Bill Powers is a partner at Powers McCartan, PLLC and is the President of North Carolina Advocates for Justice 2016 - 2017 ncaj.com
Award Winning Attorney
Bill Powers has been included in different publications** including:
Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" CRIMINAL DEFENSE: GENERAL PRACTICE Charlotte, North Carolina 2017
Bill Powers is also included in the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine
“Top 100” in North Carolina - 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers
“Top 25” in Charlotte - 2017 Charlotte Super Lawyers
Powers McCartan, PLLC law firm has been selected for inclusion in the U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" in 2010 - 2017. Bill has also been included individually as in the publication Best Lawyers in America since 2010.
Mr. Powers is also included in Martindale-Hubbell as a AV "Preeminent Lawyer" 2010 - 2017*
Included in Business North Carolina Magazine, "Legal Elite 2017"
Who he Helps
Bill handles Criminal Defense matters, including general misdemeanors and serious felonies, DWI DUI Impaired Driving cases, Traffic Tickets, and complex personal injury and wrongful death claims normally involving impaired driving.
Specializations & Associations
Bill is a board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy / National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
Founding Member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Bill Powers is known as a polite, yet hard-nosed veteran of the courtroom. “Make no mistake, justice is a battle. My goal is to fight to the best of my abilities, while also being courteous to my opponent,” Powers says. “It's something I work on every day.”
GRATEFUL FOR THE HONOR
Statewide Criminal Defense Practice
“The State of North Carolina is wonderful. I love traveling to different jurisdictions, working with all sorts of lawyers, judges, prosecutors and court personnel. It is a rush to walk into a new jurisdiction for the first time. Frankly, I can think of no more fulfilling way to practice law,” Bill Powers
Civil & Criminal Related Matters
“My practice in the area of Criminal Defense DWI DUI related cases continues to evolve. We also have substantial experience helping civil litigants and attorneys in the Impaired Driving genera.”
A Lawyer and a Teacher
Powers makes a point to share what he knows. “The most rewarding aspect of my professional life is helping other attorneys. I don't believe in hiding information or experiences.” Though he spends most of his time in the courtroom, Powers keeps up in the classroom, too. “The best way to learn is to teach. Preparing for Continuing Legal Education classes forces me to be on the forefront of law and legal issues. I have so much yet to learn.”
Passion for Clients
Powers views his job as an opportunity to counsel clients through difficult times. “My passion is to help people, not judge them,” he says. “I take my responsibility seriously. People trust me with their worries, concerns and lives. I absolutely must be there for them.” For Powers, it is that simple.
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