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Kristen Denise Dewar

Criminal defense Attorney at Concord, NC

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kristen

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Originally from Toronto, Canada, Kristen has a Honors B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and a J.D. and Certificate in Criminal Advocacy from Charlotte School of Law. Kristen has a passion for details and trivia - she brings that same passion to each client she zealously represents. 

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Location

Minick Law, P.C.
145 Union St. S.
Ste. 109
Concord, NC, 28025
Minick Law, P.C.
5940 Monroe Rd.
Ste. 203
Charlotte, NC, 28212
Minick Law, P.C.
104 E Main Ave
Gastonia, NC, 28052
Minick Law, P.C.
806 Green Valley Rd.
Ste. 200
Greensboro, NC, 27408
Minick Law, P.C.
401 N. Mangum St.
Durham, NC, 27701
Minick Law, P.C.
30 Orchard Street
Asheville, NC, 28801
Minick Law, P.C.
425 Linda Vista Drive
Hendersonville, NC, 28792
Minick Law, P.C.
520 8th St. NE
Hickory, NC, 28601
Minick Law, P.C.
128 N. Churton St.
Hillsborough, NC, 27278
Minick Law, P.C.
200 Valencia Drive
Jacksonville, NC, 28546
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Posted by Dana | November 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great traffic lawyer
Kristen Dewar is absolutely amazing! She was able to get me out of a difficult situation. I was accused of going 25 over by a state trooper who didn’t clock me with a gun but said “I could tell the speed because I was going 90 and you were well in front of me”. Kristen was able to get the ticket to 9mph over and get the reckless dropped. Highly recommend reaching out if you are in trouble!
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Posted by Christopher | April 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms. Dewar was a huge help in my DWI Case
Prior to working with Ms. Dewar, I felt very lost and like I would never get my license back. However, once I was appointed Ms. Dewar, she clearly laid out a path for me to help me get my license back. I cannot thank her enough!
Posted by Carlo | December 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic!!!
Prompt, Professional and communicative! Kristen explained my options and possible outcomes clearly. What she said would possibly be the outcome was in fact my outcome! Could not ask for more. I HIGHLY recommend Kristen and Marc Joyner's practice!!!
Posted by Away | November 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding Ticket
Kristen got my ticket reduced and saved me a lot of money in regards to insurance, thank you so much Kristen!!
Posted by Jefferson | October 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Ms. Dewar did an excellent job navigating my legal affairs which ultimately led to a greater outcome than expected. Ms. Dewar exhibits a high level of professionalism and poised judgement that will satisfy anyone looking for ideal representation.
Posted by Randall | September 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply Amazing
Kristen Dewar went above and beyond in with my issues at hand will def recommend her to anyone that needs legal advise and most def will only be trying to use her for any other issues that i have from this point on its not easy to find a lawyer that will take the time out to take care of you like you are there only client and for that i am thankful. Thank you Kristen Dewar
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Posted by Tarsha | August 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Kristen Dewar took care of a speeding ticket I had back in 2001 going 80 in a 55. Never went to court regarding this matter and it caused me to have a Failure to Appear. Spoke with the clerk of court in Gaston County Courthouse. Who stated that I would need to come in and speak with DA regarding matter but due to work and me staying in a different city several miles away. Definitely was not able to do so. My license was revoked from another issue after but in order to get them back I had to get the issue taking care of in 2001 and the issue in my hometown. Kristen was able to get my 2001 ticket in Gastonia NC dismissed and my Failure to Appear removed! She is definitely GREAT with her job title and work performance!
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Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Lawyer Kristen Dewar
She was absolutely great! I recommend her to anybody in trouble! She saw me as innocent in which I honestly was. She was so nice and caring. She is an amazing lawyer!
Posted by Luis | November 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Kristen helped me out with an aggressive driving charge and was able to reduce it to 9MPH over the speed limit, I made the right choice in choosing her to represent me!
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trespassing on a Railroad
I was very worried about my charge, but Ms. Dewar was honest with me about all possible outcomes, and still ended up getting my charge dismissed. There was very little I needed to do on my part, so she made a very stressful situation much easier.
Posted by Brian | April 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dependable, Caring, Professional, Reasonably priced.
This Attorney was a pleasure to work with. She is thorough and gives easy and specific instructions if further actions are needed. Will definitely use again if needed.
Posted by Audrey | February 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great communication
Kristen made me feel comfortable with the whole process. She returned calls and emails promptly and was honest with me through every step. She definitely knows what she’s doing and should I ever need legal services again, I will be contacting her first(but let’s hope I won’t need to).
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Lucky Outcome
It was great that you were my lawyer and help me out with this case. I am happy that this came out to be nothing serious. Thanks again for all your support.
Posted by Latecia | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
I love her don't know her met her from this sit and she had all my charges dismissed and all I did was send in the money. I live in Colorado and had a case in NC.... Very Affordable coming from a single parent.
Posted by Christian | December 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Suspension
Kristen was excellent assisting in getting my suspended license renewed. She was always available and helped to get my privileges restored in less than a week. Highly recommend her!
Posted by TJ | July 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kristen has helped solving my traffic ticket
I got in touch with a number of offices before choosing Kristen. She gets into details immediately, explains everything clearly, and follow up very quickly. She is truely an expert in solving traffic tickets. She is very knowledgeable and very smart, and give people a strong feeling that you could really count on her. Would like to recommend you to get her help very very much.
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Posted by Tanatilie | November 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Completely professional and trustworthy
I had some traffic tickets and fines that were holding me back from getting my license reinstated in the Mecklenburg county and had relocated to the state of New Jersey. I entrusted Attn. Kristen Dewar with my case, not expecting that the issues would be resolved in just a matter of a few days. I would recommend Attn. Dewar to my family and friends, without a doubt because the fee was reasonable and she was literally available every single time I called. Hats off to you all at Mark T. Joyner.
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Posted by John | January 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kristen was awesome
Kristen provided great insight into my matter and diligently resolved it in my favor. She was very engaged and quickly provided feedback. I will absolutely use her services again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Minick Law, P.C.
  • 2021 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Law Office of Marc T. Joyner, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2021
  • Legal Intern
  • The Law Office of Norman Butler
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Legal Extern
  • Criminal Justice Clinic, Charlotte School of Law
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Extern
  • Office Of The Public Defender, 6th Judicial Circuit, SC
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • McAlpine, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • Charlotte School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of Toronto
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Associations

