About Carole

Carole Spainhour is the principal of Elder Law Carolina and limits her practice to Elder Law and Estate Planning.

Carole is a past chair of the Elder Law Section of the NC State Bar Association, and has been a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys since 1999.

She served as a member of the Ethics Committee of Watauga Medical Center in Boone, North Carolina for nine years, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Clabough Charitable Foundation.

U.S. News named Carole Spainhour of Elder Law Carolina named to Best Law Firms in America for 2017 in the field of Elder Law, Tier 2. The ranking is based on peer reviews and client feedback. She is one of only two Elder Law attorneys in the Asheville area to receive this honor.


About Matthew

Matthew Allen joined Elder Law Carolina as Of Counsel in October 2016. After graduating from Hofstra University School of Law in 2011, Matthew practiced at a preeminent employment law firm on Long Island, New York, where he represented clients in all aspects of civil litigation, administrative proceedings, and alternative dispute resolution. Matthew also taught as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, instructing and coaching the International Moot Arbitration Team in preparation for the Willem C Vis Moot Court Competition in Vienna, Austria.

He brings a broad range of experience and skills to Elder Law Carolina, and he is eager to serve and assist his clients with their estate planning needs. Matthew is a member of the New York State Bar, 2nd Dept., the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is also licensed in North Carolina.


About Beth

Beth Hill is a paralegal with Elder Law Carolina. Beth has over twenty years’ experience working as a paralegal in the areas of estate planning, tax, and corporate law in Tennessee and North Carolina. A native of Asheville, Beth is a graduate of N.C. State University and the Southeastern Paralegal Institute in Nashville, TN.


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