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Michael Scott Fradin

DUI and DWI Attorney at Winston-salem, NC

5.0   27 reviews
  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 16 years
    Minnesota - MN 16 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 17 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Attorney Michael S. Fradin provides legal representation of the highest caliber to his cients. His areas of practice include criminal law and DWI/DUI law. Well-versed about DWI laws and how to defend accused drivers, he furthered his knowledge by completing a DWI Detection and SFST Training Program with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as the ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) course. He has also spoken on DWI at various seminars. When it comes to protecting the rights of the men and women we represent, he lets nothing stand in his way. He works diligently to obtain the most positive case results possible.

Attorney Michael S. Fradin has been honored with numerous accolades, such as inclusion on the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list, Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, and the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates. He has also been named among the 10 Best DUI/DWI Attorneys in North Carolina.

Before joining our legal team, Mr. Fradin was an appellate law clerk for the Honorable Linda Baxter in the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division. During his legal studies at Rutgers Law School, he was a member of Phi Delta Phi and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. During an initial consultation, he can help you better understand the extent of your rights and your various options before deciding to move forward with your case.

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Dummit Fradin - Family Law Attorneys
3400 Healy Drive
Winston-salem, NC, 27103
Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law
1133 W. First St.
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101
Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law
412 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC, 27401
Dummit Fradin Attorneys at Law
820 North Elm St.
High Point, NC, 27262
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Posted by Kristin | February 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Quick and responsive
Michael Fradin helped me to resolve my case quickly and get me the best outcome. He made all of my options very clear and was able to help me make the best decision. He took over my case in the middle and still resolved it for me within a month. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer that will help you to get the best results. He was always responsive and very nice.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2019
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Excellent service
Michael Fradin provided excellent legal representation for me in my case. He let me know what to expect before during and after court dates, which made what seemed like a nightmare a more tolerable experience.
Posted by Nicole | November 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Look no further!
Got charged with underage DWI and driving after consuming <21 after almost crashing into the side of a house in my neighborhood. Blew a 0.12 at the scene and a 0.08 at the station. Normally, DWI cases take months to resolve, but my case came to trial unexpectedly after the 2nd court appearance. Mr. Fradin is an AMAZING attorney and will fight for you. I was found not guilty of both charges. Mr. Fradin is an extremely knowledgeable man. At our first meeting, I could immediately tell he knew what he was doing and he already had a plan as to how he would defend me without having even hired him yet. He was very straightforward with me and my parents about the circumstances of the case, and he detailed his plans out to us along the way. While being straightforward and confident in his abilities, Mr. Fradin is also extremely approachable. I was very comfortable in telling him the details of the incident and also asking him any questions I had. He is also very quick to respond to any emails, calls, etc. We were not supposed to go to trial at the 2nd court appearance; it was supposed to just get continued. However, Mr. Fradin was more than prepared. He was blindsided, frankly, and he fought for me and we won. He is intense in the courtroom and will defend you to the best of his ability. I would not recommend anyone else. HIRE HIM!!
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Posted by Danny | November 8, 2018
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Outstanding Attorney
Micheal Fradin went above and beyond with my DWI case. I told him to “do his job” and he did!! He won the case before me and he won my case. Two cases in a row!!! I would Fradin to anyone!!
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Perfection!!
My husband was charged with a DUI and we didn’t know where to turn for legal counsel. I’m truly thankful for Michael Fraden and his unprecedented knowledge of the law. Throughout this troubling time, he was very reassuring that we would have a positive outcome. He delivered! If you’re looking for a confident, understanding, and completely caring attorney, he is the man for the job!!
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Posted by Sarah | October 20, 2018
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Best lawyer ever
I received a ticket for passing a school bus in a school zone. I firmly believe that I did not do it. The implications of this traffic ticket would greatly change my life in a negative way. Michael Fradin understood how important it was to fight this battle. He proved my innocence with impeccable precision. Throughout the process, he maintained contact with me keeping me up to date on my case. This consisted of phone conferences during a snow storm. I highly recommend him. If you are considering contacting him, than do yourself a favor and give him a call now. You will not regret it, I promise that.
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Posted by Greg | September 7, 2018
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Client with accident caused by medical condition
