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If you, a friend or family member has been charged with a criminal offense in North Carolina, Powers Law Firm PA is here to help.

“We are in the business of providing sound legal advice during difficult times. We offer experience, a dedication to legal adeptness, and probably more than anything, compassion,” says Bill Powers, Senior Attorney.

When clients and their families call, it’s normally the worst day in their life.

We want to help people get through those times with a loving heart, with patience, and understanding.

Bill Powers has been included in different publications** including:

  • Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" DUI/DWI Defense Charlotte, North Carolina 2022
  • Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" DUI/DWI Defense Charlotte, North Carolina 2020
  • Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" CRIMINAL DEFENSE: GENERAL PRACTICE Charlotte, North Carolina 2017
  • Super Lawyers has included Bill Powers in the 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine and
  • Top 100 in North Carolina - 2022 North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • Top 25 in Charlotte - 2022 Charlotte Super Lawyers

Bill Powers is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the North Carolina State Bar, see: https://www.ncbar.gov/bar-programs/distinguished-service-award/distinguished-service-award-recipients/

Powers Law Firm PA selected for inclusion in the U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" in 2010 - 2022. Bill has also been included individually as in the publication Best Lawyers in America since 2010.

Bill Powers is a Past President of North Carolina Advocates for Justice 2016 - 2017 ncaj.com

Bill Powers is a Founding Member of the Center for Legal Education and Advocacy Center4LegalEd.com

Bill Powers is a Charlotte Collaborative Divorce Lawyer and IACP Member – International Association of Collaborative Professionals

He handles Criminal Defense matters, including general misdemeanors and serious felonies, DWI DUI Impaired Driving cases, Family Law, Divorce, Collaborative Divorce, Custody Disputes, Equitable Distribution, and complex personal injury and wrongful death claims.

  • Bill is a Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy / National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • Founding Member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Included in Business North Carolina Magazine, "Legal Elite 2021"

Bill was admitted to practice in North Carolina in 1992.

** For more information regarding membership information and criterion for inclusion to Super Lawyers North Carolina and Business North Carolina "Legal Elite" see:

http://profiles.superlawyers.com/north-carolina/charlotte/lawyer/bill-powers/ccf452c7-eeb6-4f0e-98e4-337804e043e8.html

https://businessnc.com/special-sections/legal-elite/

NC State Bar - Distinguished Service Award Presentation Ceremony Video July 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hLc0ig-ct4

*All recognitions & awards are for North Carolina attorney Bill Powers. For more information on criterion for inclusion see: SuperLawyers, bestlawyers, bestlawfirms, duidla, national-academy, businessnc, nblsc, top 100 trial lawyers. Thank you again for taking the time to review our credentials. It would be an honor to have a Charlotte criminal lawyer from our law firm help you during your time of need.

https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/bill-powers.html

Important information about Lawyer Associations, Awards, & Certifications and Powers Law Firm PA / CarolinaAttorneys.com Content: https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/awards-and-associations.html

Location

  • 2412 Arty Avenue
    Charlotte, NC 28208

Education

  • North Carolina State University, BA, graduated 1988

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, North Carolina State Bar

Affiliations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association - Founding Member
  • National College of DUI Defense, Inc. - General Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice - President 2016-2017

Court Admissions

  • Federal Court - Western District North Carolina

Powers Law Firm PA
Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina

1 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Best Law Firms Badge Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - DUI / DWI Defense Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - DUI / DWI Defense Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Criminal Defense: General Practice Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - DUI / DWI Defense Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - DUI / DWI Defense

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • DUI / DWI Defense, Charlotte (2022)
  • DUI / DWI Defense, Charlotte (2020)
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice, Charlotte (2017)
  • DUI / DWI Defense, Charlotte (2013)
  • DUI / DWI Defense, Charlotte (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • DUI / DWI Defense

Awards:

