Attorneys Serving Brevard & WNC

Brevard, NC Attorneys for Criminal Defense, Family Law, Estate Law, & General Legal Practice

The law firm of White & Dalton was established in 1982 and is a general practice with a combined 79 years of legal experience. The senior partner, William R. White, passed away in August of 2015 and the firm will miss him greatly.


Mr. Tony C. Dalton – Senior Attorney

Tony-Dalton_PhotoMr. Dalton graduated first in his law school class of 1981 from Campbell University School of Law with honors. He has a BS degree with honors from Appalachian State University and graduated from West Henderson High School in Hendersonville, NC.

Mr. Dalton has been practicing law primarily in Transylvania, Henderson, Polk and Buncombe Counties for 36 years. He has received a “BV” or Distinguished Rating with Martindale-Hubbell for the past twenty years based on peer review. He has an active trial practice in all areas of criminal law from traffic offenses to capital murder and has been on the approval list for Capital Trial Lead Counsel for over twenty years. Mr. Dalton also handles domestics, family law, and civil litigation. The firm also handles Wills and estates.

Mr. Dalton was Couny Attorney for Transylvania County for four years, and was the primary attorney for the Child Support Enforcement with the Transylvania County Departement of Social Services for 35 years where he won a number of awards, and served as a back-up attorney for Transylvania County Department of Social Services Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services for a number of years and is still a back-up attorney for the Transylvania County Department of Social Services.

He has served as local Bar President and President of the District Bar on numerous occasions.

He is married to the former Cynthia Lance and has two children, a son, Addison Dalton, a mortgage banker in Charlotte, NC, and a daughter, Adrienne Dalton, a federal employee in Charlottesville, VA.

Mr. Dalton has been active in St. Timothy United Methodist Church and in civil clubs including the Brevard Lions Club, and the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club.


Ashley B. Fortune – Associate Attorney

Ms. Fortune is a U.S. Army veteran and local graduate of both Brevard High School and Brevard College. Her legal background began when she worked for several local area attorneys as a paralegal before attending North Carolina Central University School of Law. While at NCCU, she served on the Law Review, as President of the Animal Law Organization, received both the Certificate in Dispute Resolution and Pro Bono Service Award, interned with the Public Defender’s office and volunteered with the Elna B. Spaulding Conflict Resolution Center. After law school she clerked for firms both in Raleigh and Hendersonville, before accepting the Associate Attorney position with White & Dalton. Ms. Fortune’s primary focus is on criminal law, estate law and family law.


Angie Shannon – Paralegal

Angie Shannon is a native of Brevard, NC and has been a paralegal with White & Dalton Law Firm for 16 years. Her experience ranges from Civil & Criminal matters, Estate preparation, assisting law firm attorney with Department of Social Service matters, and all other general law matters.


Contact White & Dalton

White & Dalton
542 S. Caldwell St.
Brevard, NC 28712

Phone: 828-884-2334
Fax: 828-884-6527