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I have helped clients with traffic tickets for over 20 years.   In that time I have developed strong relationships with my clients, with my fellow attorneys and with court officials.  My goal as a traffic lawyer is to minimize the impact a ticket will have on my client's insurance and license.   At the same time I try to make the process as convenient and informative as possible.  It is no fun getting stopped by a police officer but with my help I can make the best of a bad situation.   If you or someone you know has received a traffic ticket then I would be happy to speak with them.   You can also chat with me directly by going to my website.


Personally, I went to college in Boston and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill.  I love living in the Raleigh area.  I am married and have two wonderful kids.  I like to fish, play golf and volleyball.  


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Practice areas


  1. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 55%
    22 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. Real Estate: 15%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    22 years, 10 thousand cases
  4. Car Accidents: 10%
    22 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kellie Chappell Gonzalez

    I endorse this lawyer. For many years I have seen him handle numerous traffic matters of all degrees. He is a zealous advocate and gets the job done for his client.


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  • Douglas MacMillan Borthwick

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Contact info

Law Office of Douglas Portnoy

2840 Plaza Placeq.
Suite 315
Raleigh, NC, 27612-8061


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top ContributorAVVO2014
Client Choice AwardAVVO2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Volunteer Lawyer AwardWake County Bar Association2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerAdams, Portnoy & Berggren, P.L.L.C1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina State Bar, IOLTAN/A1991 - Present
Wake County Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Driveway EasementNeighbor Failed on Injunction Attempt and Case Settled
Cause of DeathCoroner changed finding to cause of death unknown
Class Action - HomeownersSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
raleightrafficticketBe Careful of Changes to DWLR Laws2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Tufts UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TATA Membership ConferenceWills and Estates2014
Human Resources BenefitsWills and Estates2003