Our attorneys understand the importance of developing relationships with federal and state prosecutors and law enforcement in criminal cases. Our clients benefit from us maintaining those relationships. Nevertheless, if negotiation or settlement is not an option, our attorneys are known as excellent trial attorneys who have won dozens of cases before judges and juries.
Potential clients visiting our website often want to know whether we have handled a specific type of case. We have expertise in the following types of cases:
- State cases
- Traffic violations - speeding tickets, driving while license revoked, etc.
- Drug offenses
- Violent crimes
- Property crimes
- Representing persons under investigation by state or local authorities
Our attorneys are lifelong North Carolinians with a deep understanding of state and local legal culture. After working together in another firm, they formed Barnett & Atkins, P.A., to provide high quality legal representation in all local courts.
Kevin Barnett has more than 20 years of experience in North Carolina criminal defense work. Mr. Barnett is well known in the Mecklenburg County courts, where he has built a reputation for successful defense of area drivers and other clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges.
Corey Atkins is a former Assistant District Attorney with a wide range of criminal law experience. Mr. Atkins spent years developing his criminal trial skills as a prosecutor and now represents clients
Corey Atkins: I believe that every person charged with a criminal offense deserves a fair trial and equal treatment under the Law. I try to treat all of my clients with the same dignity and respect that I feel the law is supposed to afford us all. Therefore, when I represent you, it is important to me that you walk away knowing you received the best possible legal representation.
My time as an Assistant District Attorney gave me the experience and knowledge necessary to defend your rights and go to trial when appropriate. The decision to plea, negotiate or go to trial are yours and yours alone. However, I will give you an honest assessment of the situation from an experienced trial lawyer and the law in relation to it so that your decision is an informed one.
Call our office and come in for a free initial consultation. When you leave, I guarantee you'll know exactly where you are in the court process, and either I or my staff will answer any questions you may have.