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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:  Hyler & Lopez, PA / Alley, Hyler, Killian, Kirsten, Smathers & Davis / Riddle, Shackleford & Hyler

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 & Agan, PLLC, 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 civil 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 child custody and equitable distribution.

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 twenty years, Mr. Agan has handled matters of civil law, including cases involving wrongful death, personal injuries, medical malpractice, police misconduct, employment discrimination, premises liability, insurance bad faith, fraud, property disputes, contract disputes, small-business collections, estate claims, and civil 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 on the Board of Directors of the Asheville City Schools Foundation from 2014-2017, where he served as Chair of the Advocacy Committee during the 2015-16 school year.


Since 2016, Mr. Agan and his spouse, Dorothy Michelle Bedard, have been licensed North Carolina foster parents and have welcomed a number of foster children into their home during their times of need.

The cases mentioned on this site are illustrative of the matters handled by the firm. Case results depend of a variety of factors. Not all results are provided. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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