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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Criminal Defense, and Family Law,. He has completed the NHTSA DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course.
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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