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James Kevan Minick

James Kevan Minick

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About Me

James Minick is the NC DWI Guy. James works relentlessly to hold officers accountable in their DWI investigation process. In February 2015, James co-authored A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United States. When he meets with his clients, he will review all the potential consequences, criminal, driving and otherwise, and come up with a comprehensvie game plan for obtaining the best possible outcome on the case. 


Please visit my website for more information. 



Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    0 years



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

44 total 

  • Jill L Rogers

    I highly endorse this lawyer. I admire his knowledge and dedication to his clients.


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Contact Info

Minick Law, P.C.

107 Merrimon Avenue
Ste. 110
Asheville, NC, 28801-2324

Minick Law, P.C.

355 S. New Hope Road
Ste. D
Gastonia, NC, 28054

Minick Law, P.C.

321 N. Front Street
Ste. 210
Wilmington, NC, 28401

Minick Law

520 8th St NE
Hickory, NC, 28601

Minick Law, P.C.

258 N. Main Street
Ste. D
Waynesville, NC, 28786





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
10 Best Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Culture AwardCharlotte Law Review2009
Dean's Leadership AwardCharlotte School of Law2009
Pro Bono Honors DistinctionCharlotte School of Law2009
Magna Cum LaudeCharlotte School of Law2009
Innovation AwardCharlotte Law Review2009
Appellate AdvocacyCALI2008
CSL Merit ScholarshipCharlotte School of Law2006
International LawCALIN/A
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of AmericaN/A
Dean's ListCharlotte School of LawN/A
Trusts and EstatesCALIN/A
Lawyering Process IICALIN/A
Negotiations and WillsCALIN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerMinick Law2010 - Present
AssociateDavid R Payne, P.A.2009 - 2010
Summer AssociatedLewis & Roberts, PLLC2008 - 2008
Summer AssociateHands Law Office, PLLC2008 - 2008
Research AssistantTatum Law Firm, PLLC2008 - 2008
Student ExternUnited States Attorney's Office2008 - 2008
Summer AssociateBaker & Blake, LLP2007 - 2007
Summer ClerkDowner, Walters & Mitchener2007 - 2007
Research AssistantCharlotte School of Law2007 - 2007
Global Population InternPopulation Research Institute2006 - 2006
Real Estate InternLaw Offices of Richard J. Maita2005 - 2006
Wills and Estates InternThomas D. Roberts Law Firm2005 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2014 - Present
National Academy of DUI AttorneysAttorney Member2013 - Present
Cherokee Nation Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of North Carolina chapter), Litigation SectionAttorney Member2010 - Present
Fourth Circuit Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Buncombe County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2009 - Present
Charlotte Law ReviewSenior Managing Editor2008 - 2009
Phi Delta PhiMember2008 - 2009
Student Bar Association, CSLVice President2007 - 2008
Moot Court, CSLAssociate Justice2007 - 2009

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. SwayzeN/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
Rutherford Publishing HouseA Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United States2015
DWI Blog: Minick LawDWI: Limited Driving Privilege2013
Asheville Citizen TimesWhat Do After an Accident2013
La Voz IndependienteLicencias de conducir en Carolina de Norte2011
Charlotte Law ReviewVol. 1 Ethics Edition2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Charlotte School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Christendom CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2006

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
CLE for NC ParalegalsDWI: From Arrest to Trial, Recent Updates and How to Best Serve Clients2015
5th Annual DUI Super SymposiumHow to Design a DUI Practice Built to Last2015
Channel 9 Charlotte Evening NewsDrug Related DUI Arrests2014
Buncombe WellnessDWI - Limited Driving Privilege2014
Resident Life TrainingConsequences of Underage Drinking2013
Intro to EntrepreneurshipBusiness and the Law2013
ESPN Wise GuysLegal Analysis of Aaron Hernandez Arrest2013
ESL ClassesWhat to do During a Traffic Stop2012
CHAMPS / Life Skills Seminar to Student AthletesConsequences of Underage Drinking2012
Judicial independenceSymposium Coordinator2009
GraduationCommencement Speech2009
Jessup Moot Court CompetitionInternational Law2008