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Bill Powers

Powers McCartan PLLC

Charlotte, North Carolina
Managing Partner

Recognized Since: 2010
Recognized in: Criminal Defense: General Practice, DUI/DWI Defense…
Law School: Campbell Law School
Location: 2412 Arty Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208

If you, a friend or family member has been charged with a criminal offense in North Carolina, Powers McCartan pllc is here to help.

“We are in the business of providing sound legal advice during difficult times.  We offer experience, a dedication to legal adeptness and probably more than anything, compassion,” says Bill Powers, Senior Partner.

“We see people at their darkest times.  We offer legal advice and help without judging people.”

When clients and their family call, it’s normally the worst day in their life.

We want to help people get through those times with a loving heart, with patience and understanding.

Bill Powers has been included in different publications** including:

  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” CRIMINAL DEFENSE: GENERAL PRACTICE Charlotte, North Carolina 2017
  • Powers McCartan, PLLC has included Bill Powers in the 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine and
  • Top 100 in North Carolina – 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • Top 25 in Charlotte – 2017 Charlotte Super Lawyers

Powers McCartan, pllc 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.

Bill Powers is the President of North Carolina Advocates for Justice 2016 – 2017

He 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.

Mr. Powers is also included in Martindale-Hubbell as a AV “Preeminent Lawyer” 2010 – 2017*

  • 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
  • Included in Business North Carolina Magazine, “Legal Elite 2017”

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.

** For more information regarding membership information and criterion for inclusion to Super Lawyers North Carolina and Business North Carolina “Legal Elite” see:




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*All Recognitions & Awards are for Attorney Bill Powers. For more information on criterion for inclusion see: SuperLawyers, BestLawyers, BestLawFirms, DUIDLA, National-Academy, BusinessNC, NBLSC, LawyersofDistinction, Top 100 Trial Lawyers