Bill Powers

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Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Charlotte, NC

Powers Law Firm PA
 | 2412 Arty Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208
Phone: 704-737-7832
Fax: 704-358-9079
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    The 2019 North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine includes Bill Powers on the:

    • “TOP 100" North Carolina Super Lawyers List
    • "TOP 25" in Charlotte Super Lawyers List
    • 13 YEARS Selected to Super Lawyers 

    Bill Powers is listed individually within the The 2017 Best Lawyers in America© publication for his work in Criminal Defense, being named:

    • Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Defense:  General Practice
    • Charlotte, NC   
    • 2017 Best Lawyers®


    Powers Landreth PLLC also included in the 2018 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 2018 publication for his work in DUI / DWI Defense and Criminal Defense:  General Practice.

    Bill is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy / National Board of Legal Specialty Certification.

    Bill Powers is the founding partner of the Powers Law Firm PA in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Bill Powers helps clients with:

    • Criminal Defense:  Serious Felonies and General Misdemeanors
    • DWI DUI Impaired Driving Defense
    • Traffic Offenses / Traffic Court:  Speeding, Reckless Driving, DMV and Moving Violations
    • Family Law - Separation, Divorce, Equitable Distribution, Child Custody and Support Litigation 
    • Complex Wrongful Death Claims - Alcohol Related Injuries, Wrecks and Fatalities 

    Martindale-Hubbell lists Bill Powers as an AV "Preeminent Lawyer" 2010 - 2019*

    The National Trial Lawyers has included Bill Powers in "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in North Carolina in 2018.

    Bill is a Past President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.  Attorney Powers has also been listed in Business North Carolina Magazine, Legal Elite 2019.

    Bill was admitted to practice in North Carolina in 1992.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

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    Practice Areas
    • 40%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 30%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Family Law
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    DUI/DWI, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Father's Rights, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

    Certificates and Credentials

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Bill Powers

    Admitted: 1992, North Carolina

    Professional Webpage:


    • AVVO Client / Attorney Rating  (  "10/10 Superb"
    • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
    •, Ebbie Award, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2008
    • Delta Theta Phi Recipient
    • we have the “Ebbie Awards” which recognize members who go above and beyond in their commitment, dedication and service to the NCAJ, the Order of Service is a broader recognition of members who have given generously of their time and talent to the NCAJ by serving a minimum of two areas. These areas include amicus brief writing, writing manuscripts and speaking at CLE seminars, coaching a mock trial team or otherwise significantly serving our mock trial program, actively serving on committees, writing articles for Trial Briefs, chairing educational programs, writing for various publication projects of the NCAJ, chairing sections or divisions, among other things. The goal of this recognition is to let those of you who give so much of your time, know how much we appreciate you and to encourage others to join your ranks!, Order of Service, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2010
    • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Rating, Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers (, Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
    • American Jurisprudence Book Award

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • President North Carolina Advocates for Justice
    • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1994
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Wisconsin, 2001
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1992
    • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • North Carolina, 1992
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1992
    • Chair, Authorized Practice of Law, Committee 26th Judicial District, Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2000 - Present
    • Program Chair, Criminal Masters of Advocacy, North Carolina Advocates for Justice.  Summer Convention, Wilmington, NC, 2011

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Successful District Court Practice in Eastern North Carolina - Continuing Legal Education Speaker, Cross Examination of Expert Witness - North Carolina Advocates for Justice New Bern, North Carolina April 29, 2011, Speaker, Cross Examination of Expert Witness, North Carolina Advocates For Justice, 2011
    • MOMENTUM: DWI & DUI Advocacy for North Carolina & South Carolina Practitioners. This seminar, one of the Southeast’s pre-eminent and most distinguished, offers not only quality-content CLE, provides the attendee with downtime to mix and mingle and trade war stories with other DWI and DUI defenders from North Carolina and South Carolina. , Program Chair, Presenter , MOMENTUM: DWI & DUI Advocacy for North Carolina & South Carolina Practitioners, 2018
    • CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS:•Keynote Speaker - consumer advocate and environmental activist Erin Brockovich•Saturday’s Luncheon Speaker – North Carolina’s own Roger Smith on Professionalism•Civil Masters in Advocacy Seminar – Hone your skills at Effective Motions Practice (morning) and An Introduction to Reptilian Trial Advocacy from the Founders with David Ball and Don Keenan (afternoon)•Criminal Masters in Advocacy Seminar - Hit & Runs: Fast-paced Multi-subject Hot Button Topics for the Everyday Practitioner, Program Chair, Criminal Masters of Advocacy, North Carolina Advocates For Justice, 2011
    • Collection of Laws and Protocols for DWI DUI Impaired Driving in North Carolina Standardized Field Sobriety Tests NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Protocols Approved Breath Testing Devices, PBT Portable Breath Testing Sentencing in North Carolina for DWI DUI Impaired Driving, North Carolina DWI Quick Reference Guide
    • Program Chair for NCAJ 2010 Summer Convention, Criminal Masters of Advocacy Program. , Program Chair, Masters in Criminal Advocacy, North Carolina Advocates Of Justice, 2010
    • Presentation of Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced DWI Trial Techniques. Sponsor, Rowan County Bar. August. 2010, Program Speaker, DWI Update, Rowan County, 2010
    • "The Intoxilyzer 5000 and Alcosensor - Know the Technology - Help Your Client"
    • "The Interlock Device – Buck Rogers meets Learned Hand"
    • "Adventures in Fantasyland – A Traffic Law Primer"
    • DWI Law "The Interlock Device," Mecklenburg Co. Bar, 2001 – Present
    • DWI Law "Alcosensor-How on Earth Does It Work," Lorman CLE, 2002 - Present
    • DWI Law "Field Dexterity Testing," Lorman CLE, 2002 - Present

    Educational Background:

    • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, B.A. in Political Science, Cum Laude, 1988

    Industry Groups

    • NBTA/NBLSC Criminal Law Specialist
    • North Carolina Advocates For Justice
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    Office Location for Bill Powers

    2412 Arty Avenue
    Charlotte, NC 28208

    Phone: 704-737-7832

    Fax: 704-358-9079

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    Last Updated: 8/3/2020

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