Big Announcement – Brian Elston Law New Location and Name Change

Big Announcement – Brian Elston Law New Location and Name Change

Big Announcement – Brian Elston Law New Location and Name Change

By BRIAN ELSTON

Brian Elston Law is moving to a new location at 80 Central Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801, and updating our name to The Law Offices of Elston, Donnahoo, and Williams, P.C, effective August 1, 2021.

The new location allows us to better serve Asheville, Arden, Hendersonville, and throughout Western North Carolina, and the updated name reflects the trusted attorneys clients can count on to help them in their personal injury and workers’ compensation matters.  

New Location and a familiar seat

Several years ago, Brian Elston, then a young attorney, sat across from Steve Aceto who is a well-established, respected attorney. Brian was just beginning his legal career as a personal injury attorney and workers’ compensation lawyer and was seeking advice on how Steve got to be where he was. Steve, in complete humility, took no credit, and said that anything he has ever received is a blessing from Above.

Over the next years, Brian formed his own firm, Brian Elston Law, and set out to serve the injured and has had plenty of help along the way. Mr. Jay Kerr, an established personal injury attorney, made some room and allowed space for Brian to hang his shingle. The young firm grew, and thanks to Mr. Jim Siemens, the practice began to flourish when he moved to the Patton Parker House.

Mr. Reed Williams, a personal injury lawyer with over 30 years experience, has served as a mentor and trusted colleague for Brian. In March 2019, long time-friend and established attorney Chad Donnahoo joined the firm to help out clients.

In the Spring of 2021, as the world began to venture from out of the pandemic, Steve Aceto listed his office for sale and announced that he was retiring. Brian reached out, and Steve, staying true to form, passed on his blessings. It is truly providential that the young attorney who sought Steve’s advice that many years ago will now be sitting in his seat.

The Law Offices of Elston, Donnahoo, and Williams, P.C.

“We are all in this together” was not only the saying for 2020 during the pandemic, but also what it took to get out of it. It is with extreme gratitude and humility that Brian Elston Law announces that on August 1, 2021, the firm will be The Law Office of Elston, Donnahoo & Williams, P.C.  The name change reflects the attorneys that clients have and can continue to count on in their personal injury and workers’ compensation claims.  The firm will continue its service of being personal injury attorneys and workers’ compensation lawyers. In addition, the firm will also continue represent employees in disputes and also civil rights matters.

The new address for The Law Offices of Elston, Donnahoo, and Williams, P.C. starting August 1st, 2021, is:

The Law Offices of Elston, Donnahoo, and Williams, P.C.
80 Central Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
828-575-9700
brianelstonlaw.com

Brian Elston Law Sponsors 2021 Asheville Tennis Open

Brian Elston Law Sponsors 2021 Asheville Tennis Open

Brian Elston Law Sponsors 2021 Asheville Tennis Open

By BRIAN ELSTON

Brian Elston Law is happy to be a part of the Asheville Tennis Association’s 2021 Asheville Tennis Open! With the great weather and eased Covid-19 pandemic restrictions comes the ability to socialize, rejuvenate our daily routines, and visit the courts — the tennis courts. Join Brian Elston Law for a summer of tennis.

Brian Elston Law Celebrates the 89th Asheville Tennis Open

The 89th Asheville Open Tennis Championships, presented by Brian Elston Law, will be held at Aston Park Tennis Center in Asheville, NC. Adult Tennis competition is July 6-11, 2021 and Junior Tennis competition is July 23-25, 2021. Click here for more information.

2020 was a difficult year with many restrictions and cancellations in place. The 2020 Asheville Tennis Open was cancelled as a precaution for the safety of the players and audience. Yet Brian Elston Law was still able to participate in bringing tennis to the community through the Free Tennis Kit Program which allowed us, in partnership with the Asheville Tennis Association, to donate tennis rackets, balls, and nets to dozens of families in our local community.

This year the Asheville Tennis Association has really stepped up its game, creating programs for handicap players, players with autism, and more. Their new tennis programs create more inclusive experiences to meet challenges in the Asheville community, adding adaptive tennis to their calendar. Click this link to learn more about their adaptive tennis program.

Join Brian Elston, Reed Williams, and Chad Donnahoo in welcoming an amazing summer filled with tennis, inclusivity, and the celebration of sports.

Brian Elston makes 2021 NC Super Lawyers List in Workers Compensation Law

Brian Elston makes 2021 NC Super Lawyers List in Workers Compensation Law

Brian Elston makes 2021 NC Super Lawyers List in Workers Compensation Law
brian elston super lawyers 2021

By BRIAN ELSTON

Brian Elston is grateful to be recognized on the 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers list in Workers’ Compensation Law. No more than 5 percent of attorney in North Carolina are selected for this list.

Super Lawyers is a a peer-review rating service publication that reviews and ranks law firms and attorneys across the U.S. who have received a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Brian Elston achieved “Rising Star” status from 2017 – 2019 and “Super Lawyer” status in 2020 and now 2021.

