Messer Law Firm

If you are facing criminal charges in Asheville, Hendersonville, Waynesville, Sylva, Charlotte or a surrounding community, the Messer Law Firm is here to protect your rights. As a board-certified criminal lawyer with more than 15 years of experience, Al Messer is prepared to handle a broad range of criminal defense matters. Our firm has a proven record of success obtaining favorable results for clients throughout North Carolina. (See results page and client testimonials.)

Contact us today at 828-398-0823 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Asheville defense attorney.

Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist

Al Messer is board-certified as a specialist in state and federal criminal law by the North Carolina State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization. This designation reflects the fact that Mr. Messer has demonstrated a high level of experience and skill in the area of criminal law. If you are facing criminal charges in North Carolina, hiring a board-certified specialist in criminal law is a strong move to protect your rights and your future.

Former Prosecutor With Extensive Trial Experience

Experience as a former prosecutor is a valuable qualification for a defense attorney. After a year in private practice, Al Messer was recruited by the Buncombe County District Attorney's Office as a prosecutor where he learned how prosecutors approach cases. Knowing how the other side thinks allows him to see cases from both sides. He has the perspective to identify strengths and weaknesses in their cases — information that allows him to provide skilled defense representation to his clients.

Mr. Messer has extensive experience defending clients in state and federal criminal trial courts. He has successfully represented clients in hundreds of criminal trials, in cases ranging from traffic violations to homicide. Put your defense case in the hands of a trial-tested criminal law attorney.


Mr. Messer quotes his fee on a case-by-case basis. He understands that the cost of an attorney is an expense that you weren't planning on. Fees will be discussed and in many situations Mr. Messer will try to work with clients on a fee and payment plan. The initial consultation is free.

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If you face criminal charges in North Carolina, it is important to consult with a skilled defense lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us today online or by telephone at 828-398-0823 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Asheville criminal defense attorney.