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Brett Dressler

Personal injury Attorney at Charlotte, NC

4.9   55 reviews
  • State Years
    South Carolina - SC 16 years
    North Carolina - NC 18 years
    Texas - TX 25 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Brett

Learn Brett’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    60%

    25 years

  2. Litigation
    40%
    Contract litigation, closely-held business disputes, construction litigation.

    25 years

Location

Sellers, Ayers, Dortch, Lyons
301 S Mcdowell St Ste 410
Dortch & Lyons, P.A.
Charlotte, NC, 28204-2681

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Joy and Larry Foster | February 9, 2024
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Mrs. Joy Foster and husband Larry
simply stated, Brett has been a consummate lawyer who not only succeeded in our case, but did so with grace and style. Without hesitation, if the need were there, we would'nt hesitate a New York second to ask him to work with/for us again.
Posted by Shawni | January 18, 2024
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Personal Attorney for my car accident.
Attorney Brett Dressler, Is a kind caring Attorney. I had a need to get my money in a hurry due to medical conditions, and he indeed went above and beyond to make sure I got my money. I am very satisfied with him and his firm, would definitely use him again. And I would be more than happy to be a reference for him on any matter.
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Posted by Jada | November 7, 2023
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BEST LAWYER IN TOWN
He’s the best lawyer in town.. he was very supportive and very helpful. Even down to his staff they were all so wonderful. I never got a chance to tell you but I appreciate you for helping me in that time Mr.Dressler! I highly recommend him
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2023
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Great service!
I have him taking care of my case since the beginning of 2022. He let me to know ahead that he's taking time with his case and that was fine with me. I finally have settlement approximately 20 months later. His team was very nice, helpful and the result was good. He always there when you have concern or question . Just keep in mind that if you haven't heard from him for a while just need to call him as soon as possible to get it proceed or inform /updates quicker.
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Posted by Candy | March 9, 2023
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Car Accident
I would recommend Brett and his firm, along with Kelly Green. Kelly was so easy to work with, if I had a questions, quick to response from Kelly or Brett himself. Just wonderful people.
Posted by Ann | February 15, 2023
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Best Decision!
Having never been in a situation requiring a lawyer, I was a bit hesitant to hire one. I had been in a car accident where I was not at fault and I had no idea how to navigate the legal waters with insurance, let alone the medical and recovery side of things. A close friend recommended Brett as someone who'd tell me straight and give me a good idea of what I could expect. I'm SO glad I reached out. To say that Brett saved me from over a year of stress and headache is an understatement. Upon my initial call, Brett set clear expectations of what I could expect, both the best and worst case scenarios. With that understanding, I hired him and he did not disappoint. I provided him all the necessary information and back story and then he and his assistant ran with it. They handled all the back and forth with the insurance company and would keep me in the loop when necessary. I never had to worry about where we were in the process or if I was getting ripped off by the insurance company. When there were bigger decisions to make he would call and consult with me, but for the most part he handled all the back and forth details that I would have stressed over. I could not be more happy with the outcome and am so thankful I decided to hire Brett.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2022
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Dog Attack
Brett was referred to me by a neighbor. this type of case was one he was very familiar with. Brett was very easy to talk to. He listened to my concerns and was very direct in what the process would be to file a case like this. I appreciated his honest assessment of a potential outcome. I would use Brett again and refer him to others.
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Posted by Michelle | September 28, 2021
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Brett is the trial attorney you need to hire
In 2016, I was involved in a vehicular accident-- rear-ended by someone going 55+mph, I was stopped at a light. As the initial impact of a 4 car pile-up, the car I was driving looked like a ball of crumpled aluminum. In addition to a concussion, the accident in 2016 triggered crippling PTSD, acquired from a catastrophic car accident that I had suffered in 1989 as a child. The concussion and PTSD suffered in 2016 eventually led to the end of my career as a highly-paid traveling sales rep-- I could no longer do the travel (panic attacks/anxiety), and my verbal skills had also been affected- not good for someone who's job it is to give presentations for a living. Even though I was in therapy/counseling, my capacity to manage stress had been compromised. In order for my brain to heal, I had to quit a job I loved, and had worked so hard to acheive. Initially, I had hired another attorney, who dismissed the severity of the PTSD and concussion, and suggested I settle for $5000- 1/20 the insurance limits on the table. I knew in my gut this was wrong, but the other attorney told me that's just the way it is, said the insurance companies are just terrible and will pay you as little as possible, and that no jury would take my claims seriously. Long story short, by the grace of god I found Brett, who validated my injuries, even proving it by hiring a neuropsychologist who conducted multiple tests, and confirmed the injuries. Brett was unafraid of a jury trial, and felt we had a very strong lawsuit. Although we did end up settling for just shy of the insurance limits, Brett was ready to go to court and fight if necessary. Brett was prepared, did extensive research and depositions, and prepared a solid case, which ultimately is why the insurance companies conceded. Brett is a straight shooter, and will give you clear and honest feedback and direction. He knows the system (which this IS a system), and can expertly navigate the situation in which you've found yourself. I highly recommend Brett, and trust his opinions and judgement. The three words I said to him most often were "I trust you". After you hire him, remember that he is the expert-- follow his recommendations and you'll have the best result possible. My 5+ years ordeal is finally over, and I'm so grateful that I found Brett as my partner in finding justice.
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Posted by Heather G. | August 30, 2021
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Exceptional Results
Relentless pursuit of justice for the victims with great attention to detail and results that exceeded expectations in a highly unusual case that had a lot of twists and turns. Brett has the reputation of being the best in the industry and for good reason, look no further.
Posted by David | April 20, 2021
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Intelligent, Knowledgeable & Responsive
