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Charles Christopher Adkins

Divorce and separation Attorney at Huntersville, NC

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Christopher Adkins, Chris Adkins

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Practice Area Breakdown:
90% Family Law - separation, divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution

10% Estate Planning - wills, living wills, trusts, power of attorneys

I am a native of Charlotte and graduated from Myers Park High School. After college and law school, I moved back to Charlotte and served as a police officer, and as an officer in the N.C. Army National Guard. I focus my law practice primarily on family law and estate planning.
 
I live in Huntersville with my wife and our four children. We both have children from previous relationships, and one child together. I thoroughly understand the difficulties that come with divorce, dividing your assets and debts, and child custody, having to blend two child custody schedules myself. Understanding custody from both a legal and practical perspective, I try to help my clients develop arrangements that truly support their children’s best interests, and that work for the long term. I am passionate about helping parents develop schedules that minimize conflict, and support their children’s growth and development. My practice philosophy avoids or minimizes litigation to the extent we are able to come to a reasonable agreement. If we are not, or if we are dealing with the unreasonable, we have no choice but to fight for what is best for your children. 

Education:
Appalachian State University – Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Oklahoma City University School of Law – Juris Doctor
Boston University – Master of Criminal Justice
University of St. Andrews – Graduate certificate in Terrorism Studies
 
Additional professional experience:
Police officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (6.5 years)
United States Army veteran – Engineer officer with the North Carolina Army National Guard (8.5 years). Deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Awards

Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor
2014

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Reviews

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Posted by Tamika | July 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Compassionate & Patient
Attorney Adkins became our lawyer when my husband decided to do Estate Planning. He was very informative and kind, answering any questions and concerns we had. Mr. Adkins is highly recommended and his staff is wonderful.
Response from Charles Adkins August 25, 2022
Thank you Tamika! It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by Amber | January 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Greatest Attorney Ever!!!!
Charles Christopher Adkins is the best attorney I have ever worked with, hands down . I recently recieved a traffic citation. The citation I recieved could have caused my license to be revoked and a bunch of costly fines. Well, the Adkins Law Firm handled everything for me professionally and expediently.. Christopher Adkins appeared in court on my behalf and always remand in contact with me via email or phone, to let me know exactly what was going on. Any questions I had regarding my case were answered immediately. I am truly grateful to have worked with such a fantastic attorney!
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Response from Charles Adkins February 3, 2016
Thank you for the kind review Amber! It was a pleasure working with you to resolve your matter. Please let me know if I may be of service to you in the future. Thanks!
Posted by Jaimie Augustine | December 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Chris was a great attorney to work with. I felt like he truly cared about my case and helped me to get great results. I highly recommend contacting him to assist in your legal matter.
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
helpful and understanding
I hired Mr. Adkins for a traffic ticket I got recently, which I felt was completely unjustified. He went to court and got it dismissed for me! I am so grateful- thank you for your great work!
Posted by Christine | November 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer!
Chris Adkins is a highly respectable lawyer. He helped me through a difficult time in my life and I will always recommend him to anybody I know!
Posted by Natalie | August 27, 2014
Very knowledgeable and professional attorney!
Christopher Adkins is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney! He helped me resolve a legal issue quickly and favorably. I highly recommend Christopher Adkins!
Response from Charles Adkins October 20, 2015
Thank you Natalie! It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Lyndsey | August 13, 2014
Knowledgeable, professional, experienced attorney
Mr. Adkins gave us legal advice regarding our contract with a property management company and he also created our new lease agreement for our rental property. Mr. Adkins was quick to respond and gave sound legal advice. Our experience was great and we highly recommend his services.
Response from Charles Adkins October 20, 2015
It was such a pleasure to be able to assist you Lyndsey! Please let me know if you ever need anything in the future. Thanks!
Posted by Kelly | June 24, 2014
Knowledgeable attorney committed to helping us from start to finish.
A neighborhood friend referred us to Mr. Adkins and we are so happy we sought his legal expertise. I was most impressed with his knowledge around our matter and how hard he worked to help us through a difficult situation. He is a true professional that is personable and efficient and, most of all, was committed to helping us from start to finish. I would highly recommend Mr. Adkins.
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Response from Charles Adkins October 20, 2015
Thank you for the review Kelly! It was nice working with you. Please let me know if I can ever be of service to you in the future!
Posted by Sarah | June 15, 2014
He went above and beyond the call of duty and that made all the difference!
I got a speeding ticket and it was not my first, or second one so naturally I was worried about possible restrictions and raising insurance rates. He was very attentive to my case, replying to my messages quickly even outside of business hours if needed. He listened to my concerns and offered a sound strategy in a timely manner that worked! He got the speed reduced and a PJC. The result was better than I hoped and I will most certainly recommend him to others though I hope to not need his services again!!
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Response from Charles Adkins October 20, 2015
Thank you Sarah! I am so glad we were able to get you the results you needed.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Adkins Law PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Executive Officer (Engineer)
  • North Carolina Army National Guard
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Police Officer
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
  • 2007 - 2013

