On today’s episode, the NC DWI Guy is joined by Meghann Burke, the President of the Buncombe County Criminal Defense Bar. Since joining forces with Bill Brazil in 2011, Meghann has expanded Brazil & Burke’s criminal defense and civil litigation practice areas.
She is active with the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (“NCAJ”), having served on NCAJ’s Executive Committee, Board of Governors, Legal Affairs Committee, and in leadership with the Criminal Defense Section. In 2017 and 2018, she served as the Chair of NCAJ’s Annual Convention, and she served as Editor of the April 2018 Trial Briefs Magazine.
Meghann was nominated by her colleagues as a “Young Gun” Legal Elite by Business North Carolina in 2013 for her work in criminal defense cases and, in 2018, received the Themis Award presented by the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys.
Meghann explains how simple the process was to get the Buncombe County Criminal Defense bar going and provides a blue-print for attorneys to organize in their local counties
Jake and Meghann discuss the power of having “collective bargaining” as a group of criminal defense attorneys in negotiation with the State on big picture criminal defense procedure issues at the local level
Learn how the value of shared information among the bar elevates criminal defense beyond the combined efforts of each individual attorney
Discover the unexpected benefits that having a tight knit criminal defense bar