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DAVID R. HILLIER

Board Certified Specialist in
Consumer Bankruptcy Law

Asheville Bankruptcy Lawyer | Mediator

Over ninety percent of my practice is in the area of bankruptcy, financial distress, and debtors and creditors rights. I find problem solving the most satisfying aspect of my legal work and enjoy resolving not only the problem presented but the problems ancillary to the crisis at hand.

After three and a half years as Assistant General Counsel of FieldCrest Mills, Inc., a manufacturer of textiles headquartered in Eden, North Carolina, I moved to Asheville and spent a year as an associate with Van Winkle, Buck, Wall, Starnes, Hyde & Davis, the largest law firm in Western North Carolina. In 1979, Gum and Hillier, P.A. was formed in conjunction with Howard Gum.  Our firm grew and changed over the years and became Gum Hillier McCroskey & Amburgey in 2019.

CREDENTIALS

EDUCATION

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D. 1974
  • University of the South, BA History with Honors, 1970
Dave Hillier's North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Business/Consumer Bankruptcy Law Badge.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Board Certified Specialist in Consumer & Business Bankruptcy Law; North Carolina State Bar,1993
  • Chapter 7 Panel Trustee, Western District of North Carolina, 1981-2011

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Centennial Award, North Carolina Bar Association, 2004
  • Best Lawyers in America, Since 2009
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2011
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2013
  • NC Lawyers Weekly Leader in the Law, 2013
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, 2013-2016
Lawyer of the Year Badge. David R. Hillier is the Best Lawyers 2013 Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy | Creditor & Debtor Rights in Asheville.

PROFESSIONAL OUTREACH

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Asheville City School Board, Member & Chair
  • United Way, various committees, 20+ years
  • Asheville Boys Club, Member & Chair
  • Big Brothers and Sisters of Buncombe County, Chair
  • Mountain House
  • Asheville City Civil Service Board
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services, Board of Directors
  • Asheville Regional Airport Authority, Chair
  • Beverly Farm Foundation, Board Member & Chair
  • 28th Judicial District Bar, Past President
  • Jones Elementary School Tutor, 20+ years
  • Asheville Middle School Cross Country Coach, 12 years
  • Youth Sports Coach, 13 seasons, different sports

PERSONAL

  • Married to Haywood since 1980
  • Three Children
  • Travel, Hiking, Sports Events
  • Avid consumer of History, Psychology, and Science books
Biography image for David Hillier taken in his office at the newly renovated 47 North Market Street Building owned by the firm for decades.

DAVID R. HILLIER

Board Certified Specialist
in Consumer Bankruptcy Law

Asheville Bankruptcy Lawyer
Mediator

Over ninety percent of my practice is in the area of bankruptcy, financial distress, and debtors and creditors rights. I find problem solving the most satisfying aspect of my legal work and enjoy resolving not only the problem presented but the problems ancillary to the crisis at hand.

After three and a half years as Assistant General Counsel of FieldCrest Mills, Inc., a manufacturer of textiles headquartered in Eden, North Carolina, I moved to Asheville and spent a year as an associate with Van Winkle, Buck, Wall, Starnes, Hyde & Davis, the largest law firm in Western North Carolina. In 1979, Gum and Hillier, P.A. was formed in conjunction with Howard Gum.  Our firm grew and changed over the years and became Gum Hillier McCroskey & Amburgey in 2019.

CREDENTIALS

EDUCATION

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D. 1974
  • University of the South, BA History with Honors, 1970

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Board Certified Specialist in Consumer & Business Bankruptcy Law; North Carolina State Bar ,1993
  • Certified Mediator, North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, 1995
  • Chapter 7 Panel Trustee, Western District of North Carolina, 1981-2011
Dave Hillier's North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Business/Consumer Bankruptcy Law Badge.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Centennial Award, North Carolina Bar Association, 2004
  • Best Lawyers in America, Since 2009
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2011
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2013
  • NC Lawyers Weekly Leader in the Law, 2013
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite, 2013-2016

PROFESSIONAL OUTREACH

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Asheville City School Board, Member & Chair
  • United Way
  • Asheville Boys Club, Member & Chair
  • Big Brothers and Sisters of Buncombe County
  • Mountain House
  • Asheville City Civil Service Board
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services, Board of Directors
  • Asheville Regional Airport Authority, Chair
  • Beverly Farm Foundation, Board Member
  • 28th Judicial District Bar Executive Committee
  • Jones Elementary School Tutor, since 1995
  • Asheville Middle School Cross Country Coach

PERSONAL

  • Married to Haywood since 1980
  • Three Children
  • Travel, Hiking, Sports Events
  • Avid Consumer of History & Science

CONNECT WITH DAVE

Black and White image of Idelle David in her office at 47 North Market Street.

Idelle David

Certified Paralegal
Office Manager

CONNECT WITH DAVE

Idelle David
Certified Paralegal
Office Manager
idelle@ghma.law