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About me

I am a licensed North Carolina attorney practicing in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration and other issues on appeal.


I work with clients to determine their planning goals and strive to develop customized estate plans tailored to fit each client's needs. This planning by using the following estate planning "tools":


      - Wills

      - Revocable ("Living") Trusts

      - Irrevocable Trusts

      - Health Care Power Attorney

      - General Power of Attorney

      - Living Wills





Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 45%
  2. Probate: 45%
  3. Appeals: 10%



Hourly ($95-295/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. B.J. provides top quality legal representation in family law and estate planning matters. He is knowledgeable, hard-working and dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for his clients.


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Contact info

Van Winkle Law Firm, Asheville, Nc

11 North Market Street
Asheville, NC, 28801


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Book Award- Franchising lawCampbell University2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Van Winkle Law Firm2016 - Present
AttorneyMarshall & Taylor, P.C.2012 - Present
Clerk (externship)North Carolina Court Of Appeals2011 - 2012
Pro Bono ExternEverett Gaskins Hancock, LLP2011 - 2011
Summer AssociateBaddour Parker & HIne, P.C.2011 - 2011
Summer AssociateNorth Carolina Department of Justice2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law SectionN/A2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Appellate divisionN/A2012 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A2012 - 2016
Wake County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - 2016
Wake County Bar Association, Athletics CommitteeN/A2012 - 2016
Publication nameTitleDate
Campbell Law ReviewCampbell Law Review Volume 342012
Campbell University Law School Law ReviewCampbell Law Review Volume 332011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Appalachian State UniversityBusiness ManagementBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fundamentals of Estate Planning SeminarFundamentals of Estate PlanningN/A