Waynesville, NC DWI/DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers

Minick Law’s Waynesville, NC office is here to help.

Waynesville, NC DWI / DUI, Criminal Defense and Traffic Tickets Lawyers

Minick Law’s Waynesville, NC office assists clients with DWI, Criminal, Personal Injury, and Family Law / Divorce cases.  Our Waynesville office is conveniently located in downtown Waynesville, and is situated directly across from the Haywood County Courthouse, next to Well’s Funeral Home.

Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, downtown Waynesville, NC offers a host of fine restaurants and shops, museums and art galleries, and plenty of outdoor attractions that draw tourists from around the region.  As the largest town in North Carolina West of Asheville, our Waynesville office services all of Haywood County and the 3oth district.

Our Minick Law Waynesville Attorneys are standing by to help you with your legal concerns.  Call us today to schedule a consultation, and to discuss your case with an attorney.

How Can We Help?

Minick Law, P.C. of Waynesville

Address: 258 N. Main St. Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone: (828) 333-5035
Fax: (828) 212-4300
Areas We Serve: Canton, Clyde, Waynesville and Haywood County.


Directions to our Waynesville, NC Office

From I-40 E, Merge onto US-276/Jonathan Creek Rd via exit 20, towards Waynesville/Maggie Valley. Turn left on Dellawood Rd/US-19 N/US-276 S. Turn right onto Russ Ave/US-276 S. Turn left onto Walnut St, and then right onto Main St. We are located on the left hand side, directly across from the Haywood County Courthouse.

From I-40W, take Exit 27, US-74 W towards Clyde and Waynesville. Take US-276 via Exit 102, which will put you in Downtown Waynesville. At the fourth traffic light, go straight up the hill on Walnut Street. Take a right at the light onto Main Street. We are located on the left hand side, directly across from the Haywood County Courthouse.

Follow US-23/US-74/Great Smokey Mountain Expy E, then take the US-276 S exit (exit 102) towards Waynesville/Brevard. Turn right onto Russ Ave/US-276 S. Turn left onto Walnut St, and then right onto Main St. We are located on the left hand side, directly across from the Haywood County Courthouse.

very pleased with the outcome

Truly one of the nicest and knowledgeable staff around. I would highly recommend Mr. Gilligan’s services. He and his staff helped me feel informed and at ease through the process. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case.

Heather Alford

confident and very professional

Just so happened to notice this firm in town while I was in a pinch. The attorney on my case appeared confident and was very professional, explaining certain nuances of the legal system and answering my many, many questions. And I should note that I was very pleased with its outcome. If you need legal defense in Waynesville, I highly recommend this firm!

Jacob Flannick

highly recommend

I was charged with a DWI back in October 2015.. The Asheville police DWI task force charged me with DWI. My income solely depends on transportation to and from job sites and to perform service calls. …I highly recommend his firm to anyone who has been charged with a DWI. Mr. Minick is the DWI guy!

Robert Kunz

Meet Your Waynesville, NC Team

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.

Rob Gilligan

Rob Gilligan


Rob Gilligan was raised in Waynesville, NC, and joined the U.S. Air Force right out of high school.  After 6 years of service, he attended Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, MI.


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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 / DUI Criminal Defense Estate Planning

Our Staff

Our Staff


Here at Minick Law we truly believe that it takes a team to give you the defense you deserve.

Meet the friendly faces that help defend you.

A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United States

James Minick is the co-author of 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.

Courtroom Etiquette

What To Wear To Court

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What Should I Wear to Court?

What Should I Wear to Court?

If you have not spent much time in a courtroom before your scheduled hearing, you may be wondering “What should I wear to court?” The answer, though not difficult, is important to get right, because to dress poorly can have unfortunate and unforeseen consequences...

What Color To Wear To Court

What Color To Wear To Court

While the color of the outfit you have decided to wear to your court hearing is probably that furthest thing from your mind as you prepare to appear in court, it is nevertheless highly important. Books have been written on the subtle cues color and appearance can have...

Can You Wear Jeans to Court?

Can You Wear Jeans to Court?

For those of us who are not lawyers or bailiffs or judges, going to court is not a normal part of our daily lives. Whether we are called into court as the defendant, a witness, or a member of the jury, it is important to know how you are expected to dress when you go...

11 Tips First Court Appearance

11 Tips First Court Appearance

11 Tips For Your First Court Appearance   Your court date is set. Now what? The courtroom is an intimidating place, especially if it’s your first appearance. There are questions you’re probably asking, like “what should I wear” and “what do I say?”. The whole...


Attacking a DWI Checkpoint

Attacking a DWI Checkpoint

North Carolina allows law enforcement to use checkpoints to stop a vehicle even if there is no suspicious or illegal behavior observed by officers. However, the checkpoint must pass both Constitutional and statutory muster in order for the stop to be legal. This...

Attacking a Willful Refusal

Attacking a Willful Refusal

Attacking a willful refusal, specifically a license revocation for willful refusal, requires careful review of several legal issues. Under N.C.G.S. 20-16.2(d) there are effectively three issues to be decided by a DMV Hearing Officer at a license revocation hearing...

Ignition Interlock: Contesting Your DMV Hearing

Ignition Interlock: Contesting Your DMV Hearing

Now is the time to invest in ignition interlock devices. This year the NC house and senate both introduced legislation to require Interlock devices on vehicles for first offenders as long as the breath test was over .08. Neither of the bills passed but you can...

Denied Witness During Breath Testing State vs. Ferguson

Denied Witness During Breath Testing State vs. Ferguson

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What Are My Rights At A DUI Checkpoint?

What Are My Rights At A DUI Checkpoint?

If you've ever encountered or anticipate encountering a DUI roadblock you may be wondering: what are my rights at a DUI checkpoint? DUI checkpoints / sobriety checkpoints are legal procedures. They are also common procedures. In North Carolina (and many other states)...

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Great firm. Wonderful and rare attorneys. We could use a million more just like them.
David H.
If attorneys are going to be this compassionate and nice I am going to have to stop telling attorney jokes.
Hilary S.
All questions were answered in a timely, respectful, and friendly manner. The firm's attorneys are devoted and their areas of expertise are far-ranging. This firm is top-notch!
William R.
...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...

J. Nelson

This Law Firm really knows how to get the job done!...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 K.

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We Listen

During our initial conversation with you we will get information about the circumstances of your charge and your situation.

We Inform

Once we have these details we can explain the potential consequences you are facing.

We Plan

We will then create a detailed plan of action for your case to make sure that your traffic ticket is resolved in the appropriate manner. Our mission is to produce the best possible outcome on your case.

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Areas of Service

Cities: Asheville, Charlotte, Gastonia, Waynesville, and Wilmington. Counties: Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Columbus, Gaston, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Lincolnton, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey.
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