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While we are based in Asheville, we cover all of Western North Carolina for in-person hearings, including the areas around Hendersonville, Brevard, Waynesville, Sylva, Franklin, Burnsville, Spruce Pine, Marshall, Mars Hill, Bakersville, Weaverville, Asheville, Black Mountain, Candler, Old Fort, Marion, and Fairview. The counties we cover include: Clay, Cherokee, Graham, Macon, Swain, Jackson, Haywood, Henderson, Transylvania, Polk, Buncombe, Madison, Yancey, Mitchell, and McDowell.

We also handle appellate brief-writing in certain other regions of the country by arrangement with local counsel. Attorneys Susan Chitwood Barton and Holly J. Fairbairn are licensed to practice law in North Carolina.

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