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Christopher B. Reinhardt

Family Attorney at Asheville, NC

4.2   15 reviews

also known as Chris Reinhardt

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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    40%
    Legal Separation, Spousal Support, Alimony, Post Separation Support, Equitable Distribution, Complex domestic property litigation, Domestic Violence litigation, Criminal Conversation (Adultery), and Alienation of Affection Claims.

    21 years

  2. Child custody
    15%
    Child Custody, Emergency Custody, Parenting Agreements, Adoptions, Same-Sex Couple Adoptions, Grandparent Rights, Grandparent Visitation, Multi-State Jurisdiction Cases, Child Support, Same-Sex Parents Child Custody, and Termination of Parental Rights

    21 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    10%
    Legal Separation, Equitable Distribution, Complex Marital Property Divisions, Spousal Support, Alimony, Separation Agreements, Marital Business Division, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO), Retirement Account Divisions, Pension Plan Divisions, Protection of Separate Property and Inheritance, and other Divorce / Separation Related Matters.

    21 years

  4. Alimony
    5%
    Spousal Support and Alimony is a very real part of a modern day marital separation and can have lasting impacts if not handled properly following separation. Unlike child support, there are no guidelines so let my experience be your guide.

    21 years

  5. Criminal defense
    5%
    Domestic Violence Defense, Assault on a Female, Sexual Assault, and related domestic criminal matters. My firm can assist with all other Criminal Defense Matters

    21 years

  6. Domestic violence
    5%
    Domestic Violence Defense, Assault on a Female, Sexual Assault, and related domestic criminal matters. My firm can assist with all other Criminal Defense Matters

    21 years

  7. Litigation
    5%
    State and Federal Civil Litigation, Real Property Litigation (indluding Partition Actions, Boundary Disputes, and Title Claims), Contract Disputes, Landlord / Tenant Litigation, Construction Litigation, Creditor / Debtor Litigation - Collections, and other civil litigation.

    21 years

  8. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%
    One of the most underutilized and valuable tools to prevent future disputes or uncertainty in a marriage is a Premarital Agreement. My years of experience can be put to use drafting a premarital agreement to provide peace of mind in your marriage.

    21 years

  9. Personal injury
    5%
    Our Firm has handled millions of dollars of personal injury claims for our clients. Most of our personal injury clients are referrals from friends, family, and clients for us to take care of their loved ones in the same way we have supported them.

  10. Uncontested divorce
    5%
    Sometimes you do not need to divide assets and debts or a custody order when you separate. Call to find out and get your uncontested divorce done right the first time.

    21 years

TWENTY YEARS OF LITIGATION EXPERIENCE IS YOUR ADVANTAGE.

Christopher B. "Chris" Reinhardt is a native and life long resident of North Carolina. He is a second generation attorney, his father being an accomplished real estate attorney in Durham, North Carolina. Chris was admitted to practice in 2003, North Carolina and has practiced in the Asheville area since being admitted.

Community:

Chris is currently the Legal Counsel for Daniel Boone Council of the Boy Scouts of America serving all of the 14 western most counties of North Carolina. Chris is a Past-President of the Brevard College Alumni Advisory Board, which he has been a member of from 2004-2014. He also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Policy at Brevard College for eight years. In 2008, Chris was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Brevard College. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Asheville. Chris has been an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, being an Eagle Scout himself. 

Personal:

While in law school at the University of North Carolina, Chris met Rebecca Johnston Reinhardt who was from Asheville and became a partner with the firm Roberts & Stevens, P.A. in Asheville.  Chris and Rebecca married shortly after law school, had two daughters, and lived together in Asheville until Rebecca lost her fight with brain cancer in the Spring of 2018.  With the support of friends, family and the church, school and legal community, Chris and the girls are coping and adapting to a new way of life and work.