  • 2019 Super Lawyers North Carolina Magazine - "Top 25" in Charlotte MEMBER INFO & CRITERION FOR INCLUSION: https://profiles.superlawyers.com/north-carolina/charlotte/lawyer/bill-powers/ccf452c7-eeb6-4f0e-98e4-337804e043e8.html
  • 2019 Super Lawyers North Carolina Magazine - "Top 100" in North Carolina MEMBER INFO & CRITERION FOR INCLUSION: https://profiles.superlawyers.com/north-carolina/charlotte/lawyer/bill-powers/ccf452c7-eeb6-4f0e-98e4-337804e043e8.html
  • 2019 Business North Carolina "Legal Elite" MEMBER INFO & CRITERION FOR INCLUSION: http://businessnc.com/special-sections/legal-elite/
  • 2017 Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year - Charlotte, NC - Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: General Practice MEMBER INFO & CRITERION FOR INCLUSION: https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/powers-named-charlotte-criminal-defense-lawyer-of-the-year-by-be.html
  • 2018 Super Lawyers North Carolina Magazine - "Top 100" in North Carolina
  • 2018 Super Lawyers North Carolina Magazine - "Top 25" in Charlotte
  • 2013 DUI / DWI Lawyer of the Year - Charlotte, NC - Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011 DUI / DWI Lawyers of the Year - Charlotte, NC - Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012 SuperLawyers North Carolina - "Top 100" in North Carolina
  • 2013 SuperLawyers North Carolina - "Top 100" in North Carolina
  • 2014 SuperLawyers North Carolina - "Top 100" in North Carolina
  • 2013 SuperLawyers North Carolina - "Top 25" in Charlotte
  • 2015 SuperLawyers North Carolina
  • 2015 Business North Carolina "Legal Elite"
  • 2014 Business North Carolina "Legal Elite"
  • 2014 National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys - "Top Ten Attorney Award" - North Carolina
  • 2014-2015 American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys - "10 Best" Client Satisfaction Award - North Carolina
  • 2011 America's Most Honored Professionals - "Top 10% of American Professionals" - American Registry
  • 2019 The National Trial Lawyers - "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" - North Carolina MEMBER INFO & CRITERION FOR INCLUSION: https://www.thenationaltriallawyers.org/search/?search_key=bill+powers
  • 2012 The National Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" - North Carolina
  • 2013 The National Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" - North Carolina
  • 2014 The National Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" - North Carolina
  • 2014 The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLL - "Top 100 DWI Attorneys State of North Carolina"
  • "Ebbie Award - Citation of Excellence" North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers 2008
  • "Leaders in the Law" - North Carolina Lawyers Weekly - 2011
  • 2015 Best Lawyers in America - Bill Powers - Member Info & Criterion for Inclusion

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Will my case by continued? CORONAVIRUS UPDATE


Will my case by continued? CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

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Why is Charlotte Crime Out of Control


Why is Charlotte Crime Out of Control

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Life of a Charlotte lawyer


Life of a Charlotte lawyer

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DMV Hearings in North Carolina


DMV Hearings in North Carolina

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Right to be Present for Criminal Trial


Right to be Present for Criminal Trial

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Habitual Felon - Best Evidence Rule


Habitual Felon - Best Evidence Rule

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"I lost a client"


"I lost a client"

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DWI FATALITY CHARGES


DWI FATALITY CHARGES

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Eliminating Court of Appeals Seats in North Carolina


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Each judge on the Court of Appeals wrote an average of 100 opinions in 2016.

Eliminating Court of Appeals Seats in NC

Reap a Harvest of Justice for All


by F. William Powers

There is a constant, like our Constitution, that defines NCAJ and what we do and what we represent.

Justice for All

Miranda Rights in North Carolina


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DWI DUI Checkpoints - MACDONALD CASE REVIEW - 2015 - Bill Powers


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Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in North Carolina?


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"Checkpoints are one of the few legal issues regularly argued in court where there has been no obvious violation of the law and further, there is no “reasonable suspicion that criminal activity is afoot.”"

Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in North Carolina

What Is Reasonable Suspicion To Stop a Vehicle In North Carolina?


Read the recent opinion by the North Carolina Supreme Court regarding the legal basis for “stopping” a vehicle suspected of impaired driving.

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