Chris is not the type of attorney who just wants to collect the fee, plead you guilty, and move on to the next case. He is a criminal defense attorney because he cares about people who have been accused, he enjoys taking cases to trial when necessary, and he loves winning.
He is ready, willing, and able to represent you in any criminal, traffic, or DWI case for anything from a minor speeding ticket to a serious felony. The process of retaining him starts with scheduling a free initial consultation. You make the call, and he will handle the rest.
Chris grew up in Chapel Hill and Greenville, North Carolina. He attended college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an undergraduate, he majored in philosophy and political science, and graduated with honors. After college, he moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked as a staff member for a Congressman and then a Senator. Chris later returned to Chapel Hill where he earned his Juris Doctor at the University of North Carolina School of Law. During his time in law school, he served on the staff of the North Carolina Law Review, and through his service, he published a piece on a complex criminal law issue. He also worked for a federal district court judge after his first year and the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office after his second year. During his time as a law student, Chris developed a passion for representing the rights of those individuals who have been accused of committing criminal offenses. As an attorney licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Chris now devotes his professional life to the service of these individuals, always hoping to make the best out of a bad situation. He is happily married to Wake County District Court Judge Sam Hamadani, and they both share a passion for the law. In his free time, Chris enjoys soccer, golf, skiing, card games and cooking.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts
- University of North Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor
- Staff Assistant for U.S. Congressman
- Legislative Correspondent for U.S. Senator
- Intern for Federal District Court Judge
- Intern for North Carolina Attorney General’s Office
- Founder of the Law Office of Christopher R. Detwiler, PLLC