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After working 17 years as a legal services attorney, Diana went into private practice in 1991, opening the first law office in Western North Carolina devoted exclusively to elder law matters. In 1995, she was among the first group of lawyers in the country to be certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. In 2009, she was among the first group of North Carolina lawyers to become a Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law.

In 2007, The Van Winkle Law Firm expanded its elder law practice by bringing on board the team from Johnston & McCann, PLLC at its Hendersonville office. Diana serves of counsel, focusing her practice on serving families with special needs children. She is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, an invitation-only group of about 100 attorneys nationwide.


Practice areas

  1. Guardianship: 100%

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422 South Main Street
Hendersonville, NC, 28792


CTPermanent Retirement197307/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified Specialist in Elder LawFirst Group of NC Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselThe Van Winkle Law Firm2007 - Present
OwnerJohnston & McCann, PLLC1991 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
NC Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/AN/A
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Special Needs AllianceN/AN/A
National Elder Law FoundationFirst Group of Lawyers in the Country to be CeritifiedN/A
North Carolina State Bar Elder Law Specialty Certification CommitteeMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Exceptional Parent MagazineSpecial Needs PlanningN/A