Noell P. Tin

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina

Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, PLLC
Noell P. Tin
Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, PLLC

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, White collar crimes

Licensed in North Carolina since: 1994

Education: Northeastern University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, PLLC

301 E. Park Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203 Visit website


Since 1994, Noell P. Tin has been representing clients in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas. In 2002, he founded what is today Tin Fulton Walker & Owen PLLC. He practices in all areas of criminal defense, including white collar, public corruption, homicide and drug cases.  His high profile cases have been featured in regional and national media outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal,  the Charlotte Observer, CBS' "60 Minutes" and ABC News' "20/20."

Throughout his professional career, Mr. Tin has achieved many honors and awards. He has been awarded with Martindale Hubbell's peer-reviewed AV-Preeminent* rating, which recognizes his exceptional ethical standards and legal abilities, since he was in his early 30s. He has also been noted for white collar crime and non-white collar crime in prestigious publications, such as the Best Lawyers in America** and Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite. Mr. Tin is also a member of the Litigation Counsel of America, which is an honorary organization for trial attorneys.

Mr. Tin is a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Judicial Appointments Committee and the Legal Affairs Committee of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.  He also serves on the board of the Levine Museum of the New South.  

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Criminal defense: white collar
  • 50% Criminal defense
  • 50% Criminal defense: white collar

First Admitted: 1994, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Avoiding Ethical Landmines in Criminal Cases During an Economic Recession, North Carolina Bar Association, 2009
  • Judicial Independence, Charlotte School of Law Spring Symposium, 2009
  • Eyewitness Identification Act: Cross-Examination Techniques, Public Defenders Conference, 2008
  • The Present State of Legal Ethics, Charlotte School of Law Ethics Symposium, 2008
  • Fingerprint Identification, Public Defender Conference, 2005
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • North Carolina
  • Member, Mecklenburg County Bar’s Professionalism Lawyer Life and Culture Committee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel, Western District of North Carolina
  • Member, North Carolina Advocates for Justice's Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Criminal Justice System
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • Past Co-President, Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Legal Affairs Committee, North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • Member, Mecklenburg County Bar’s Law and Society Committee
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • Board Member, Fair Trial Initiative
  • Legal Affairs Co-Chair, Criminal Defense Section, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2011 - 2012
  • Board Member, Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina, Inc.
  • AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale–Hubbell
  • Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010 - Present
  • Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society for trial lawyers
  • Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, 2006 - 2009
Educational Background:
  • Miami University, B.A., 1990

Office location for Noell P. Tin

301 E. Park Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203

Phone: 704-338-1220


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

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