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Allen C. Brotherton

Criminal defense Attorney at Charlotte, NC

5.0   112 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1985
    Status
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About Allen

Learn Allen’s areas of practice.

There's no substitute for experience: Allen has been protecting people accused of crimes and people injured by the negligence or bad acts of others for over 30 years. He is in the courtroom almost every day and has a reputation as a strategic innovator, constantly finding new ways to use the constitution and statutes as precise weapons for his clients.

Allen has successfully handled virtually every type of criminal charge (everything from murder, drug conspiracy, embezzlement to DWI and traffic tickets, etc.) and virtually every type of civil matter (from personal injury motor vehicle crashes to breach of contract to Domestic Violence Protective Orders, etc.). 

Allen also has extensive experience in handling appeals in all appellate courts.  For a recent example, see State v. Yencer, 696 S.E.2d 875 (2010), raising a First Amendment challenge to the exercise of police power by the Davidson College Campus Police.  

Allen was born and raised just outside of Charlotte in Denver, NC and his distinguished undergraduate and law school career at UNC included induction into the Phi Eta Sigma honor society and being awarded the prestigious Morehead Scholarship. He is active in Mecklenburg Community Church and loves spending time with his wife, Lynn, and sons, Haynes and Gray.

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Knox, Brotherton, Knox & Godfrey
PO Box 30848
817 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC, 28230-0848
Knox, Brotherton, Knox & Godfrey
7476 Waterside Loop Rd
Suite 400
Denver, NC, 28037
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Posted by Chuck | March 2, 2023
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Great Service and very professional!
I in a minor fender bender with impacts to CDL. After 1st consultation they put all my fears at ease. They advised me as to the next steps and what would happen in court and also reconfirm the outcome of the case when everything was finalized. I would definitely use their representation again in the future.
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2022
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Speeding Violation Dismissed!
Allen was able to get my 16 year old first speeding violation dismissed after over a year of delays in the courts due to covid. He and his team stayed on top of it and were able to get it dismissed.
Posted by Steve | October 20, 2022
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Look no further, Allen is your lawyer!
Allen is the best there is in Charlotte! Do not hesitate choosing the right representation. Thorough and tactful approach to the situation with the best possible results.
Posted by Jeff | October 4, 2022
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DUI charge
What an awesome lawyer!!! I was facing serious charges and he but me at ease with his resolution of the matter. He was great and in the end he got everything dismissed. What else can I say but after 2 years of waiting,because of courts, I could finally rest easy. I’ll sleep good tonight. If you have issues that need to be resolved hire this guy. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by JESSICA | March 30, 2022
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Speeding Violation- Dismissed
After several postponements due to Covid, Knox Law was able to have the reckless driving charge dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2021
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Lawyer
Excellent to work with. We were kept abreast on everything. Would highly recommend him and his staff. Awesome!
Posted by Christine | August 8, 2019
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Won Counterclaim suit against the plaintiff and got mine dismissed
I hired Allen Brotherton to represent me in trial regarding a 50 C No contact order against me. Not only did he get it dismissed, he was able to win the counter claim against the other party because she was harassing me. I was very satisfied with Allen's performance in court and out of court before and after the trial hearing. I would highly recommend him to others.
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Posted by Sasha | March 9, 2019
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Allen is the BEST!
After moving to North Carolina, I wasn't sure who to turn to when looking for a defense attorney for my case. I was referred to Allen and I was not disappointed. Both him and Sherry were phenomenal to work with. They were both responsive and transparent throughout the entire process and kept me up to date on all matters regarding the case. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose Allen every time. He is the best attorney I have ever worked with by far! Thank you Allen and Sherry!
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Response from Allen Brotherton August 8, 2019
Thanks! Glad we were able to get your charges dismissed. -Allen
Posted by Jennifer | February 8, 2019
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Best attorney ever!!!
Our family has been using Allen Brotherton for over 15 years now and EVERY SINGLE TIME HE DOES BETTER THAN I COULD EVEN HOPE FOR!! Not only does he get my case handled he got my court costs way reduced! He’s AMAZING!!!
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2019
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First Traffic Ticket - great outcome
After receiving my first traffic ticket, I contacted Allen's office with a million questions and worries about how this speeding ticket could affect my license and insurance. Sherry was absolutely amazing through the entire process of hiring Allen and getting the ticket resolved. She was incredibly patient and gave thorough answers to all of my many questions. Allen was able to get my ticket significantly reduced and my court costs and fees reduced as well. This was the best possible outcome for me and I truly recommend Allen and Sherry to anyone else who finds themselves with a speeding ticket.
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Posted by David | November 8, 2018
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Fantastic
Allen and Sherry were professional friendly. Provided exceptional service and kepted us informed all along the way. Thank you!
Posted by Timothy | October 24, 2018
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Best in Mecklenburg
By far one of the best, easiest, most professional, and overall customer care legal experience I have ever had. Alan and his team took great care and thorough due diligence with my case and handled it quickly and painlessly going above and beyond any experience I've ever had.
Posted by SO | October 18, 2018
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Best Criminal Defense Attorney Period
I have known Allen and his paralegal Sherry since I was 16 years old due to various unfortunate legal issues over the past 22 years of my life. Allen has treated every case as a new case, as it should be. He is very genuine and makes you feel like everything is going to be okay. Allen is simply there to defend his client to the fullest extent of the law, no matter the severity of the case. Allen has one goal from the word go and that is to get the best, most logical outcome for his clients. The majority of the time this includes getting a dismissal or better yet winning! He clearly has a passion for helping people and he is the best I’ve ever met at doing such. I can’t thank you enough Allen & Sherry!
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Posted by Cat | August 9, 2018
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My Lifetime Lawyer
Allen has worked several legal issues for me and I have never been disappointed. I have avoided a lot of insurance points! I highly recommend him and his team for all issues requiring any legal assistance! You will be happy you did!
Posted by Sheika | July 11, 2018
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Best Experience
I just want to say THANK YOU to Allen and Sherry for their help with my case. I have never had a traffic ticket before and they made the process very easy and painless. There was never a time that I didn't know exactly what was going on with my case. Sherry entertained and answered all of my questions truthfully. They didn't promise me anything that they couldn't deliver on. From the beginning it was "This is what we can do for you" and "We will try for this". I would highly recommend Allen and Sherry for any needs that might come up within the legal system. The two together are a DYNAMIC DUO!!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2018
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Knowledgeable and Helpful Lawyer
He was very informative and knew his trade very well. He helped me understand my charges and helped me reduce them to a more than acceptable level. The law office was also very nice and the staff communicated efficiently.
Posted by Lisa | April 20, 2018
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Highly Recommend
Allen is an excellent attorney, very knowledgeable and experienced. He and Sherry both kept me informed throughout the process and delivered the results that we discussed at my initial consultation.
Posted by Tracy | April 13, 2018
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Awesome Lawyer
Allen and I had a consultation. He immediately went into action and at that point I knew he was the lawyer for me. He kept me informed of what was going on and if I had a question I got a quick response. He was confident, knew what he was doing and won my case for me. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!!! Great Job Allen! Words can’t express the gratitude.
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Posted by Anna | March 14, 2018
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Allen is awesome!!
I got a ticket for doing 90/70, and I was very worried about the insurance points and the court costs. Allen split my attourney fee into two payments for me, and he got my charge taken down to improper equipment, so no points on my license! He also got the court to take my court costs down from $230 to $100! I am very pleased with how he handled my case, and I will definitely be calling him in the future if I need a lawyer.
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Posted by Brian | March 11, 2018
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Worker
I went through a very stressful time for most of the past year and the early part of this year, having never been through a situation like this. I had a lot of questions before and during my case because of that and not knowing what to expect. Sherry Crump and Allen Brotherton answered all of them and put my mind at ease. I hired Allen Brotherton because he has many years of experience and had many positive reviews from what I saw before I reached out to him. I am happy to add myself to the list of clients that made the correct choice in hiring him. He was able to successfully win our case and I am very appreciative of that.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Knox, Brotherton, Knox & Godfrey
  • 1982 - Present

