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George Hyler with the former Dean of Wake Forest Law School, Blake Morant

George B. Hyler, Jr.

Admitted:  1973, North Carolina; 1974, U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
Law School:  Wake Forest University, J.D.
College:  North Carolina State University, B.A.
Past Firms:  Riddle, Shackleford & Hyler; Alley, Hyler, Killian, Kirsten, Smathers & Davis

Mr. Hyler received his Undergraduate degree from NC State University in 1970.  He earned his Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University in 1973, where he was on Law Review.  As the senior partner at Hyler & Lopez, PA, Mr. Hyler has litigated at all levels of Criminal Law from general traffic practice all the way to handling multiple-death murder trials.  He has been involved in several multi-million dollar cases, some of which were settled and some of which were tried to to verdict.  Mr. Hyler has appeared in all areas of domestic law as well, including Custody and Equitable Distribution.



Robert J. Lopez

Admitted:  1986, North Carolina
Law School:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D.
College:  University of Florida, B.S.

Mr Lopez received his Undergraduate degree from the University of Florida.  He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Mr. Lopez specializes in Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation, Social Security Disability and Civil Law.  He is also experienced in Criminal and Domestic Relations law.


Stephen P. Agan

Admitted:  2000, Texas; 2006, North Carolina

Law School:  University of Houston Law School, J.D.
College:  University of Texas at Austin, B.A.
Past Firms:  O'Quinn, Laminack & Pirtle, 2001-2004

Mr. Agan received his Undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995, with a B.A. in English.  He earned his J.D. from The University of Houston Law School in 1999, where he received a Distinguished Service Award from the faculty for his contributions to the law school community.

For over fifteen years, Mr. Agan has handled matters of civil law, including cases involving personal injuries, police misconduct, employment discrimination, wage-and-hour claims, premises liability, insurance bad faith, fraud, property disputes, contract disputes, small-business collections, estate claims, and appeals.

Mr. Agan has also volunteered in the Asheville community for many years.  He worked with the Asheville Living Wage Campaign in 2006 and served on the Board of Directors of Just Economics from 2007-2008.  He served as President of the PTO at Isaac Dickson Elementary School from 2011-2013, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Asheville City Schools Foundation from 2014-2017, where served as Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the Foundation during the 2015-16 school year.



The cases mentioned on this website are illustrative of the matters handled by the Attorneys at Hyler & Lopez, P.A.  Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case.  Not all results are provided here, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.  Also, the information on this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice.  You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.  We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters, and e-mail.  Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship.


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