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Allen C. Brotherton

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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.
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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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 35%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 25%
  4. Appeals: 10%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Reynolds Michael Elliot

    Allen Brotherton is an excellent and talented attorney. He is an invaluable resource for younger lawyers in the community.


    Reynolds Elliot Family Attorney
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  • Brandon Rice Roseman

    Allen is experienced and knowledgeable. He has built a reputation as an excellent DWI defense lawyer with proven results.


    Brandon Roseman Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Knox, Brotherton, Knox & Godfrey

PO Box 30848
817 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC, 28230-0848

Knox, Brotherton, Knox & Godfrey

7476 Waterside Loop Rd
Suite 400
Denver, NC, 28037



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Phi Eta Sigma Honor SocietyUNC-Chapel Hill1982
Morehead ScholarUNC-Chapel HillN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKnox, Brotherton, Knox & Godfrey1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationChairman2011 - Present
North Carolina State BarMember1985 - Present
Mecklenburg County BarMemberN/A
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMemberN/A
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sample Case in NC Appellate CourtSuccessful Appeal
Sample NC Supreme Court CaseSuccessful Supreme Court Case
Sample DWI CaseSuccessful DWI Defense
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DWI CLE SeminarPretrial Motions in DWI Cases2009