Allen C. Brotherton

Partner / Attorney


In Uptown Charlotte:
817 East Trade Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Call: (704) 372-1360

In Denver/Lake Norman:
7476 Waterside Loop Road Suite 400
Denver, NC 28037

Call: (704) 827-6667

Email: Contact Us


  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill

Areas of Practice:

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

Professional Biography

Growing up in rural Lincoln County, Allen was blessed with a brilliant analytical mind and won a full ride to UNC as a Morehead Scholar, including summer programs in business and law.  Instead of cashing in, he decided to use those blessings to help people who are in trouble.

“I really care about my clients” says Allen. “Most have a legitimate story to be told but are up against the government or powerful insurance companies. My job is to know the law and the evidence inside-and-out, come up with a winning strategy, and use it to convince the judge or jury.”

Allen is at home in the courtroom; he’s been in court fighting for his clients almost every day for his entire career.  And the range of his experience is startling: he has successfully handled virtually every type of criminal charge and civil lawsuit imaginable (see list below).  He’ll know how to help you.

Allen has the respect of the other courtroom stakeholders.  Our Judges know he’s fighting to win but also know he plays by the rules.  Allen believes “Your reputation for integrity and preparation makes a difference to the weight given your arguments. Credibility matters.”

Allen also has extensive experience in handling appeals in all levels of appellate courts, including victories in the N.C. Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals.

Allen’s youth at East Lincoln High School included numerous academic and athletic leadership awards. He went on to a distinguished undergraduate and law school career at UNC (Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Morehead Scholar). He has been active in the legal community, serving for 3 terms as chairman of the Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and also on numerous Court Committees at the request of our chief judge.  He serves as a trustee  of the thriving Mecklenburg Community Church and leads Large Group time with the Meckidz ministry at the Mountain Island Lake campus.  He loves spending time with wife Lynn and their sons and daughters-in-law Haynes & Michele and Gray & Addy.

Sample List of Civil Cases:

    • Personal Injury from Truck and Automobile Accidents
    • Injury Through Premises Liability (Defective Buildings
    • Hidden Dangers
    • Slip-and-Fall)
    • Breach of Contract
    • Insurance Claims
    • Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices
    • Condemnation of Real Property by the State
    • Damage to Property
    • Violation of Partnership Agreement

Sample List of Civil Cases continued:

    • Breach of Warranty
    • State Tort Claims
    • Domestic Violence Protective Order (50B)
    • Civil No Contact Order (50C)
    • Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants on Real Estate
    • Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Seized Property
    • Contested Fines for Violation of Open Burning Laws
    • Zoning Code Violations
    • Fraud
    • Equitable Trusts
    • Constructive Trusts

Sample List of Criminal Cases:

  • Murder
  • DWI
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Possession With Intent to Sell and Simple Possession of Controlled Substances
  • Conspiracy
  • Breaking & Entering / Larceny
  • Death By Vehicle
  • Manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Embezzlement
  • Prostitution / Solicitation
  • Assault With Deadly Weapon
  • Assault on Female
  • Assault on Law Enforcement
  • Fleeing to Elude & Reckless Driving

Sample List of Criminal Cases continued:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking
  • Money Laundering
  • Underage Possession or Consumption of Alcohol
  • Obtain Property By False Pretense
  • Fraud / Forgery
  • Obtain Controlled Substance by Fraud
  • Manufacture Drugs
  • Maintaining a Dwelling or Vehicle for Controlled Substance
  • Sale of False Driver License
  • Selling Motor Vehicle Without License
  • Identity Theft
  • Larceny of Automobile or Firearm

Professional Awards

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Professional Achievements

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

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

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by Jamie on Knox Law Center
Allen Brotherton and Sherry Crump are an outstanding legal team.

They answered all my questions and provided me the highest quality of service. Allen is an experienced attorney from all accounts, I knew this going into his offices. I was pleasantly surprised his willingness to really explain his thought process in handling my case. This was very important to me as it gave me the confidence to follow his recommendations. At the end, the outcome was favorable to me. I have no doubt that it was a direct result of my legal representation

by Brian on Knox Law Center
He was able to successfully win our case and I am very appreciative of that.

I went through a very stressful time for most of the past year and the early part of this year, having never been through a situation like this. I had a lot of questions before and during my case because of that and not knowing what to expect. Sherry Crump and Allen Brotherton answered all of them and put my mind at ease. I hired Allen Brotherton because he has many years of experience and had many positive reviews from what I saw before I reached out to him. I am happy to add myself to the list of clients that made the correct choice in hiring him. He was able to successfully win our case and I am very appreciative of that.

by Anna on Knox Law Center
I am very pleased with how he handled my case

I got a ticket for doing 90/70, and I was very worried about the insurance points and the court costs. Allen split my attorney fee into two payments for me, and he got my charge taken down to improper equipment, so no points on my license! He also got the court to take my court costs down from $230 to $100! I am very pleased with how he handled my case, and I will definitely be calling him in the future if I need a lawyer.

by Tracy on Knox Law Center
Words can’t express the gratitude.

Allen and I had a consultation. He immediately went into action and at that point I knew he was the lawyer for me. He kept me informed of what was going on and if I had a question I got a quick response. He was confident, knew what he was doing and won my case for me. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!!! Great Job Allen! Words can’t express the gratitude.

by Lisa on Knox Law Center
Allen is an excellent attorney, very knowledgeable and experienced.

Allen is an excellent attorney, very knowledgeable and experienced. He and Sherry both kept me informed throughout the process and delivered the results that we discussed at my initial consultation.

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