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The North Carolina General Assembly Ratified and Governor Pat McCrory signed New NC Fallen and Disabled First Responder Tuition Law “Senate Bill 37”

  • Ratified Date September 29, 2015

Bill Powers included in SuperLawyers Magazine Top 100 for North Carolina



Powers Included on the 2016 “Top 100” North Carolina Super Lawyers List

Powers Law Firm PA, a Charlotte-Metro law firm, recently received notice two attorneys for the firm have been included in 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine.  Bill Powers Included on the 2016 “Top 100” North Carolina Super Lawyers List.

  • Bill Powers – “Top 100” in North Carolina 2016
  • Will Cathcart – “Rising Stars” in North Carolina 2016


We are incredibly grateful for the honor.  Being included on the Super Lawyers list is a tremendous professional compliment – Bill Powers 



Selection Process 2016 SuperLawyers Magazine



Credit and thanks are due to the paralegals and attorneys at the firm.  They make me a better lawyer – Bill Powers 



Super Lawyers writes:   Super 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. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.”


SuperLawyers Selection Process 2016 Parts II and III


Passion for Clients

Bill Powers views his job as an opportunity to counsel clients through sometimes difficult times.


My passion is to help people, not judge them – Bill Powers 


Bill Powers Super Lawyers 2016 “Badges”




Will Cathcart 2016 “Rising Stars” List

The Rising Stars selection process


Will Cathcart Attorney at Law Powers Law Firm PA


The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process.

Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyers list, but who meet either one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements, go through the Rising Stars selection process.

While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.



Powers Law Firm PA Senior Associate Attorney, Will Cathcart, was again included on the Rising Stars List- William Cathcart and has been for:

  • 2016 Rising Stars
  • 2015 Rising Stars
  • 2014 Rising Stars



Bill Powers serves as “President Elect” of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.  The NCAJ is dedicated to protecting people’s rights through community, education, and advocacy.





Advocates for Justice

The attorneys at Powers Law Firm PA are polite, zealous and focused courtroom advocates.

Firm attorneys seek to help clients with advocacy based upon experience, preparation and dedication to providing sound legal advice.

Good information and research make for good decisions.


Super Lawyers Member Information and Criterion for Inclusion – Links and Website Loations

For more information on Membership Requirements and Criterion for Inclusion on the Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists, links have been provided to the personal profiles of both Attorney Bill Powers and William Cathcart.  Links occasionally break.  As such, you may also go to:


Powers Law Firm PA Included in Best Law Firms List (2)

Powers Law Firm PA Included in Best Law Firms List

Powers Law Firm PA, a Charlotte-Metro based law firm recently received notice it has been included in the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers  ® “Best Law Firms” publication.  The firm has been named a Charlotte Tier 1 “Best Law Firms” for the area of DUI / DWI Defense.  Bill Powers is also listed individually within the The Best Lawyers in America 2016 publication for his work in DUI / DWI Defense and Criminal Defense:  General Practice.

Best Lawyers Award Badge
According to Best Lawyers ®


North Carolina Advocates for Justice nomCOMM 2016 Team

Committee Chair and President Elect Bill Powers is pleased announce the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Nominating Committee or “nomCOMM” 2016 Team.

The Board of Governors unanimously elected the nomCOMM Team during the January 20, 2016 BOG Meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina at NCAJ headquarters.

Modified Transcript of “Keeping Legal Secrets Secret” for the Hearing Impaired

Commentary by lawyers on public venues, such as on some social media, specifically about certain cases is just now allowed.

North Carolina Advocates for Justice NCAJ Summer Convention 2015 takes place June 13, 2015 SATURDAY until June 16, 2015 MONDAY in Sunset Beach North Carolina.

Convention facilities are located at:

Bill Powers, Vice President of Communications for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, invites you to Mountain Magic 2014.  “NCAJ does an absolutely fabulous job with Continuing Legal Education.  Mountain Magic 2014 promises to be an engaging opportunity to learn and for lawyers throughout the state to network, to socialize and to spend time getting to know one another.”

Mountain Magic 2014

best_lawyer_2013We are honored with the distinction that Best Lawyers® has bestowed upon Bill Powers, one of the founding partners of Powers Law Firm PA. This award distinguishes Bill as one of the pre-eminent DWI defense lawyers in Charlotte.

As the Best Lawyers® selection criteria explains:

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant.

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