Danya Ledford Vanhook

Attorney

Biography

Experience

Danya Ledford Vanhook has been in practice since 2003. Danya has 20+ years of legal experience. Danya has been in private practice for since 2007-2009 and 2011-present.

Danya has served for the Judicial District Bar as Vice President/President-Elect from 2016-2018; President from 2018-2020; and is now serving from 2020-2022 as the Immediate Past President.

Danya served as a District Court Judge (2009-2011) in the 30th Judicial District in North Carolina.  Danya has also served as a Department of Social Services attorney for Buncombe and Graham Counties and as a Clifton Everett Fellow with Legal Aid of North Carolina. Danya is an effective advocate for her clients.

Background

Danya is a native of Macon County, North Carolina, and a graduate of Franklin High School.  Danya graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Distinction in 2000 and from New York University School of Law in 2003, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board.

Danya Ledford Vanhook

History of Service

Previously, I’ve served as a District Court Judge (2009-2011) and as a Maggie Valley Alderman (2011). In 2018, I was the Chair of the Public Relations/Publicity Committee of Haywood County Special Olympics. In 1999, while attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I served as a volunteer Russian interpreter for the Special Olympics World Games in Raleigh. During this time, I also studied abroad, which gave me a deeper appreciation of diverse people and cultures and how that can inform and enhance our daily lives in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

Areas of Practice (legal)

Danya is available to handle the following types of legal matters:

- Adoptions
- Child Support
- Custody
- Disabilty
- DWIs
- Felonies
- Immigration
- Misdemeanors
- Name Changes
- Traffic
- Wills

Areas of Practice (Geographical)

Danya is available to handle legal matters in the following counties in North Carolina: Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Cherokee, Clay, Graham and the Cherokee Tribal Court.

Memberships

Danya is a member of the N.C. State Bar, the N.C. Bar Association, the N.C. Association of Women Attorneys, and the N.Y. State Bar (inactive).

More About Danya

An Attorney with Purpose...

Haywood County Lawyers for Literacy (2019-2020)
Lawyers for Literacy is a public service program that matches legal professionals with local school children to improve students’ reading skills and spark their interest in books, civics and history.
Lawyers for Literacy volunteers spend at least 30 minutes a week reading to a small groups of students over a month’s time. A volunteer records the books that the student will read during the month, either with the volunteer or alone, in a passport booklet supplied by the NC Bar Foundation and gifted to the student at the end of the program.

University of North Carolina
Board of Directors - Representing N.C. Districts
About the GAA: Since the formation of the GAA in May 1843, the GAA has served all of Carolina’s living alumni — now numbering more than 336,000. The association maintains detailed records on all of Carolina’s alumni. It sponsors class and affinity group reunions and Homecoming, welcoming all alumni back to their alma mater.

North Carolina Association of Women Attorney's
NCAWA was founded in 1978 by a vibrant group of women attorneys dedicated to speaking out on issues affecting women in North Carolina both within and outside the legal profession. Today, NCAWA’s volunteer board and lobbyist, in collaboration with local chapters and members across the state, continue the organization’s powerful mission of promoting the participation of women in the legal profession and advancing the rights and welfare of women under the law.

    Danya Ledford Vanhook

    Personal

    Danya is married to Duane Vanhook.  They have 2 children and reside in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.  They enjoy camping, hiking, and watching Carolina Basketball.

    Danya is a Team Mom and Coach for community league sports.  She is also the President of the Haywood Women’s Small Business Alliance.

    • 854 N. Main Street
      Waynesville, NC 28786
    • Phone: 828.452.5522
      Fax: 828.452.5588
    • Vanhook.law@gmail.com

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      • 854 N. Main Street
        Waynesville, NC 28786
      • Phone: 828.452.5522
        Fax: 828.452.5588
      • Vanhook.law@gmail.com

      We Can Help

      Schedule A Consultation
      To Get Started

        Disclaimer: The use of the internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.