Allen Brotherton is a trial lawyer, plain and simple. He has 30 years of experience trying a wide range of courtroom matters with an emphasis on defending people charged with crimes. Allen has successfully handled virtually every type of criminal charge: from traffic tickets and DWI charges, through larceny, drug conspiracy and money laundering charges all the way up to first-degree murder. Allen is in court literally every day and has a knack for maintaining an excellent working relationship with prosecutors, judges, police officers and clerks while vigorously fighting to defend his clients.
Allen also has extensive experience in handling appeals in all appellate courts. For a recent example, see State v. Yencer, 696 S.E.2d 875 (2010), raising a First Amendment challenge to the exercise of police power by the Davidson College Campus Police. http://caselaw.findlaw.com/nc-court-of-appeals/1535309.html
In addition, Allen has successfully handled civil matters in a wide array of areas, including personal injury, condemnation of real property, and breach of contract.
Allen was born and raised just outside of Charlotte and his distinguished undergraduate and law school career at UNC included induction into the Phi Eta Sigma honor society and being awarded the prestigious Morehead Scholarship. He is active in Mecklenburg Community Church and loves spending time with his wife, Lynn, and sons, Haynes and Gray.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society||UNC-Chapel Hill||1982|
|Morehead Scholar||UNC-Chapel Hill||N/A|
|Partner||Knox, Brotherton, Knox & Godfrey||1982 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Chairman||2011 - Present|
|North Carolina State Bar||Member||1985 - Present|
|Mecklenburg County Bar||Member||N/A|
|North Carolina Advocates for Justice||Member||N/A|
|North Carolina Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Sample Case in NC Appellate Court||Successful Appeal|
|Sample NC Supreme Court Case||Successful Supreme Court Case|
|Sample DWI Case||Successful DWI Defense|
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|University of North Carolina School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|DWI CLE Seminar||Pretrial Motions in DWI Cases||2009|