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Alex Kintner criminal defense attorney NC

M. Alexander Kintner,

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Attorney Alexander Kintner grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He completed his undergraduate studies at the College of Charleston, where he double majored in Political Science and Philosophy.  Upon Graduation, Attorney Kintner attended Law School at the Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut.  During Law School, Attorney Kintner worked for the Orange County, CT, District Attorney's office, and also clerked for the Honorable Anderson D. Cromer, Elected Superior Court Judge of Stokes and Surry Counties.   

Upon his graduation from Law School, Attorney Kintner returned to North Carolina, where he was admitted as a member of the North Carolina Bar in 2011.  Since his admission to the bar, Attorney Kintner has handled thousands of cases, ranging from traffic tickets to Major Felony Criminal Defense.  Attorney Kintner is a zealous advocate for his clients, and believes strongly in making sure their rights are protected.  Attorney Kintner focuses all of his efforts on making sure his clients receive the best resolution possible in their case  and successfully guiding them through the Court system.  

Call today to schedule your consultation with Attorney M. Alexander Kintner.  

Peyton H. Moore, 
Attorney and Counselor at Law

Peyton grew up in Greenville, South Carolina and has strong family roots in eastern North Carolina. She is a graduate of Clemson University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, cum laude, with a minor in Business Administration.


After graduation, Attorney Moore attended Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston Salem, North Carolina. She worked extensively for the Brunswick County District Attorney’s office and for the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina. Attorney Moore received her J.D. from Wake Forest and was admitted as a member of the North Carolina Bar.

Driven by a desire to make a difference in the lives of others, Attorney Moore will combine her knowledge of the law with hard work, integrity, and moral values. She will work aggressively for her clients and make sure that their rights are safeguarded.


Call today to schedule your consultation with Attorney Peyton Moore.

Ashley R. Smith,

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Ashley Smith focuses her practice exclusively on Family Law issues in New Hanover and Brunswick
counties. These issues include but are not limited to:

  • Divorce

  • Child Custody

  • Child Support

  • Equitable Distribution

  • Alimony

  • Domestic Violence

  • Separation Agreements

Other lawyers might call her aggressive, but Ms. Smith says she is passionate about the people she
represents. She has long held a passion for family law matters and uses her experiences as a child of a
divorced family to inspire her.


Ms. Smith has extensive litigation experience and loves being in the courtroom but knows that Court is not always what is best for her clients. She is receptive to resolving disputes outside the courtroom when it makes sense to do so.


Ms. Smith was born and raised in North Carolina, and began practicing law in Raleigh in 2011 handling criminal defense. In 2012 she moved to
Wilmington to take an opportunity to focus her practice on her passion for family law. Along the way,
she has developed a reputation as one of the toughest and most respected lawyers in New Hanover and Brunswick counties.


Call to schedule a consultation with Attorney Ashley Smith. Please note, Family Law are paid consultations, unlike our criminal and personal injury consultations, for which there is no fee.

Michelle Rodriguez,
Legal Assistant

Although born in Long Island, New York, Michelle has spent the majority of her life here in Brunswick County, North Carolina. Michelle grew up in a multi-lingual household and speaks fluent Spanish.

After high school, Michelle went on to graduate from Cape Fear Community College, majoring in Business Administration.

In addition to providing legal assistant support to the Attorneys at Coastal South Law, Michelle provides interpreter services to ensure that Coastal South Law's Spanish-speaking clients are able to fully understand their legal situation and communicate effectively with their Attorney at all times.

Michelle is committed to supporting the Coastal South Law team and ensuring clients are 100% satisfied with their representation.


Jessika Jarrell,

Although born in California, Jessika grew up in Wilmington, NC. After high school, Jessika received her paralegal certificate and went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2015 with a degree in Business Administration. Jessika serves as a Paralegal for Coastal South Law, focusing on Family Law but also handling the many other practice areas of a full service law firm, with a dedicated focus on Coastal South Law's clients needs.   She also has her North Carolina Real Estate Broker's license. Mrs. Jarrell lives by the beach with her husband and two dogs.

Amanda Kidd,
Legal Assistant

Amanda was born in Michigan, grew up in Las Vegas, but has called the Carolinas her home for more than 20 years.  Prior to joining the Team at Coastal South Law, Amanda spent 16 years in the Clerk of Court's office in both Cumberland and Brunswick County. Amanda is now supporting Coastal South Law with her extensive knowledge of criminal procedure, legal prowess, with a dedication to making sure that all clients of Coastal South Law are provided exceptional representation. 

Robert P. Epstein,

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Of Counsel

Robert is a 1996 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received a B.A. in Psychology, cum laude. After graduation, Mr. Epstein worked for a political and policy consulting firm and a brief stint in state government as a health care policy analyst. In 1997 he returned to Chapel Hill for law school where he received his J.D. from UNC in 2000.


After law school, Robert worked as a policy consultant in the 2000 election cycle before being appointed an Assistant District Attorney for Brunswick, Bladen, and Columbus counties, where his work focused on DWI prosecution. While serving as Assistant District Attorney, Robert represented the State of North Carolina in hundreds of trials before judges and juries.


In 2003, Robert chose to enter private practice so he could put his experience to work defending clients charged with felonies, misdemeanors, traffic offenses and DWI in North Carolina State Courts.


Robert also received his certification in Superior Court Mediations and District Court Arbitrations and is currently performing both roles in addition to his criminal defense practice.


Robert Epstein DWI Attorney NC
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