Brian is appreciative of the honor and credits his amazing colleagues. “I work alongside phenomenal individuals. Chad Donnahoo and Reed Williams are excellent attorneys and colleagues, and it’s easy to seem tall when standing on the shoulders of those two. Jenna Jarrett is always a step ahead in making sure what needs to be done for our clients.”

Brian Elston Law is a firm of personal injury attorneys and workers’ compensation attorneys whose goals are to maximize justice, and minimize stress for their clients. For more information, click here. Let’s talk.

See the original press release here: Buncombe Bar

Get To Know Chad Ray Donnahoo

Get To Know Chad Ray Donnahoo

GET TO KNOW CHAD RAY DONNAHOO

Chad Ray Donnahoo

Attorney and Shareholder, Brian Elston Law

Chad Ray Donnahoo grew up in Western North Carolina and graduated from Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville. He attend UNC Chapel Hill and initially thought about becomming a history professor. After graduating with a B.A. in History, Chad attended graduate school at UNC Chapel Hill and got a M.A.T. in secondary social studies education. His favorite class was education law. Following a short stint as a public school teacher, Chad returned to Chapel Hill and graduated with his J.D.

Education

  • B.A., 2002, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2003, M.A.T., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2007, J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bar Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Western District and Middle District
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • All North Carolina courts
  • Cherokee Tribal Court
Chad Ray Donnahoo
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“Fairness. Justice. Honesty. These early values are my guideposts, still.”
– Chad Donnahoo

Law School Experience

During law school, Chad was a legal clerk for the United States House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary and spent much of his time doing work on the Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security subcommittee. After law school, Chad returned to the mountains – his home.

Asheville Attorney

Beginning in 2007, Chad worked at two law firms in Asheville mainly representing public schools, community colleges and local governmental entities. Chad was a noted attorney in his field and in 2018-19, was the Chair for the Education Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. In April 2019, Chad got the rare chance to team-up with his best friend, Brian Elston and changed his practice area to workers compensation and personal injury. Since April 2019, Chad has been an attorney and shareholder at Brian Elston Law.

 

Commitment to Law in Western North Carolina

Having spent his entire life here, Chad brings with him an unwavering commitment to the people of Western North Carolina and making sure that his clients are treated fairly and equitably under the law.

Whether you were recently hurt in an automobile accident or you’re suffering from a workplace injury and need an attorney at your side to help navigate the choppy waters, contact Chad Ray Donnahoo at Brian Elston Law.

 

Former Chair of Education Law Section appreciates recognition

Former Chair of Education Law Section appreciates recognition

Education Law Chair appreciates recognition

Chad Donnahoo, former Education Law Chair with the NC Bar Association, was recognized in April 2019 for successfully completing his term as Chair.  The Education Law Section is a division of the North Carolina Bar Association that promotes education and networking among attorneys serving public schools, employees and students.  The section is comprised of over 70 attorneys state-wide.

As Chair, Chad effectively communicated with his colleagues, and apprised them of recent developments in Education Law.  Becoming Chair was a natural progression for Chad as he previously served as Vice-President, Secretary, and council member.  Chad’s membership in the section began in 2008.

The recognition by the Education Law Section now hangs proudly in his office.

What’s next for the Education Law section Chair?

Chad Donnahoo is able to bring his knowledge of Education Law to help those injured in school related incidents, such as a school bus accident or a victim of sexual abuse.  Chad is still a member and will continue to keep apprised in developments in Education Law to better serve his clients at Brian Elston Law.

A Good Old Fashioned Welcome

A Good Old Fashioned Welcome

A Good Old Fashioned Welcome

Chad Donnahoo and Reed Williams joined Brian Elston Law on April 1, 2019.  To commemorate the event, the Firm invited friends, family, and the local bar to the Patton Parker House.

The event was a success.  Jack’s 47 offered their one-of-a-kind Dodge Truck to serve Homeplace.  The event was catered by The Chop Shop Butchery.

 

 

Live music was provided by Spalding McIntosh.

Friends and family joined in and raised a glass with Chad and Reed.  Congratulations to Reed and Chad.

A Good Old Fashioned Welcome for Chad Donnahoo and Reed Williams

 

 

 

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The Law Offices of Elston, Donnahoo, & Williams

The Law Offices of Elston, Donnahoo, & Williams, P.C., is a personal injury law office in Asheville, NC, dedicated to fighting for people who need it most. Our practice areas include personal injury, workers compensation, wrongful death, employment law, civil litigation, and more.

At The Law Offices of Elston, Donnahoo, & Williams, P.C. our success comes from our willingness to serve individuals and families all across North Carolina with our high-quality personal injury and workers' compensation advocacy. We know how difficult it is to suffer a personal injury and / or workplace injury and how hard this must be for you and your family. Our team of attorney’s are here to help you make the process as easy and stress free as possible. To learn more about what our firm can do for you, just give us a call or a text. If you would like to learn more about how our firm can assist with your case, we encourage you to contact us immediately. We are proud to offer 100% free, confidential consultations.

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