Michael Fradin is an attorney that I highly recommend. I had an accident caused by a medical condition and Fradin took me through the steps, clearly communicated what I was to obtain and provide, and took it from there, ultimately getting my case dismissed. Potentially, I could have lost license and added many points to my otherwise clean record. His professionalism, no BS, and and a good listener, all made my experience easy and not anxious. He kept me informed as I supplied more info to him and the process was easier than I had imagined. This guy is a personable, straight shooter, and if I need legal services again, he will be my first call.
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Posted by Mariah | August 2, 2018
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Traffic ticket
I hired Michael Fradin to take my case and I arrived at that decision after only a couple minutes into the consult. He is the epitome of professionalism. He was courteous, completely answered all questions/concerns I had and handled my case expeditiously. If I ever need an attorney again, Mike would be the one I'd call. If you ever need an attorney, I would strongly suggest hiring him.
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Posted by Chris | July 13, 2018
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Very honest and straight forward it
Mike handled a moving violation for me. He is a very realistic, honest person. Mike did for me what he said he would. Everything worked out great for me. When the need arises again for an attorney, I will contact Mike. Thanks
Posted by Char | July 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Defense!
I hired Mr. Michael Fradin to defend my son in a DWI case. I can honestly say he made a frightening situation much less stressful. Mr. Fradin was kind, honest and very knowledgeable, knowing exactly what to do. He defended my son and won the case. I hope to never need an attorney again but I would return to Dummit & Fradin without pause. I am so grateful for such support.
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Posted by Terayah | May 29, 2018
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DWI
Mr. Fradin is amazing! He recently won my case, that we both thought was nearly impossible to win. Last summer, I blew a 0.08 and was charged with a DWI. I honestly thought my life was over, especially since I was graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security. Mr. Fradin constantly kept reminding me to trust him, and honestly, that is the best thing I could have ever done. I would refer him to anyone who's facing a DWI charge or any traffic violation.
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Posted by Lars | May 2, 2018
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Easy
Got a trafic ticket that was pretty high. Michael and his team handled this easy and smooth, only two emails and the were suited for representing me. Very satisfied hazzelfree help.
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!!
Mr. Fradin is an excellent attorney. He represented my college age son for a speeding citation. I highly recommend him and his professional customer focused staff. 5 stars!!
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney Very Professional
We hired Attorney Fradin for a difficult case. He did an excellent job throughout the process explaining our option. He always made recommendations based on what would be best to win the case. His follow up on emails and phone calls was superb. His skills during trial lead us to the conclusion we were looking for. I would strongly recommend him.
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Posted by Chris | February 10, 2017
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A++
Mike represented my wife for a traffic ticket and was great to work with. He was very responsive through the whole process as well as very knowledgeable with all my questions. Excellent job!
Posted by Billy | April 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Success
Every DWI is different. Hiring Mike Fradin may not be a guaranteed win. But I believe in stacking the deck in my favor. Fradin proved successful for 2 cases for me.
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic experience
I felt very confident with MIchael Fradin as my attorney. He made me feel comfortable with the process and answered all of my questions promptly. When it came to trial Michael Fradin was extremely sharp and reacted quickly to the prosecutions arguments and witness questions. I would highly recommend him to anybody in need of a defense attorney.
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Posted by Chiara | January 19, 2016
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The best of the best
Michael Fradin is not only the hardest fighting lawyer in Winston Salem but the most diligent, knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. I wasn't just another case to him and Mr.Fradin along with his team made sure I was kept informed every step of the way of my case. There isn't another lawyer or law firm I would go to in the surrounding area.
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Posted by L. Williams | November 20, 2015
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Great Attorney
My case consist of me being charged for allowing for someone to drive my car without me knowing they were not licenesed to drive the stupid thing is the car did not have a tag on it and they drove anyway. but mr fradin was able to convince the court that i did not knowingly allow this person to drive my car. and inturn my case was dismissed. get job. Mr. fradin I will reccommend everyone I know and dont know to you for legal help if they kneed it. thank you so much for your help
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2015
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Very Professional and Efficient
As an out-of-state resident, I was was caught in a speed trap while visiting my child's college for Parents' Weekend. I am very pleased with all aspects of Attorney Michael Fradin's handling of my citation. I received a prompt and accurate assessment of my situation, an efficient request for relevant information, and an optimal result from Attorney Fradin and his team. I am so thankful that I did not need to appear in court and incur airfare and hotel expenses to return to North Carolina. My case was handled in the most professional and efficient manner by Attorney Fradin and his staff, and I recommend them unconditionally.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Dummit Fradin
  • 2007 - Present
  • Appellate Law Clerk
  • The Honorable Linda Baxter - New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2005

