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James W. McGee Jr. of the McGee Law Firm, located in historic downtown Wilmington, NC handles DWI/DUI law as well as personal injury, traffic, and drug litigation. The McGee Law Firm handles DWI cases in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties in North Carolina.

The DWI laws are different in every state, and North Carolina's are some of the toughest in the nation. If you're arrested for DWI in North Carolina, you're going to need a tough attorney. I am known for working hard for my clients, not merely providing a cookie cutter defense based on a ten minute analysis, but finding every angle in a qualified DWI defense.

As a longtime resident of North Carolina and graduate of North Carolina's own Campbell University, I've developed an intimate understanding of both the people and the DWI laws of this state. I believe I can help you with your DWI case.
Please don't hesitate to contact me for a free consultation.

• Membership and Association

• Member of National College for DUI Defense
• Member of North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
• Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

• Advanced Level DWI Training Programs


  • Taught Training for the Public Defenders in Durham at NCDD/IDS on August 21, 2015
    • Successfully completed training for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police DWI Detection Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program (2005).
    • Attended and completed the National College for DUI Defense in 2004 and 2005 as conducted at Harvard University.
    • Certificate of completion from the Masters of Scientific evidence in Dallas, Texas in April 2005.
    • Certified Operator of the CMI, Inc., Intoxilyzer 5000 Series (2005)

    If you have been arrested for drunk driving, DWI, DUI or traffic violations in New Hanover, Brunswick or Pender NC counties, do yourself a favor and call the McGee Law Firm today at (910) 254-0400.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
    13 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    13 years
  3. Car Accident: 5%
    13 years



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Bruce Collins Jr.

    Mr. McGee is an extremely zealous advocate for his clients, and has a wealth of education and experience to bring to his client's defense. Highly recommend!


    David Collins Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Ladd S. Gasparovic

    Jimmy McGee is an attorney of great integrity that gets great results. He's well established in his community of Wilmington and he has a narrow focus in his field of criminal defense, especially in DWI and traffic matters. I recommend Jimmy without hesitation.


    Ladd Gasparovic Real Estate Attorney
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Contact info

McGee Law Firm

213 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Dedication to DefenseNational College for DUI Defense2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawThe McGee Law Firm2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2004 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeGeneral Member2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. RippetoeN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trends in DUI Discovery (Aspatore Books)DWI Discovery Trends in North Carolina2015
Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DWI Conference for LawyersDWI Bond Issues2007