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Hello, I’m Rod. Although I have practiced and enjoy most areas of law, bankruptcy law is my passion. I enjoy it because I enjoy helping people. My practice involves helping people and small businesses through a transformation. Bankruptcy is usually a proactive and transformative act. I like showing people that there is a way out of debt and a way to begin their lives again. I also enjoy creative problem solving. My bankruptcy practice provides that opportunity every day.

I hope to get an opportunity to speak with you. Until then, and if you’re interested, my official bio is below. I include it because it probably matters to you- as it should- that I have lots of bankruptcy and litigation experience and that I know what I’m talking about. But, the most important thing I’d like to convey is that I care, and I listen.  But, even though I’ve got my share of grey hairs and have litigated numerous cases, don’t expect an aloof, judgmental, starched shirt lawyer when we meet. That’s not me. I’d rather wear my jeans to the office, have a real conversation, and get to know you.

Rod Kight is a knowledgeable and experienced Asheville bankruptcy lawyer. He maintains physical offices in Asheville and Waynesville, NC. He also works hard to keep up with evolving technology in order to maintain a virtual office. Rod is available to meet by phone, Skype, or FaceTime for WNC bankruptcy consultations. He is a Certified Legal Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Business Bankruptcy Law by the North Carolina State Bar and was also certified as a specialist in those areas by the American Board of Certification.

rodbio2.1-2015Also a frequent presenter at bankruptcy seminars to lawyers and accountants, Rod was a contributing author to The North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual (“NCBPM”), 6th Ed. (2007) and the 7th edition, which was published in 2012. He will also be a contributing author to the upcoming 8th edition. The NCBPM is the authoritative source for the practice of bankruptcy law in North Carolina. Rod is also a contributing author of “Best Practices for Filing Chapter 13″, an Aspatore Inside the Mindsbook series on Consumer Bankruptcy, published by West, a Thomson Reuters business. “Best Practices” was published in 2012. Rod also taught bankruptcy law in the paralegal program at Cecil’s College, formerly in Asheville.

Rod Kight is a graduate of Furman University, where he received a BA in Philosophy. In addition to philosophy, he studied classical and jazz guitar. Rod received his law degree from The University of South Carolina School of Law. Rod is a member in good standing of The North Carolina State Bar, The North Carolina Bar Association, and The North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is active in the Bankruptcy Sections of both the Bar Association and the Academy. He is certified by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in both consumer and business bankruptcy law. In 2012, Rod was selected to North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars. In 2016, Rod was recognized by Business North Carolina Legal Elite Bankruptcy Section, and was selected to the North Carolina Super Lawyers main list.

Within the Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association, Rod serves on the Bankruptcy Council. The Council, which includes attorneys representing Debtors and Creditors, meets several times throughout the year to discuss legislative proposals and issues affecting the Bankruptcy Section of the Bar Association and the practice of bankruptcy law throughout North Carolina.

Rod has also served as both a volunteer mediator and board member at The Mediation Center, a nonprofit organization devoted to “win-win” conflict resolution. He has completed the NC Superior Court mediation course.

In 2011, Rod and Ashley, childhood sweethearts, married. Together, their family is 5 children strong. In addition to spending time with his family, Rod enjoys playing and listening to music, hiking, reading, and writing. He is drawn to Western North Carolina because of its vibrant and unique community. He enjoys its diverse and energetic mix of people, art, and world views.

Photography: Mike Belleme, Colby Rabon

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