Location

Bull & Reinhardt, PLLC

Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
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Posted by Alex | April 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Legal Team
I first consulted with Mr. Reinhardt over two years ago after searching for the best family lawyer in Asheville. Not long after my custody case exploded and throughout the process, which continues to this day, the entire staff has been absolutely incredible. Although Mr. Reinhardt has been my attorney or record, over the course of my case I worked with almost every member of the firm, including Mr. Bull and Mr. Dow, who stepped in to help when they were needed. Through numerous court appearances, depositions, negotiations and conferences everyone at Bull & Reinhardt exhibited the utmost in legal professionalism; I always felt like I had the advantage with their team in my corner. As my case draws to a conclusion, I can say without a doubt that I made the right choice for representation.
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Posted by Barbara | April 23, 2015
You want Attorney Reinhardt in your court!
Brilliant and highly intelligent makes him a very effective litigator. His professionalism and prompt responses reduced my anxiety and made me feel protected! I am fortunate Attorney Reinhardt is representing me, Barbara Gillikin
Posted by Adam | May 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce, Single Father
Chris was very knowledgeable and resourceful. From consulting with him in the beginning of my marriage failing to finalizing the paperwork, his council helped me through one of the toughest experiences of my life. Chris did an excellent job providing representation for me and making sure my best interests were met.
Posted by David | March 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly competent and professional!
When I first interviewed Chris Reinhard as a potential candidate for divorce I was facing, he told me that his strength was being well prepared. I found that to be exactly the case. He was able to rapidly get up to speed with the complexities of my situation, and quickly choose and implement a course of action. In the moment, the main benefit for me was having the peace of mind of knowing that I was with someone who is extremely competent, and was able to choose the best course because of his thorough understanding. In that case and other since then, My experience as always spend highly professional, and the results as good as one could reasonably expect. I would definitely recommend him to a friend, and seek his counsel as needed in the future. David
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Posted by Shep | February 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Chris came through for our family!
Unfortunately my family needed legal services several years ago. Fortunately, Chris Reinhardt came highly recommended. Chris was professional, prompt to return calls, and guided us through a legal minefield. He was genuinely interested in a positive outcome for us and kept our family in tact and we can't thank him enough. I hope I never have to use his services again, but would not hesitate if the need arose. Thank you Chris!
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complicated Custody Case - truly went above and beyond with a solid strategy!
Chris was not my initial choice to help answer a custody complaint served against me; although he should have been! After I started to feel uncertain about my current counsel, I called him to see if he’d be willing to take my case. He cleared up a lot of confusion from my last counsel and immediately took me under his wing. While his course of action was not a popular one with other attorneys, he alone encouraged me to respond back, request dismissal of the complaint and claim that jurisdiction didn’t belong to NC. Nothing about my case had an easy answer as I lived multiple time zones away, and he was honest in giving me no promises to the outcome. I took a leap of faith with him while he rallied with his partners and committed to extensive research on the UCCJEA. Chris knew that time was of the essence with my case and he kept me as one of his top priority clients since day one! When I retained an additional attorney from outside the state, he stayed in lock step with him all the way until the conclusion of our UCCJEA hearing and seamlessly “handed off the baton“ once my case was dismissed in NC and moved to out of state. Chris really led me through what I felt looked like a truly bleak situation into believing that I actually stood a chance in this custody battle that crossed over state lines. Although my case went forward in another state and things were far from over, Chris played a substantial role in allowing me to be the mother with the ability and the right to be present in the everyday life of my little one. I am forever grateful for him and his partners for all of their counsel in my case.
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Posted by David | September 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Chris!
Chris is one of the best in depositions and cross examinations. Trust me my spouse who was trying to destroy me had to sit through both. Chris is VERY GOOD at what he does and knows exactly how to question people in legal situations. Chris Reinhardt is a "bulldog" in the courtroom and helped me in my divorce case where my spouse did everything to destroy my life. If you are looking for attorneys to get you across the finish line in a difficult family law situation this office is great.
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2017
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Very Good Attorney and a Wonderful Person
I had a very complicated matter that I needed assistance with. The motion produced by Mr. Reinhardt was excellent. He and his staff were very attentive and did amazing work- very organized and professional. Mr. Reinhardt was unable to remain on my case but he stayed on long enough to assist my new attorney and kept in touch throughout the process, constantly offering his knowledge and assistance. Mr. Reinhardt has immense integrity and would handle any case with expertise and care.
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Posted by Dimitri | January 21, 2015
Competent Attorney with Sound Advice and On-Point Follow-Up
Get this guy because you want him on your side and not your ex's!!! Really great attorney, gets back to you in a reasonable amount of time. Thorough in his preparation and really knows his stuff. Put me at ease every time a new twist occurred in our case. In the end, I was really happy he was my attorney and not my ex's. He will have your back and knows the best solutions no matter how heated the case might get.
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Posted by Mylon | August 1, 2014
A Difficult Time Made Easier
I was arrested on a domestic violence charge and was able to meet with Mr. Reinhardt within one day after calling his office. Upon meeting him and discussing my case I knew he was trustworthy and would be able to handle my situation to the best of his abilities. I followed his recommendations and he was prompt in responding to my e-mails and phone calls. He would always converse with me while in court and afterwards and explain what was going on and what I could expect in the future. Upon completion of my court orders Mr. Reinhardt explained that I should probably have this charge expunged from my records and explained the discounted price for this since I was already his client. I waited a number of months before deciding to do this and when I called the office he still remembered me and explained the procedure in full detail as to how long this would take and how the finances involved in this would be handled by their office (and he still gave me the discount price). Approximately four months later everything had been taken care of, he sent me an e-mail and all of the documentation from the court even though I had already received the same documents in the mail (and also sent a refund check since there were no court costs involved). I would have never known the difference about the court costs. I consider him a man of high integrity, honesty and have the utmost respect for him. Although this was a trying time in my life, Mr. Reinhardt made this whole process a little bit easier to deal with. Again I thank him for all that he did for me!
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Posted by Arlene | September 29, 2013
An Outstanding Attorney
My experience with Chris Reinhardt began in April of 2012. He is extremely eloquent on behalf of his clients. He and his staff are dedicated and work hard to keep you well informed. He is exceptionally trustworthy, knowledgeable, and tenacious. He has brought me through one of the most difficult experiences of my life. I would highly recommend his legal services to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2013
Positive Experience
Mr. Reinhardt represented me in a proper and factual manner. He is very knowledgeable in many aspects of the law. He is also assertive when need be.
Posted by Scott | August 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
DO NOT USE THIS LAWYER
I met with Chris and he told me that he could help me , he told me that it would cost about 4k to do what i wanted in a civil case. I told him that it was very important that we act on this asap. A week after I gave him the money, he starts to tell me he is not sure if i have a case. Then I can not get in touch with him for over 2 weeks. When i do, he says i still have a case but he needs to do more research, I told him if if he could not help me to send my money back. he assured me again he could help me. Then 2 weeks later i called him and asked him what he had done, He siad he had hired a new attorney and she would be heading up my case. He said that she would be in contact asap. Well two weeks later no call, no email all i kept getting was bill from them. I called after another 2 weeks and he said she would call me tomorrow. Well a week later she calls me and tells me i dont have a case. I then called Chris and asked him to send me back my money. He refused to take my calls or talk to me on the phone., He told me that he would not be sending my money back due to he had spent the retainer on research? That i would have to find another attorney to help me, that he was too busy ? So after close to 5 months, this guy says he spent all my money and did not do anything for me. I would highly suggest you do not do business with this guy.
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Response from Christopher Reinhardt November 17, 2021
Unfortunately, due to ethical rules, I am not at liberty to respond to this review in a public forum. This matter is being addressed in a private forum. We zealously represent and advocate for our clients. As a general rule we attempt to provide a client a forecast of cost based upon the facts as they present them. We then do our due diligence investigating possible claims and provide our clients with a full cost/benefit analysis of their matter with possible outcomes before expending further time, effort, and/or funds. In most cases, there is a path to resolution. Unfortunately, sometimes the law cannot right every wrong or claims may be otherwise barred.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2013
Arrogant and condescending
This attorney represented me in a recent family matter. Neither he or his staff were courteous or responsive to my questions and I was billed excessively for hours not spent on my case. Crappy lawyer, crappy firm.
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2013
Did not provide adequate representation
Reinhardt failed to communicate with me on the most important facets of my case. Like my ex-parte hearing, he did not even tell me it was happening, but showed up to it, didn't fight for my case in any way, then charged me for it excessively. His secretaries failed to send me proper billing, and failed to give him messages that I was sending. At one of my court appearances, his partner Bull showed up in his lieu, asked for a continuance, and I was never informed this was going to happen. And they charged me for that too. When I requested Reinhardt to fight a discrimination issue I felt I had experienced by a Buncombe County magistrate, his plainly told me that I should seek a lawyer from another district because he would not go up against the judges or magistrates that he has to appear before everyday in his job.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bull & Reinhardt, PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Leake & Scott
  • 2003 - 2008

