Recently, I had the good fortune of being represented by Mr. Bill Powers and his Powers Law Firm, P.A., located in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am a Maryland resident that was arrested and charged in North Carolina in a case with a complicated probable cause. After reviewing different law firms online, I selected the Powers Law Firm. My experience working with the firm, including the legal assistants and other employees, was excellent. The firm’s staff and legal assistants were all very responsive and helpful, and they always promptly returned my emails and calls. I was well prepared for my day in court, and I elected to have Bill Powers himself to represent me. I found that Mr. Bill Powers was very attentive to detail, and very good about sharing with me his extensive knowledge of North Carolina law. Once I was in court, it was apparent that Mr. Powers was very well respected by the judge, the district attorney, and the officers that came to court that day. And, Bill Powers was worth his weight in gold while representing me in court. My case was dismissed, and I’m very grateful to both Bill Powers, as well as his very well run law firm. If your case is very important to you, I highly recommend Bill Powers and his law firm.
Response from Bill Powers June 15, 2021
WOW, thanks for the very kind review!
Not knowing what to expect or how the system works is normal. It’s OK ask, “What will happen to me? What are my legal rights? What are the best-case and worst-case scenarios?"
Lawyers provide information and advice based on the law and facts at hand. We explain options. We work very hard to provide sound legal advice and guidance.
To be clear, WE DO NOT WIN ALL OUR CASES.
Deciding what to do and what is best in any given circumstance requires time and compassion. We believe it helps to have a LOT of practical courtroom experience helping people.
My legal advice comes from decades of being in court, arguing cases, and helping clients. I think in recommending whether to take a matter to trial or not, a lawyer should very much consider past successes and failures.
We ask clients, “What do you want? What is best for you? What are your goals?”
Again, we cannot guarantee a result or a particular type of resolution. Legal matters, especially in our areas of practice, tend to be serious. They carry consequences. They can be emotional, complex affairs.
What we do promise is to be honest and do our level best to help clients through often difficult circumstances.
There can be a lot of moving parts involved in any legal matter. That’s true for complex divorce cases with kids and Equitable Distribution issues as well as serious felony allegations.
Even a “simple speeding ticket” requires a discussion about prior tickets, at-fault accidents, driving school, PJC’s, and consideration of other drivers on a policy and/or within a household.
The laws and legal system in North Carolina have, in our humble opinion, become incredibly complex.
Frankly, what adds to the confusion is that people now seem to “Google” everything.
We spend a tremendous amount of time as lawyers clarifying (and sometimes politely correcting) how things actually work in real-world courtroom settings.
We also work very hard to promptly respond to inquiries. We don’t mind answering questions more than once. It’s part of the process. Again, it can be a lot to take in.
I’ve been doing this for a long time (since 1992). I understand the importance of breaking things down, considering the different elements of a case, and preparing a plan to address the issues involved.
We follow protocols. We systematically analyze legal issues and fact patterns. We want clients to be involved in that process and to provide information.
And we use technology to do so, when appropriate.
As such, whether it's by phone or email or text, we want to answer questions and provide info ASAP.
Part of our preparation for trial process involves asking a LOT of questions, which also necessitates a certain amount of "face time" with clients. That can be done by a video conference, in-office meeting, or by phone as well.
We understand people have jobs and kids and other responsibilities. Taking time off from work to travel to a law office may not be convenient. That’s especially true for cases where the client lives possibly hours away.
We want to meet people at their point of need and comfort level.
Through it all, we want to be professional and kind and polite.
We do not judge people or the mistakes they may have made. We stand with our clients in court, giving advice predicated on empathy, compassion, and extensive practical experience.
It’s an honor to help. Thank you! Bill Powers