LAW PRACTICE AREAS

Whether you or a loved one has been charged with a crime or require legal representation in Cleveland County, Gaston County, or Lincoln County North Carolina. Experienced Law Attorney, Colin McWhirter is here to provide great counsel, quick and efficient assistance, as well as caring and effective representation.  Clients know that they can trust and rely on Colin McWhirter, one of the area's most skilled advocate in CRIMINAL LAW, CIVIL LAW, FAMILY LAW, DIVORCE LAW, PERSONAL INJURY LAW, WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW, TRAFFIC LAW, DWI and DWLR (License Revocation) LAW, as well as WILLS & ESTATES LAW.

CRIMINAL LAW

North Carolina criminal statutes define a wide range of qualifying as criminal violations including tough penalties for drug-related offenses, as well as statutes against child abuse, assault, manslaughter, murder, fraud, kidnapping, extortion, burglary, theft, unlicensed gun procession and other activities.  Read More...

CIVIL LAW

Civil law encompasses many types of cases, such as domestic disputes or disagreements related to contracts and payments for goods and services. The laws of North Carolina can be found primarily in the N.C. General Statutes and the Appellate Reports of the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.  Read More...

FAMILY LAW

Family Law deals with family matters and domestic relations: adoption, child custody & visitation, child support, juvenile delinquency charges; neglect and abuse charges, domestic violence, grandparent’s rights, guardianship, prenuptial agreements, and termination of parental rights. Read More...

DIVORCE LAW

North Carolina is a no-fault divorce state, so neither party has to prove marital fault in order to obtain the divorce (Absolute Divorce), after the couple completes one-year of separation. This also includes Alimony, Annulment, Collaborative Law, Mediation, Legal Separation, and Property Division.  Read More...

PERSONAL INJURY LAW

Personal Injury Law represents those who claim to have been injured either physically or psychologically, resulting from negligence or wrongdoing of a person, company, government agency, or other entity, including: work injuries, automobile accidents, defective products, medical mistakes, and more.  Read More...

WORKERS COMPENSATION LAW

You may be eligible for workers’ compensation if you experience an injury on the job; a preexisting condition aggravated or accelerated by your job duties; injuries occurring during breaks, lunch, or work-sponsored activities; or resulting from mental or physical strain brought on by increased work duties or work-related stress.  Read More...

TRAFFIC LAW

North Carolina has some of the strictest traffic laws in the nation. Traffic Law deals with speeding, red light and stop sign violations moving and non-moving violations, careless and reckless driving, or hit-and-run. Read More...

DWI LAW | DWLR LAW

DWI Law represents motorists charged with driving while impaired (DWI) and helps you make informed decisions about your case and how to plead. If you have been charged with driving with license revoked (DWLR), an attorney can help you understand your options and plan you defense for the best outcome.  Read More...

WILLS & ESTATES LAW

Estate Law represents those dealing with wills, trusts, advanced directives, planning for special needs, probate, medical planning, and even pet trusts. Advanced planning ensures that your assets go to the right beneficiaries, and handles matters after you pass away.  Read More...