F. William Powers - Powers McCartan PLLC

F. William Powers

Powers McCartan PLLC

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

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 

Additional Information

Areas of Practice
  • DWI DUI Impaired Driving Defense 
  • Criminal Defense - Felonies & Misdemeanors 
  • Traffic Offenses - Infractions & Criminal Citations 
  • DMV - Revocation & Restoration Hearings & Appeals 

Client Comments

"I recently engaged Bill Powers to help with a legal matter about which I had much stress, and which could have, conceivably, changed the course of my life. Bill encouraged me throughout the process to stay positive and let him take care of the matter before the court. I also felt that Bill knew exactly what he was doing and that when he entered the court room, he was confident and in charge of things. Once I got to know Bill and was able to watch how he worked within the system, I actually felt a little bit sorry for the DA and assistant DAs. My case was dismissed almost a year to the day of when I was arrested. I could not have been more pleased or surer that the money I spent was so worth it. Looking back, I would have probably paid double up front if I had known now what the outcome was going to be. I did not think I even had a chance."


"Bill Powers and the attorneys of Powers McCartan are amazing! They helped me through the most difficult time in my life. They were always available to answer any questions I had, and made me feel as though I was the only client they had. "


"Bill Powers and their entire firm are amazing! They helped me through the most difficult time in my life. They were always available to answer any questions I had and made me feel as though I was the only client they had. "


"Bill Powers and his team are the absolute best in the industry. He would be my recommended go-to lawyer from here on out for anyone seeking a legal expert. His intelligence of the law and expertise set him above the rest. If you need help, this is your guy."


"As a practicing attorney myself, it gives me great pleasure in acknowledging the skill and dedication Bill Powers puts forth in advocating on behalf of his clients. He is truly one of the best in the nation when it comes to DWI defense, and if you ever need his services, I am 100% positive you will get your monies worth!"


"Mr. Powers and his team are highly qualified, energetic, empathetic and capable. You want this man on your side to handle the often turbulent waters associated with law enforcement's zealous and sometimes bias pursuit against law abiding citizens. He will make sure the system doesn't railroad you down a path which ignores your civil rights."


"Bill Powers, of Powers McCartan, did a great job for me on my DUI case. Having worked with attorneys in the past, I was thoroughly impressed with his knowledge and methods. Bill is involved in every aspect of his profession, and it shows in his performance. His team entire team was courteous and assisted me through the process. If you are looking for a no non-sense and effective attorney, you will not find a better one than Bill Powers."


Office Location

2412 Arty Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208
United States

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