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Dustin Randolph Dow

Criminal defense Attorney at Asheville, NC

4.4   13 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Dustin

Learn Dustin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%

    15 years, 10,000 cases

  2. Business
    25%

  3. Personal injury
    25%

    13 years, 20 cases

PUT MY YEARS OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LITIGATION EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU.

As a former Prosecutor and a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, Dustin has extensive litigation experience in courts all over Western Carolina. He has handled cases ranging from petty misdemeanors to 1st Degree Murder and Seven Figure Traumatic Injury cases. He has tried over 50 Jury trials to verdict and is ready to help you with your legal needs, big and small.

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Dustin Randolph Dow
77 Central Avenue, Suite E
Asheville, NC, 28801
Dow Law, PA
77 Central Ave Suite E
Asheville, NC, 28801
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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by lauren | October 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney!!
Dustin is a wonderful lawyer and really nice person too. He has a lot of experience and is always very informative and helpful. I have used him for several small things and also referred a few friends to him one of which he really has done an excellent job in helping with a case. I recommend him to everyone i know. He is ethical, professional, and kind hearted, and also an assertive and get things done kind of person. I like him as a lawyer a lot and he seems to be someone with a healthy lifestyle and good family too, so that is always reassuring that the person standing up for you is healthy in themselves and coming from a good place with integrity. I really appreciate that! Thanks again and wish you well!
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Posted by john | January 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
I was wrongly accused of a felony trafficking drug offense and through Mr. Dow's tireless efforts I was found not guilty. Amazing Attorney!!
Posted by Frankie | August 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Dustin Dow is diligent and committed!
I was charged with 3 felonies that I was innocent of, and was guilty by association. Even though it took over 1.5 years, Dustin never gave up on my plight, and even after it had looked like it was going to trial, Attorney Dow secured a complete dismissal of my case. The people who were actually involved, who used public defenders, is serving 2 years intensive probation, and the other violated her probation and spent about 7 months in prison and is now still on parole for several years to come. Mr. Dow made sure that the DA knew I was only a person giving a ride to so-called friends. This was not an easy feat considering I had a previous conviction. I had even told Mr. Dow that after a year of dealing with this I was ready to plea, and he did not bring that option to the DA....thank God! If you are looking for any type of lawyer, whether it be criminal, civil, or traffic then do yourself a favor and hire this attorney. He was also a former ADA in Henderson County, so he knows how both sides work. No criticism here and everyone at Bull and Reinhardt are helpful and polite. Also, Dustin does not overcharge and is fair...the other attorneys I looked at charged at least 5 to 7 thousand more for retainer and would require more if the case went to trial. I actually retained him in the hallway of the courthouse, and he stopped to listen and reassured me...even though he had plenty of places he needed to be that morning at my arraignment. Thank You Dustin! Great Job! Frankie
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Posted by Angela | January 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Mr. Dow is a great lawyer. He is knowledgeable about what he does, has compassion for the client and a sense of humor that is very personable. I hired Mr. Dow for custody and family court. He immediately got things filed in the court and communicated well by giving step by step counsel on what to expect and what needed to be done. I trust Dustin not because of attorney/client privilege, but because he strives to truly have the client trust him. I would recommend Mr. Dow to anyone in the Asheville area who needs someone on their side and will fight for you, especially when the client feels they can't fight anymore. He is a great motivator and was a huge encouragement on days it was much needed.
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Posted by Scott | December 23, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above and Beyond
An incredible individual who is professional and will meet your every need. He will represent you in a way that no other lawyer can even come close to duplicating.
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful and Effective
Mr. Dow deftly managed handled my criminal case. He worked intelligently and quickly. He was a pleasure to work with. I would recommend Mr. Dow to anybody looking for a criminal lawyer in western North Carolina.
Posted by Mary | December 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, Professional, and Knowledgeable
Dustin acted quickly and aggressively on a sticky situation in our neighborhood. He was responsive, easy to deal with, and really gave the matter his personal attention. Dustin has a great balance of being a professional and almost like a friend. I highly recommend him and have passed his name on to several people already. email contacts --
