Asheville Attorney Perry Fisher moved with his family to Asheville in 1987 to practice law with the law firm of Van Winkle, Buck Wall, Starnes and Davis. The firm later became known as the Van Winkle Law Firm and for many years was the oldest and largest law firm west of Charlotte, North Carolina. While at the Van Winkle Law Firm, Perry Fisher became a full partner and served on the firm’s Executive Committee. Perry also received numerous accolades and honors including being selected as the Litigator of the Year at the firm for several consecutive years. One of Perry Fisher’s partners at the Van Winkle Law Firm at one point referred to Perry Fisher as the firm’s “designated hitter” for all jury trials.
Perry Fisher was elected by his peers to serve as President of the 500+ member 28th Judicial District Bar for 2001-2002. The 28th Judicial District Bar is a mandatory bar organization representing all of the attorneys in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Perry Fisher has been recognized for many accomplishments in his service to his fellow attorneys.
In 2005, Perry Fisher was recognized by his legal peers across the State and nation as having the highest legal ability and the highest ethical rating through the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System. With this honor, Perry Fisher joined the approximate 4% of attorneys in the country to have received the highest AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. AV rated lawyers have been recognized by their peers for excellence in both legal ability and ethical practice.