Welcome to the Shotwell Law Group

Located in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, we represent individuals charged with any type of criminal or traffic offense. We accept cases in New Hanover, Pender or Brunswick counties. No-nonsense criminal defense representation.

Local, Experienced Attorneys Who Work for You

Located in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, we represent individuals who have been charged with any type of criminal or traffic offense. We take cases that occurred in New Hanover, Pender or Brunswick counties. We also handle select personal injury cases.

Lawrence Shotwell, the firm’s founder, has represented and tried before a jury many serious criminal cases including first-degree murder, rape and drug trafficking. We handle everything from these incredibly serious offenses to simple traffic tickets.

Do not take a chance with you or your loved one’s freedom. Contact us today for a free consultation. Come see, hear and feel the difference that the Shotwell Law Group can make in your case.

We are an experienced, aggressive criminal defense law firm. If you want a tough and knowledgeable team of trial lawyers who will fight relentlessly for you in court, contact the Shotwell Law Group.

With more than 23 years of combined trial experience, our dedicated legal team strives to use our expertise and experience to deliver the best outcomes for each client.

Our promise to all our clients is to offer the very best legal advice and to consistently exceed your expectations.

Every day, our attorneys and team work with local law enforcement, parole and judicial professionals across most of Southeastern North Carolina. We represent clients facing criminal charges in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties.

Criminal Defense 100%
DUI/DWI defense 100%
Traffic Tickets 100%

Need legal help? Request a Free Consultation.

During your free consultation, one of our attorneys will review the details of your case, as well as discuss your options and the best legal strategy moving forward.

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Our Attorneys

With more than 23 combined years of legal experience, our experienced attorneys are supported by a knowledgeable, aggressive team. Together, we are always fighting for our clients.

Lucy Gomez


What People Say About Us

"... you need to call Shotwell." I had my license back and NO probation in less than 2 WEEKS. See more

John Wong

"You can't ask for better service or better people. I can't put into words how grateful I am" See More

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Home of the “Shotwell Motion”

The “Shotwell Motion,” created by founding attorney H. Lawrence Shotwell, has made news all over the state.