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sample Case in NC Appellate Court
  • Successful Appeal
  • Sample NC Supreme Court Case
  • Successful Supreme Court Case
  • Sample DWI Case
  • Successful DWI Defense

Associations

  • Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Chairman
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • 1982
  • Morehead Scholar
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • DWI CLE Seminar
  • Pretrial Motions in DWI Cases
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Allen. He is an invaluable asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allen Brotherton is an excellent and talented attorney. He is an invaluable resource for younger lawyers in the community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allen is experienced and knowledgeable. He has built a reputation as an excellent DWI defense lawyer with proven results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Allen for decades and he is the consummate legal tactician, truly a "lawyer's lawyer"."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Allen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer.Allen truly loves the practice of law. He often thinks outside the box to come up with solutions for his clients. Great in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Allen came to work at the Knox Law Center while still in college. It has been a great relationship for both of us. He is extremely smart and capable of handling any type of criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan is a zealous advocate for his clients and one of the brightest legal minds in the profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Allen is a strong advocate for his clients. He gets results!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Allen Brotherton is one of the brightest legal scholars I know. He works tirelessly to represent his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Allen Brotherton represents his clients effectively in the District and Superior Courts of North Carolina. He is well known in the Local Bar for his novel arguments on behalf of his clients. In addition, he maintains excellent relationships with the local judges and prosecutors."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Allen for twenty-plus years, and often refer cases in the Mecklenburg County Courts to him. I know that he is intimately familiar with the court system in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, knows the law, works hard for his clients, and is a thoughtful, thorough, ethical and zealous advocate. He runs a highly professional office, and his staff is responsive and top-notch in every way. If you need a lawyer in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, you won't find a better one than Allen."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Other
"I worked with Allen from 1988 through 1999. He was a very good lawyer then and has improved with experience since that time. Allen primarily handles criminal defense, traffic tickets, and DWI cases, but he is also a very accomplished civil trial lawyer. I frequently refer people to Allen and he always does a good job for them."
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