About Danya L. Vanhook
Ledford Vanhook is an attorney with ten years of legal experience in
many areas of the law. Most recently, Danya served as a District Court
Judge 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.
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.
Areas of Practice (Legal)
is available to handle the following types of legal matters: civil,
criminal, traffic, juvenile, social services, child support and domestic (including
equitable distribution, divorce and child custody).
Areas of Practice (Geographical)
is available to handle legal matters in the following counties in North
Carolina: Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Cherokee, Clay, Graham,
Buncombe, and the Cherokee Tribal Court.
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).
Danya has been married to Duane Vanhook (also a native of Macon County, N.C.) since 2005. They have 2 children and reside in Maggie
Valley, NC. They enjoy camping, hiking and watching Carolina
Basketball. In 2011, Danya served for nine months as an alderman on the Maggie Valley Board of Aldermen
Melissa Clayton Jones is a native of Jackson County, N.C. Melissa lives in Sylva, N.C. with her husband and 2 children. Melissa is an N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal. Melissa has been previously employed with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc., and several private attorney's offices in Sylva, N.C. Melissa's areas of practice include Social Security Disability, Family Law, Domestic Violence, Criminal and Traffic. She has over ten years professional experience.
Office Location and Hours
We are located at 28 Walnut Street in Waynesville, N.C. (in the Chamber of Commerce Building). We are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call (828) 452-5522 or submit an electronic form on the "Contact Vanhook Law" page. We look forward to assisting you for your legal needs.