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Barry joined The Van Winkle Law Firm in 1973 and practices in the area of estate planning and probate law. His clients take comfort in his experience in crafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other documents in a way that accomplishes their personal vision for the protection, growth and security of their family.

Prior to joining Van Winkle, Barry served as trust officer of Wachovia Bank. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member and former Council Member of the Probate and Fiduciary Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.


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Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 50%
  2. Estate Planning: 50%

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Contact info

The Van Winkle Law Firm

11 N. Market St.
Asheville, NC, 28801

Po Box 7376
Asheville, NC, 288028506



FLMember in Good Standing196906/19/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in NC, 2013


    Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
North Carolina Super LawyerNorth Carolina Super LawyersN/A
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina Legal EliteN/A
10-Year RecognitionBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Outstanding LawyerOutstanding Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Van Winkle Law Firm1973 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
28th Judicial District BarN/AN/A
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellowN/A
North Carolina State BarN/AN/A
Florida BarN/AN/A
Land of Sky Estate Planning CouncilN/AN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law SectionMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
Florida State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1964
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2011 Estate Planning UpdateHistory of Estate Planning2011