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Kathleen Rodberg helps clients with traditional estate planning and administration matters, while focusing her practice on the unique and challenging issues facing the elderly and those with disabilities.  The often complex situations of elderly or disabled clients require detailed planning and a specific knowledge base in the area of elder law.  Kathleen regularly helps clients establish and administer guardianships and special needs trusts, develop comprehensive Medicaid and long-term care plans, and prepare traditional estate planning documents.  She will work to support you and your family as you address current concerns and plan for the future.


Languages spoken: English, German

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Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 20%
    4 years
  2. Probate: 20%
    4 years
  3. Elder Law: 20%
    4 years
  4. Estate Planning: 20%
    4 years
  5. Guardianship: 20%
    4 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (1%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Nicole Applefield Elder law Attorney
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    Kathleen is a highly skilled estate planning and elder law attorney.


    Andrew Atherton Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

McGuire Wood & Bissette, PA

48 Patton Avenue
Drhumor Building
Asheville, NC, 28801


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyMcGuire Wood & Bissette, PA2016 - Present
Associate AttorneyThe Van Winkle Law Firm2012 - 2015
Summer InternWinston-Salem/Forsyth County School System General Counsel's Office2011 - 2011
Summer AssociateThe Tillman Law Firm2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A2012 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
28th Judicial District BarN/A2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Benefits Planning for Married CouplesMedicaid Approval
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawN/AJ.D.2012
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPolitical Science & GermanBA - Bachelor of Arts2009
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trust Advisors ForumSpecial Needs Trust Taxation2016
Protecting Assets While Qualifying for MedicaidApplied Legal Ethics2016
Advance Directives ClinicHenderson County, NC2016
20th Annual Elder & Special Needs Law SymposiumRecent Developments2016
Planning for Long-Term CareElder Law2015
NCBA 2015 Annual Review CLEElder Law Recent Developments2015
2015 Elder & Special Needs Law SymposiumRecent Developments2015
2014 Elder & Special Needs Law SymposiumRecent Developments2014
Probate Basics CLEProbate Law2013
Caregiver CollegeElder Law2012