Living Wills

Long-Term Care Planning

Medicare appeals

N.C. Unemployment Insurance appeals

N.C. Medicaid Assistance for the Disabled (MA-D)

Nursing Home Medicaid (eligibilty and appeal issues)

Probate Avoidance Planning

Social Security Disability (child and adult) claims and appeals

Social Security cessation/termination of benefit cases

Special Needs Trusts & Supplemental Needs Trusts

Veterans Administration claims and appeals

Workers Compensation claims and appeals

 

 

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Our central office is located at 430 West Mountain Street in Kernersville, North Carolina.  I can meet with you at any of our three convenient locations in Western North Carolina.
Licensed for 22 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Vance

Payne Law, PLLC
130 Poplar Grove Connector
Suite 11
Boone, NC, 28607

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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Payne Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • H. Randolph Fallin Law Firm
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Principal
  • Davis Elder & Disability Law Services
  • 2004 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Law Office Of James W. Partin
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate Attorney
  • Craige Brawley Liipfert & Walker, LLP
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Frostburg State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997
  • Carroll Community College
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • SSDI Claim 6732
  • Fully Favorable
  • SSDI claim 2380
  • Fully Favorable
  • Childress v. Little (Ashe County)
  • TRO granted; case settled
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Associations

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2013 - Present
  • Watauga County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2001 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2000 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - 2005
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - 2006
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Avvo Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Avvo Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Avvo Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Exellence for the Future Award, National Security Law
  • CALI
  • 2000
  • Excellence For The Future Award Legal Research & Writing
  • CALI
  • 1998
  • Honor Graduate Justice Studies Program
  • Frostburg State University
  • 1997
  • Pi Sigma Apha, National Political Science Honor Society
  • Frostburg State University
  • 1997
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Carroll Community College
  • 1993
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal w/3 stars
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1991
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1991
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Publications

  • Legal Aid of North Carolina - CLE
  • Simple Power of Attorney - Not So Simple
  • 2009
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Basics of Medicaid
  • 2007
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Qualifying a Client for Medicaid
  • 2007
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Beginning the Medicaid Process
  • 2007
  • North Carolina Bar Association Foundation - CLE
  • Elder Law & Advance Medical Directives
  • 2006
  • North Carolina Bar Association Foundation - CLE
  • Elder Law and the Deficit Reduction Act - What's Left?
  • 2006
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Basics of North Carolina Medicaid
  • 2006
  • North Carolina Bar Association Foundation - CLE
  • Elder Law: You're Bound to Encounter It So Here's How to Prepare
  • 2006
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • How to Protect an Elderly Client's Assets
  • 2006
  • North Carolina Bar Association Foundation - CLE
  • Basics of Elder Law
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Western Watauga Senior Center
  • Elder Law & Caregiving
  • 2017
  • High Country Caregiver Foundation
  • Getting Your Affairs in Order Again
  • 2016
  • HCCF Caregiver Education Series
  • Legal Issues for Caregivers
  • 2015
  • Ladies Home Demonstration Club
  • Estate Planning for Seniors
  • 2015
  • Retired Teachers Association
  • Laws Pertaining to Seniors
  • 2015
  • Riverview Community Center
  • Social Security
  • 2015
  • Staff In-Service Training
  • End of Life & Elder Law Issues
  • 2015
  • HCCF Caregiver Educational Series
  • Caregiver Compensation Arrangements
  • 2015
  • Bethel Baptist Church
  • Estate Planning Using Trusts
  • 2015
  • Johnson County Senior Center
  • Constitutional Amendments
  • 2014
  • Johnson County Senior Center
  • Have You Updated Your Estate Plan?
  • 2014
  • Roans Creek Baptist Church
  • Legal Issues Affecting Seniors
  • 2014
  • Ask a Lawyer Day
  • Legal Issues of Interest to Seniors
  • 2013
  • Johnson County Senior Center
  • Challenges of Paying for Nursing Home Care without Going Broke
  • 2013
  • Advance Directives and Health Care POAs
  • Advance Directives
  • 2012
  • Legal Issues of Interest to Caregivers
  • Essential Estate Planning for Seniors
  • 2012
  • Caregiver Support Group
  • Powers of Attorney & Caregiver Compensation
  • 2012
  • EDAAPT Team Meeting Feb 2012
  • Abuse of Powers of Attorney
  • 2012
  • Legal Issues of Interest to Caregivers
  • Caregiver Compensation & Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • Wills Clinic
  • Wills and Basic Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • Wills Clinic
  • Wills and Basic Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • Pro Se Divorce Clinic
  • How to Obtain Your North Carolina Divorce
  • 2010
  • Pro Se Custody Clinic
  • Child Custody in North Carolina
  • 2010
  • Quarterly Staff Conference
  • Assisting Patients with Medicaid & SSI Eligibility
  • 2009
  • Wills Clinic
  • Wills and Basic Estate Planning
  • 2009
  • Pro Se Divorce Clinic
  • How to Obtain Your North Carolina Divorce
  • 2009
  • National Business Institute CLE
  • Fundmental Issues in Elder Law
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (82)
Given (133)
Endorse Vance
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer based on his knowledgeable Social Security responses on Avvo."
Medicaid and medicare Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Davis's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Elder law Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A review of Mr. Davis' contributions to AVVO demonstrates that he has an excellent grasp of his legal area and is well respected by his peers."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Davis is one of the most accurate, detailed and questioner friendly attorneys on AVVO. He is an excellent lawyer and well respected by his peers."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Vance is an exceptionally knowledgeable, intelligent, and dedicated attorney. He volunteers his time on Avvo and has helped many people. I have no doubt that anyone who hires him will have an outstanding attorney who cares about his client."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Davis as an attorney for any Social Security matter. He is very active on the Avvo messaging boards and provides excellent advice and insight. He clearly has the experience and knowledge to provide outstanding representation."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Davis has made quality contributions to this site and is an asset to the legal community."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Vance Tate Davis. He is my go-to elder law attorney."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Davis is an outstanding attorney whom I highly recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tate is a very skilled and capable attorney with a great deal of knowledge in areas including complex estate planning, disability, and veteran's law, among other areas. I highly recommend this attorney!"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely qualified and competent in elder law and has a thorough understanding of Medicaid rules and regulations and Social Security issues."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I not only endorse this lawyer, I also give them 5 stars."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer because of his knowledge of Social Security Disability as well as his demonstrated expertise in how Social Security affects other issues like domestic relations and elder law. It is important to understand how one area affects the other and Vance does this quite well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Davis is highly knowledgable lawyer, as is evident by his generous contributions to AVVO. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a client or friend."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Atty. Davis. I am familiar with him through AVVO, and he is very knowledgeable about Social Security disability issues. He provides answers that are complete and detailed, but are designed to allow the layperson to understand."
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