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DWI / DUI, Personal Injury, Criminal, Car Accident, Divorce, and Worker’s Compensation Lawyers


Watch a video testimonial from a recent DWI client:

Video: ‪Client Testimonial – DWI Lawyer – Minick Law, P.C. Asheville‬

Minick Law client testimonial- Former DWI clients Al and Jonathan Pearlman talk about receiving a DWI charge in Buncombe County, their experience with “Asheville DWI Guy” Attorney James Minick, and receiving a ‘Not Guilty’ verdict in Superior court. Being charged with DWI / DUI in North Carolina can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. It is crucial that you speak with an experienced attorney who can help you figure out the best course of action. “Asheville DWI Guy” James Minick has helped hundreds of clients navigate the legal system to get their DWI charges handled properly, have their charges reduced, and in some cases, dropped or dismissed. James Minick is NHTSA certified in DWI detection, and will fight to get you the best outcome possible. Contact Minick Law today for a FREE CONSULTATION on your DWI case, by calling (828) 333-5024, emailing:, or visit us on the web at:

Recent Settlements

$100,000 Buncombe County Settlement in Motor Vehicle Crash
$84,000 Buncombe County Jury Verdict Motor Vehicle Roll Over
$78,500 Workers Compensation Settlement for shoulder injury
$67,500 Workers Compensation Settlement for shoulder injury
$61,000 Marion County Settlement Motor Vehicle Crash
$60,000 Marion County Settlement Motor Vehicle Crash

Minick Law Firm’s lawyers in Asheville, Charlotte, HickoryGastonia and Waynesville are here to serve you. Our DWI/DUI, Criminal, Family, and Personal Injury Lawyers take pride in providing the injured and accused with full service legal representation.   A lawyer understands the importance of remaining up to date on changes in the law. The North Carolina Bar requires attorneys practicing in North Carolina to complete 12 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) each year, because of our firm’s devotion to remaining cutting edge on legal developments  our lawyers spent an average of 30 hours in legal education courses last year.  Our mission is to provide clients with as much information as possible about the laws and consequences related to decisions about their cases.


The National Trial Lawyers

Our DWI/DUI, Personal Injury, Divorce, Worker’s Compensation and Criminal Defense  Lawyers have offices in Asheville, Charlotte, Gastonia, Hickory and Waynesville

Responsive representation is essential to effective representation and we have lawyers on call 24 hours a day to assist you on your case and answer your questions. Our goal is to clearly explain the law and consequences at every stage of your case so that you can make informed decisions on 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.

Video: Minick Law – North Carolina Lawyers

An introduction to the Minick Law Firm. We concentrate in Automobile Accidents, Criminal Defense, DUI/DWI Defense, Personal Injury, and Worker’s Compensation. Please visit: ‪


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 top of the line 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 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, ensuring you 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

Lakota 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 expert 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.

Criminal Defense

When faced with a criminal charge in North Carolina, it’s natural to feel anxious and alone. At Minick Law, our goal is to make the court process transparent, so that when we step into the courtroom you know what to expect. In order to best serve our clients, we concentrate our practice in criminal defense. In reviewing your case we look at the potential fines and jail time you are facing, but also the impact the charge could have on your:

  • Finances/Insurance Increases
  • Drivers License
  • Job/School Opportunities
  • Criminal Record
  • Immigration Status

Contact one of our DWI/DUI, Criminal defense, and Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation.

What Our Clients are Saying

Minick Law, P.C. Asheville
Reviewed from Google

5 out of 5 stars

Will Sink
Will Sink

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month 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.

Aileen Pearlman
Aileen Pearlman

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month 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.

Ray Smith
Ray Smith

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I appreciate the honesty, quick action and efficiency for the time taken for my case. I know that James had bigger cases, but he made me feel important and comfortable. He gave me self-confidence and earned my trust. James made me feel that my case was equal to all the others. I recommend him and his staff for anyone that needs any kind of legal help.

Cassie Ellege
Cassie Ellege

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

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. All the Attorney's here are very professional and easy to deal with. I highly recommend The Minick Law Firm for any of your needs. Thank you! Patrick Cusack

Steve Shaffer
Steve Shaffer

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

James took care of a family member's case quickly and easily. It was a federal issue that was a real nuisance since we live in Florida. His office was efficient and effective and he did what he said he was going to do. James had a good feel for what needed to be done and how to get it done given the circumstances. We highly recommend his services and his firm.

A recent client's letter to the local paper about the problems with how DWI laws are being enforced by the local PD.
Beer City, USA — or DWI City, USA?
"If we want a thriving tourism economy and a “craft brew mecca” kind of culture, then we need law enforcement officers trained to deal with this new direction our fine city is taking."
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DWI/DUI, Personal Injury, Divorce and Worker's Compensation Lawyers
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Questions about North Carolina DWI/DUI? Read our recent blog post, which addresses our most frequently asked questions regarding DWI charges.
DWI/DUI- Frequently Asked Questions | MINICK LAW
Minick Attorney Blake Marcus answers some of the most common questions from our DWI/DUI clients.
Congrats to our founder, James Minick, for getting another NOT GUILTY verdict for a DWI client. They don't call him 'The Asheville DWI Guy' for nothing!!

When I walked out of the court room in August 2014 with a NOT GUILTY verdict, I knew then our legal system was still alive!!

Larry E.

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.