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Chad Douglas Garrett

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Greensboro, NC

5.0   17 reviews
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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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About Chad

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Practice areas
  1. Speeding and traffic ticket
    I regularly teach traffic law updates, and have published the best selling "ABC's of Traffic Law," available from the NC Bar Association. I am currently writing an update of the best selling book, which will be available at in February.

    22 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    As a former prosecutor and now a defense attorney, I have tried 1000s of cases, from murder to domestic violence and drug matters. I am the author of the best selling "ABCs of Criminal Law," and enjoy teaching and mentoring attorneys of every experience levels.

    22 years, 5,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    I have handleed DWIs as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. I regularly teach DWI law to attorneys and Judges state-wide, and have published two books on driving while impaired law and trial tactics.

    22 years, 1,000 cases


Chad Garrett is the preeminent Criminal Defense Lawyer in North Carolina. He currently instructs lawyers in the areas of Criminal Defense, DWI, and Traffic Law and his instruction has earned him the honor of being the Continuing Legal Education Instructor of the Year from the North Carolina Bar Association. He has authored the ‘ABC’s of DWI,’ ‘DWI Essentials,’ and the ‘ABC’s of Traffic Law.’ He is the former President of the Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and currently serves as a Board Member on the NC Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section.


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Posted by Susan | April 13, 2014
Excellent! Highly Recommend
My son hired Mr. Garrett for help with 2 very serious speeding tickets. He did not require a meeting in person. Told us not to worry. . . that he would make sure my son kept his license, kept him out of jail and would get the best outcome possible. Any concerns we had were quickly put to rest. I would highly recommend Mr. Garrett. He is an ex-DA and knows the courts and players, is reasonably priced (much less than others we talked to) and is true to his word.
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Posted by William | July 18, 2013
Hire Chad Garrett!
Super Lawyer - Great Person. Easy to understand what's going on and what the next step will be. Takes the time to listen and answer all questions. Thank You!!
Posted by Low | October 26, 2018
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Extremely Helpful
Mr. Garrett was very professional and friendly. Over all I am satisfied with his work and the results. Great Person and now friend!!
Posted by Steve | October 15, 2018
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Steve W Review
Mr Garret did a great job on my case. Not only was he honest during the consultation, but kept me informed about my chances of a positive outcome through out the process. I'm tremendously satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by brian | September 16, 2018
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CEO - Richard Petty Motorsports
Chad - does a great job for our company and our employees. He represents us mainly with traffic tickets. Chad, is very respectful and professional in his representation of Petty's Garage and RPM.
Posted by Jim | September 14, 2018
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Great lawyer!
I was a client on behalf of our homeowners assn of Chad Garret. He advised us on dealing with a couple very disruptive members. He helped us put policy's and procedures in place to protect us from legal actions of disgruntled members. Thanks Chad!
Posted by Sarah | September 12, 2018
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Got me driving again!
Chad was able to get multiple driving with revoked license tickets dismissed for me with a surprising amount of ease.. not only did this save me hundreds of dollars in court fees and fines, but I didn’t have to worry about navigating the confusing court system myself. I highly recommend!
Posted by Lori | September 12, 2018
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Great Service
I hired Chad to take care of a speeding ticket. Chad was excellent to work with, always patiently answering my questions and making sure I understood what was happening every step of the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2018
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Chad has handled traffic violations for myself and other family members. I have been extremely pleased with the outcomes.
Posted by Lisa | September 11, 2018
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Excellent work
Chad handled my traffic ticket professionally and quickly. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Jennifer | September 11, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
Chad Garrett and his firm went above and beyond for me. I hired their firm to defend me from a former employee’s false allegation in which she pressed criminal charges. Chad and his team kept me in the loop the entire time and eventually were able to have the charges dropped. Very satisfied with all of the aspects that they handled in my case.
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Posted by Luke | September 10, 2018
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Student, Aspiring Sports Professional
In the spring of 2013, while attending a college in the area, I was arrested for drug trafficking in the Greensboro area. It was an awful mistake that I knew had the potential to ruin my life. I hired Chad Garrett for my case. Over the next 2 years Chad worked non-stop to get me the best possible outcome, while not misleading me about the realities of my case. He made informed decisions that consistently proved to be beneficial, and always explained the situation and his proposed course of action in detail and in understandable language so I could be an informed party to my case. More than anything else, he believed in me as a person, a good person, and communicated that to me frequently at a time when few others would have said the same. Aside from his professionalism, effectiveness, and empathy throughout the case, Chad delivered an outcome far beyond anything I thought possible based on the factors of the case. When I was looking at minimum mandatories of 2-14, after almost 2 years, Chad got the case dismissed and my record expunged completely. He literally gave me my life back and then some, as I had grown and learned so much throughout the process and had Chad to support me in making change in my life so as to never make a mistake like this again. What takes Chad even further, is that he continues to support you even after the last of the legal details have been wrapped up. Chad really wants me to succeed as a person, as someone who he gave a second chance, and it means the world to me to catch up with Chad a couple times a year when we can. I worked hard to make use of that second chance, and where once I was looking at prison time now I am graduating with a degree and am well on my way to starting a long and successful career and life. Chad is literally an angel and I will always be grateful that he did so so so much for me.
