Bill Powers is the managing partner of the law firm of Powers McCartan pllc in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the host of North Carolina Law Talk. Bill is a regular commentator on Legal Issues, Developing Trends in the Law and Court Procedures in North Carolina
Bill Powers as a 2014 & 2015 member of the North Carolina Governor's Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force. He handles DUI/DWI defense, general misdemeanors and serious felonies, personal injury and wrongful death claims normally involving impaired driving.
Bill was named as LAWYER OF THE YEAR in 2011 and 2013 for DUI/DWI defense in Charlotte by US News & World Report.
Powers McCartan, pllc was selected for inclusion in the U.S. News Best Lawyers Best Law Firms in 2010 - 2015. Bill has also been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America 2010 - 2015.
Super Lawyers North Carolina Magazine listed Bill in the "TOP 100 LAWYERS IN NORTH CAROLINA" in calendar years 2012, 2013 and 2014 and "TOP 25 LAWYERS IN CHARLOTTE" in 2013.
Mr. Powers has been listed in Super Lawyers North Carolina magazine for nine consecutive years from 2007 - 2015, and was rated by Martindale-Hubbell as a AV "Preeminent Lawyer" 2010 - 2015*
Bill is a board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy / National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and is a general member of the National College of DUI Defense, Inc. and is a Founding Member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association.
Bill is the 2015 Vice President of Communications for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Attorney Powers has also been listed in Business North Carolina Magazine, Legal Elite (2015).
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: http://www.superlawyers.com/north-carolina/lawyer/Bill-Powers/ccf452c7-eeb6-4f0e-98e4-337804e043e8.html and http://www.businessnc.com/index.php?src=directory&view=special&srctype=detail&refno=7035&category=Special%20Report
Areas of Practice
- DWI DUI Impaired Driving Defense
- Criminal Defense - Felonies & Misdemeanors
- Traffic Offenses - Infractions & Criminal Citations
- DMV - Revocation & Restoration Hearings & Appeals