My wife and I had no previous experience with personal lawsuits. In 2020, after the sale of our home, we received a complaint from a lawsuit filed related to runoff water in the backyard. We found Brett through a good friend. Brett has many positive attributes. He always responds, usually in minutes, but always in the same day. Example, our first meeting was at night while he was on active duty. He knows the law and can quickly assess the potential outcomes based on the facts provided. Brett communicates with confidence and gets to the point. He has been practicing long enough to know opposing counsel and assess their approach to the issue, anticipating an appropriate defense based in the law. Our case was solved in a mediation meeting. The outcome was a solution that allowed an economic gain after all costs including his legal fees without a trial, a rare outcome for a defendant. We highly recommend Brett Dressler.
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Posted by Geoff and Julie | April 11, 2021
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Wish we had come to Brett Dressler first
Brett is an amazing attorney and the best advocate you could have in your corner. Our case had been stagnating for a couple of years, with mounting legal fees. Luckily, someone we trust recommended Brett Dressler to my wife and I. From the moment we met with him, we knew he was going to look out for our best interests and provide us with sound advice along the way. Not only did Brett listen to my wife and I, he got others to listen too. He was able to cut through the nonsense and get down to the substance of the problem. He did not waste his time nor ours on things that didn't matter and helped keep us focused on the big picture. He partnered with us and and fought for us. Brett, is incredibly smart and not afraid to be bold. We felt very violated and wronged in so may ways by our situation. In Brett, we had someone on our side who cared about doing the "right thing". Brett is not just a great attorney, but a good and decent person as well. Thank you Brett!
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2021
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Insurance Case
Brett Dressler has worked tirelessly over the past few years to represent me in a case against a major insurance company. After being jerked around by the company on my own, Brett was able to take that burden off of me and get me a fair settlement. I would strongly recommend Brett to anyone who is dealing with insurance cases.
Posted by Elaine | January 12, 2021
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Sale of Business
Number 1 reason we are extremely satisfied with Brett Dressler's service is, clear communication when we were facing dire circumstances, that produced the best results possible. HIs prompt attention to the matter proved irrefutable, and provided the best outcome Secondly, ongoing communication throughout the process to meet our goals Thirdly, Brett is respectful and considerate. We look forward working with him for future opportunity!
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Posted by Jim Morasso | November 6, 2020
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Patients and the right strategy
Lawsuits are a very emotional pursuit. Brett and his team were able to dial in the attributes of the case that will provide results that best suits the clients case. Frequent targeted conversation kept my emotions focused on the constructing of a solid case versus an emotional plea. The Return on this investment of engaging the right Council / Attorney for my case was well worth it. I look forward to not needing your services again. But should the need arises, I know who I will be reaching out to.
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Posted by Edwin | October 22, 2020
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Best Lawyer ever!!
What an amazing long experience. From day one, Attorney Brett Dressler gave me his undivided attention When Michael DeMayo law firm didn’t. He worked tirelessly to ensure I received the best service and settlement possible. Thank you. Best Lawyer Ever!!!
Posted by Steven G. | October 22, 2020
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Simply the best
I have had the need to engage with Mr. Brett Dressler on two occasions. One personal and one corporate, involving our S-Corporation. I have never worked with an attorney like Brett. He is clear, professional, compassionate, realistic, results oriented, and simply put-the best attorney I have ever worked with. We had a business deal that almost cost us a very large sum of money due to the failure of the client to fulfill the tenants of the agreement. Brett was there every step of the way. He consistently got back with me in a timely fashion and guided me in how I might respond, getting involved when the time came to engage more deeply. He is a gentleman but he also doesn't fool around. After working with Brett on two occasions involving major cases, we don't call anyone else. Personally, I sleep well at night knowing that I can call Brett should the need arise. I highly recommend Brett Dressler.
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Posted by Deron | August 13, 2020
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Deron Bone - RF DAS Systems, Inc / CEO
I acquired Brett Dressler's services after being in an accident recently. I was hit by an intoxicated driver on I-77 N in Charlotte NC. Brett was an excellent attorney and helped me through a very painful process. I'd recommend him to my peers anytime.
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2020
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Obtained very favorable settlement covering full cost of construction defect repairs
Brett handled our matter extremely well and we are very happy with the end result. We are a small HOA that unfortunately dealt with major construction defect issues, the repair costs for which we were not prepared to pay. We are very grateful to have found Brett to take the case as we are now able to pay for the full cost of the repairs out of the settlement he obtained for us. Not only did he get us a great settlement, he was very personable, genuine, easy to work with, and always quick to respond to keep us fully informed about the progress of the case. We very much appreciated that Brett explained complex laws relating to construction defect litigation in a clear and matter-of-fact way, giving us frank advice exactly when we needed it. We followed his advice and believe we got the best result possible, especially since Brett was honest and able to keep our legal costs to a minimum by not unnecessarily running up legal charges. Most importantly, he made us feel that our case, and the principles we were fighting for, mattered. We would recommend Brett in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Karen | August 12, 2020
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Very impressive
I couldn't be more pleased by the way Brett handled my case. He was always there with a quick response and as a result was able to wrap up my case in a timely manner. He is a very fine individual, and I felt lucky to have him represent me
Posted by Rachel | August 8, 2020
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Highly Recommend!
I was in a very time consuming and stressful situation leaving me without a car during the peak of COVID-19. I consulted with multiple other attorneys, who at first, seemed would be able to help. However they were not very responsive, seemed to not care, and were not very friendly. After a few months, I found and contacted Brett. Instantly, I could tell he was significantly better than anyone else I had dealt with, as he was extremely friendly, got to work right away, kept me updated frequently, and I genuinely felt as though he cared about helping me through a stressful situation. I am so grateful for finding Brett to make it bearable and I would highly recommend him!
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sellers, Ayers, Dortch & Lyons, PA
  • 2005 - Present
  • Brigade Judge Advocate
  • U.S. Army Reserve Jag Corps
  • 2003 - Present
  • Partner
  • Weitinger & Dressler
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Watson & Dressler
  • 1998 - 2001
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Texas
  • BA
  • 1994