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Posted by Rebecca | September 10, 2018
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Chad Garrett
Chad Garrett is always willing to lend a helping hand. He's has helped my entire family on many occasions. Even if it is something that is out of his district, he helps to point us in the right direction. Chad is highly recommended!
Posted by Serena | September 9, 2018
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A winning ticket
First ticket ever - 84 in a 55 zone? Yes, I am that girl. Chad Garrett was incredible! He treated me with kindness & respect. The process took some time, but he & his associates made a continued effort to communicate with me so I never had added anxiety. With his deep connections & understanding of our local courts, he was able to get the whole matter dismissed in the end. Considering what we would've had to pay in added insurance, fines, etc. this really saved us a huge amount of money as well as stress. I cannot recommend them highly enough. There are so many choices out there & it is really hard to know who you can trust. This firm is absolutely above reproach. Oh, and by the way, I am now that annoying person driving everywhere 5 miles below the speed limit. I do promise to keep in the slow lane though, so please don't hate me.
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Posted by Lisa | September 9, 2018
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Quick response
I have used this firm multiple times and recommend it to friends. The attorneys are all very quick to reply and communicate everything in an easy to understand way. I have used the firm for corporate as well as family law and both attorneys were knowledgeable and effective.
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2018
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The best of the best of the best of the best. THE GUY OF GUYS
I don't even know where to start. Chad Garrett was an angel sent from heaven and I'm not even a religious guy. I had FOUR dwi's. FOUR. I was referred to Chad by a good friend who had gotten in trouble for something completely unrelated to dwi's, but he insisted this guy was the best. So I called we chatted, he was very nice, but brutally honest. Things didn't look good. Now, I've dealt with attorneys that start a stopwatch and charge you by the minute to consult with them. Chad is the polar opposite. I was having freakouts about going to jail and he would call or email me to update me and make sure I was feeling okay and frankly comfort me like a father figure. I was facing a mandatory MINIMUM sentence of 4 months in jail and like a $10,000 fine. Plus I got 3 of my cars seized by the police (there was nothing he could do about that), but I'm trying to paint a picture of the situation I was in. All this advice and talking and strategizing over the phone took place before we even had a conversation about legal fees. He cared about me as a person and me staying out of jail if possible. Finally, it took ME asking HIM how much this was gonna cost and the cost was astonishingly low for how much trouble I was in and how much time and BS paperwork and legwork and negotiating this was gonna take. I was in deep $&*@! I gratefully paid him his exceptional rate and he was there for me every step of the way. Always returning phone calls, emails... I was scared out of my mind and I know I annoyed the crap out of him but he was always there to answer my dumb questions and lend a hand. He even consulted with my other lawyers in other counties to put their heads together to strategize the best way to handle the situations between counties. This is above and beyond. He ended up getting me in front of the most liberal judge possible on the proper day and time, told me exactly what to do and say, and instead of going to jail I traded it for 4 months of a "resort-like" drug and alcohol rehab facility. Then, after the 4 months was up most lawyers would have just been done, see ya later I did my job. Chad goes above and beyond and helps me with getting an unsupervised probation transfer to California (where I decided to move to) which is like a huge "no-no" in the probation office but he managed to work his magic and make it happen. Chad will randomly email or call me and just say, "hey man, just checking in making sure things are going well. How's the weather in Cali? I was just in the probation office and it was snowing and I thought of you and I wanted to take a few minutes to go through your file and make sure your transfer is still going through ok." This random attorney I can honestly now call a friend. I'd go to war for him if he needed me for something. I'd spin a sign in front of your office that said "Chad Garrett" like those guys do in front of Little Cesar's if he wanted me to. Chad, I owe you my freedom, my lifestyle, my eternal friendship, and very possibly my life itself. I quit drinking, joined AA, no license so no driving, but thats a good thing at least for right now. If you want a lawyer that won't BS you but will go to war for you, hire Chad Garrett. ....Thanks Chad
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Posted by Angela | January 3, 2017
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Great attorney!
I've used Chad 2 times for my daughter's speeding tickets. He was excellent in representing my daughter. My husband and I had questions and Chad was so convenient in returning a calls and answering any questions we had. Will use him again!
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Retainer Always
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner, Partner
  • Garrett, Walker and Aycoth
  • 2013 - Present
  • Owner, Partner
  • Garrett and Walker, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Chad D. Garrett, PLLC
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Guilford County District Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2005
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  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • State v. Hicks
  • Dismissed
  • State v. Carr
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. Bethea
  • Not Guilty


