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Bill Powers

Bill Powers

 
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI...
  • North Carolina
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Bill is a true trial lawyer, and while he is always outstanding in the courtroom, he also has a great understanding of what is best for a particular client. Because of his extensive trial experience, he always advises well as to the best course of action for each client individually.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Classmate at Law School
  • Friend

We were classmates in law school and became lifelong friends. In recent years, he has also become my law firm marketing consultant.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Represented Me or My Company

Bill has provided marketing consulting services to me, and has also performed contractual negotiations for my firm with various marketing providers.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
2017 to present
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Bill has been outstanding in advising me about effective, ethical law firm marketing on the web and with social media.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Bill's legal knowledge is exceptional in criminal/DWI/traffic matters, as well as family law.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Bill has a knack for quickly understanding and developing the facts that are the most important to a case.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Bill has always been an outstanding teacher of the law when presenting at continuing legal education seminars, and also when it comes to explaining the law to his clients.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

As an adviser to me regarding my web and social media marketing campaigns, he has been invaluable.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Criminal/DWI/Traffic, Family Law & Law Firm Marketing
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Business Advising
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Known him for over 20 years. Worked on trials together. I have been in practice 42 years, and had over 45 lawyers work for me.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

Tried criminal cases with Bill. Been on seminar panels together.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

We were co-counsel for multiple clients in NC

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
Several cases. First in 2008 in Buncombe County NC. Another in Moore County NC. One in Guilford NC. One more in Mecklenburg County.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Bill and I tried cases together, in several North Carolina Courts.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Author of NC legal book. Highly rated criminal defense lawyer.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

His research and pretrial motion argument convinced the trial judge to dismiss a 5th offense DWI felony. Roadblock issue.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Gives clients his cell number. Works weekends as well as long hours

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Past President of the NCAJ.org, in 2017. This is the State of North Carolina's premier trial lawyer group.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Criminal defense, DWI, personal injury, divorce and child custody.
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Oral Argument
  • Trials
Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
Bill Powers is considered one of the State's best attorneys.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
If I were to ever get in trouble, Bill would be the lawyer that I hire.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague
  • Friend

I have nine bill for years and working cases together and serving in leadership of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, in which we are both Past Presidents

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client
  • Different Client, Same Side of Case

Filling out frequently work together defending people accused of DWI and other criminal offenses

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
I have nine bill for almost 20 years, and we have worked together often on throughout that entire time.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Bill is extremely compassionate about his clients and passionately defend them. Bill is extremely knowledgeable about the technical aspects of DWI defense.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Bill has an excellent understanding of DWI and criminal law in North Carolina.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Bill has a very unique ability to clearly see the personal aspects of DWI in criminal cases.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Bill is a very gifted communicator and storyteller and excels in easy-to-understand analogies

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Bill has the highest ethical compass and utmost professionalism.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
DWI and criminal defense
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Client Relations
  • Oral Argument
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Bill's ethics, knowledge, experience and hustle make him top rated lawyer without a doubt.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague
  • Friend

I know Bill as a fellow attorney both personal and by reputation. He's a great lawyer and person.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Different Client, Same Side of Case

I've worked with and watched Bill handle DWIs and have heard him speak at CLEs.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
We have collaborated on and off together on cases for last last 10 years.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Bill is effective because he always comes to court prepared with the law and facts.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Bill stays abreast of emerging legal issues in all areas of criminal defense and often is my source for new approaches on cases.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

When you have tried enough cases, you gain the ability to provide and excercise effective analysis. Bill has this asset provide only by experience.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Bill is know for his straight talk and follow up on communication. Great traits for all professions, especially lawyers.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Bill's ethics go unquestioned which is a huge asset with Judges and the Courts as a whole.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Criminal Defense, DWI and Traffic Defense
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Client Relations
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Trials
Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
Bill is an excellent Criminal Defense Attorney. I refer him cases in the Charlotte area without hesitation. He knows what he is doing, is respected by his peers and the Court and cares about his clients.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Bill is widely and deservedly recognized as one of the best lawyers in Charlotte and one of the best DWI lawyers in North Carolina.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague
  • Friend

We were a class apart in law school and developed a deep friendship and working relationship around 2004. We speak and consult with each other several times a week on various legal issue.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

We represented a defendant charged with second degree murder and felony death by vehicle.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
The case we worked on was in 2011. We have also worked together on many seminars and presentations.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Bill is extremely intelligent and insightful, he works very hard to obtain the very best results for all his clients.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Bill keeps up to date on developments of any area of law involving any of his cases.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Bill is quick to identify the relevant legal issues and combines his knowledge of the law, opposing counsel, the judge and all other factors into making decisions important to his cases.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Bill is an excellent orator and very quick on his feet. He has the ability to break things down for his clients so they do not have to interpret "lawyer talk".

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Bill is my "go to" colleague to discuss any and all ethical concerns. If anything, he carries ethical considerations to a fault.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Criminal Defense, particularly DWI or vehicular homicide cases.
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Litigation
  • Negotiation
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes