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James Kevan Minick

DUI and DWI Attorney at Asheville, NC

5.0   132 reviews

also known as Jake


Licensed for 13 years

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  1. DUI and DWI
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    James is a General Member of the National College for DUI Defense, and has successfully completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s course on DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.

    13 years

James Minick is the NC DWI Guy. James works relentlessly to hold officers accountable in their DWI investigation process. In February 2015, James co-authored A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United States. When he meets with his clients, he will review all the potential consequences, criminal, driving and otherwise, and come up with a comprehensvie game plan for obtaining the best possible outcome on the case. 

 

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Licensed for 13 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/03/2022

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Minick Law, P.C.
Minick Law, P.C.
321 N. Front Street
Ste. 210
Wilmington, NC, 28401
Minick Law, P.C.
104 E. Main Ave
Gastonia, NC, 28052
Minick Law, P.C.
806 Green Valley Rd.
Ste. 200
Greensboro, NC, 27408
Minick Law, P.C.
401 North Mangum St
Durham, NC, 27701
Minick Law, P.C.
5940 Monroe Rd.
Ste. 203
Charlotte, NC, 28273
Minick Law, P.C.
145 Union St. S
#109
Concord, NC, 28025
Minick Law, P.C.
587 Old Graham Rd.
Pittsboro, NC, 27312
Minick Law, P.C.
200 Valencia Drive
Jacksonville, NC, 28546
Minick Law, P.C.
614 E. Market St.
#104
Smithfield, NC, 27577
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
James received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by Kate | June 13, 2014
Honest and Aware
If you've never dealt with the Buncome County court system, then you better get prepared to face a politically driven, complicated and exhausting journey. Honestly, I'm not sure I could put in to words how important James Minick was in my case. He helped see my case to a trial level and we won with a jury. I think he's honest with the court, client and jury. With my time spent in the courtroom, I noticed a large number of representation with large egos. As I was facing one of the most difficult moments of my life, most of the council were discussing recent trips, boats and chatting loudly about themselves. At that moment, I knew that I had picked the right person to represent me. I found that James was more aware of others and the seriousness of his job. I can't say that I believe in this court system, but I can say that justice was done for me. Without James, I'm not sure that I would've had the same not guilty verdict. I am forever indebted to him for giving me my life back.
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Response from James Minick July 21, 2015
The testimonials or endorsements listed do not reflect all of the feedback the firm has received. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its individual merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Posted by Mitchell | July 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
James is the man with the plan
James walked me through my case step by step. He was straight forward and honest. He answered any questions I had and helped me understand the whole process. I was facing a D.W.I and some other serious charges. James told me how he wanted to attack the case and did just that. The trial turned out exactly like he had said and I couldn't be happier. I would highly recommend James. He's affordable and fair. thanks again James!
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Services, Professionalism, and Staff
James and his team proved to be the best choice for our whole ordeal. They were up to date on any changes to the law that occurred, quick to respond to questions, called and checked in on me during multiple times during the process, which put my mind at ease.
Posted by Josh | December 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
License reinstated
James helped my get my license back after having lost it for almost 14 years. He was there every step of the way to guide me through the process, taking a lot of fear and uncertainty out of the equation. Always timely with responses to questions I had, with a polite staff to talk with when he was unavailable. Would recommend James to anyone needing a DUI lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2021
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Great Attorney
James helped me through a situation that I never thought I would find myself in. He was very diligent about his work and strove to achieve a favorable outcome in my case. He informed me about everything I needed to know or had questions about and presented the options well. If you ever need professional help in sticky situations James is your guy.
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Posted by Ben | November 1, 2021
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Exceeding expectations
James was amazing and supportive throughout the process; he is knowledgeable, understood my unique situation, always kept me updated and genuinely had my best interests in mind. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone who might find themselves in this situation.
Posted by Daniel | November 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional…
James Minick was outstanding. Him and his paralegal Stephanie made a terrible process calm. While I had my first real “appearance” in court and had stressed for months, James was calm, easygoing and very helpful. He knows Asheville and he knows the law and when you have someone that’s all those things it gets pretty easy to turn a bad encounter/mistake with the system, into just a process you have to get past and get on with your life. Very professional. Very helpful.
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Posted by Barry | August 24, 2021
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Very detailed!
Mr. Minick and his entire staff were very responsive, cooperative, detailed, and kind in all my interactions with them. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a DWI attorney.
Posted by Rickey | June 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effective
