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Luis F. Maradiaga

Criminal defense Attorney at Winston Salem, NC

4.9   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Luis

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Wholeheartedly dedicated to advocating for clients facing criminal charges, Attorney Luis F. Maradiaga is a valued addition to Dummit Fradin. Prior to joining Dummit Fradin, he served as a criminal defense and immigration attorney in Winston-Salem and as a prosecutor in Orange County, NC. Mr. Maradiaga received his B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and obtained his Paralegal Certificate from Meredith College. He graduated from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, cum laude, where he received the Book Award at the Restorative Justice Clinic and was selected to attend the 2012 Restorative Justice Conference at Harvard Law School.

Mr. Maradiaga has advocated for clients accused of felonies, misdemeanors, and impaired driving. He has adroitly navigated DMV restoration hearings as well as driving record cleanups. Should you have charges outside of Forsyth County, he will travel to Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin Counties on your behalf for a comprehensive resolution of all your charges. Always ready for trial, Mr. Maradiaga will aggressively litigate your case so that your rights are protected to the fullest extent of the law.

As a native of Honduras, Luis is especially adept at serving the needs of those in the Hispanic community. Bilingual, he skillfully advises our Spanish-speaking clients without the need for an interpreter. Should immigration consequences be a consideration, he will direct you to the path that is least likely to invoke removal proceedings. Having personally gone through the residency and citizenship process, he empathizes with those looking to do the same, and works diligently to protect you from facing any criminal bars when applying for residency or citizenship.

Mr. Maradiaga deeply cares about each of his clients being fully satisfied with the outcome of their case. He patiently reviews the details of every case, and he makes it his priority to keep you informed at every stage of your case. Share the details of your case with Mr. Maradiaga, knowing he will carefully craft his representation to pursue the resolution that best serves your interests.

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Dummit Fradin
1133 West First Street
Winston Salem, NC, 27101
Dummit Fradin
820 North Elm Street
High Point, NC, 27262
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412 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC, 27401
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Posted by Yamen | November 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super lawyer
I was very lucky to be represented by counsel, Mr. Maradija He managed to snatch victory in the courtroom with absolute ease After only two sessions he was able to drop a 50 B suit against me He managed with all his intelligence and experience to drop the second criminal case and show justice for all Mr. Lewis is definitely a strong, intelligent and young lawyer who cares about his clients' issues as if they are his family. I highly recommend Lawyer Luis Maradega who is a super attorney. Thank you very much Mr. Maradiaga and the words do not express my joy and gratitude for your efforts
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Posted by Osama Abdelmalek | October 14, 2019
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Professional Lawyer
I would like to thank Mr. Luis F. Maradiaga in handling my criminals charges against me. he was very smart and very professional he gave me very valuable advices. he even took the time to explain to me step by step about some sceneries I could face in my case. he responded on every email and call that I made to him, and he answered all the questions and concerns that I had. The court day went smoothly I did not felt any fear, I was very confident that he will help me to win the case, and he already made me win without any charges and he also order a certificate from the court to make sure that these charges were dropped from my background check. Mr. Luis F. Maradiaga made himself accessible and told me if I have any other cases to give him a call. Thank you once again on doing a great job. I would highly recommend Mr. Luis F. Maradiaga law firm for anyone who need help.
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Posted by Jajuan | August 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Went the extra mile
Hired Luis the day before my court date and he got all of my charges dismissed. I couldn't be happier. He was focused and determined all the way through. He coordinated with me after everything was dismissed and even gave recommendations for other cases I have to handle. Will definitely be rehiring him soon.
Posted by Brian | June 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Luis F Maradiaga represented me on a DWI in Davidson co. NC. He is very professional, fights hard for you, and is very, very prepared for your case! Very pleased with his work!! Would highly recommend!!
Posted by James | May 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Personable and Passionate Lawyer
Our 17 year son made a bad decision driving carelessly and had a misdemeanor charge that potentially could be on his permanent record. Luis played out all the options, consequences and future ramifications of his actions. The suggestions Luis made to help him show his sincerity and understanding of his actions made all the difference. We feel that our son looked up to Luis as a role model. We appreciate everything he did for our family and our son's future.
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Posted by Chris | May 1, 2019
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Most efficient attorney yet
Luis was, first and foremost, the most professional, diligent and effective attorney I've hired yet. Personally speaking, dealing with a domestic issue is invasive and embarrassing, Mr. Mardiaga's approach and integrity gave me enough confidence to approach the issue head-on and truthfully and his result was swift and final. The situation I was dealing with was damning and resulted in a voluntary dismissal from the complainant--something entirely unexpected from me. He is, hands down, the best criminal attorney and should the need arise, I will go back to him and his firm.
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Posted by Lissy | April 11, 2019
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GREAT ATTORNEY !!!
I'm so grateful with attorney Luis F. Maradiaga he is the best plus he is bilingual and can communicate with anyone very well. My husband and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs this type of service. He gives his clients every possibility they can take and is very patient with every question we had, I'm beyond grateful for the results and attorney's Luis F Maradiaga help.
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Posted by Lisa | March 20, 2019
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The best attorney I have ever hired.
Mr. Maradiaga is absolutely wonderful. I had a DUI charge and he got it dismissed. I was beyond pleased with his professionalism and performance in the courtroom. I highly recommend his services. He is the BEST!
Posted by Priscilla | February 28, 2019
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Great outcome
Luis Maradiaga recently represented me and did great in getting me a reduction. Everything in court went well and he was very professional in giving me a heads up to complete what was needed in order to have a better outcome in court. Would strongly recommend!
Posted by Jeff | January 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond
Luis was a great attorney from start to finish! He was very detailed and took time to ensure I understood what was going on at all times! He even stayed with me after court to help me with some paperwork. Luis definitely went above and beyond and was a pleasure to work with.
Posted by GWEN | December 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
Luis Maradiaga recently represented me. I was very impressed with how he handled my case and his professionalism. He explained everything and prep me for trial. The out come of my case was very pleasing. I highly recommend DummitFradin and Luis Maradiaga.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A Sterling Advocate
Hiring Luis Maradiaga was certainly one of the smarter decisions I have made in my recent case. His guidance and attention to detail has proven invaluable in my situation. Despite my best efforts to derail my own attorney's plan for the disposition of my case, Luis kept everything on track and the end result speaks for itself. I would hire him again, should the need arise, although I am hoping that won't be the case. An outstanding counselor and all around nice guy. Bi-lingual, as well. Can't beat that.......... thanks Luis!
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Posted by Ted | November 6, 2018
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Very pleased with Luis Maradiaga
Luis Maradiaga recently represented me on a Domestic Violence case. While Luis had the case dismissed after the first Continuance without going to trial, he was very much trial ready. I was very impressed with his legal knowledge and professionalism. He answered every question I posed to him confidently and explained all legal issues in a way a non-lawyer could understand. He was empathetic with my position and listened with concern. I would definitely recommend Luis and Dummit Fradin to anyone in need of legal defense!!!
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Posted by Brandon | October 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Great lawyer didn't back down with the DA took case to trial and got my case dismissed thanks again Luis
Posted by Mark L. | August 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Excellent experience with this law firm and with Mr. Luis Fernando Maradiaga in particular, when I hired them for a speeding ticket. The outcome was better than I expected and was exactly what was described by my attorney, that would happen. Can't say enough good about the level of communication I received as well. Super price on the retainment compared to what others wanted. No complaints. Highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2019
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DWI Assistance
Luis did a great job with my DWI case. From first consultation to the court appearance, he made the process as seamless and painless as possible. Luis and staff were always available for questions and assistance. I’d recommend him to anyone facing a DWI charge.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Dummit Fradin
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Atkinson Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Volunteer Assistant District Attorney
  • Orange County District Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Summer Intern
  • Halifax County District Attorneys Office
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Meredith College
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • N/A
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Intestate Estate
  • All property distributed to heirs and estate successfully closed at court
  • Stokes County DWI
  • Case Dismissed
  • Forsyth County Assault on a Female
  • Case Dismissed

