Alston F. Ludwig

Alston Ludwig is an attorney who focuses his practice on construction, land use and property matters. Prior to joining McGuire, Wood & Bissette, Alston practiced with a large regional law firm, where he gained experience in complex commercial civil litigation and products liability litigation. Alston uses this knowledge to advise clients on how to prevent small issues from becoming big problems, and, in the event a dispute arises, he zealously advocates on their behalf throughout the course of litigation. Alston has experience litigating cases in both state and federal court including matters before the United States Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.

McGuire Wood & Bissette Attorney Alston F. Ludwig

Contact Information

Office: 828.254.8800

48 Patton Avenue
PO Box 3180
Asheville, North Carolina 28802-3180

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Client Successes

  • Prevailed in three-week construction defect trial
  • Prevailed against federal government on behalf of a contractor before U.S. Civilian Board of Appeals
  • Drafted and Negotiated construction contracts for multi-million dollar projects
  • Prevailed in three-day arbitration on behalf of a commercial lender
  • Executed and successfully defended claims of lien
  • Defended condominium association against Fair Housing claims
  • Obtained judgments for Fortune 100 company for breach of contract
  • Defended municipalities successfully in civil rights actions

Community Involvement

Alston’s community involvement includes participation in:

  • American Inns of Court, Harry C. Martin Inn of Court
  • Asheville Home Builders Association, Board Member
  • Asheville Home Builders Association, Legislative Committee
  • Asheville Downtown Association, Board Member
  • Asheville Chamber of Commerce, Total Resource Campaign Member
  • City Church of Asheville
  • Young Professionals of Asheville
  • Leadership Asheville Graduate, 2015
  • NCBA Member, Construction Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Construction Law Forum


North Carolina (2013)

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (2013)

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (2013)

U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (2013)

Mississippi (2009)

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi (2009)

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (2009)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D. magna cum laude, 2009)

Auburn University (B.A., History, summa cum laude, 2006)


Super Lawyers®, Construction Litigation (2014-2019)

Business North Carolina Legal Elite, Construction (2018 - 2019)

Construction Lawyers of America, Associate Fellow

Biltmore Beacon 40 Under Forty, Class of 2017

NCBA Leadership Academy Graduate (2016)