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Waynesville DWI Lawyers

DWI Defense from a Waynesville Native

Aggressive, Experienced DWI Defense

Being charged with criminal offenses can cause anxiety, stress, and embarrassment. We understand that, and we want to help you in this time of need. Our Waynesville DWI Lawyers will provide you both the expertise and the legal support needed for your defense.

Our DWI Defense Team will explain the legal process in clear terms, and guide you through your case, every step of the way. We know the uncertainty can be overwhelming at times. Our Waynesville DWI lawyers will help you clearly understand the legal process you are going through.

I called the firm after screen on-line for someone. Robert Gilligan, the managing partner, answered the phone himself. I'd called out of the blue to ask about research or a referral to someone that could competently research records at the county courthouse on my behalf. I was impressed that not only did he personally answered the phone on his way out for a hearing but also with his kind, direct manner. After listening to what i was trying to accomplish, he said: "no problem, i'm heading over there anyway for a hearing and will take a look." An uncommonly accommodating thing.He called back within a few days and personally provided details I'd not otherwise have been able to accomplish, even if i'd appeared myself. Polite, responsive, listens well, and understands the interpersonal nature of how things really work - I recommend this more
Charles Muszynski
Charles Muszynski
14:30 20 Nov 17
I got a speeding ticket last fall and contacted Minick Law Firm since my case was a must appear. I live 250 miles away and it was not feasible for me to travel to court so Stephanie and Robert helped me resolve my case. This was my first speeding ticket in more than 10 years and I didn’t want to have to pay the increase in insurance from a 4 point ticket so Robert was able to have the ticket reduced to a 2 point violation. Stephanie was very helpful through the entire process and I would recommend this firm to anyone looking for a great attorney! Both Robert and Stephanie were very professional and very helpful! Thank you both for making this experience less expensive and a lot more enjoyable! I would definitely contact the firm again if I ever need an attorney in the area!read more
Kathy Walden
Kathy Walden
17:24 03 Oct 17
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
Heather Alford
18:31 17 Nov 16
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 really thought this was it, I am being charged with DWI when I was not impaired. Mr Minick was able to prove my innocence thru trial. I highly recommend his firm to anyone who has been charged with a DWI. Mr. Minick is the DWI guy!read more
Robert Kunz
Robert Kunz
00:27 21 Oct 16
I did a lot of extensive research to find a lawyer who was very knowledgeable of my particular charge. I wanted this lawyer to be prompt in returning my calls,give me his undivided attention at appointments with him at his office. I felt that he gave me honest options of what we could expect from the court system and walked me through the court process because of his massive experience with this type of case. He always kept me abreast of any changing developments,change in court dates and times, therefore never leaving me feeling "surprised" once I had driven the hour long trip to the courthouse. Therefore, I would highly recommend Mr. Minick for a lawyer for the above mentioned more
Janet Arthur
Janet Arthur
15:26 17 Jan 15
The testimonials and endorsements listed 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.

Local DWI Lawyers That Fight For You

Our Waynesville DWI lawyers deliver aggressive and experienced DWI defense. Minick Law, P.C. of Waynesville is conveniently located in downtown Waynesville, directly across from the Haywood County Courthouse, next to Well’s Funeral Home.

Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, 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. Minick Law, P.C. of Waynesville serves all of Haywood County and the 30th district.

Attorney Robert Gilligan focuses his practice in DWI Defense. Robert is a native of Waynesville and spent six years in the United States Air Force after high school. After leaving the military, he graduated from Law School at Wayne State University in Detroit.

After college, Robert was an intern at Michigan’s 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.

DWI Lawyers Waynesville, NC

Getting a DWI (driving while impaired) or a DUI (driving under the influence) can end in court fines, driving suspensions, and even time in prison.

At Minick Law, P.C. of Waynesville, we care about our clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. We will assemble the facts to create an orderly action plan that consists of steps to get your the best results for your DWI case.

Our Waynesville DWI lawyers handle Habitual DWI cases, Felony Driving While Impaired, Federal Driving Under Influence (DUI charged on Federal lands or parkway), Cherokee Tribal Court DWI, and Drug Related Impaired Driving cases (including marijuana DWI charges).

Your Waynesville DWI Defense Team

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

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

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Minick Law, P.C. of Waynesville

Address: 258 N. Main St Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone: (828) 333-5035
Fax: (828) 212-4300

Cities We Serve: Bryson City, Franklin, Sylva, and Waynesville.

Counties We Serve: Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain.


From the North

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. Our Waynesville DWI lawyers look forward to seeing you at our office!

From the East

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. Our Waynesville DWI lawyers look forward to seeing you at our office!

From the West

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. Our Waynesville DWI lawyers look forward to seeing you at our office!


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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.

Get the defense you need from a law firm that cares.


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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