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Dustin handled my recent drug charge. He is very down to earth and easy to talk to. Like the other reviews I have read he breaks the "lawyer" stereotypes. His pricing was very fair and he did a great job. Thanks again Dustin! Brian M.
Posted by Forest | May 9, 2015
excellent lawyer
Dustin did a great job with my case, he breaks stereotypes of a what people think of lawyers, he was honest and fair about the financial side of things. Dustin is professional and knows the right people, thank you Dustin. -F. Ayers
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2015
Excellent lawyer
Dustin handled our landlord problem perfectly and really helped us out of a tough situation. He kept us updated and got quick results for us. I highly recommend him! Thanks Dustin!
Posted by Sam | May 8, 2015
Professional and approachable
My experience with Mr. Dow has been outstanding. Dustin explains legal terminology and situations to me in a systematic and logical manner. He stays objective during the job but is also able to connect on a interpersonal level using empathy and, in my opinion, appropriate humor. He is a great lawyer and I am happy to have him in my corner.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Doesn't show for his court appointed clients
Came here expecting to find nothing but bad reviews...am surprised that is not the case, but not pleasantly so. It seems he is one of the best your money can buy in this area, but God help you if you ever find yourself in need of a court appointed attorney in Madison County, NC and you draw this guy out of the hat. I have been and know people represented by him that have languished in the jail in Marshall anywhere from 5 months to well over a year without seeing a courtroom on matters that are typically resolved within 1-3 months with public defenders. Never a visit, his office number has blocked collect calls and he doesn't respond to letters. If the inmate is lucky enough to have someone try to contact him in their stead, he will cheerfully tell them convincing lies about how he has things ready to be handled on the upcoming court date and not to worry. Invariably, Mr. Dow files a motion for continuance.. rarely is the motion filed by the state. I'm sure a man as esteemed as Dustin Dow is sought after and very busy helping people and earning his piece of the American Dream. It would be a great thing if he would take the time to do his civic duty and use his legal prowess to help the citizens who can't afford the representation they are entitled to by law. It's not like it's pro bono...court appointed attorneys get compensated for the fees they incur either at the expense of the state if the charges are dropped or a bill added to the defendants court costs in the case of a guilty plea or verdict. Even the guards in Madison County Detention Center will laugh and tell the poor inmate who has just been appointed Dustin Dow, "Well, you're stuck now. Might as well settle in." This is unfortunately not an exaggeration. I'm sure he really is a five star lawyer...I'm just putting this out here so people who are reading these reviews for their incarcerated loved ones and hopefully to remind Mr. Dow to please remember the little guys too. If anything they need your help more urgently than those that can post bond and pay your retainer.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2015
Haven't heard back
Talked to Mr. Dow about a month ago, still haven't heard back, emailed the office and all I get is that we are very busy and will get back with you. I am a paying Client and yet I am treated like nothing, all I'm waiting on is the initial contract. I would not recommend this lawyer.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bull and Reinhardt, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • State Of North Carolina
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Federal Defenders Office Georgia
  • 2008 - 2009

Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • 2007
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA
  • 2005
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Hernandez
  • charges dismissed

Associations

  • Buncombe County Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • 28th Judicial District Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified Specialist - Criminal Law
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 2018
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Advanced Legal Writing Cartificate
  • Mercer Law School
  • 2009
  • International Law Certification
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • 2007
  • Deans List
  • UNC-CH
  • 2005
  • Top 40 under 40
  • SuperLawyers
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Personal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries in Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Henderson County Sheriff's Department
  • Prosecuting Assaults without the victim
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (21)
Endorse Dustin
Family Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Excellent Attorney"
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Dow's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Other
"Dustin has the experience to help you if you've received a ticket or been arrested in the Asheville area. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Dustin is a former Assistant District Attorney who has extensive trial experience while prosecuting and is now putting all of that knowledge to use for defendants. He also has a real talent for personal injury cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Asheville Criminal defense Lawyer Dustin Randolph Dow
Dustin Randolph Dow
Criminal defense Attorney
Asheville, NC
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available