Joel David Schechet

Joel David Schechet

Asheville, North Carolina

Joel Schechet has been a practicing attorney in the State of North Carolina since 2006, the same year he graduated Emory School of Law. Over that time his practice has focused primarily on representing criminal defendants with a majority of that representation spent defending individuals charged with high level felonies. During the course of his legal career Joel has obtained significant and successful trial experience and he is capable and competent to practice in any state or federal court in Western North Carolina. In 2016 Joel founded the law firm of Macht & Schechet with long time friend and successful attorney Michael Macht. With the new firm Joel expanded his practice of law into the field of personal injury bringing to the practice of that area the aggressive advocacy that dominated his criminal practice.  

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law NC State
  • Criminal Law Federal
  • Driving While Impaired
  • Drug Offenses
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2016


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 2006
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Major: Philosophy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • NC Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Buncombe County Public Defender's Office, Assistant Public Defender, 2007 - 2016