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Our Attorneys

Our mission

The Minick Law team aims to provide our clients with outstanding legal representation. Our attorneys are constantly improving their knowledge of the law, in an effort to provide you with the best legal counsel possible. Each of our attorneys concentrate their efforts in particular practice areas, as to maximize their expertise, and increase the value of our services to our clients.

James Minick

James Minick

Attorney

James Minick is the ‘Asheville DWI Guy’. Concentrating his practice in DWI / DUI Defense,  he has handled hundreds of DWI cases throughout Western North Carolina.  The National Trial Lawyers association has named James one of its Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2014-2015. He is a General Member of the National College for DUI Defense, and has successfully completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s course on DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, a 24 hour course taught to officers trained in DWI investigations. James and his beautiful wife, Laura, have 5 children and are proud foster parents.

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Megan Shepard

Megan Shepard

Attorney

Megan is a graduate from the Charlotte School of Law. While in law school, Megan served as the president of CharlotteLaw Cares (the community service organization), treasurer for the Family Law Organization and acted as a student ambassador. In her third year, Megan obtained her third  year practice certification as a clinical student. After law school, Megan was hired on as a fellow with SafeAlliance in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and helped victims of domestic violence navigate the legal process. Megan has focused mainly on family law and other civil matters since entering the private sector. When she is not assisting her client’s and their families, Megan is taking care of her husband and their two sons. avvo

Rob Gilligan

Rob Gilligan

Attorney

Robert Gilligan was raised in Waynesville, NC, and joined the U.S. Air Force right out of high school.  After 6 years in the Air Force, Robert attended Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, MI.  Robert was highly involved in the University’s law student groups, being the Dean of the Delta Theta Phi chapter, Treasurer of the Environmental Law Society, President of the Law Student Veteran’s Organization, as well as a member of dozens of other agencies.  Robert interned with the 3rd Circuit Court, Family Division, and later worked as an associate for a number of solo practitioners in the Metro-Detroit area practicing in areas of law ranging from Bankruptcy to criminal defense.  In 2013, Robert relocated back to Waynesville, NC where he lives with his wife, Marissa, and daughter, Claire.  Robert’s practice areas include family law, DWI, criminal defense, and estate planning.

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Lakota Denton

Lakota Denton

Attorney

Lakota Denton, a Cum Laude graduate of Western New England College of Law,  interned at Pellegrini Seeley Ryan and Blakesley in Massachusetts and the National Labor Relations Board in Hartford, Connecticut during Law School, before joining Minick Law.  Lakota practices personal injury and workers’ compensation law and is committed to representing injured persons, and helping them get their lives back on track. He lives in West Asheville with his wife Jacqueline, and his son Tayo.

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Lance Williams

Lance Williams

Attorney

Lance is a graduate of the Charlotte School of Law. He spent 12 years as a Deputy Sheriff in Harvey, LA. During his tenure there he worked in the Street Crimes Division as well as being a Team Leader of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. During law school, Lance interned at the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office. Lance is certified in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (24 hour training) and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (16 hour training) by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Lance’s practice areas include DWI/DUI, Personal Injury, and Criminal Defense.

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Blake Marcus

Blake Marcus

Attorney

Blake Marcus graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with honors. During law school, Blake completed an internship with the honorable Michelle M. Rick in the 29th Circuit Court of Michigan. His primary practice areas are DWI/DUI, and Criminal Defense. He has completed the NHTSA DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course.

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Gint Krulikas

Gint Krulikas

Attorney

Gint Krulikas graduated Magna Cum Laude from Charlotte School of Law, where he was a Presidential Honor’s Scholar, a recipient of a full merit scholarship, Associate Editor of the Property Law Journal, and a member of the Order of the Crown. Gint also graduated Magna Cum Laude from Appalachian State University with a degree in Business Management. Gint has successfully completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s course on DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, the same 24 hour course that police officers throughout the nation undergo to properly investigate DWI’s.  Gint’s primary practice areas include Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI.

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The testimonials and endorsements listed below 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.

What Our Clients are Saying

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5 out of 5 stars

Lorraine Silverman
Lorraine Silverman

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

I worked with James Minick on a real estate transaction, and I can say there's not a nicer guy around. Not only was he courteous, but he knows how to communicate promptly and honestly. He has a great understanding of how important good relationships are, and I would certainly trust him as my attorney. It seems the people with whom he works also have great character and integrity. Would definitely recommend Minick Law!

J Nelson
J Nelson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 days ago

James Minick and his staff were courteous, professional and kind. I had a note to myself on my calendar to follow up with their office, however, before that date came, they contacted ME, had successfully taken care of my traffic offense and sent me confirmation in the mail. This kind of efficiency and professionalism are hard to come by. I would definitely recommend Attorney Minick and his staff.

Brent Freshour
Brent Freshour

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months 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 5 months 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 4 months 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.

 

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