David W. Cartner
David W. Cartner is a native of Avery County, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (B.S.B.A (J. 1974), and obtained his law degree from South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas (J.D. suma cum laude, 1980). From 1981 through 1990 he practiced both civil and criminal litigation as a private practitioner and as an Assistant District Attorney in East Texas.
Coming home to the mountains in 1990, he associated with the firm of Devere Lentz and Bruce Elmore, Sr. Since 1992 he has been in private practice in downtown Asheville.
He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, Buncombe County Bar Association, North Carolina Christmas Tree Association, Real Estate Lawyers Association of North Carolina, First Presbyterian Church of Asheville and UNC Alumni Association.
Virginia W. Cartner
Virginia W. Cartner is a native of Houston, Texas. She attended University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston (B.S. Geology and B.S. Science Education) and obtained her law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1983. She practiced law in East Texas and served as the Coordinator and associate professor of the Legal Assistant’s program at East Texas Baptist University.
Since moving to the mountains in 1990, she has served the community as president of Asheville Symphony Guild; president, fundraising chair, and publicity chair of the PTOs of Randolph Magnet School, Asheville Middle School and Asheville High School; chair of the education committee of the Asheville Junior League; and secretary of the Asheville Parent-Teacher Council. For over nine years, she served as department chair of the paralegal program at Cecils College. In March of 2000 she joined her husband in the general practice of law.
She is a member of the North Carolina State Bar Association, Buncombe County Bar Association, First Presbyterian Church of Asheville and the UNC-CH Parents Association. She has been recognized as “Who’s Who in Law,” “Who’s Who in America,” and “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.”
Before pursuing a career in law, I served as an officer in the United States Air Force. After retiring from the airforce in 2004, I was accepted into the Barry University School of Law in Orlando and began practicing law in 2007. My experience in the Residential Home Builders & Contractors Association in Brevard County left me well equipped for construction law issues. Now, over 10 years later, I try to use my knowledge and experience to help my clients navigate the real estate market. Whatever you may be facing, my goal is to provide trusted counsel and guidance.
“The tireless and zealous advocacy of the residents of Western North Carolina is my first priority. I am honored to be a part of this community and privileged to serve.”Tony Fisichella