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Brevard College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America - Daniel Boone Council
  • Legal Counsel - Executive Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • 28th Judicial District Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, General Practice, Small Firm and Solo Section
  • 2008 - 2015
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Real Property Law Section
  • 2005 - 2015
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2003 - 2014
  • Brevard College Alumni Advisory Board
  • President (2009-2011)
  • 2003 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Rating - Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 5 YEAR RISIING STAR RECIPIENT
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Rating - Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Distinguished Rating - Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Rising Star - Litigation
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Distinguished Rating - Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated for Distinguished Legal Ethics and Professionalism
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Young Attorneys in NC - General Litigation
  • Charlotte Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Distingished Alumni Award
  • Brevard College - Alumni
  • 2008
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Christopher
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a great attorney and well respected in the legal community. Give Chris a call for your family law needs."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Chris Reinhardt for many years and have worked with him on several cases. I respect and endorse Chris. He has a very good legal mind; he focuses on getting good, practical results for his clients; and he is a good communicator. Chris is respected in the local bar and I often refer clients to him."
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Reinhardt on several matters as my North Carolina counterpart. In each case, he has shown a thorough knowledge of the law and is a strong advocate for his clients. I confidently endorse Mr. Reinhardt."
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Best litigator in the area."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is an excellent and caring lawyer. He works hard for his clients and is very effective. I endorse him."
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Asheville Family Lawyer Christopher B. Reinhardt
Christopher B. Reinhardt
Family Attorney
Asheville, NC
Licensed for 20 years
Virtual consultation available