Minick Law, P.C. and James Minick of Minick Law are great! They say what they mean and mean what they say, as they're correct and foremost effective, and out for the best interests of their client(s). Thank you very much, RDV
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Efficient and Effective
Attorney James Minick and his team worked in a timely manner to help resolve my case. They worked effortlessly and diligently to prepare my case which, went to trial and overall got dismissed. Attorney Minick was extremely professional, always prepared and realistic. He communicated the course of actions we were going to take, and he executed! This was one of the most stressful difficult times of my life but I was appeased by knowing attorney Minick and his team were not only knowledgeable in what they were talking about but also dedicated in representing their clients.
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Posted by Rachel Ratledge | April 19, 2021
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The best around, Highly recommend - Speeding tickets
Highly recommend. We have only used Minick Law for all of our speeding needs. My husband has got a speeding ticket with each mustang he has gotten *sigh* but Minick has been amazing in helping each time we needed them. They are very responsive and quick to take care of the court date, costs etc. They give discounts on if you have to come back to them a second or third time and have been so welcoming and great to deal with every time. Highly recommend. They really are the best!
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Simple, professional.
Had a great experience with Mr. Minnick. He provided support in a professional manner. I felt as though he could handle whatever was thrown at him and provide results. Overall, happy with the outcome of my cases thanks to him. If you’re looking for a DWI attorney, look no further than Minnick Law.
Posted by Anthony | March 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AWESOME
There are no words to explain Mr Minick except he is just a down right AWESOME Lawyer.And his staff as well.
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
Mr. James Minick was wonderful to work with, I am grateful and thankful that he represented me. He was kind, knew the law and the how to handle my situation. He suggested the best options for me and helped me achieve the best option. All of the office visits were professional and all paperwork work was done correctly. The cost was reasonable and manageable. I strongly recommend the services of Mr. James Minick.
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Posted by Will | December 1, 2020
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Friendly, thorough, and very helpful
Got a better outcome than I was hoping for out of a pretty hopeless situation, and was very transparent, knowledgeable and informative throughout the process about various options and what to reasonably expect from each.
Posted by Josh | November 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great professionalism
James was extremely professional and handled my DWI case with much care. He was able to get my case dismissed after a long process! An understanding man with great values, will definitely make you feel like you're his only client.
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional attorney | Advocates for your rights
Mr. Minick is an extremely skilled attorney, exceptionally helpful & professional. James was a true advocate on our behalf. His staff was incredible to work with. They were all compassionate regarding our case, prompt in returning calls, and diligent in ensuring an optimal outcome of our case. I would highly recommend the Minick law firm to anyone in need of legal services.
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Posted by Dakota | August 20, 2020
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Amazing defense from James Minick.
Mr. Minick is a wonderful lawyer, he got my case dismissed! The office is responsive and always helpful, I was able to get a consultation shortly after reaching out. Mr. Minick himself was sharp and professional while reviewing my case in depth with me. Pointing out and explaining every detail. His defense in court was presented intelligently and he did not back down. I would recommend his services to anyone looking for legal defense with a D.U.I. or even just a consultation.
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Posted by Erin | July 31, 2020
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Reassuring
I canno begin to explain the professionalism or hames and his staff! He immediately put me at ease and took on my DWI case step by step. He made me fully aware of the whole process daily! James and his firm are the best when it comes to DWI cases in Asheville. I will be forever grateful!
Posted by Jordan | July 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
Mr. Minick and associates were extremely helpful to make my first legal trouble as smooth as possible. Definitely recommend their services!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Minick Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • David R Payne, P.A.
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Summer Associate
  • Hands Law Office, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Research Assistant
  • Tatum Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Student Extern
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Summer Associate
  • Lewis & Roberts, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Summer Associate
  • Baker & Blake, LLP
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Summer Clerk
  • Downer, Walters & Mitchener
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Research Assistant
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Global Population Intern
  • Population Research Institute
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Real Estate Intern
  • Law Offices of Richard J. Maita
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Wills and Estates Intern
  • Thomas D. Roberts Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • Charlotte School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Christendom College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • State v. Swayze

