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B.J. Kilgore is a member of the Van Winkle Law Firm’s Trusts & Estates practice group. He focuses his practice on probate law, trust and estate planning, estate administration, and related matters on appeal. B.J. works with clients to determine their goals and develops a customized plan to meet their needs.

Prior to joining the firm, B.J. practiced at a small firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. During law school, B.J. worked for several prominent firms in the Raleigh area, the North Carolina Department of Justice, and served as a clerk on the North Carolina Court of Appeals for the Honorable Cheri Beasley.

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section
    • Young Lawyers Division
    • Appellate Division
    • Wills for Heroes Committee
  • 28th Judicial District Bar
  • Pisgah Legal Services Young Professionals Board
  • NC Bar Association Wills for Heroes Committee
  • Member of the Asheville Young Professionals Association

Awards and Honors

  • Campbell University Law Review, Articles Editor
  • 2014 Clients Choice Award
  • 2015 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award

B.J. is a native of Western North Carolina, having grown up in Banner Elk, N.C. After spending the last eight years in Raleigh, he is excited to be back in the mountains. When he is not working, B.J. enjoys spending time with his wife Jackie, and daughter, Hollis. In his free time, B.J. enjoys playing sports (particularly basketball, soccer and tennis), exploring the numerous outdoor activities Asheville has to offer, traveling, and learning about history. B.J. is an avid sports fan and particularly follows college football and college basketball.

Favorite foods – NC Barbeque (Lexington style) & Seafood
Favorite Places to Visit – Boca Grande, Florida, Kiawah Island, Germany, Italy
Favorite Music – Widespread Panic, Mumford and Sons, Avett Brothers
Guilty Pleasure – College Football on Saturdays in the fall