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KENNETH P. ANDRESEN, PLLC was founded in 1986 by Mr. Andresen after leaving his position as Chief Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.The firm has developed into an experienced boutique litigation law firm which provides attentive service in a broad range of practice areas including personal injury, criminal defense and business litigation.


Additionally, it has developed a depth of experience and understanding in mortgage foreclosure matters and financial investment fraud cases. Through dedication and attention to detail, the firm forms legal strategies around the client’s individual needs and aggressively pursues its clients’ interests, whether in the courtroom or in negotiations with opposing parties.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Investment Fraud: 15%
  4. Personal Injury: 15%



Hourly ($325-350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Kenneth P. Andresen, PLLC

2319 Crescent Ave
Charlotte, NC, 28207-1501


2319 Crescent Avenue
Charlotte, NC, 28207




Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension Stayed
    issued in NC, 2013


    Suspension stayed means the attorney has been disciplined, but that the discipline is placed on hold (and ultimately removed) if the attorney complies with certain requirements.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Jury Award: State Civil case$100,000 for a Cho ChoN/A
Jury Award: State Civil case$35,000 for homeownersN/A
Jury Award: State Criminal caseNot GuiltyN/A
Jury Award: Condemnation case$1,100,000N/A
State Civil caseCaveat AwardN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKENNETH P. ANDRESEN, PLLC1986 - Present
Chief Assistant US AttorneyUnited State Attorney's Office1982 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/A1986 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationN/A1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Automobile CollisionSubstantial settlement without trial
Criminal Matter--federalClient has been sentenced and will complete her active time within 3 to 5 years.
Motor CycleSubstantial settlement without trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wake Forest Law ReviewSearch & SeizureN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Notre DameFinanceMBA1975
St Lawrence UniversityGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
North Carolina Bar AssociationFederal ForfeitureN/A