Barrett W. McFatter
Barrett is a Black Mountain native, graduating from Charles D. Owen High School in 1996, and from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Technical Photography in 2000. After assisting on-location photographers for various national editorial media sources, national ad-campaigns, and other corporate work, Barrett obtained his real estate license and realized he wanted to practice real estate law. In 2005, Barrett graduated from Mississippi College School of Law, and returned home to Western North Carolina to work in the real estate development industry. In 2010, Barrett was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar and the Western Federal District Court, and practiced in Asheville until joining Stone & Christy in December of 2014.
Barrett’s passion is real estate law, but he also enjoys estate planning, estate administration and small business matters. He also provides pro bono services through the Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer program of Pisgah Legal Services, and served on Pisgah’s Young Professionals Board. Barrett was appointed to the Executive Committee of the Buncombe County Bar (formerly the 28th Judicial District) in 2019 and served as Treasurer from 2020 to 2023. From 2020 to 2023, Barrett was appointed to serve on the North Carolina Bar Association’s Real Property Section as a Council Member and served as Chair of the Pro Bono Committee, which he helped create a North Carolina Bar Foundation sponsored statewide Heir’s Property Pro Bono Project which he continues to work with. Barrett also volunteers with Riverlink, a nonprofit which promotes environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River and its watershed, by serving on its Land Committee. In 2021, the Buncombe County Bar and Pisgah Legal Services recognized Barrett as the Outstanding Younger Pro Bono Attorney of the Year.
Barrett loves to explore the mountains of Western North Carolina with his wife Anna Grace and their daughter, and can often be found hiking, mountain biking, snow skiing, playing tennis, or water-skiing on Lake James.