Brian D. Gulden

Brian D. Gulden

Asheville, North Carolina
Brian Gulden first moved to Asheville in 1990 to attend UNCA.  Following graduating from UNCA, he attended Southern Illinois University School of Law.  Subsequent to law school, he and his family returned to North Carolina.  After working in Shelby, North Carolina for five years, Brian began his career with Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore, P.A. in 2006.  Brian's community involvement includes membership on the Board of Directors for Pisgah Legal Services as well as participation as an advisory member of the Kids in Parks Board.   Brian has been married to his wife, Chrissie, for over 20 years and they have two children, Cole and Emily.  Brian is an avid rock climber and runner, having completed four marathons.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Criminal Law
  • Community Association Law

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2002
  • North Carolina, 2000


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1999
  • University of North Carolina , Asheville, North Carolina
    • B.S. - 1993
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Environmental Studies

Honors and Awards

  • William L. Thorp Pro Bono Service Award, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • 28th Judicial District Bar, Member
  • The North Carolina State Bar, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer Program