We are pleased to announce that Monty Beck has been included in the Family Law Section of Best Lawyers in America 2020 Edition and that Orville Coward has been included in both the Litigation: Real Estate and the Litigation: Land Use and Zoning Sections.
Monty Beck is a North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Legal Specialist. He is an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer from Martindale-Hubbell, has been named to North Carolina Super Lawyers™ since 2014 and Best Lawyers in America since 2015. In his 5th consecutive year to the list, Best Lawyers named Monty Family Law “2019 Lawyer of the Year” in the Asheville Metropolitan area, which encompasses all of Western North Carolina. Since 2016, the Coward, Hicks & Siler firm has been continuously included in the U.S. News/Best Lawyers in America “Best Law Firms” for Family Law in the Asheville metropolitan area.
Orville D. Coward, Jr. began his practice with his father and uncle in 1979 as a trial lawyer. Committed to involvement in the legal community, Mr. Coward served as President of the 30th Judicial District Bar and has served on the Board of Directors for Western North Carolina Legal Services, as a member of the U.S. District Court Western District North Carolina Rules Advisory Committee, and the North Carolina State Bar Special Committee on Real Estate Practice. Orville was first named to Best Lawyers in America Litigation – Real Estate Section in 2019, and is also included in the Litigation – Land Use and Zoning Section since the 2020 Edition.
Best Lawyers© compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive confidential peer-review of leading lawyers through survey of other lawyers practicing within the same legal and geographical area. More information about Best Lawyers methodology is found on their website at https://www.bestlawyers.com/methodology.
Established in Sylva in 1951, Coward, Hicks & Siler, P.A. is among the most broadly-respected firms in Western North Carolina, offering the talents of six attorneys in three locations: Sylva, Cashiers, Franklin. A general litigation firm, our lawyers focus their practices in the areas of family law, real estate transactions and litigation including eminent domain, environmental law, and resource management matters, estate planning and administration, corporate law, and Indian law. Monty and Orville are both located in the firm’s Franklin, NC Branch. To find out more about the Coward, Hicks & Siler firm, visit the website at http://cowardhicksandsiler.com.