Chris Beddow is a new Criminal Justice Associate Attorney with Powers Law Firm PA. As a licensed member of both the North Carolina State Bar and South Carolina State Bar, Mr. Beddow is eager to represent clients who are facing allegations of either misdemeanor or felony criminal charges throughout the Carolinas.
"The ability to help people on a daily basis and make a real, tangible difference as a criminal defense lawyer in their lives is what drives me every day. The fact that I am afforded the opportunity to assist people throughout the Carolinas, a place that I call home, makes it more special. I am proud to be an advocate on behalf of clients in the Carolinas." - Chris Beddow
Mr. Beddow is available for legal representation for criminal charges including DUI South Carolina, DWI North Carolina, larceny, shoplifting, drug charges, possession of paraphernalia, assault, assault and battery, and domestic violence charges in Rock Hill, SC and York County, as well as serving as a criminal defense lawyer Charlotte NC.
Mr. Beddow is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and the University of South Carolina School of Law. At USC Law, Mr. Beddow was the Senior Articles Editor for the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal. During his time in law school, Mr. Beddow also served as an intern for the Honorable Paul Martin Newby of the North Carolina Supreme Court and clerked for the South Carolina litigation firms of Richard Harpootlian, P.A., and Rogers, Townsend & Thomas, PC.
Prior to law school, Mr. Beddow pursued his passion for theatre and film in New York City. Mr. Beddow graduated from the New York Film Academy Acting for Film Program and appeared as a professional actor in TV, film and theatre productions throughout New York.
"My acting experience provided a solid foundation for my decision to pursue a legal career. Attorneys have their own version of theatre and they must be dedicated and act collaboratively to convince others of the worthiness of their clients' interests. I have been able to utilize my acting experience to be an effective advocate on behalf of clients." - Chris Beddow
Mr. Beddow has experience representing clients in North and South Carolina on a variety of issues pertaining to civil and criminal litigation matters. As a criminal defense attorney at the Powers Law Firm law firm, Mr. Beddow is deeply committed to providing zealous representation to his clients.
"Clients come to you to resolve some of the most dark, desperate and trying circumstances of their lives. As a trusted confidant and advocate on behalf of my clients, it is my purpose and passion to strive for the best possible outcome." - Chris Beddow
A native Charlottean, Mr. Beddow graduated from Charlotte Latin School in 2004 and is a diehard Carolina Panthers and UNC basketball fan. Mr. Beddow is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys, among other things, fishing, hunting, running, skiing and golf. Chris has completed multiple half-marathons and completed his first full marathon in Charlotte (Novant Health Marathon) last November.
Our law firm has three convenient office locations. Two are located in Charlotte, NC and we also have a law office in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Chris Beddow is licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and South Carolina. That includes cases for "drunk driving" or "drunken driving" as some people may call it. In South Carolina, defense lawyers refer to it as DUI or SC DUI charges. In North Carolina, DWI defense attorneys help people charged with "driving while impaired" (DWI) or driving while subject to an impairing substance.
J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 2015 B.A., United States History, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2008
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina, 2016 South Carolina, 2015 U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 2016