Education

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • DWI Detection and SFST Training Program
  • 2009
  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • St. Cloud State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Associations

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers
  • America's Most Honored
  • 2021
  • DUI Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • DUI Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2020
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers 2020 - Top 5%
  • America's Most Honored
  • 2020
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 10%
  • America's Most Honored
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • America's Most Honored
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 10 Best DUI/DWI Attorney NC - 2014
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • BASICS OF DWI: Everything You Need to Know to Handle Your First Case and Get Better at Your Next
  • Basics of DWI and More
  • 2013
  • Strategies in Defending DWI and DUI Cases
  • Defending DWIs
  • 2009
  • Strategies in Defending DWI Cases in NC
  • Defending DWIs
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (25)
Endorse Michael
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mike is one of the best in the business in criminal defense, especially DWI defense. He knows the law as well as if he was the one who wrote it. You will not find a more knowledgeable DWI attorney than Mike. He is also incredible prepared. I endorse him 100%."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you have a DUI, Mike is the attorney for you. Mike is a zealous and diligent advocate and, as a result, consistently obtains favorable results for his clients. I fully endorse this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"When you talk about the best DWI attorneys in Forsyth County, Mr. Fradin's name has to be on your list. His experience and natural talent make him the attorney you want on your side."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an elite DWI defense attorney. He scores a perfect 10 for both knowledge of caselaw and preparation for every single case. Mike is a fierce advocate and is always trial ready. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"When it comes to DUI/DWI cases, Michael Fradin is someone you can trust your case to. Mr. Fradin takes on each case with a experience, knowledge and creativity. Mr. Fradin looks for unique and innovative ways to use the law to the advantage of his clients and cases, holding officers accountable for following the law and making inventive arguments in court, with professionalism and integrity. I highly endorse this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"If you're charged with a DWI or other traffic matters in the Triad, Mike Fradin is the best of the best. His aggressive approach in the courtroom and his extensive knowledge of DWI law enable him to zealously represent his clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fradin is an experienced, knowledgeable and well prepared attorney who serves as a tremendous advocate for his clients. His attention to detail and zealous advocacy are evident in his results."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael is an intelligent and determined attorney focused on getting results. He is the guy other lawyers go to when they want to know how to successfully resolve a DUI case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"There is no one who fights harder for their clients than Mr. Fradin. If you are charged with a DWI there is only one place you should turn."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Fradin is an outstanding criminal defense attorney, and I am thankful I have had the benefit to learn from his wealth of knowledge. I do not believe that anyone has a better understanding of the complexities of DWI law and procedure. If charged with a crime, I highly recommend speaking with Mr. Fradin."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a strong advocate for his clients, without a doubt."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Fradin has been an excellent mentor as I believe he is truly one of the best in his field. His dedication to his clients is outmatched only by his skill and creativity in the courtroom. If you're facing a DUI charge, your first and only call should be to Mr. Fradin."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Mike Fradin. His knowledge, ability, and skill in DWI defense is unparalleled. A true master of the issues and the law, and a fierce advocate in the courtroom, Mr. Fradin is undoubtedly one of the best."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Fradin is one of the best!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mr. Fradin while practicing criminal law in Greensboro. His grasp of the law is second only to his bearing. Be it either in a written motion or verbally in open court, Fradin possesses the uncanny ability to break down the complicated elements of the law into comprehensible chucks and fit them perfectly into his arguments. This character trait is something that we all trained for in law school, but with out innate talent few of us can achieve; and Mr. Fradin has it."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Fradin's courtroom presence, legal knowledge and skill are outweighed only by his tenacity. He will leave no stone unturned in fighting for the best outcome for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Fradin."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mike for several years now. He is a quick study at the law and has a very effective court room style. You would be well served to have Mike as your counsel on any criminal matter."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a thorn in the side of the State. His motions are well written and his trial ability is beyond comparison. He never gives up and will fight to the end. Truly a great attorney."
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Winston-salem DUI and DWI Lawyer Michael Scott Fradin
Michael Scott Fradin
DUI and DWI Attorney
Winston-salem, NC
Licensed for 17 years