About Us

Paul Louis Bidwell & Jessica Walters

Our staff of attorneys is experienced in the following areas of the law:

  • •   Family Law: divorce, custody, alimony, distribution of     property, separation agreements, pre-nuptial     agreements, LGBT related issues, and domestic     violence
  • •   Alienation of Affections and Criminal Conversation
  • •   Employment law-sexual harassment, all forms of     discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Worker’s     Compensation and unemployment benefits
  • •   Criminal law-All Federal and State Court matters
  • •   Traffic offenses
  • •   Civil Law
  • •   Personal Injury and disability claims
  • •   Business matters
  • •   Wills and Estates
  • •   Real Estate closings
  • •   Mediation

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Attorneys

Paul Louis Bidwell
Paul Louis Bidwell - Attorney at law

A graduate of both Wake Forest University and its acclaimed law school, Paul Bidwell was a prosecutor for the first five years of his career. Entering private practice in 1991, he has litigated some of highest profile cases in Western North Carolina in the last twenty years, in both State and Federal Court. In addition to his criminal and civil litigation practice, Paul maintains an office practice providing advice and services for individuals and corporate clients alike

  • •   Named to theRegistry of Pre-eminent Lawyers in America by     Martindale-Hubbel
  • •   Recipient of Martindale-Hubbel highest peer review rating: AV
  • •   Former Chairman, Buncombe County Historic Resource Commission
  • •   Former Juvenile Evaluation Center Advisory Committee Member
  • •   Certified Family Financial Mediator

Paul has been married to Carolyn Cameron Bidwell since 1988. Their children are Katherine, a graduate of Wofford College and a High School teacher in San Diego, California; and Patrick who is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University. Paul and his family have been residents of the Fairview community and the Reynolds school district since 1997

Jessica Walters
Jessica A. Walters - Attorney at law

Ms. Walters earned her undergraduate degree from Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia and a Juris Doctorate degree from Vermont Law School. Originally from the Atlanta area, she helped establish The Family Court System in Buncombe County in 2005 and became its first FamilyCourt Coordinator, working closely with Family Court Judges who made the difficult decisions every day in sensitive and complex matters of domestic law. In 2006, Ms. Walters joined Paul Bidwell and has excelled not only in domestic litigation, but in a wide range of civil and criminal cases, becoming one of the most respected attorneys in Buncombe County.

Ms. Walters resides in North Asheville with her two Great Danes, Porter and Aggie, where she is an active member of the Grove Park Community. An avid runner and cyclist, she participates in various endurance competitions locally and throughout the southeast. Ms. Walters utilizes the same proven athletic skills of discipline, determination, and perseverance in the practice of law and personalized advocacy for her clients..