Sixty Years of Legal Innovation,
Client Services and Practical Solutions

At the Knox Law Center, we understand. When you have a legal issue, we
will give your matter the undivided attention it deserves.

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.

    • 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 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

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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    Mar 4, 2020
    by Anonymous on Knox Law Center
    Exceptional Legal Representation & True Professional, Genuine Individual

    I first met Allen after he was recommended to me by a friend, and I couldn't be happier with the service that he provided. He demonstrated a unique attention to detail in my case, as well as expressed a genuine interest in me as a person. Through a great deal of hard work, Allen was able to appeal my case and get all of my charges dismissed. I couldn't be more grateful for him and his assistant, Sherry, for their legal and personal support during such a difficult time. Hiring Allen was the greatest decision I've ever made, and I would recommend Allen to anyone seeking exceptional legal representation.

    Feb 23, 2020
    by Anonymous on Knox Law Center
    The most amazing lawyer, a true gem & winner

    Allen is the best lawyer I've ever met! His character is genuine, and there is a warmth about him that makes you feel so comfortable. If you ever get into a situation with DWI, and feel truly remorseful for what happened, HIRE him for the BEST chance possible. I previously spent 6000$ on an attorney who just didn't feel like they really gave me the personal care that I needed. They were only in it for the money. After hearing raving reviews about Allen, I fired my lawyer and took a leap of faith with Allen. Even though I had to pay two separate times and could not get a refund for the previous lawyer, IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!! He won my case with dignity, respect, and care and I am forever thankful to him for this.

    Feb 4, 2020
    by m. becker on Knox Law Center

    I was falsely accused of a terrible crime that would have ruined my future. During the trial Allen was very prepared, but in addition when the false "victim" testified to some unexpected stuff. Allen was able to come up with a way on the fly to prove the witness was lying. At just the right time he jumped on her in cross-examination, and I was found not guilty! I am so glad I chose Allen as my lawyer. I highly recommend Allen Brotherton as a great lawyer.

    Feb 4, 2020
    by Henry via Avvo on Knox Law Center
    I hired Allen Brotherton as my DWI attorney and it was not a mistake.

    I hired Allen Brotherton as my DWI attorney and it was not a mistake. I can honestly say he is the best. I got arrested a year ago for a DWI and i hired Allen Brotherton to represent me in court and he did that to the fullest he could...My case got thrown out and i dont have a DWI on my record...i know every person is different , but i can say that he will work for you the best that he can. He treated me like i was the only client he had. I recommend him to everyone who needs a attorney for a DWI or a DUI and lives in Mecklenburg county.

    Jan 20, 2020
    by Carl S. on Knox Law Center
    You can be confident that you are getting the real deal here

    I wanted to write a review expressing my gratitude to Mr. Brotherton and Sherry Crump for handling my case so professionally.

    I received a speeding citation that would have resulted in HUGE fines and insurance premium increases. I honestly thought I was going 10-11 mph over (just enough to keep from getting pulled over on an Interstate Hwy - right?), but I also thought I was in a 70 mph zone on I-485. Well, it was actually one of the few 55 mph zones, so it was bad. I was referred to Allen by a family member who had a wonderful outcome in a prior, more serious case.

    Allen was able to convince the prosecutor in Court to reduce my charge of speeding down to a non-moving violation known as “Driving w/Improper Equipment”. This should result in neither insurance nor driver license points.

    Sherry kept me informed and calm throughout the whole process as Allen patiently waited for the right time to settle my case. I couldn't have gotten a better result.

    I hope to never have to contact them again, but if I do I can be assured they will do everything possible to get the best possible outcome. Having to hire a lawyer for the first time can be scary-- you can be confident that you are getting the real deal here.

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