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O.E. Starnes is an Asheville native, now working part-time in a general practice. This follows a period of 45 years in an active civil litigation practice, representing a number of insurance companies, corporate counsel for the City of Asheville. During this period, O.E. also served as corporate counsel to the City of Asheville from 1957 until 1967. O.E.’s current practice consists of service to a number of individual clients. From 1981 through 2008, he was retained as attorney for the Town of Biltmore Forest.


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  1. General Practice: 100%
    5 years

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The Van Winkle Law Firm

11 North Market Street
Asheville, NC, 28801

Po Box 7376
Asheville, NC, 28802



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
North Carolina General Practice Hall of FameNorth Carolina Bar AssociationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Van Winkle Law Firm1957 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
28th Judicial District BarFormer ChairmanN/A
North Carolina State BarN/AN/A
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
North Carolina Bar AssociationBoard of DirectorsN/A
North Carolina Association of Defense AttorneysN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawN/ALLB1950
Davidson CollegeEconomics and Politcal ScienceN/A1947