Over 35 Years 

Of Experience Successfully Advocating For Clients

As a native of Duplin County, North Carolina, a former Assistant District Attorney and a former Duplin County Commissioner; I am passionate about helping and protecting the members of my community and others who find themselves in need of legal counsel for family, criminal and estate planning matters. Let my knowledge and experience help you. At the Law Office of Anita R. Powers, we care about You. With tenacity and compassion, we will work to resolve your matter with the best possible outcome.

Representing Clients In Duplin And The Surrounding Counties For More Than 35 Years

How Can I Help?

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Family Law
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Criminal Law
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Estate Planning

Have a Family Law Matter, I Can Help

Family law matters can be complicated and multi-faceted. Clients come to us for guidance, support and assistance at a trying time. We take this responsibility very seriously. Whatever issues are involved in your divorce or other family law case, The Law Office of Anita R. Powers, can help. If you need legal representation for:

  • Divorce
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Division of Property
  • Termination Of Parental Rights
  • Adoption

We are here to help. Countless individuals and families have trusted me to be their advocate. I can be an empathetic guide through the legal process, a counselor when unsure of what you want to do, a negotiator when the facts and law of your case require it; and, when necessary, a fierce advocate in your family law matter. Regardless of your situation, we will provide you with a high level of service and excellent legal representation.

Have You Been Charged with a Crime, I Can Help

Unfortunately, innocent people are wrongly accused of crimes they did not commit. Whether you are innocent of the charges or are guilty and want the best possible plea; the Law Office of Anita R. Powers, can help. If you need legal representation for:

  • Speeding Tickets and other Traffic Violations
  • DWI
  • Larceny
  • Drug Offenses
  • Assault
  • Expungements

We are here to help. As a former Assistant District Attorney, I prosecuted defendants for misdemeanor and traffic violations. Now, I represent defendants charged with crimes and have a distinct advantage by having worked on both sides. I am committed to helping each client understand the charges against them and using my 35 years of experience to obtain the best possible result.

Want to Protect and Provide For Your Loved Ones, I Can Help

Whether you are a young couple with children, a single healthy person or a retiree, you should have an estate plan. Changes in your life and that of your family can occur at any time and without any notice. You want to be prepared when a disability or death occurs. The Law Office of Anita R. Powers, can help. If you are unsure of what you need or need these estate planning documents:

  • Wills and Living Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Healthcare Directives
  • Deeds
  • Guardianship

We are here to help. We are committed to compassionate and caring representation while helping clients achieve peace of mind that their loved ones will be protected. We take the time to get to know our clients and understand their situation and needs, so we can tailor a plan specific for them. We will put our knowledge and experience to work for you.

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Our Clients Say It Best

I am pleased to share my experience with Ms Powers when she represented me in a traffic violation case in Duplin Co. Ms Powers’ responsiveness, experience and her excellent results are the reasons I chose her to represent me. She was successful in the delivery of the outcome I hoped to achieve. I highly recommend Ms Powers for her outstanding legal counsel. A.F.

I was recently represented by Mrs. Powers in a legal matter. She was totally professional!!!! With me being in a different county, everything that could be done by email was. Mrs. Powers updated me regularly of anything that was received or any contact that was made between herself and the other attorney. Being updated when something that is so important in your life changes can be major. I appreciate her services more than she will ever know. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends. ♥️  S.G.T.

Attorney Ms. Powers did things with my divorce case no other lawyer could do or would do and needed to be done in order to enforce a court signed alimony agreement that my ex husband was behind in. So if your looking for a good lawyer, a lawyer to fight for you, and who never gives up, and who I call my pit bull ….in a loving, caring way …….. than she is the woman for you. Written by Patricia Moxley

Great experience with a speeding ticket. There was an issue with the court house and my correspondences with Cristal Bautista were great and she was able to get it taken care of very quickly! Would recommend. A.M.

Best attorney in the world! Thank you Anita for representing me and for getting the BEST case desired outcome. K.W.

Our Attorney

Mary Ann Kricko

Decades Of Experience Finding Solutions For Clients