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Carolina Attorney Profiles – Criminal Defense Lawyers, Family Law & Carolina Injury Attorneys

Our Attorneys Bill Powers and John Landreth

Clients of Carolina Attorneys law firm Powers Landreth PLLC ( benefit from the collegial manner in which we operate.

With experienced, dedicated, and creative lawyers on staff, we are able to take a team approach.

Learn more about our attorneys in North Carolina and South Carolina by clicking on their names below. Then contact our law office to schedule a consultation with the attorney in one of our Charlotte-Metro / Rock Hill SC law offices.

We have four convenient office locations in the Charlotte-Metro and upstate South Carolina:

Charlotte NC Main Office
2412 Arty Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: 704-342-4357

Charlotte North Carolina Satellite Law Office
1057 E Morehead St #100B
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 980-729-6201
*By Appointment Only

Monroe North Carolina – Union County Law Office
211 N. Main Street
Suite C-1
Monroe, NC 28112
*By Appointment Only

Rock Hill, South Carolina – York County SC Law Office
331 E Main St #200
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone: 803-325-5806*By Appointment Only

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Lawyers in Charlotte NC - Bill Powers Co-Author of the North Carolina Criminal Law Book: The North Carolina DWI Quick Reference Guide

“In many ways I am defined by what I do. I am a NC lawyer, that is true; yet, I prefer to see myself first as a compassionate, considerate human being. I care deeply about others, being led to help clients at their point of need.” - Bill Powers

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Bill Powers is from Charlotte, N.C., and has served people in the Mecklenburg County Courts for more than 25 years. He started his legal career interning both at the Wake County District Attorney’s Office in Raleigh, N.C., and the Charlotte Public Defender’s Office in Mecklenburg County.

He has traveled extensively throughout North Carolina, representing clients in many judicial districts for a wide range of legal issues. He enjoys a statewide reputation as a courtroom litigator and tenacious advocate for justice.

In fact, in part due to his dedication to NC laws and the courts, Bill Powers was elected to serve as President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and served as President of NCAJ in 2016-2017. NCAJ is the largest association of trial lawyers in North Carolina whose membership is limited to Criminal Defense Lawyers, Plaintiffs Lawyers, and Family Law Attorneys.

“Gracious what an honor it was to serve as President of the Advocates for Justice. I learned a tremendous amount about both myself and the practice of law in North Carolina. It made me both a better lawyer and person.” Bill Powers

Carolina Lawyers

Bill Powers handles different types of cases, including NC DWI defense as a criminal defense lawyer. At the same time, he does not limit his law practice to criminal defense. He also is available for legal consultation on complex civil litigation issues involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and semi-truck accidents.

Bill Powers also litigates Family Law matters, focusing on claims for Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation litigation in Superior Court.

Call Bill now at (704)-342-4357 or email him directly at:

Lawyers in York County, South Carolina and Charlotte NC – John Landreth

If you Googled “Criminal Defense Lawyers Near Me” Charlotte NC or “DUI Defense Attorneys in Rock Hill, SC,” we have you covered. That’s because John Landreth is licensed to practice law both in South Carolina and North Carolina.

“I love helping people in both states. It is of tremendous benefit to be able to answer legal questions for people who live in South Carolina, but who have picked up criminal charges and need legal representation by Charlotte criminal lawyers. Of course, opposite is also true.” John Landreth, Defense Lawyer

Helping people

John grew up in Matthews, North Carolina, returning to Charlotte to attend law school. He knew he wanted come home and help people in his hometown as a defense lawyer.

John Landreth also possesses substantial courtroom and jury trial experience, regularly appearing in both the District and Superior Courts of North Carolina, as well as in Up-State South Carolina criminal courts.

His practice focus is serving as a Criminal Defense Lawyer Charlotte NC and DUI Defense Lawyer in York County, S.C. John Landreth helps people with misdemeanors or felonies, traffic tickets, robbery charges, crimes of theft, larceny, breaking and entering, drug charges, sex offenses including rape, statutory rape, and indecent liberties, as well as Murder and Manslaughter.

He is available for consultation by calling 803-325-5806 or emailing him directly at John@342HELP.COM

Lawyers in Rock Hill, S.C. and Charlotte, North Carolina – Chris Beddow

Chris Beddow started his legal career focusing on something other than criminal defense. His resume includes a prestigious accolade, serving as a Clerk to a Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

As a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for both undergraduate studies and the UNC Law School, Chris Beddow thought he wanted to handle corporate law.

“While very appreciative of the opportunities given to me, I abandoned representing corporations and corporate interests, knowing I wanted to help people on a more personal level. I wanted to be a courtroom lawyer. Powers Landreth is a perfect fit for me, given the reputation the firm enjoys in the legal community for compassion, legal skills, and courtroom advocacy.” Chris Beddow

Like John Landreth, Chris Beddow is licensed both in North Carolina and South Carolina as an attorney. Chris is available for consultation as Criminal Defense Lawyer Charlotte NC and for DUI charges Rock Hill SC.

He also provides legal advice for Family Law matters in York County, South Carolina as well as in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, including Separation, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Criminal Conversation in NC and Alienation of Affection lawsuits in North Carolina.

Call Chris Beddow now at 980-729-6201

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Client Reviews
I am so fortunate to have had Bill Powers on my case. Upon our first meeting, Bill insisted that through the emotions of anger, sadness, confusion, and betrayal that I remain resilient. He was available to answer questions with researched, logical, truthful answers throughout our two year stretch together. I went to any lengths for my case because he won my trust almost immediately... J.R.
My daughter had a second DUI and when it all seemed hopeless, Bill was able to get the charges dropped. This is a man who is extremely knowledgeable, yet still keeps his integrity which was impressive to me. He handles himself with dignity. If you hire him, you will have the best of the best, along with his expansive intellect and wisdom about the law. Lisa
Bill Powers’ staff has handled several traffic citations for me over the years, and they exceeded my expectations each and every time. Would highly recommend anyone faced with a traffic citation or court case contact his office and they will handle it from there. M.C.
Bill and his staff are flat out great. I (unfortunately) was a repeat customer after a string of tickets. These guys not only took care of the initial ticket for me, but went the extra mile and reduced my problems from 3 to just 1 (very minor one) on the same day I called back! I would recommend them to anyone. A.R.