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Cherokee Nation Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Academy of DUI Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Western District of North Carolina chapter), Litigation Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Fourth Circuit Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Buncombe County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Charlotte Law Review
  • Senior Managing Editor
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Student Bar Association, CSL
  • Vice President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Moot Court, CSL
  • Associate Justice
  • 2007 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Honors Distinction
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2009
  • Culture Award
  • Charlotte Law Review
  • 2009
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2009
  • Innovation Award
  • Charlotte Law Review
  • 2009
  • Dean's Leadership Award
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2009
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • CALI
  • 2008
  • CSL Merit Scholarship
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2006
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • N/A
  • Trusts and Estates
  • CALI
  • N/A
  • Negotiations and Wills
  • CALI
  • N/A
  • Lawyering Process II
  • CALI
  • N/A
  • International Law
  • CALI
  • N/A
  • Dean's List
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Asheville Citizen Times
  • What Do After an Accident
  • 2013
  • Charlotte Law Review
  • Vol. 1 Ethics Edition
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • NCAJ Annual Convention
  • 2021 DWI Update
  • 2021
  • Asheville Area Paralegal Association's 2017 Fall Seminar
  • Let's Get Ethical, Ethical
  • 2017
  • CLE for NC Paralegals - June 2015
  • DWI: From Arrest to Trial, Recent Updates and How to Best Serve Clients
  • 2015
  • Resident Life Training
  • Consequences of Underage Drinking
  • 2013
  • ESPN Wise Guys
  • Legal Analysis of Aaron Hernandez Arrest
  • 2013
  • ESL Classes
  • What to do During a Traffic Stop
  • 2012
  • CHAMPS / Life Skills Seminar to Student Athletes
  • Consequences of Underage Drinking
  • 2012
  • Graduation
  • Commencement Speech
  • 2009
  • Jessup Moot Court Competition
  • International Law
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (51)
Given (56)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jake is the NC DWI Guy for a reason - he has an encyclopedic knowledge of NC DWI law, and wields his knowledge on behalf of his clients, and shares it with other practitioners. He is a fantastic advocate for his clients and his fellow practitioners."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a true professional and his mindset puts him apart from others in his market. He cares and it shows. I'd refer with confidence."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"James is an expert on DWI defense. He focuses his practice in this area so he can be the best at what he does. He is honest and hard working and genuinely cares about his clients and getting the best possible outcomes for their cases. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has been charged with a DWI."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Super professional. Hard worker."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Minick is a skilled DWI attorney who advocates zealously for his clients. He is knowledgeable and professional while still being personable. I recommend his legal services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James Minick is a very knowledgeable and well prepared DUI & DWI attorney. I highly recommend his services."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I admire his knowledge and dedication to his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"James is a superb attorney whose knowledge and advocacy skills in the field of DWI defense are unmatched."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"James has been a leader in DUI defense in Western North Carolina for years. I have recommended him to my own relatives who have found themselves in compromised situations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse James. Highly respected in the legal community with an outstanding reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Friend
"Jake Minick is an excellent lawyer and one of the friendliest people you will ever meet. He is respected as much for his integrity as his legal ability. I have known him since he began his practice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Minick has a great reputation in the legal community as a DWI attorney. I endorse and recommend this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Talented and well respected within the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
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Asheville DUI and DWI Lawyer James Kevan Minick
James Kevan Minick
DUI and DWI Attorney
Asheville, NC
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available