David R. Payne, P.A. Aggressive Representation when it matters most.

Criminal Defense Lawyers and DUI Attorneys in Asheville, NC.

David R. Payne
David R. Payne
David R. Payne is an Asheville native. For over twenty years he has enjoyed a strategic presence within the courtrooms of Western North Carolina. David has a reputation of being a strong yet diplomatic attorney  who demands the respect associated with his standing as an office of the courts. With high scholastic  honors and a sense of balance from practical experience growing up in the construction industry, David prides himself with an efficient and effective legal representation for the people of North Carolina. David has extensive trial experience and enjoys the challenge of a good legal battle focused on the right and truthful outcome for his clients.      
Joseph Carroll Bowman
Joseph Carroll Bowman
Joseph C. Bowman is a seasoned trial attorney with expertise in criminal matters after more than a decade as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of North Carolina. He has tried more than 500 DWI cases.  He has prosecuted multiple 1st degree and 2nd degree murder cases, including capital murder, he has tried to verdict self defense using lethal force, rape, kidnapping, habitual DWI, drug sales, assaults, firearms violations, embezzlement, strangulation, domestic violence, habitual felons, Opiates, Heroine, Oxycodone, Percocet, Fentanyl, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, LSD, Ketamine, MDA, MDMA, Designer Drugs, Paraphernalia and Drug Trafficking.  
Brian W. Sharpe

        Brian W. Sharpe grew up in Western North Carolina and has strong family ties to Asheville and Madison County.  He attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked for several years in local and state government as a welfare fraud investigator, before completing his law degree at Elon Law School in Greensboro, NC, where he graduated magna cum laude ("with highest honors") and finished 4th in his law school class.  Brian now operates mainly from our firm's Marshall office, where he assists clients from Madison, Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, and Yancey counties, in a wide range of legal matters such as real property law, business formation, estate planning, probate administration and will disputes, auto accidents and personal injury, worker's compensation, construction law, civil litigation, appeals, and traffic/criminal defense.  He brings a practical, yet detail-oriented approach to his transactional work, and is also a strong presence in the courtroom, having been a decorated student of trial and appellate advocacy.   Our lawyers serve Asheville as well as all of the surrounding areas in Buncombe County and Western North Carolina (Buncombe, Madison and Henderson). We have English and Portuguese interpreters available for all cases. Nós falamos Português!

Our lawyers want to help you with:

  • personal injury,

  • traffic violations (DUI/DWI, speeding, including DWI in Blue Ridge Parkway in Federal Court),

  • criminal defense at all levels, from drug paraphernalia to trafficking to homicide.

  • real estate & deed transfer,

  • worker's compensation.

New Main Phone: 828-258-0076 Asheville, 828-649-8322 Marshall or call or text to 828-393-3000 after hours cell. email josephcarrollbowman@gmail.com  All communications are strictly confidential.

Madison County Court in Marshall

7 North Main Street,  Marshall, NC 28753.  Phone: 828-649-8322 Fax: 828-649-8377


In Asheville, NEW OFFICE! 12 1/2 Wall Street, Asheville, NC 28801, Fax: 828-281-2873.  By appointment Only. 828 258 0076.