David Bartholomew is a native of Waynesville, NC and currently works as a Homelessness Prevention Program Director for Pisgah Legal Services.
Before returning home to WNC, he practiced with the Georgia Legal Services Program and Atlanta Legal Aid. David’s work focuses on housing law, administrative law, and community economic development.
David has a Juris Doctorate, graduating Cum Laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served as Executive Director of the UGA Law Public Interest Conference and clerked for the Honorable Steve C. Jones. David currently serves as a member of the HIAC (Buncombe County Continuum of Care) and AHAC (Affordable Housing Advisory Committee).
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Western Carolina University and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Georgia Institute for Nonprofit Organizations.
Joe, was raised in Winston-Salem and Cherryville, NC, and came to the Asheville area for undergraduate school.
Joe’s interests led him to complete a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy, M.A. in Near Eastern Studies, and Juris Doctorate. Despite traveling along the east coast for school and living in Israel for 3 years, the mountains of North Carolina always called him back.
Joe taught as an adjunct professor in UNC Asheville’s departments of Classics and Humanities for 10 years, and today serves as a Magistrate Judge in the state’s 28th Judicial District.
In his spare time, Joe enjoys singing, learning, walking, and swimming.
Ben joined Stone and Christy in October of 2021 after practicing at Pisgah Legal Services for nine years. Ben maintains a general practice including estate planning, real estate matters and general civil litigation. Ben enjoys finding practical solutions to difficult legal problems. Ben graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2010 as a member of the Order of the Samaritan. Ben first came to North Carolina to attend Guilford College in Greensboro where he graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy and as a 4 time letter winner on Guilford’s varsity tennis team.
After graduating law school, Ben returned to North Carolina in 2010 and practiced criminal law in the Triangle for two years. In 2012, Ben joined Pisgah Legal Services and served clients in a wide variety of legal issues in Pisgah Legal’s Rutherford County office until 2014. Ben became the program director for Pisgah Legal’s Homelessness Prevention Project in 2015, a role he served in until joining Stone and Christy. Ben has served as a member of the local bar’s Pro Bono Committee and continues to serve as a volunteer attorney through Pisgah Legal’s volunteer lawyer program. In his private time, Ben enjoys working in his yard, fishing, picking his guitar, watching SEC football and mostly, being a dad.