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A full-service law firm since 1982

When the partners came up with the idea of creating Allen Stahl + Kilbourne, they wanted to create a law firm that is based on establishing personal relationships with clients.  This basic philosophy is what our attorneys strive to achieve with every client we represent.  We want our clients to feel that we understand them and we want to earn their trust.  

The vision of the Firm was to create a team atmosphere which allows us to use our collective backgrounds and experiences to better represent our clients.  Our attorneys regularly collaborate with one another to craft strategies and approaches tailored specifically for each client.  We are not simply a group of individual attorneys practicing in one office.  We are a team.  When you hire Allen Stahl + Kilbourne you hire a team of attorneys whose number one goal is to establish a lasting attorney client relationship.

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Aug 2022

Salesman Permits

Recently, we’ve seen an uptick in Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) flagging clients for technical violations of ABC law, including, specifically, failure to obt More info...
Jul 2022

Thought We Didn’t Have “Bars” In North Carolina? Now We Do: Governor Cooper Signs HB768 Into Law, Makes Changes to Permits for Bars and Distilleries

On July 7, 2022, Governor Cooper signed House Bill 768 into law.  HB768 makes some significant, positive changes to alcoholic beverage laws in North Carolina, including changing the definition of “private bar,” by elimi More info...
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«Zealous advocacy isn’t just a part of my ethical duty, but something I fundamentally believe in.»

Alicia E. Sessoms

«Representing clients is an honor.»

Carolyn Pearce Small

«We want to be your legal team, your general counsel.»

Clifton Williams

«We are invested in serving our community.»

Damie Sesay

«It's about being more present, more hands on.»

Derek Allen

«The most important thing about Community Associations is community. In the end, everyone has to live together»

Ed Flowers

«Listening is key. »

Hannah Michalove

«Like many attorneys, I have learned respect for the practice of law at the feet of giants. I count each day a privilege to be a member of the finest bar.»

James W. Kilbourne, Jr.

«We want to be the ones worrying so you don't have to.»

Jeffrey K. Stahl
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  • When you need an attorney, these guys are top-notch experienced. James Kilbourne has been such a pleasure to work with and is really great at breaking things down so clients can understand them.


    Amy Musser
  • Derek and his team have a work ethic and knowledge base that is unmatchable. I have personally experienced a level of professionalism and individual attention by A.S+K. that is rare today. In a world where true attentiveness paired with an extremely high level of expertise can be difficult to land on, they made it seem effortless. I couldn't possible recommend Allen Stahl + Kilbourne more, but would if I could.



    Jeff Anderson
  • Lisa Medley
  • I worked with Mr. James Kilbourne, he was great to work with & kept me informed. He did a great job! I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone! Kenneth E. Watts- Nicholasville, KY.


    Kenneth Watts
  • We chose James Kilbourne to represent us in a complex construction dispute and were quite pleased with the results. This is an excellent Law Firm and James Kilbourne was superb. Polite, professional, responsive and highly skilled.


    Jim Frame
  • I don't know what our family would have done without your expert guidance as you walked us through the opening of our new brewery. Your vast experience and knowledge of the law combined with an impressive network of industry professionals who help cover our every need has been incredible. Thank you for your continued patience and willingness to field every one of our questions, no matter how trivial. We are fortunate to have Allen Stahl + Kilbourne by our side!


    Jan Garner Oden
  • Whether they are providing day to day legal advice or helping me navigate a more complex matter, I rest easy knowing this team has my back. Not only are they all experts in their fields, but I personally call many of them close friends as well. They are efficient, responsive, effective, and most importantly they truly care for their clients and their community.


    Chris Smith
  • I cannot say enough great things about Allen Stahl + Kilbourne—the guidance they've offered our nonprofit has been invaluable, and the support they provide to many of our member breweries is outstanding!


    Leah Raines
  • I have now personally worked with three of the team and it has been great! Fast, efficient and I have a lot of trust in the work they have done for me and my businesses. Thank you ASK Law!


    Brandi Young Hillman
  • I have now worked with three different members of this team and couldn't be happier! Fast, efficient and I trust the work that they do for me and my businesses. Thank you ASK Law!

    Business Formation
  • I had an issue with collection on a promissory note and was referred to Dungan, Kilbourne & Stahl by my Trustee. DKS got involved and was able to quickly resolve the problem. I can highly recommend DKS and Dorinda!!


    Doug Hawkins
    Debt Collection
  • I am a real estate agent, and by chance we worked with James Kilbourne on a very complex deal. He was great to work with, returns phone calls quickly, and is very knowledgeable. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a great lawyer.


    James Butler
    real estate
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