Your Defense Team
Meet your NC Defense Team that fights for you and cares about you.
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 from 2014-2017. 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 6 children.
Lance 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. He is a graduate of the Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, NC. During law school, Lance interned at the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office. He 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.
Rob Gilligan was raised in Waynesville, NC, and joined the U.S. Air Force right out of high school. After 6 years of service, Rob 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 daughter, Claire.
Blake Marcus graduated with honors from Michigan State University College of Law.
During law school, Blake completed an internship with the honorable Michelle M. Rick in the 29th Circuit Court of Michigan. He has completed the NHTSA DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course.
Gint Krulikas graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, NC.
At law school, 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.
Here at Minick Law we truly believe that it takes a team to give you the defense you deserve. Meet our staff.
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 arm our clients with the defense they deserve.