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • CLE Board and Criminal Justice Board
  • 2012 - Present
  • Randolph County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Past President
  • 2011 - 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Continuing Legal Education Volunteer of the Year
  • NC Bar Association
  • 2012


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • ABCs of Criminal Law
  • 2015
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • ABCs of Traffic Law Update
  • 2014
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • ABCs of DWi Update
  • 2014
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • ABC's of Criminal Law (Upcoming Book)
  • 2014
  • G&W Publications
  • NC Legal Essentials: DWI - The Complete Courtroom Guide
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Update - ABCs of DWI Law
  • DWI
  • 2014
  • NC Annual Review
  • Moderator / Ethics Speaker NC Law Annual Review
  • 2014
  • GCDLA Criminal Law Update
  • Criminal Law Update / Speaker and Planner
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (13)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Chad for over 10 years. I frequently refer cases to him in seek his assistance and advice. I would highly recommend him to handle your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Whenever I need to refer clients to a lawyer in the Greensboro area, I always tell them to call Chad. He is a reliable and experienced attorney and I enthusiastically endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Other
"When my clients need criminal defense counsel in North Carolina, my first call is to Chad Garrett."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chad for over twelve years, both as a co-worker and opposing counsel, and always as a friend. Chad's experience and knowledge are as much a resource for fellow attorneys as they are to his clients. Chad is reliable, friendly and constantly seeking to help others."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is my go to guy for Guilford County. He is honest and dependable. I have sent many clients to Chad and I have never had anyone come back to me with complaints. In fact people have called me back to thank me for referring him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Garrett's reputation for excellence in criminal defense is well-earned. He is an innovative leader in the field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chad has an excellent reputation among members of the legal community. Chad is a bright, approachable, and strong advocate for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The fact that judges carry a book that Chad wrote to the bench with them says it all. He is my "go to" guy for driving questions. He is a fine attorney and is well respected within the criminal defense bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad is a great lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chad. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chad is a rare breed among attorneys - knowledgeable and compassionate, skilled and understanding - he has literally written the book on DWI, Traffic, and Criminal Law in North Carolina. A tireless worker who still returns every phone call every day after a decade in private practice, look no further than Chad for honest advice, passionate representation, and the experience to achieve the best possible result in your case."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chad. He is an excellent and experienced attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Chad since I started working as an attorney in Greensboro. He is always willing to answer questions and genuinely cares about his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad is the hardest working criminal defense attorney in the area. He'll get the job done for you and you'll never have to wonder if you got the best possible result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad Garrett is the type of attorney that other attorneys emulate. He does his job well, and it is apparent from his results that he works hard for his clients. If you hire him, you won't regret it."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Outstanding attorney!"
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Greensboro Speeding and traffic ticket Lawyer Chad Douglas Garrett
Chad Douglas Garrett
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
Greensboro, NC
Licensed for 22 years
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