The family and bankruptcy law firm of Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, PA, is proud to announce that Howard L. Gum, David R. Hillier, and Patrick S. McCroskey were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America© 2015. Additionally the firm is pleased to announce that Patrick McCroskey has been named the 2015 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Asheville.
All three partners of the firm have been listed in Best Lawyers© in America since 2008. Howard Gum has been listed in Best Lawyers in America continuously for more than 25 years. David Hillier was named the 2013 Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year” and Howard Gum is named the 2014 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year”, both in Asheville. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, PA’s partners have held the “Lawyer of the Year” honor in their individual practice areas for three consecutive years.
Using sophisticated methodology, Best Lawyers© compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers within the same legal practice area and geographical area. In the U.S., Best Lawyers© publishes an annual referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America©, which includes almost 40,000 attorneys in 80 specialties, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1981 and first published in 1983, Best Lawyers© is the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S., and the gold standard for accuracy and integrity.
Howard Gum has been practicing family law and serving clients throughout Western North Carolina since 1976. He is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Howard has been included in the Best Lawyers in America© list continuously for more than 25 years, and was named the 2014 Family Law Lawyer of the Year in Asheville. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers™ continuously since 2006 and twice on their prestigious “Top 100” List. He has just celebrated the 20th anniversary of his AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell and is included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys.
David Hillier is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law serving clients throughout Western North Carolina. Dave has consistently been recognized through peer review in the Business North Carolina Legal Elite, in Best Lawyers in America© since 2008, in Super Lawyers™ since 2011, and holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Dave served the US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina as Bankruptcy Trustee for more 30 years. He is the 2004 recipient to the NC Bar Association’s Centennial Award for Community Service. Dave has been practicing law in Asheville for almost 35 years and represents clients throughout Western North Carolina.
Patrick McCroskey is a North Carolina Board Legal Specialist in Family Law and Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Patrick has consistently been recognized through peer review in the Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, and in Best Lawyers in America© since 2007. Patrick was listed in Super Lawyers Super Lawyers™ Rising Stars in 2009 and on their main list since 2012. Patrick holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Patrick has been practicing family law in Asheville for nearly 20 years. He represents clients throughout the western mountains of North Carolina.
Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, P.A. is an Asheville-based family and bankruptcy law firm serving clients in western North Carolina. The firm helps individuals and families create lasting resolutions to conflict and crisis. The partners in the firm are North Carolina Board Certified Legal Specialists in their respective fields of family and bankruptcy law, and are mediators and arbitrators. As legal specialists, the partners welcome referrals of family and bankruptcy law matters and are commonly associated by their peers on complex matters in their individual fields. To find out more about the Gum, Hillier & McCroskey firm, visit the website at https://ghma.law.