Andrew D. Atherton is an attorney in the law firm of McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A., where his practice focuses on developing and implementing comprehensive personal estate plans, assisting clients in navigating the estate administration and probate process, advising client on how to deal with the costs of long term care, asset preservation, insurance coverage, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, special needs trust development and implementation, and guardianship. Prior to moving to North Carolina, Mr. Atherton completed a clerkship with the Kentucky Supreme Court. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Economics from Western Kentucky University and law degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University in 2000. He is licensed to practice law in Kentucky and North Carolina. He is a member of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina's Professional Advisory Committee, Land of Sky Estate Planning Council, the 28th Judicial District Bar, Kentucky Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, Immediate Past Chair of the Elder Law Section, Estate Planning & Fiduciary Section, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Atherton has been a regular instructor for National Business Institute, UNCA OLLI - College for Seniors, and the Elder Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association on topics such as Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Trusts, Trusts, Medicaid and Ethics in the Elder Law practice.