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DWI / DUI, Personal Injury, and Divorce Lawyers


At Minick Law, our experienced and compassionate attorneys take pride in serving the injured and accused with full service legal representation.   Our mission is to provide our clients with the best information possible, so you can make educated and informed decisions about your case.  With offices located in Asheville, Charlotte, HickoryGastonia and Waynesville, our attorneys are standing by to help.

Watch a video testimonial from one of our recent DWI clients. (The results listed do not represent all the results the firm has achieved. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its individual merits.  Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)


The National Trial LawyersOur team of experienced and knowledgable attorneys are proud to assists clients with DWI / DUI, Personal Injury, and Divorce / Family Law cases.  We are standing by to answer your questions.


We feel that responsive representation is essential to providing the best service possible. Our goal is to clearly explain the law and consequences at every stage of your case so that you can make informed decisions about the direction of your case and attain the best possible outcome.

Great firm. Wonderful and rare attorneys.  We could use a million more just like them.

David H.


NCDD National College for DUI Defense: James Kevan MinickOur DWI lawyers will explain your rights and the strengths and weaknesses in your DWI case.  Being charged in North Carolina with driving while impaired (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) can mean jail time, court fines, loss of driving privileges, increased insurance rates, employment consequences, and financial uncertainty. A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United StatesThese issues are magnified by the fact that North Carolina DWIDUI law is one of the most complex areas of criminal law in the State of North Carolina.  Our Asheville DWI attorneys are certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and DWI investigation.

Minick Law is proud to announce that in February 2015, James Minick, the NC DWI Guy and Founder of Minick Law, co-authored A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United States. This is meant to be a guidebook for anyone facing a DWI charge and its consequences. The Minick Law Team of DWI Attorneys is devoted to providing outstanding DUI Defense.

The outcome for us was beyond what we could have hoped for and we attribute it to the experience and dedication of James Minick and his team.  Thank You!

Kathy H.

Personal Injury

If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, a personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the recovery and compensation for your injuries.  A  Minick Law Personal Injury Lawyer will help make sure you receive fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  Our attorneys will handle every aspect of your case from beginning to end, and fight to obtain fair compensation for your injuries.

  • Investigate the cause of your injury and who is at fault
  • Research applicable laws and case law that applies to your case
  • Document your injuries with medical records, bills, and doctor’s opinion letters
  • Represent your case to the defendant’s insurance company, lawyer, or to a jury

Top-40-Under-40Lakota R. Denton  is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, and was named a North Carolina Advocates for Justice “Advocate” for 2013-2014.

Family Law / Divorce Lawyers

When faced with a major life event like divorce, life can at times feel overwhelming and frightening.  At Minick Law, we understand that the challenges faced by couples and families can place tremendous emotional and financial strains on a marriage.  Our skilled and experienced lawyers are here to help, offering skillful advice and support during this difficult time.   Occasionally, the divorce process can be relatively straightforward.  However, when a couple is not in agreement about factors such as children, finances, property and fidelity, divorce can become emotionally and financially taxing.  Minick Law’s divorce lawyers will help guide you through the legal process, explain your case’s developments with transparency and honesty, and attempt to make the process as painless as possible.

At Minick Law, P.C., our Family Law Team offers comprehensive service for family law cases, dealing with matters involving:

  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce / Separation Agreements
  • Equitable Distribution

Mr. Denton made us feel like a friend that truly cared about us, not just our case. We recommend this law firm without hesitation.

Phillip B.








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What Our Clients are Saying

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5 out of 5 stars

Brent Freshour
Brent Freshour

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 days ago

I visited Asheville with my parents in December 2012. After running some errands I was returning to where they were when I became stuck on the side of the road.

Long story short I was arrested for dwi. Despite the fact that there was no alcohol or drugs in my car, on my person, and as it would turn out in my system.

