Brian D. Elston

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Asheville, NC

Brian Elston Law
 | 95 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-575-0288
Fax: 828-575-9705
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Brian D. Elston is the founder of Brian Elston Law. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, he provides advice and counsel to clients throughout the state on a variety of matters. Admitted to practice before all North Carolina state courts, Mr. Elston is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys for his professionalism and successful track record, he has received a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

    Mr. Elston divides his practice among personal injury and wrongful death cases, general civil and commercial litigation, workers' compensation, and employment law. His personal injury experience has included premises liability, medical malpractice, pedestrian knockdowns, and truck and other motor vehicle accidents, and he has been able to obtain numerous high-dollar settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients. In his employment law practice, Mr. Elston provides representation to former, prospective and current employees who have faced unlawful hiring or workplace discrimination in cases falling under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. He also assists victims of sexual harassment, and his experience encompasses wage and hour violations and Family and Medical Leave Act disputes as well.

    In the workers' compensation area, Mr. Elston represents people who have been injured on the job, and he knows how to evaluate offers and negotiate settlements for the maximum amount of benefits. Another part of Mr. Elston's practice involves the representation of area motorcycle clubs in issues regarding trademarks and the negotiation of contracts. A graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he studied law at North Carolina Central University School of Law and was a senior editor of the North Carolina Central Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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    About Brian Elston

    Admitted: 2009, North Carolina

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    • Brian Elston was recognized as 40 under Forty, an award based on nominees business success and achievements as an active member of the community. Brian's nomination was based on his successful plaintiff-oriented legal practice, which served individuals hurt at work, in motor vehicle accidents, and due to general negligence. In addition, Brian is active in his community and served as the President of the Montford Neighborhood Association, coaches youth sports, and has served on a number of local boards, 40 under 40, Biltmore Beacon, 2016
    • In 2016, Brian was selected by his peers as a "Young Gun." Attorneys are selected by lawyers throughout the state. His success in workers' compensation and personal injury has earned him the recognition of his peers. More importantly, he's helped clients injured at work or at the hands of another by advocating for their rights at every stage of the legal process, Young Guns, North Carolina Business Elite, 2016
    • Trial Advocacy Team, North Carolina Central University School of Law
    • National Finalist, ABA Client Counseling Competition, North Carolina Central University School of Law
    • Two-time Regional Champion, ABA Client Counseling Competition, North Carolina Central University School of Law
    • Magna Cum Laude, North Carolina Central University School of Law
    • Top 8% of Class, North Carolina Central University School of Law

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member
    • North Carolina State Bar Association, Member
    • 28th Judicial District Bar, Member
    • Middle District U.S. Federal Court
    • Western District U.S. Federal Court
    • All North Carolina Courts
    • Brian serves on the Executive Committee of the 28th Judicial District Bar Executive Committee. He is the chair of the mentor program, which helps young lawyers find established attorney to guide their personal and professional practice, 2015-2018

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Asheville Tennis Association, Coach, 2014
    • YMCA, Coach, 2015, 2016, 2018
    • ABYSA, Coach, 2016
    • BikerDown, Pro Bono Legal Counsel, 2013-Present
    • First Presbyterian Child Care Center, Board Member, 2010-2013
    • Asheville Affiliates, Pro Bono Legal Counsel, 2010-2014
    • Montford Neighborhood Association, Secretary, 2012
    • Montford Neighborhood Association, Vice President, 2013
    • Brian served as the President of the Montford Neighborhood Association. Prior to that office, Brian served as the secretary and as a board member. The Montford Neighborhood Association is a nonprofit that serves not only the Montford Neighborhood, but the Asheville Community by donating funding and time to worthwhile projects, 2014-2016

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • North Carolina Central Law Review, Senior Editor, North Carolina Central University School of Law

    Educational Background:

    • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts, Major: Economics, Honors: Dean’s List
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    Office Location for Brian D. Elston

    95 Charlotte Street
    Asheville, NC 28801

    Phone: 828-575-0288

    Fax: 828-575-9705

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