We are pleased to announce that Monty C. Beck and Orville D. Coward, Jr. have been selected to the 2019 edition of the Best Lawyers in America©. First named in Best Lawyers in America© in 2015, Monty is listed to the Family Law section, and Orville has been listed to the Litigation – Real Estate section.
Monty Beck is a North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Legal Specialist serving clients in Western North Carolina. He has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to North Carolina Super Lawyers™ since 2014. He has been practicing law for more than 30 years.
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 (2001-2002), on the Board of Directors for Western North Carolina Legal Services (1986-2004), as a member of the U.S. District Court Western District North Carolina Rules Advisory Committee (1997-2000), and as a member of the North Carolina State Bar Special Committee on Real Estate Practice (1997-1998).
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Established in Sylva in 1951, Coward, Hicks & Siler, P.A. is one of the most broadly-respected firms in Western North Carolina, offering the talents of six attorneys in three locations: Sylva, Cashiers and Franklin. Our general practice serves clients in all courts, in the areas of civil litigation, eminent domain, annexation, personal injury, probate, estate planning, real estate, corporations, family law, municipal law, Superior Court mediation services, environmental and forestry management, and appellate advocacy.