The Van Winkle Law Firm
Elder Law and Estate Planning
As a Principal in the Firm and Elder Law attorney, Brian assists clients in identifying resources and developing plans to enable them to live long, healthy, and active lives. Brian focuses his practice on elder law, estate planning and administration, incapacity planning and guardianships, and working with adults and children with disabilities.
Using a variety of planning tools, Brian helps clients who might otherwise be disqualified from public assistance protect and preserve their assets to supplement care provided by Medicaid, Social Security, and the Veterans Administration.
Prior to embarking on his legal career, Brian was a social service professional for nearly a decade serving children, adults, and families throughout Western North Carolina. This experience serves him well in his current position and uniquely positions him to understand the wholistic needs of clients facing capacity limitations. In addition, Brian’s background lends well to successfully managing relationships within the public, private, and nonprofit sectors of service providers, and to ensure clients are aware of the myriad of community resources available to them.