Blue Mountain Law attorneys have over three decades of combined legal experience spanning a wide variety of practice areas, including litigation and government relations.  Our goal, first and foremost, is to be Counselors at Law and ensure that our clients are fully aware of their legal matter and position so they can make informed decisions for themselves, their family, and business interest.  Such an approach allows us to advise and aid in the planning of our clients estates, businesses, and family concerns.  In matters of conflict, seeking justice in the government courts can be difficult, very expensive, and highly unpredictable; and that is why we provide counseling and mediation services that result in sensible and sound resolutions.  Although we are aware that not every conflict can be resolved by negotiation and mediation, in our experience, we have found that most situations can be resolved by bringing the parties to the negotiating table.  While experience is important, the ability to communicate effectively and find acceptable and cost effective solutions is paramount to our mission.  

 

 

holistic law

Blue Mountain Law provides a holistic approach to law practice.  What is Holistic Law?  Holistic Law is an approach, or style of practice, that focuses on the whole person and the whole of the problem as a way of finding more healthy and sustainable solutions to legal problems.  The whole problem or picture to a holistic lawyer would include more stakeholders, a broader focus on the "other side" and their contribution to the problem.  


Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add “within the limits of the law” because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
— Thomas Jefferson

daniel l. strobel, esq.

 

Dan Strobel, Esq. has been practicing law since 1992, and is a licensed attorney in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina.  His areas of expertise include Personal Injury & Auto Accidents, Workers Compensation, Construction Law, Real Estate Litigation, Mediation, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Business & Contract Law, Family Law, Bankruptcy and General Litigation.  He has handled everything from injuries resulting from cars crashing through restaurant walls, to minor whiplash cases.  He was born and reared on a farm in a rural county near Charleston, South Carolina.  He has lived in Asheville, NC for over 20 years. He enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing and boating, and is an accomplished musician as well.  

Professional Affiliations, Community Work & Education        

  • 28th Judicial District Bar                                        
  • North Carolina State Bar                                        
  • United States Western District Court             
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice         
  • University of South Carolina, JD                          
  • Clemson University, BS  

                         


SCOTT W. LAMB, ESQ., Of counsel

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Scott Lamb is principal of the Law Office of Scott W. Lamb, PA, a law firm counseling individuals, families, and businesses in Western North Carolina.  Prior to law school, Scott worked as an individual and family counselor earning a masters degree in psychology. During a legal career of more than 10 years, Mr. Lamb has developed expertise in corporate transactional, trust and estate law, tax and family law.

Scott was raised in Florida, and his grandparents settled in Asheville in the 1950s. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993 and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University in 1999.   Having received his Juris Doctorate Degree from American University in 2003, he was admitted to the State Bar of North Carolina in the same year.  Scott began his legal career as an associate with an Asheville law firm before serving as in-house counsel to Wells Fargo Bank in Winston-Salem, NC. In 2010, he opened his own firm in Asheville.

In 2004 Mr. Lamb was appointed a Fellowship by the American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section. From 2004-2006 he served as Vice-Chair of the Non-Tax Issues Affecting the Planning and Administration of Estates & Trusts Committee of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association.

In 2004 Mr. Lamb published “Applicable Exclusion + Unlimited Marital Deduction = Basic Estate Planning for Spouses” in The Will and The Way published by the North Carolina Bar Association Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section (Vol. 23, No. 3, June 2004) and reprinted in Lawyers Weekly, June 7, 2004.

In 2005 he addressed the Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section of American Bar Association in Washington, DC speaking on the New Uniform Power of Attorney Act. He co-authored the article “Tax Issues Surrounding Contributions to a Qualified Tuition Program under Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code,” which appeared in the Wells Fargo Bank National Services Group Tax Division Newsletter of December 2007.

Professional Affiliations, Community Work & Education

  • 28th Judicial District Bar                                          
  • North Carolina State Bar                                        
  • Federal District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Bar Association          
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA  
  • Wake Forest University, Masters of Art
  • American University, JD