North Carolina Law Directory
137 Logan Street
Marion, NC 28752
- Criminal Law
- Child Custody Law
- Family Law
- Traffic Law
- Admitted to North Carolina Bar 1985
- Marion Civitan Club, Past President
- UNC Chapel Hill School of Law
- McDowell Heart Association, Past President
The Law Office of Michael Edwards is a Criminal Defense and Family Law firm located in Marion, NC. We are dedicated to providing experienced, reliable, and quality legal representation and counsel to his clients. Our main goal is to provide the highest level of performance and satisfaction that demonstrates to both clients and peers that Mike Edwards fights for his clients’ rights and works to protect his clients’ most vital interests.
Mike Edwards has handled thousands of traffic tickets both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. In most cases, Mike can negotiate your case with the DA to minimize the impact on your insurance and on your license.
As the Chief Assistant DA for the 29th Judicial District, Mike Edwards was lead trial counsel in murder cases, child sex abuse, serious drug cases, felony cases and misdemeanor cases. As a trial lawyer for the defense, Mike evaluates each case like a prosecutor would, which gives him a unique perspective from which to better defend the case.
In the courtroom Mike defend clients charged with all criminal offenses both misdemeanor and felony. He appears in District Court, Traffic Court and Superior Court in both McDowell County and in Rutherford County.
Mike handles many divorce cases each year and he keeps abreast of the changes that occur in this area. The break-up of a marriage is traumatic for all parties concerned, including children, and Mike understands the difficult strains placed on his clients during the divorce process.
Mike Edwards was the lead prosecutor for child sexual abuse in the five-county 29th Judicial District. That experience as an advocate for children prepared Mike well for his current work as a trial attorney in child custody cases. Mike has built the largest custody practice in McDowell County representing hundreds of mothers and fathers both in gaining custody and keeping custody of their children.
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