Joseph E. Houchin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Dysart Willis
 | 507 N. Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone: 919-747-8380
Fax: 919-882-1222
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Business Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Dysart Willis, Joseph E. Houchin represents those in the Raleigh, North Carolina, metropolitan and surrounding areas in matters of criminal defense. At both the appellate and trial level, Mr. Houchin handles cases in state and federal courts. While representing those charged with drug offenses, theft, violent crimes, traffic violations, DWI and firearms violations, he also represents entrepreneurs and employers in civil and administrative settings.

Admitted to practice before all state and U.S. District Courts in North Carolina, Mr. Houchin first earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in government and international politics from George Mason University before graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Law with a Juris Doctor and entering the practice of law.

Mr. Houchin is a member of the Wake County and North Carolina Bar Associations. He is a Blackstone Fellow, certified by Alliance Defending Freedom and an alumni of the E.A. Morris Fellowship for Emerging Leaders conducted by the John Locke Foundation. He was invited to present on issues related to noncompliance penalties at the 20th Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference. As past Chairman of the University of Mississippi Moot Court Board, Mr. Houchin won the Daniel Coker Horton & Bell Appellate Advocacy Competition and was a finalist at the John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Competition. 

Handling cases involving civil litigation, business law and criminal defense, Mr. Houchin has achieved not guilty verdicts in criminal trials, successfully argued for pre-trial dismissal and evidence suppression, and collectively saved business owners over a million of dollars in fines and penalties sought by the State. 

 
Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (70%)
Business Litigation (30%)

Criminal Defense (70%): Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Business Litigation (30%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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About Joseph Houchin

Admitted: 2011, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://www.cedysart.com/About/Joseph-E-Houchin.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • National Moot Court Team Member
  • University of Mississippi Moot Court Board, Chairman
  • Daniel Coker Horton & Bell Appellate Advocacy Competition, winner
  • John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition, runner- up

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • E.A. Morris Fellowship, John Locke Foundation
  • Blackstone Fellow, Alliance Defending Freedom
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina, 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Uninsured Claims 101: Contempt, Penalties and Employee Misclassification Legislation, 20th Annual NC Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference

Educational Background:

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • George Mason University, B.A. in Government and International Politics
Office Location for Joseph E. Houchin

507 N. Blount Street
Raleigh, NC 27604

Phone: 919-747-8380

Fax: 919-882-1222

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Last Updated: 8/17/2018

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