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Joel Schechet

Criminal defense Attorney at Asheville, NC

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2006
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The Law Office of Joel Schechet
46 Haywood St. Suite 200
Asheville, NC, 28801

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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2023
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Creative, Diligent, Experienced, Analytical, and Most Importantly Empathetic
If you're looking for a great lawyer you are in luck because you've found one of the best! I was in a complicated criminal legal battle facing multiple serious charges. Joel and his team worked diligently to research everything about me, the people accusing me, and all the facts and strategies he would employ in my case and to help my personal image. He can prepare to be argumentative and hostile to opposing counsel but also has the ability to flip that switch and become a civil and empathetic lawyer when needed. His years of experience is proof of his legal knowledge, attention to detail, and research skills. He also has many relationships with other lawyers and DA's in NC making him one of the best and most connected lawyers in the area. Subsequently he can advise you and your case in countless different areas. As soon as I met Joel I was very impressed by his legal knowledge and ability to listen and analyze. I would describe it as being able to listen to clients, the opposing counsel, witnesses, and the court and most importantly being about to process all of that information fast and turn over concise results. If ever have criminal charges brought against you I highly recommend Joel and his team, I can confidently say they will defend you to the best of their abilities based on the facts of your case.
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Posted by Jeff | July 24, 2023
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The right Criminal Lawyer to have in your corner!
Mr. Schechet came highly recommended by a few associates who described him as; “The best” and “The guy you want in your corner”. Mr. Schechet did not disappoint, he was able to get both my charges dropped without going to trial. Mr. Schechet is a very talented criminal lawyer, top-notch in his field. I am grateful that I had Mr. Schechet in my corner!
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Posted by Soph | June 29, 2019
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A Lifesaver
No one wants to be in a situation that requires a criminal defense attorney. However, if you ever are, hire Joel. He is professional, dependable, and he will go to bat for you. He offered to come and meet me at the courthouse during my first panicked call to him, and he had my situation resolved with all charges dropped that same week. He is a straight shooter and he cares about his clients. I hope to never need that kind of representation in the future, but I’d hire him again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Amanda | April 6, 2019
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Made a crazy case seem simple
Schechet took on my mother's case that involved multiple felonies. He handled it like it was easy! He is very responsive and easy to talk to. He did a great job and both my mother and I totally reccomend him.
Posted by Kathryn | January 4, 2018
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Professional and Effective
Joel Schechet handled my case quickly and professionally. I appreciate that he kept me well-informed and how helpful both he and the others at his practice were. I highly recommend Joel.
Posted by Steven | April 27, 2017
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Took action immediately
I got recommended to Joel Schechet, and I'm glad I did because he went out of his way to help me and was quick to take action and help me immediately.
Posted by Tracy | February 15, 2017
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Very quick to assist us
Joel was recommended by our attorney in Haywood county and he handled my daughter's legal issue very quickly and professionally. I would recommend him anytime!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Buncombe County Public Defender's Office
  • 2007 - 2016


  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD
  • 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the chance to work with Joel and against him. I have always found Joel to be an excellent advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"When I was seeking out a partner, Joel's passion for protecting the rights of his clients and his trial skills made him my first choice."
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Joel Schechet
Criminal defense Attorney
Asheville, NC
Licensed for 17 years