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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law||First Group of NC Lawyers||2009|
|Of Counsel||The Van Winkle Law Firm||2007 - Present|
|Owner||Johnston & McCann, PLLC||1991 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|NC Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||N/A||N/A|
|North Carolina Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Special Needs Alliance||N/A||N/A|
|National Elder Law Foundation||First Group of Lawyers in the Country to be Ceritified||N/A|
|North Carolina State Bar Elder Law Specialty Certification Committee||Member||N/A|
|Exceptional Parent Magazine||Special Needs Planning||N/A|