Allen C. Brotherton

Email MeAllen C. Brotherton

Charlotte, North Carolina
866-704-9059 (Toll-Free)

I am, quite simply, a trial lawyer. I have 26 years of experience trying a wide range of courtroom matters with an emphasis on defending people charged with crimes. I have successfully handled virtually every type of criminal charge: everything from traffic tickets and DWI charges, through larceny, drug conspiracy and money laundering charges all the way up to first-degree murder. I am in court literally every day and have a knack for maintaining an excellent working relationship with the prosecutors, judges, police officers and clerks of Mecklenburg County as well as surrounding counties and the federal courts while vigorously defending my clients.

In addition, I have successfully handled civil matters in a wide array of areas, including personal injury, environmental contamination, breach of contract, damage to property, unjust enrichment and real estate matters. I also have extensive experience in handling appeals in all appellate courts.

I was born and raised in the greater Charlotte area and my distinguished undergraduate and law school career at UNC included induction into the Phi Eta Sigma honor society and being awarded the prestigious Morehead Scholarship. I am active in the church community and love spending time with my wife Lynn and sons, Haynes and Gray.

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Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • DWI
  • Traffic
  • Juvenile Defense
  • Concealed Carry Permit Appeals
  • NC DMV Hearings

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1985
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1982
    • Honors: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
    • Honors: Morehead Scholar
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, Member
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Member