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The law firm formerly known as “Powers McCartan PLLC” split, resulting in two separate law firms:

Powers Landreth PLLC and Christopher McCartan, P.A., / McCartan Law. The respective firms are two separate, distinct legal entities.

McCartan Law, Attorney Chris McCartan and Attorney Courtney Neal may be reached at 8 Church Street, Concord, North Carolina 28078. McCartanLaw.com

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Super Lawyers

Super LawyersSuper Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

National Board Of Trial Advocacy

National Board Of Trial AdvocacyNBTA strives to inform and educate the public about the importance of legal representation by board-certified specialists. Additionally, the organization works to recognize and promote excellence in legal advocacy through a national program that certifies specialists, predicated on high standards of demonstrated competence and integrity.

DUI Defense Lawyers Association

DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA) plays an important role in training and educating criminal defense attorneys focused on DUI defense. We provide many benefits of membership to DUI attorneys including access to a private list-serv; networking opportunities, and invitations to quality CLE seminars and events. The organization also provides the public with an important way to search for a qualified DUI defense lawyer in the United States or Canada.

National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys

National Academy of Criminal Defense AttorneysThe National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top criminal defense attorneys in the nation. With over a million attorneys in the United States, choosing the best lawyer is difficult. However, through a stringent selection process, the NACDA awards the best criminal defense attorneys in each state with our most prestigious honor of being named “TOP 10”.

The National Trial Lawyers

The National Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This national organization provides networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for trial lawyers.

American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys

American Institute of Criminal Law AttorneysThe American Institute is an impartial third-party attorney rating organization comprised of 6 divisions consisting of Criminal, DUI/DWI, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Elder, and Family Law. The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys is an impartial third-party attorney rating service recognizing excellence of fellow practitioners in the field. They compile an exclusive list of the “10 Best” Attorneys for each State.

The Best Lawyers In America

The Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

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Client Reviews
★★★★★
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. Please don’t feel hopeless, when you can hire such a great attorney to be on your side.
★★★★★
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.
★★★★★
I utilized Bill Powers and his firm after my DUI infraction in December 2011. During my initial consultation he immediately made me feel at ease with his knowledge of the law and his confidence in moving forward. Not to mention a great personality. He filled me in on all the ramifications and the process as a whole. I am a realist, and did not expect miracles. But Bill is stickler for procedure and that is what you need in a crises such as this. It took a good year, and the results were more than I could ever anticipate or hope for. I would have paid more had I known the results ahead of time. If you find yourself in a similar situation, trust me, he is your go to lawyer. J SJ