Education

  • University of St. Andrews
  • CertHE
  • 2010
  • Boston University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2009
  • Oklahoma City University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Appalachian State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003
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Legal Cases

  • DWIs (3)
  • Favorable Outcome
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Favorable Outcome
  • Name Change
  • Successful
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Associations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • University of St. Andrews Alumnus Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • North Carolina National Guard Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Boston University Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Oklahoma City University Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Appalachian State University Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • United States Army Engineer Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • American Academy of Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate
  • State of North Carolina
  • 2013
  • Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate
  • State of North Carolina
  • 2009
  • Phi Gamma Mu Honor Society in Social Science
  • Phi Gamma Mu Chapter, Appalachian State University
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • North Carolina Army National Guard Annual Brief
  • Military Law - Employment Rights
  • 2012
  • North Carolina Army National Guard Annual Brief
  • Military Law - Rules of Engagement
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (37)
Given (84)
Endorse Charles
Family Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Adkins's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Chris is compassionate and knowledgeable. He is dedicated to his clients and advocates aggressively and passionately to achieve their desired results. He has earned the respect of legal peers and clients alike and is highly recommended."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Christopher Adkins has extensive experience in DUI/DWI cases, participating in thousands over his career as a police officer and criminal defense attorney. His depth of knowledge concerning each step of the DWI process allows him to represent clients at the highest level."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a New York lawyer and I have the pleasure of endorsing Christopher Adkins. He is a nationally known criminal defense lawyer with a reputation for hard work and outstanding results. When I encounter anyone with a legal issue in North Carolina, he is my go to guy. Give him a call today."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is well respected in the legal profession and does an outstanding job fighting for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Charles Adkins. He is a hard working, intelligent, and skilled attorney who fights hard to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients. A dedicated professional who is widely respected within the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Charles Adkins. A truly dedicated professional who will aggressively fight for his clients. Highly respected by current and former clients. He is an asset to our legal profession."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Adkins is a highly talented attorney as is demonstrated in his wonderful contributions of knowledge to the Avvo community. I would not hesitate to rely on his professional legal guidance and advice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Charles Adkins. Experienced, hard working, and dedicated to the success of his clients. A respected member within the legal industry."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Adkins. He is a highly skilled attorney, and he is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Charles Adkins. Dedicated to his clients with a track record of success. Has earned respect from his clients and peers."
Family Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Charles Adkins. He is a strong advocate for his clients with a history of successful case results. Respected by his clients and colleagues."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Charles Adkins. He is a very knowledgeable and hard working lawyer who is dedicated to the success of his clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Charles Adkins. An asset to the legal profession and respected by his clients and peers within the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Charles Adkins. A respected member within the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Adkins is a true asset to both the legal and Avvo communities alike. Clients are wise to have him on their side."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Adkins is an advocate for his clients while also exercising sound judgment and good old-fashioned common sense. Mix in his knowledge of the law and you have the recipe for an ideal family law attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a former police officer, Mr. Adkins is in a unique position to represent clients, having witnessed first-hand the internal workings of law enforcement. His responses on Avvo clearly demonstrate his legal knowledge and competence, as well as his compassionate nature. Highly recommended."
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Huntersville Divorce and separation Lawyer Charles Christopher Adkins
Charles Christopher Adkins
Divorce and separation Attorney
Huntersville, NC
Licensed for 9 years