Associations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Member, Pro Bono Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Grievance Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Chair, Linking Lawyers
  • 2007 - 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Preparing and Trying the Bodily Injury Case
  • Ethics in Trying a Personal Injury CAse
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
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Litigation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Knowledgeable, highly skilled, and candid are a few of the words that come to mind when I think of Brett. These traits can only come from someone who has strongly advocated for many clients with a wide range of issues. I have had the pleasure of working with Brett on a construction case and other civil matters. Brett genuinely has a passion for helping people and fights for his clients. If you are injured, you would be well served by consulting and seeking Brett’s advice."
Litigation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I must say that Brett and I work in the same firm. Nonetheless, if I were to leave this firm tomorrow I would still refer family and friends to him if they needed someone that can be an aggressive pit bull, but do it in a caring and personable manner. If I were in a fight - I would want Brett Dressler in the fight with me. Plain and simple."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brett is a gentleman's lawyer with an effective western edge. He is a straight shooter who is willing to fight for his clients when necessary. I highly recommend him. Robert"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have appeared in matters opposing Mr. Dressler, and found him to be a tenacious and talented adversary. Brett combines a warrior's mentality with excellent sensibilities to deliver terrific results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have personally witnessed the kind of personal attention and results you will get if you hire Brett. If you want a superior advocate who wins cases for injured people hire him."
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Charlotte Personal injury Lawyer Brett Dressler
Brett Dressler
Personal injury Attorney
Charlotte, NC
Licensed for 25 years