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William Torrence Cathcart

William Torrence Cathcart

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About Me

A North Carolina native, Attorney William T. Cathcart helps citizens who are facing a wide range of criminal charges including Driving While Impaired (DWI), misdemeanors and traffic infractions. As an Associate at Powers McCartan, PLLC, his areas of practice include DWI, traffic, and criminal defense.

Mr. Cathcart obtained a degree in History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he graduated with honors in 2003. During this time, Mr. Cathcart was an active member of the Sigma Beta chapter of the Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity and was inducted into the Order of Omega honors fraternity.

Mr. Cathcart earned his law degree from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, where he was invited to join the Delta Theta Phi law fraternity.  After graduating in 2008, he was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar.

Mr. Cathcart accepted a position at the 26th Judicial District Public Defender Office after law school. After more than two years in serving as a public defender, Mr. Cathcart decided to move to private practice and began working with Powers McCartan, PLLC.

Thanks to his involvement with legal organizations, Mr. Cathcart has learned new defense techniques and strategies that allow him to help defend his clients. He is currently a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Mecklenburg County Bar, and the Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Because he grew up in Charlotte, Mr. Cathcart has found that his experiences in and knowledge of the area have helped with his approach to practicing law. He is pleased to practice law in his home town and to assist the residents of his community.

If you have recently been charged with a Criminal, Traffic or DWI Offense in Charlotte, North Carolina, please contact Mr. Cathcart without delay.


Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
    7 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    7 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Reynolds Michael Elliot

    Will Catchcart is one of the bright young stars of criminal defense in Mecklenburg County. He is an invaluable resource to the community.


    Reynolds Elliot Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Daniel Christopher Lyon

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Daniel Lyon Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

William Torrence Cathcart

2412 Arty Ave
Charlotte, NC, 28208



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AssociatePowers McCartan, PLLC2011 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderMecklenburg County Public Defender's Office2009 - 2011
Legal InternLaw Office of Anna E. Smith2007 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationSecretary2011 - Present
Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Mecklenburg County BarMember2008 - Present
North Carolina State BarMember2008 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of North Carolina, GreensboroHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Nuts and Bolts of Traffic Law CLETraffic Defense2013
Law Enforcement Training 9/24/13DWI Defense Strategies2013
Law Enforcement Training 3/14/13DWI Defense Strategies2013
Law Enforcement Training 10/8/13DWI Defense Strategies2013