Chris Beddow is a Criminal Justice and Family Law 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 misdemeanor and felony criminal charges and family law related issues throughout the Carolinas. “The ability to help people on a daily basis and make a real, tangible difference 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.”
Location:2412 Arty Ave Charlotte, North Carolina 28208
Education: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
Professional & Bar Association MembershipsNorth Carolina Member Since: 2016
North Carolina Member Since: 2015
Mr. Beddow has extensive experience representing clients in North and South Carolina on a variety of issues pertaining to civil and criminal litigation matters. Recently, Mr. Beddow was named one of the Top 40 under 40 trial lawyers in the State of North Carolina by The National Trial Lawyers Association.
As a criminal defense and family law attorney at Powers Law, 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.”
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 a theatre and film career 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. “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.”
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 one full marathon.
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 states.
It may sound cliché but I wanted to enter the legal profession in order to help people and make a difference in their lives. On a daily basis, I am able to navigate the complexities and intricacies of the legal system on behalf of my clients in furtherance of their interests. It is a real rush to be a criminal defense lawyer. I couldn’t think of anything else I would rather be doing in the legal profession.
It is also challenging and rewarding to be able to practice law in two different states. Despite the close proximity of North Carolina and South Carolina, the law can be vastly different from one jurisdiction to the next and it is my responsibility to keenly aware of these differences.
Additionally, I grew up in a household of attorneys. My father has practiced law for almost 40 years in Charlotte, NC and my sister is an insurance defense attorney in Raleigh, NC.