Asheville: (828) 333-5024 | Charlotte: (704) 215-4242 | Gastonia: (704) 323-8485 | Waynesville: (828) 333-5035

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


Recent Settlements

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

Minick Law Firm’s lawyers in Asheville, Charlotte, Gastonia 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, Gastonia, Charlotte, and Waynesville

Responsive representation is essential to effective representation and we have Asheville, Charlotte, Gastonia and Waynesville 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.


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.

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.

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

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

Charles D
Charles D

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Minick's law firm proved to be an invaluable resource to me during my cumbersome trial of obtaining a limited privilege license on my own. I had waited over a month for a judge to sign my paperwork before contacting Minick's office. They were extremely swift, professional, understanding, and supportive. I was afforded a great rate for their service and I had my paperwork singed in less than 24 hours! Thanks to Holly and the rest of the staff there; I would highly recommend Minick Law for legal service or representation.

Ray Smith
Ray Smith

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month 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 2 weeks 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

Carissa Brown
Carissa Brown

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

James Minick is an excellent lawyer and helped me fight my dwi case in Asheville. I got charged in 2012. The process was long-- the state DA continued my case numerous times-- and Mr. Minick was there with me each time to represent me. From the beginning he was extremely helpful, professional, and informative with my case and was confident he could prove me not guilty. His entire Minick Law team was friendly and always available to me. The case finally went to trial recently in 2015 and he tried to keep me as confident as I could be. During the trial James Minick proved me not guilty of my DWI case. After being told by other law firms I visited before going to Minick Law that it could not be proven not guilty and to just plead guilty, I am extremely glad I visited Mr. Minick instead. He also cut me a deal because I am a college student even though he came to court more than a dozen times with me. I highly recommend James Minick and his team for any legal issues.

Alexis Young
Alexis Young

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Less than a year ago we approached Lakota Denton for legal assistance with a difficult Workers' Compensation claim involving a complex occupational disease that my partner developed as a result of the labor he did and the work load he maintained for eight years at his former Job. His employer had refused to recognize his illness as work related, so we proceeded by seeking legal council at Minick Law and we are truly thankful that we did. Lakotas' professionalism and intelligence, though remarkable, are hardly his best attributes. He is kind and personable which is rare in his field, but above all he is diligent and dedicated to protecting the rights of his clients whomever they may be. Though aspects of our case were tedious and often frustrating, he never ceased to be reassuring, calm and confident. The litigation that Lakota and his team built and brought forth to the opposing council allowed us to settle our claim without going to court for a sum we were very satisfied with. We would recommend Lakota and Minick law to our closest friends and family members.

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!!
"It's hard to fight for human beings against nonhuman corporations. Every case in the courtroom anymore, almost every case without exception, is a case NOT brought against human beings, NOT in which human beings are involved, but in which an injured human being attempts to recover justice against a nonliving thing." - Gerry Spence
Congratulations to our firm's founder James Minick, co-author of "A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top DUI Attorneys In The United States", which was just released. All profits from James's new book on DWI go to supporting Kiwanis.

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.