Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers In Charlotte And Asheville

Criminal charges can threaten foundational aspects of your life. Your liberties, freedom and future may all hang in the balance. When so much is on the line, you deserve a strong legal ally.

At the law firm of Barnett & Atkins, we provide experienced representation for clients facing all types of criminal charges. Our firm is dedicated 100 percent to criminal defense. With two convenient office locations in Asheville and Charlotte, our criminal defense attorneys handle cases across Western North Carolina.



To arrange a free consultation with one of our attorneys in Asheville or Charlotte, contact us today.

Local Attorneys Dedicated Exclusively To Criminal Defense

Our legal team is made up of skilled attorneys with proven track records of success handling a broad range of criminal cases. Both have devoted their entire careers to criminal law. Together, they have more than 30 years of combined legal experience.

Our attorneys boast a number of professional accomplishments and strong backgrounds in the criminal field.

  • Attorney Kevin Barnett is AV Preeminent peer review rated,* the highest rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been named among the Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine.
  • Attorney Corey Atkins is a former prosecutor with experience trying a broad range of crimes. He has strong courtroom skills and experience at both the state and federal levels.  He has been selected to The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers.

As local attorneys and natives of North Carolina, both lawyers are well-known throughout the North Carolina legal community. They enjoy strong reputations for their exceptional legal services.

Our Commitment To Outstanding Client Service

Our firm is committed to client service. We are readily available to address clients' concerns and handle unforeseen matters that arise on an emergency basis. Our flexibility gives clients confidence and peace of mind in knowing they can always reach out to us for help and guidance with their criminal cases.

When you turn to us for assistance, you can trust that your case will receive the time and individualized attention it deserves.

Contact Our Criminal Defense And DWI Attorneys | Asheville And Charlotte Offices

Whether you are facing charges for DWI or federal white collar crimes, you can turn to our firm for experienced legal defense. Call 704-899-5574 for our Charlotte office or 828-270-7501 for our Asheville office. We offer free consultations at both locations.

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*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.