I was arrested and spent 4 nights in jail. When I was bailed out I expected the charges to be dropped. They werent. I didn't expect this charge to be advanced too far. As fate would have it the law enforcement officer (leo hereinafter) was zealously driving my prosecution but I did not know this and went cheap on my defense.
In this instance my legal experience worked against me. Seeing the lack of evidence against me I didn't think that the state would keep the charge. They did. Two years when the blood results came back I felt confidence the case would soon be dropped as there was no alcohol or any other "drug" in my system. Only a very common, non controlled substance, a rx medication that has no imparting effects according to the label without the consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating drugs.

My bargain attorney let this go on for 2.5 years until we were finally scheduled for a trial. The bargain attorney might as well not been there, and the judge returned a decision of guilty.

I fired my previous attorney. I had seen Attorney Minick earlier that day while I was waiting , he was defend another client of his. He was very impressive. But this was hours before my trial and I hadn't caught his name.

As I was walking out of the courthouse I actually ran into his client. I got his name and number.

I retained the services of Attorney Minick and the jury trial the other attorney told me might take months or a year to schedule. After a couple of weeks Attorney Minick was ready for trial.

He was amazing. He delivered long arguments without notes and didn't miss a beat. He has a humble nature about him that gives off a presence in the court room. But don't he fooled
He is not too humble to use the Leo's own words and field manuals against them. Trapping them in their words.

He has a way with the jury. Really connects with them.

Attorney Minick impressed me beyond description. I'm sure there are other attorneys in Asheville who are competent. I'm sure some could be hired for less money. But I don't think any are his equal in the court room.

The man is highly intelligent, hard working, has obviously done his homework and by all evidence is an admirable person as well, a great husband and father.

Don't waste time trying to find another attorney. His rates are reasonable and his work is superb.

In my opinion I had the best legal defense for my matter as is humanly possible. I have every confidence in Attorney Minick. You should too! If you want the best possible outcome for your case, call Attorney Minick.

D Gallaspy
D Gallaspy

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Blake Marcus of Minick Law did an excellent job representing me on a traffic citation. He and his firm were professional and courteous and were always responsive. They helped me navigate the process and achieved the outcome that I wanted. I recommend Blake and Minick Law without hesitation.

Stuart Higdon
Stuart Higdon

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Beyond expectations! The lawyer other lawyers recommend.

I am an attorney in Charlotte, NC. A family member recently received a traffic ticket in Asheville, NC while on vacation. They came to me for help. I know having local representation is very important in traffic matters. I asked my colleagues for recommendations. I decided Minick Law should handle the matter. Minick Law did an excellent job.

Aileen Pearlman
Aileen Pearlman

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

I was falsely accused of DWI last July simply for failure to burn headlamps at night. I am 62 years old and this is the first time I have ever had an encounter with a law officer in which I had to perform field sobriety tests. This officer was aggressively seeking an arrest. After passing the Breath Test and, in my opinion, the field tests, I was STILL arrested and charged. I was devastated. James Minick was the only lawyer of the four I interviewed to confidently tell me we had a good chance of getting a not guilty verdict. To our surprise, we lost our District court case. Mr. Minick knew this was an injustice and encouraged me to appeal to Superior Court. It was long and grueling but we won my case in front of a Jury. NOT GUILTY!!! James Minick is an extremely talented lawyer. He knows DWI law. His expertise and ability to challenge unfairness in law enforcement is simply amazing! I would encourage anyone charged with DWI offense to call James Minick at Minick Law.

Will Sink
Will Sink

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

James Minick is an excellent attorney with a great understanding of what can be done to get the best outcome in a bad situation. He is straight forward, realistic, and compassionate. Mr. Minick's understanding of the Buncombe County judicial system is thorough, and his rapport with the individuals who work in that system is admirable. I can't imagine finding a better attorney for DUI cases.


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The testimonials and endorsements listed do not reflect all of the feedback the firm has received. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its individual merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

This Law Firm really knows how to get the job done! What a wonderful and pleasant experience knowing and trusting that they would help me out in my time of need. I highly recommend The Minick Law Firm for any of your needs.

Patrick C.

If attorneys are going to be this compassionate and nice I am going to have to stop telling attorney jokes.

Hilary S.

This is a law firm for the people and we should appreciate how rare this is becoming.

Jeremiah R.