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • VP of Membership, Executive Committee
  • 2022 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Women's Caucus
  • Membership Co-Chair
  • 2022 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Diversity and Inclusion Chair, Criminal Defense Section
  • 2021 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Co-Chair, NCAJ NEXT
  • 2021 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Cabarrus County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2015 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Member
  • 2021 - 2023
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • At-Large Member, Executive Committee
  • 2021 - 2022
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Education Co-Chair, Women's Caucus
  • 2021 - 2022
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2020 - 2023
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense Section
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • 2020 - 2021
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense Section
  • Section Chair
  • 2019 - 2020
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Women's Caucus
  • Membership Co-Chair
  • 2019 - 2021
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2019 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Order of Service
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2019
  • Order of Service
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2018
  • Order of Service
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2017

Publications

  • Trial Briefs (NCAJ)
  • From the Coordinating Editor: Practical Advice About Pretrial Practice
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • NCAJ Trial Skills Academy: Criminal Expert Witnesses and Motions Practice
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Motions and Strategies in Assault, Stalking, and Harassment Cases
  • 2021
  • NCAJ Third Annual Women's Caucus Retreat
  • The Business of Law
  • 2021
  • A Guide to Expunctions
  • Expunctions - Non-Violent Misdemeanor/Felony Convictions over Age 18, Not Guilty/Responsible and Dismissed Charges
  • 2018
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • State of the Union: Bar Passage
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (16)
Endorse Kristen
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kristen fights extremely hard for her Clients in and out of the Courtroom. She is very experienced in both Criminal Defense and DWI / DUI Defense and is great in Trial. I would recommend her services to anyone in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kristen is a zealous advocate for her clients and a great trial lawyer. I highly recommend her as an attorney!"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dewar is a fantastic attorney. She is skilled, competent, and passionate. She is an excellent choice for representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristen is an amazing attorney. She is smart, confident, and caring. She is also involved in various professional organizations and strives to make our community a better place through those organizations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dewar is an amazing attorney. I have gone to her many times for advice in criminal and traffic matters. She provides excellent representation and I highly endorse her."
Expungement Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Kristen poses the skills that you want your attorney to have. She has the knowledge, attentiveness, dedication, and decisiveness to handle any of her areas that she currently practices. Kristen is well respected among other lawyers and also is active in the community. 5/5."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Attorney Dewar. She is not only diligent in her legal representation, but is also a strong advocate in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristen is a wonderful advocate for her clients. She helps her clients understand the process, diligently examines all aspects of their case and has a persuasive negotiating technique that stands out in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Dewar is a caring an passionate attorney who does her best to get the best result possible for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kristen for a number of years. She is very knowledgeable about the law and knows the nuanced and complicated ins and outs of the courtroom. She cares about her clients and works hard for them to achieve a positive outcome. I interact with Kristen regularly, in and out of the courtroom, and am confident in recommending her to those in need of a good criminal defense lawyer. Great attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer as a results oriented and compassionate attorney that cares for each of her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Dewar for years and known her to be a well prepared and zealous advocate."
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Concord Criminal defense Lawyer Kristen Denise Dewar
Kristen Denise Dewar
Criminal defense Attorney
Concord, NC
Licensed for 8 years
Free Consultation