• Phone: (828) 254-4778
    One Rankin Avenue, Third Floor
    Asheville, NC 28801
    E-mail: info@dunganlaw.com

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Local Counsel

Dungan, Kilbourne & Stahl has served as local counsel for numerous law firms across the nation.  Our attorneys work with out of state and out of area attorneys to provide local insight and assistance in your cases in Asheville and throughout North Carolina.

We provide our out-of-state clients with the extensive legal knowledge that comes from years of experience with North Carolina laws and courts. You can trust us to be your local counsel and pro hac vice attorneys in Federal, State, and Tribal Courts.


Why hire us:

There are many things your client considered when hiring you as their attorney.  The same concerns apply when you are searching for an attorney partner to join your litigation team in the local jurisdiction.


First, you need an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced.  Dungan, Kilbourne & Stahl, P.A. is an AV® Preeminent rated law firm through its attorneys.  Our attorneys are experienced litigators who have handled a wide variety of cases.  North Carolina can be a perplexing jurisdiction, and we are seasoned in state-specific issues.  Jeff Stahl, for example, represented clients in multi-national collection matters, toxic torts, and complex property disputes.  


AV ratedYour "local counsel" also needs to have close ties to the jurisdiction.  Our attorneys have that connection.  James W. Kilbourne, Jr., for example, is the vice president of the county bar and the Federal District Bar.  He has practiced in all three Federal Districts in North Carolina.  He is a former prosecutor in Cherokee and has likely tried more cases in the Tribal jurisdiction than any other attorney.  His peers have rated him as AV Preeminent through Martindale-Hubbell.  



Finally, you need a firm who can provide you a local "office" for your case.  Our infrastructure, staff and location allow out of town attorneys to represent clients in Asheville and North Carolina like they never left their desk.  We have also worked with local counsel litigating cases outside our jurisdiction so we personally know the peace of mind that comes with hiring the right local counsel.


Some of the benefits we offer our clients and their attorneys include:

  • Flexible financial arrangements with our out-of-state clients
  • Comprehensive understanding of the regulations and rules for assisting out-of-state attorneys
  • Skilled at collaborating with other law firms
  • Exceptional knowledge of domestication of foreign judgments and creditors' rights
  • Experience serving clients and attorneys from across the United States as well as internationally
  • Local counsel on a wide range of practice areas

If you are looking for local counsel or pro hac vice services in North Carolina, we are the firm you need. We provide our clients and co-counsel with quality legal services and advice they can trust.  Contact us and let us help.




  James W. Kilbourne, Jr.
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Jeff Stahl
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