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William Torrence Cathcart

DUI and DWI Attorney at Charlotte, NC

5.0   7 reviews

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A North Carolina native, Attorney William T. Cathcart helps citizens who are facing a wide range of criminal charges including Driving While Impaired (DWI), misdemeanors and traffic infractions. As an Partner at Chandler Law, PLLC, his areas of practice include DWI, traffic, and criminal defense.

Mr. Cathcart obtained a degree in History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he graduated with honors in 2003. During this time, Mr. Cathcart was an active member of the Sigma Beta chapter of the Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity and was inducted into the Order of Omega honors fraternity.

Mr. Cathcart earned his law degree from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, where he was invited to join the Delta Theta Phi law fraternity.  After graduating in 2008, he was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar.

Mr. Cathcart accepted a position at the 26th Judicial District Public Defender Office after law school. After more than two years in serving as a public defender, Mr. Cathcart decided to move to private practice for more than five years before joining Chandler Law, PLLC.

Thanks to his involvement with legal organizations, Mr. Cathcart has learned new defense techniques and strategies that allow him to help defend his clients. He is currently a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the Mecklenburg County Bar, and Co-President of the Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Because he grew up in Charlotte, Mr. Cathcart has found that his experiences in and knowledge of the area have helped with his approach to practicing law. He is pleased to practice law in his home town and to assist the residents of his community.

If you have recently been charged with a Criminal, Traffic or DWI Offense in Charlotte, North Carolina, please contact Mr. Cathcart without delay.

Licensed for 14 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 10/03/2022

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RTS Law Group
715 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC, 28203
RTS Law Group
1606 East Roosevelt Blvd
Ste 202
Monroe, NC, 28112
RTS Law Group
603 Cox Rd
Ste C
Gastonia, NC, 28054
RTS Law Group
333-C 2nd St. NE
Hickory, NC, 28601
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Posted by Emma | May 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best
Will handled my case very prompt and professional. I would recommend Will to anyone.
Posted by Timothy | January 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The very best
He is a man of integrity and of deep respect who doesn't tell you what you want to hear he got me out of a jam. I definitely recommend him to be your Lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2016
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Thankful
Mr. Cathcart resolved a criminal case for my son which could have resulted in many complications for my son in the future. The charges filed by the Charlotte Mecklenburg police against him seemed a bit overzealous, but it still had to be dealt with and Mr. Cathcart stuck with it to a final dismissal. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2013
Above and Beyond
After speaking with Will regarding my case, I decided to go with his legal help. He spoke with me about different ways we could fight the charges against me and kept me informed throughout the entire process. He was excellent in the court room when addressing the judge and assistant DAs. My case took about a year to complete and all charges were dismissed! I couldn't be happier with the outcome and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2013
DUI defense
William handled a DUI case that was going to cost me my pension and my career of 27 years. Given the grave out come if being found guilty naturally I was very frightened. William reviewed my case and was confidant and reassuring that we had a good case. I was some what skeptical thinking he was only telling me what I wanted to hear. He went point by point explaning how we were going to fight this case. He also did some research on the judges to find which one would give us a more favorable out come. During this process that took one year he kept me informed as to what we are doing. When the day came for trial he carefully impeached the evidence against me and won me an acquittal on the DUI charges. I would highly recommend Will, he is knowledgeable, articulate, and responsive.
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Posted by harry | February 20, 2013
One fine lawyer
This man helped me with a case that drew out over two years. He is clever and never cut me short while i was asking questions. Ultimately, due to his efforts, my case was dismissed. He was confident and articulate. One could not find a finer lawyer.
Posted by Linda | November 3, 2012
Trustworthy and Reliable
Never one to hesitate to help or tell me the truth. If he was not available , he recommended someone who could help me. I find Mr. Cathcart to be knowledgeable, kind and very efficient
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • RTS Law Group
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • Chandler Cathcart PLLC
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Senior Associate
  • Powers McCartan, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Mecklenburg County Public Defender's Office
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Law Office of Anna E. Smith
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Co-President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 2011 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Traffic Law CLE
  • DMV and Drivers Llicenses
  • 2016
  • Nuts and Bolts of Traffic Law CLE
  • Traffic Defense
  • 2013
  • Law Enforcement Training 9/24/13
  • DWI Defense Strategies
  • 2013
  • Law Enforcement Training 3/14/13
  • DWI Defense Strategies
  • 2013
  • Law Enforcement Training 10/8/13
  • DWI Defense Strategies
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (4)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Friend
"Will is the guy that I call when I have questions about DWI law. You won't find a nicer or more intelligent lawyer out there!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first met Will on a criminal case where I was the local prosecutor and Will was retained by his client. From our very first case, I was impressed by his knowledge of the law and his dedication to his client. Over the years, I've seen him numerous times and have always admired his professionalism and relentlessness in representing clients. He is the attorney you want advocating on your behalf."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Will. He is a knowledgeable and zealous attorney. As a trial attorney, he is aggressive and smart. His reputation in the community is excellent. He fights hard for his clients and his demeanor is professional. I would trust Will with any legal matter."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will Catchcart is one of the bright young stars of criminal defense in Mecklenburg County. He is an invaluable resource to the community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will is well respected in the legal community and extremely competent. I've known him for several years and he is a very good DWI attorney. I endorse and recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. William was an attorney in the Public Defender's office in Charlotte when I did an internship there as a law student. I occasionally observed him in court and attended a day of involuntary commitment defense hearings that he did. He was always very professional, very interested in the best outcome for his client, and very interested in helping me to be the best lawyer that I could be. I have referred friends and colleagues to William and will continue to do so."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Will for several years, and seen him argue cases. No question, Will is an effective advocate who has taken the time and effort to master his area of practice. Great Lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From his time at the public defender's office Will has always been a very hard working, knowledgeable and effective advocate. I would highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Will is among the top DWI attorneys in North Carolina. Shoots clients straight. Strong trial skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My friend Will KNOWS HIS STUFF. If you have been charged with a DWI or any other traffic related matter in the greater Charlotte area, Will Cathcart and the Law Offices of Powers McCartan, PLLC are THE folks to call. I fully recommend Will's services to anyone needing an outstanding lawyer who will fight for you in District or Superior Court."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Will knows DUI/DWI law in North Carolina as well as anybody and he will fight for all of his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Will Cathcart is the lawyer you want if you are charged with a DUI/DWI. Mr. Cathcart has immense trial experience and is highly knowledgeable about all laws related to the successful defense of DUI/DWI cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Will is an excellent attorney with a tight grasp on DWI law. Will gives great time and attention to each case and fights tirelessly for each of his clients."
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Charlotte DUI and DWI Lawyer William Torrence Cathcart
William Torrence Cathcart
DUI and DWI Attorney
Charlotte, NC
Licensed for 14 years