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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 and Pender 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 and Pender 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 and Pender counties.

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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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    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.

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    The Shotwell Law Group, PLLC
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    Lisa McAllister
    Lisa McAllister
    02:18 07 Apr 21
    I had Blake for a attorney for a speeding ticket. He did what he needed to do, and return my calls promptly. I definitely recommend him, and will use him again if I need him. Thanks Blake I appreciate you taking care of my case!
    David West
    David West
    19:38 13 Mar 21
    Blake is awesome you and your case are made to feel.like top priority
    Cruz Alvarado
    Cruz Alvarado
    20:03 06 Nov 20
    Josh did a great job for my brother’s criminal case. Charges were dismissed and kept in constant communication with us! Highly recommend!
    Samuel Kusnitz
    Samuel Kusnitz
    16:30 02 Oct 20
    Had an issue a while back and didn't know where to turn. I looked to the Shortwell Law Group and their incredible lawyer, Blake Spale, helped me out every step of the way. I felt better from the moment I entered the law office. Him and his staff were amazing, giving me updates along the way. I would recommend them to anyone in need of representation.
    Kalen Rae
    Kalen Rae
    16:05 11 Sep 20
    Shotwell and his associates are by far the best law group in town. He keeps you informed 24-7 about every detail of your case. 100% reliable always. His downstairs staff is great as well, always willing to help and they always call you back!
    Richard
    Richard
    17:48 02 Sep 20
    Mr. Shotwell took over our son's DWI case, after our original attorney unexpectedly passed away. Mr. Shotwell achieved the best possible plea bargain for our son. He is extremely knowledgeable and also very personable. I highly recommend him.
    K&L VLOGS
    K&L VLOGS
    03:50 01 Sep 20
    Lawerence Shotwell is the best attorney in Wilmington. He knows what he's doing and gets the job done the way it needs to be. I recommend him to anyone with any kind of traffic issues.
    J Johnson
    J Johnson
    06:10 10 Dec 19
    Lawrence is the best attorney I've ever met. His personality exudes authenticity. He's highly recommended by many I see. I will definitely use him for my situation and be most pleased and less stressed. Way to go Lawrence! Thanks a million!!!
    Kalila Sebille
    Kalila Sebille
    13:29 13 Nov 19
    The experience as a whole was smooth and very professional. Lawrence was easy to communicate with through the process and was successful in representing me in court. Would definitely recommend to anyone in need.
    Meg Slater
    Meg Slater
    15:04 12 Nov 19
    He was wonderful! Honest, dependable and got my case dismissed! I was facing prison time! Thank u! U r awesome!
    Jessica Teachey
    Jessica Teachey
    14:29 20 Sep 19
    If I could give this law firm 10 stars I would! They really raised the bar for exceptional service. Lawrence was always available for any questions and concerns I had. He handled my case with grace and force that gave me the best result I could have asked for. He definitely knows what he is doing and you would be in the best hands in town if you decide to hire him (just go ahead and do it, you won't regret it!) He is reasonably priced, considerate of your situation with no judgment, and makes you feel confident going into a very intimidating situation known as court.
    Jon Harvey
    Jon Harvey
    02:02 05 Sep 19
    Best law firm on the east coast, Mr. Shotwell is one of the most intelligent attorney's you'll find anywhere. Insightful and astute as they come. And he possess a quality you might not expect from a man with the killer instincts you need in court; compassion! He genuinely cares about his clients.
    jason saunders
    jason saunders
    11:58 11 Jul 18
    Awesome lawyer!! Wasn't expensive, kept me up to date with everything that was happening and what I needed to do, and handled my case perfectly... Outcome, "Not Guilty"!! Amazing job..... Very grateful!!
    alex bautista
    alex bautista
    17:47 03 Jul 18
    Best lawyer ever. Came in to see him about a case i had last minute and he got it dismissed for me like he said he would. Highly recommended!
    Sarah Goggin
    Sarah Goggin
    15:05 22 Jun 18
    Blake Spale is a great attorney. Very responsive in answering questions that related to my case via email. Helped to get charges dismissed and avoid court fees. Knowledgeable and friendly with folks in the courtroom. The office staff, namely Lucy, is helpful with reminders and scheduling. Highly recommend Blake.
    Tre Young
    Tre Young
    02:45 12 Apr 18
    Can't thank Mr.Shotwell enough for his efforts representing me, he is Very professional and made me feel very comfortable about my case. He got my assault with a deadly weapon charge dimissed! Highly recommended.
    MC Santos
    MC Santos
    18:53 15 Aug 17
    Cannot say enough good things about Shotwell & his staff. He and his staff are kind & compassionate and go above and beyond to resolve your issues. We worked with Lawrence for over a year on a high-risk case and he was there to answer our questions, meet with us throughout the process, and reassure us he was doing everything he could to get the best possible outcome. He knows his stuff, and is very good at what he does. We would 100% recommend anyone with legal trouble - big or small - to go here. You won't regret it.
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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.

    State DWI Cases Dropped
    DWI Dismissals Appealed
    Magistrates’ Mistakes … Dismissed DWIs
    DWI Suspects Get Relief