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About Me

I am a partner at Johnson & Nicholson in Charlotte, NC.  I practice in the areas of Criminal Law, DWI and Immigration, including removal proceedings.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas


  1. Immigration: 65%
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Douglas MacMillan Borthwick

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Douglas Borthwick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brandon Rice Roseman

    Carnell is an experienced and knowledgeable defense lawyer. He is not afraid to fight for his clients interests.


    Brandon Roseman Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Johnson & Nicholson, PLLC.

5701 Executive Center Drive
Suite 415
Charlotte, NC, 28212-8821



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Honoree 2012National Veterans Legal Services Program2013
Award for Excellent ServiceNational Veterans Legal Services Program2011
Honoree 2010National Veterans Legal Services Program2010
C. Clyde FergusonRutgers School of Law2004
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerJohnson & Nicholson, PLLC2010 - Present
Asst. Public DefenderPublic Defender's Office2008 - 2009
Deputy Attorney GeneralNJ Attorney General2008 - 2008
Law Clerk & AttorneyLaw Office of Thomas R. Ashley2005 - 2007
ParalegalWilliam D. Manns, Esq.1999 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 1002014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
John S. Leary Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
ConfidentialAppeal to the NJ Appellate Division (denied)
ConfidentialNot Guilty
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Publication NameTitleDate
La NoticiaMexican mother will be able to stay one year more2013 authorities nullify deportation order for immigrant teen2011
News 14Teen Released from Ice Custody2011
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers School of Law-NewarkLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Veterans With Disabilities SummitVeterans Disability2010