Associations

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • 31st Judicial District Bar of North Carolina
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019

Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Forensic Science Fundamentals for Attorneys
  • 2019
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Legal Ethics Considerations
  • 2019
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Prescription Painkiller Law
  • 2018
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • North Carolina Alcoholic Beverages Law
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • Evidence, Science and the Law - Learn from the Experts
  • Forensic Science Fundamentals for Attorneys & Legal Ethics Considerations
  • 2019
  • Guns, Gaming, Marijuana, Opioids and Alcoholic beverages
  • Prescription Painkiller Law and North Carolina Alcoholic Beverages Law
  • 2018
  • Hispanic Outreach / Crosby Scholars
  • DACA - What You Need to Know
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (16)
Endorse Luis
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having worked with Luis on numerous cases, I endorse him as an attorney. He is intelligent, understands court procedure and effective legal strategy, and goes out of his way to get great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Luis is a fantastic attorney. I have watched him in action and he is completely dedicated to his clients and to getting the best outcome possible. He is not only an intelligent and experienced advocate, but a really nice guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Luis is an incredibly capable and smart attorney who gives his clients the best possible representation. He has been overwhelmingly praised by his clients. I can't say it any more plainly than this: if I were in trouble, I would let Luis represent me. I am proud to have him as a co-worker."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Luis is a multitalented and experienced litigator. Luis has intimate knowledge of both the law and how the judicial process operates on many levels. Not only is Luis bilingual but he is also meticulous in his attention to the details of each case that he handles. Without a doubt I would endorse and recommend Luis to be your lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Luis is a tireless advocate and outstanding lawyer, who always puts his clients first. He is comfortable in the courtroom handling trials and also negotiating with prosecutors to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable about criminal, immigration, and traffic matters. I highly recommend this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Luis is a very thorough lawyer. He spends the time necessary to investigate each issue related to a case. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Luis takes the time to know his clients and their situation. He is an empathetic advocate who is unwavering in his commitment to clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Maradiaga is one of the best attorneys in North Carolina. If you're facing criminal charges, you need Luis in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Luis is a true professional and zealous advocate. I find him to be respectful, thoughtful, and thorough in every aspect of his representation of clients. You're in good hands with Luis."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Luis is an incredible advocate for his clients. No matter the criminal law issue, he will make certain that your rights are protected. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Luis is a thorough and passionate attorney. He is always well-prepared and zealously pursues his clients best interests. Both inside the courtroom and out, Luis' ability to ferret out legal issues and deliver effective arguments make him a fantastic litigator. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Luis is an excellent lawyer! I am more and more impressed each time I see him in the courtroom. He will tirelessly fight for his clients, exhausting every argument. I highly recommend Luis."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Maradiaga does a great job in representing his clients. Very thorough! Great lawyer!"
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Winston Salem Criminal defense Lawyer Luis F. Maradiaga
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