Criminal Defense Attorneys in North and South Carolina


Criminal Defense Attorneys in North and South Carolina


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Gilles Law, PLLC

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Meet The Team

Gael Gilles

Attorney at Law

Gael Gilles is the founding attorney of Gilles Law, PLLC in Charlotte, NC. Gael is a criminal defense attorney licensed in:

North Carolina State Court

South Carolina State Court

Federal Court Eastern District of North Carolina

Federal Court Middle District of North Carolina

Federal Court Western District of North Carolina

Federal Courts of South Carolina

Gael decided to pursue a career as a criminal defense attorney in order to help people in need that might not otherwise have had an opportunity for valuable legal advice. Gael practices criminal defense, handling traffic, misdemeanor, and felony charges.

Gael is of Haitian descent and speaks French and Creole. Gael is married and has two children; and he believes in community involvement and helping those in need.

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Southern Region Black Law Student Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyers 

Michelle Abbott

Attorney at Law

Michelle Abbott is a criminal defense attorney at Gilles Law, PLLC. She is licensed to practice in North Carolina State Court and Federal Court in the Western District of North Carolina.

Michelle is from the Charlotte area and loves serving the Charlotte community. Michelle is a Wolfpack fan (she graduated from North Carolina State University, Magna Cum Laude in 2011).

To learn more about Michelle’s professional background, click here to visit her Avvo profile.

Awards and Honors

  • Creative Loafing named Michelle “Best Attorney” for the newspaper’s Best of Charlotte 2017 edition.

Joseph Ittoop

Attorney at Law

Joseph Ittoop primarily concentrates his practice in the areas of Immigration and Family Law. As a Charlotte-native, he has had the unique perspective of watching our city grow from rural farmlands to a booming, urban landscape.

Mr. Ittoop is a detail-focused professional who strives to advocate to his fullest ability for all of his clients. He is a strong believer in treating others as he would like to be treated and lets that philosophy shine through his work. It is his goal to create practical legal solutions which give his clients peace of mind.

Joseph resides in Charlotte with his wife, where they enjoy their time with friends, family, and their two cats. He is a classically trained percussionist and is an avid disc golfer.


Samantha Kuhn


Samantha Kuhn – is a Paralegal for Gilles Law. Raised in Pittsburgh and moved from Colorado, she’s the newest member on our team here in Charlotte. She is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Spanish with a minor in Legal Studies. Her goals are to move on to Law School to study criminal defense. In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding and surfing.

Roxana Campos

Office Assistant

Roxana Campos is an Office Assistant at Gilles Law, PLLC. Roxana is from New Jersey but grew up in the Charlotte area. She is bilingual (Spanish and English) and uses the ability to help the Latino community as much as possible.  In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new places and spending time with family and friends.

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