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Matthew James Davenport

Matthew James Davenport

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Criminal Defense: 34%
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 33%
  3. DUI & DWI: 33%



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • James Robert Cummings

    Matt Davenport is a first rate lawyer. A great combination of legal ability and street smarts. Gets great results for his clients.


    James Cummings Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Frank Harper II

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Frank Harper Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Matthew J. Davenport, Pa

321 Evans St Ste 101
Greenville, NC, 27858-1833




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Order of ServiceNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner / AttorneyThe Law Office of Matthew J. Davenport, P.A.2005 - Present
Assistant Professor of Business LawPitt Community College2003 - 2005
Assistant District AttorneyPitt County District Attorney2001 - 2005
AssociateKurtz & Blum2000 - 2001
Military PoliceU. S. Army Reserves1991 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense SectionSummer Convention Co-Chair2014 - 2014
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense SectionCLE Chair - "Intermediate DWI"2014 - 2014
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense SectionSummer Convention Co-Chair2013 - 2013
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense SectionCLE Chair - "The Ins and Outs of DWI Defense"2011 - 2011
Pitt County Judicial District BarPresident2008 - 2009
Pitt County Criminal Defense BarPresident2006 - 2009

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of North Carolina v. John NarronStatute upheld by N.C. Court of Appeals as constitutional, but with explanation that finder of fact (judge or jury) can depart from the state's test restuls. U.S. Supreme Court denied cert.
State of North Carolina v. OsterhoudtCourt of Appeals reversed, ruling that a driver who crosses painted lines at an intersection has violated a "traffic control device" and this constitutes reasonable suspicion to justify a stop.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Thomas Dunne Books - St. Martin's Press"First Over There: America's 1st Battle of World War One, Cantigny, May 28-31, 1918"2015


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Campbell UniversityAccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
2nd Annual Masters of DWI"Stops & Arrests"2013
Summer Convention 2012"The Confrontation Clause: Blood Tests and Chain of Custody"2012
1st Annual Masters of DWI"Search & Seizure"2012
Superior Court 101 CLE"DWI: Appeals by the State"2011
Summer Convention 2011"Checkpoints: Vhere Are Zee Papers?"2011
Summer Convention 2010"Search & Seizure, at Home and On the Road"2010
Advanced DWI CLE"DWI: The One-Sided Appeal"2009
DWI Masters CLE".08 Under the New DWI Law: How to Beat the Magic Number"2008
Continuing Legal Education"DWI and the EC-IR II"2008
Continuing Legal Education"The ABC's of the New DWI Law"2007