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Lawyers Near Me in Charlotte NC
Searching for a lawyer online can be a bit overwhelming in a big city like Charlotte.
In part, that’s because there are thousands of practicing attorneys in Mecklenburg County.
Typing in “lawyers near me” may have a Google result that includes family law attorneys, car accident lawyers, and even lawyers who focus on trusts and estates.
"In searching for an attorney, who is near you is probably less important than their relative level of experience, legal acumen, and professional accolades."
- Bill Powers, Charlotte Lawyer
“Lawyers Near Me” limits the geo-metrics of the inquiry but may not reflect the type of lawyer or area of practice you want or need. Indeed, they may not even handle cases in Mecklenburg County.
For example, if you’re in uptown Charlotte, the “nearest lawyers” very well may be corporate attorneys, tax lawyers, and attorneys who handle complex business interests.
That’s great if you have a mergers and acquisition inquiry; if you’ve been arrested for a felony or misdemeanor charge in Charlotte, such a search may not yield the results you hope for.
Similarly, if you live in Ballantyne, the closest lawyer in a “lawyers near me” search may be a South Carolina Attorney in York County. If you live on Lake Norman, search results may indicate attorneys in Statesville in Iredell County or Lincolnton depending on what cell phone tower you’re near.
"We think it helps to consider common practice area names such as Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Driving While Impaired in entering search terms. Do you have a DUI in Charlotte or want to get a divorce?."
- Bill Powers, Charlotte Attorney
Many lawyers now focus their practices on a certain type or types of law or practice.
Some lawyers enjoy the thrill and competitive nature of courtroom litigation.
Other attorneys dedicate their time and efforts on administrative law, preferring not to make jury arguments or even appear in court on a regular basis.
If you’re in Mecklenburg County or one of the surrounding judicial districts like Union County, Iredell County, or Lincoln County, we may be able to help.
Finding a lawyer with the requisite level of training and experience should take into consideration your individual legal needs and concerns.
Our office is centrally located, allowing us to easily travel to and from Monroe and Salisbury and Statesville and Lincolnton and Gastonia and Charlotte.
We’re not located in uptown Charlotte because we want to make it easy to visit our law office if that’s what you want to do.
We don’t want you paying for parking to come see us.
You don’t have to fight uptown traffic, navigate confusing one-way roads, or sit at a bunch of red lights.
We have plenty of free parking.
It doesn’t matter if you’re coming from I-85, I-77, or I-74, it’s pretty easy to get to our office on Arty Avenue in the Historic Camp Greene neighborhood.
We also provide the option of remote video conferencing if that better suits you.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
"We try very hard to meet clients at their point of need. We want to make it easy for you to retain our services, assuming we can help and are available for legal representation."
- Bill Powers, Charlotte Lawyer
That’s a great question.
Some legal matters can be handled without formally retaining a lawyer.
Other issues benefit greatly from legal advice predicated on decades of practical courtroom experience.
To be clear, a lawyer is not always required in North Carolina.
If you have a small claims issue or minor legal matter involving a financial dispute or bad car repair, it may not make sense to spend money for legal representation.
On the other hand, there are times when, while it’s completely legal to represent yourself, that may not work out so well for you.
How to Choose a Lawyer?
"If you’ve been accused of a felony or some other serious misdemeanor charge like Assault on a Female or DWI charges, we think it makes sense to talk to an experienced criminal defense lawyer rather than trying to go it alone in court."
- Bill Powers, Criminal Defense Lawyer
At the Powers Law Firm PA, we also think it’s a good idea to do your homework.
If you’re looking for a criminal defense lawyer, it therefore makes sense to find out things like:
- What is the experience level of the lawyer?
- How long have they been practicing law?
- What type of law do they “practice?”
- Are they Board Certified Specialists by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC) / National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) or have some other type of specialty certification?
- How often do they handle your type of case?
- Have they ever argued such a matter in court? If so, when?
- Have they ever represented someone in a District Court trial?
- What about jury trials?
- Are the active in the legal community?
- Do they teach Continuing Legal Education? Are they involved with the Center for Legal Advocacy and Education (CLEA)?
- Are they members of professional organizations such as the North Carolina Advocates for Justice?
- Have they held leadership positions in professional organizations?
- What are their professional “awards” and accolades?
Don’t just take our word for it.
Check us out.
Look at our experience and credentials.
"I’ve spent my entire professional life helping people. I’m a courtroom lawyer. We’re more than willing to explain our experience and qualifications."
- Attorney Bill Powers
It is an honor to serve as legal counsel.
Call Bill Powers now at: 704-342-4357
You may also email Bill Powers at: Bill@CarolinaAttorneys.com