Thomas C. Grella

McGuire, Wood & Bissett, P.A.
Organization Type: Law Firm
Position/Title: Managing Partner
Functional Area: Law Practice
Year of Induction: 2008

P.O. Box 3180
Asheville, NC 28802

Business Phone: 828.254.8800
Fax: 282.252.2438


Tom’s study and application of the principles of leadership and management are exemplified by his meteoric rise through the Young Lawyers Division to the pinnacle of the LPM Section of the ABA in an amazingly short time. Mirroring this rise has been his ascendancy to the managing partner position in his firm.

He is personally committed to recognizing and promoting young lawyers, in promoting the principles of diversity and to promoting integrity and best practices in professionalism and ethics.

He literally wrote the book on Strategic Planning for Lawyers.

He has been recognized as a leading lawyer as well as an outstanding father, husband and community member. To paraphrase Groucho Marx, I would be honored to be a member of any club to which Tom is a member. Tom will be a huge asset to the College.
— 2008