Clint H. Cogburn

Land Use and Litigation Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
828.348.6012 Fax 828.348.6077
Post Office Box 2020, Asheville, NC 28802-2020

Clint represents clients facing a wide range of challenges in the areas of litigation, community associations, and zoning and land use. His experience covers all aspects of litigation, including pre-trial matters, motions, depositions, hearings, mediations, and arbitrations.

In his community associations practice, Clint assists planned communities and community association boards and members with corporate governance, procedural requirements, governing document amendments, fiduciary duties, inspection right, collection issues, and rule adoption and enforcement.

Additionally, Clint devotes a portion of his practice to helping clients navigate zoning and land use issues, such as subdivision of property, zoning and rezoning matters, special use permits, conditional use permits, variances, appeals of the interpretation of zoning ordinances, certificates of appropriateness, development approvals, and development agreements.


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2016
  • A.B., magna cum laude, University of Georgia, 2013

Honors and Distinctions*

  • "Rising Star," North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers®, 2024
  • Autumn 2022 Thought Leader, Mondaq


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Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2024
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2023
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 20234

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