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George Wilmarth Nickel III

Criminal defense Attorney at Cary, NC

4.9   112 reviews

also known as Wiley Nickel


Licensed for 17 years

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About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Assault, Larceny, Shoplifting, DMV Issues, Drinking Tickets, Open Container, RDO, Marijuana Lawyer, Drug Charges Lawyer

  2. DUI and DWI
    15%
    Experienced Raleigh DWI Lawyer

  3. Expungement
    15%
    North Carolina Expungement Lawyer

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    15%
    Wake County Speeding Tickets, Raleigh DWLR Lawyer, DMV Issues.

  5. Divorce and separation
    5%
    Wake County Divorce Attorney.

WHEN YOUR FUTURE IS AT STAKE, AN EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY MAKES YOUR RIGHTS A PRIORITY!

Defense Attorney – Wiley Nickel

When your future and reputation are at stake, an experienced criminal defense attorney makes your rights a priority.

As a former Deputy District Attorney Wiley Nickel has the experience that matters most. With a practice based on trust, respect, discretion and professionalism, Wiley helps his clients avoid the dire consequences of criminal charges.

As a criminal defense lawyer, Wiley specializes as a drunk driving attorney and traffic ticket attorney. DWI charges can have a profound effect on your life and financial situation, and the right DWI attorney makes all the difference. Fighting traffic tickets, which may negatively impact your record and lead to huge increases for your car insurance, is another way Wiley defends every aspect of your rights.

Wiley focuses on family law, criminal law, juvenile law and traffic tickets from his office in Cary, North Carolina. Contact Wiley Nickel when you need an experienced defense attorney, DWI lawyer or drunk driving lawyer in Wake County. Defending your rights is his priority.

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Licensed for 17 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/27/2022
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/30/2022

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

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Nickel & Granados, PLLC
2401 Weston Pkwy
Suite 101
Cary, NC, 27513

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  112 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kimberly W S
This law office went above and beyond and was able to complete all the actions I asked for. I have not worked with many law offices but this one is professional and most of all gets the job done. They communicate quickly and keep you informed. They were able to get the judge’s approval when I did not think it was possible. Thank you for a job well done!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Get's it done!
My daughter (19 years old) received her second speeding ticket within 3+ months of her first one. After I calmed down, I began the search for a lawyer; of course the 20+ letters she got in the mail within 2 days of her ticket was overwhelming and initially I tossed them all and honestly decided to pull them out of recycle bin and look at them anyway, and yes, I looked at the attorney fee. Well this law firm was in the average range, but their pamphlet stuck out, and they had great reviews, so I gave a call for the free consultation. Emily laid out all the possible outcomes and was very professional and thorough in her email back to me to recap what we discussed. I did not need to go further - call it instinct. Short version - Kristi Haddock represented her in court, explained the process for Chatham County, and gave me all the steps needed prior to the court date. Outcome-reduction in speed and court costs! JUST WOW! My daughter has points now on her license and we will hope for no increase in our insurance; but I expected much worse. I hope she learned a lesson FINALLY, but should she lose her mind again and continue this stupid-ness, I'm taking her keys, but we will be a return customer. Thank you Kristi and staff!! Signed-very satisfied mother.
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Posted by Jim | April 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding ticket
I had an ex excellent experience...it was quick, and hassle free experience...i highly recommend this law office to anyone that needs a great lawyer...thank you....I saw 1 bad review on here..that person must be a Fool to say anything bad about the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel.
Response from George Nickel May 26, 2022
Thanks so much! We're very glad to have been able to help.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding ticket
Excellent service; the support provided was professional, all correspondence was quick but thorough, and my speeding ticket was reduced to an improper equipment finding. I had no change in my insurance payment or points on my license. I have recommended Mr. Nickel to other friends who have had similar positive experiences.
Posted by William | August 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My father and...
I was touched by the way Mr. Nickel immediately was genially concern about our case. He gave us a sense of relief right away, just by agreeing to try and help. Attorney Nickel is very professional when it comes to communicating any updates or concerns. We recommend him and his firm highly and outstanding. William
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer!!
He helped me get my license back, I had many DWLR and DUI. He was helpful 100%, never left me in the dark.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Great at What They Do
I was pulled for an alleged reckless driving ticket a few months back. As soon as I got into contact with Wiley and his firm, my worries were over. They were great at communication, and also went through the trouble of obtaining my previous driving record, free of charge. Over the next few months, the team attended my court dates, and eventually, got my ticket reduced down to a non-misdemeanor speed. Quite possibly the best outcome I could have asked for. I don't anticipate getting in any more alleged traffic trouble, but if I do, I will be sure to contact these folks again. Thanks for all your hard work. There was not one day where I was worried about the outcome of this case. 5 stars all around.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Accumulated a substantial amount of speeding tickets. Caused my license to get suspended. Eventually revoked. They were able to dismiss all my tickets and get my license back. Very professional. Definitely will recommend to others.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great!
I received a speeding citation the day after Thanksgiving on my way home from visiting my mom. I believe I was 19 over the speed limit, and this was not my first speeding violation of the yr. I was initially told by one lawyers that due to the fact this is my 2nd violation in the yr, it would be very difficult to get this violation reduced. I was bummed, but guilty because I was flying, and willing to accept the points on my license and increase in insurance. No later than the day after my court date, I received a phone call at work with someone stating that my citation was reduced to an "improper equipment", and there should not be any increases to my car insurance. These folks are wonderful and I recommend them to anyone in need of help!
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic charge for following too closely
When my new-driver teenager was charged with driving too closely to avoid an accident, this attorney was able to instruct her on taking a driver improvement class, as well as taking other actions, before her court date. At court, the attorney was able to get the charges dismissed. A very positive experience with the attorney.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great outcome
Received a speeding ticket for 15 over 55. This was my first ticket, and he got it reduced to a $25 non-moving violation, so no points on my licence or insurance. Very happy with the outcome!
Posted by Nick | October 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Polite and Easy
I needed an attorney to handle a speeding ticket. I was on and off the phone in less than 10 minutes, had very polite and simple service from start to finish, and they were able to get the charge reduced to improper equipment. Their costs were reasonable, but the value definitely came from how little of a headache this whole ordeal was.
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Posted by Marsha | October 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding Ticket
I got a speeding ticket in Wake County.Called and consulted with Mr. Nickel and he was able to get my case resolved. Excellent service! I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Chavis | September 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dismissed case
Excellent job at a VERY affordable rate! I couldn't find another law office in town that would even handle my case at the rate that they gave me. They got my case dismissed for having no insurance (although I did at the time of my plates being taken AND my car being impounded), so there are no court costs, fees, or anything. Simply the easiest process ever. If (and I do mean a BIG if) I have an issue in Wake County again, I will be calling this company. Thank you guys for doing what you said you'd do. I recommend this office to everyone!
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Posted by victor | September 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding ticket
Want to thank the staff for such professionalism and quick response to my needs. Kept me informed every step of the way. I would highly recommend this firm for any legal matter.
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect service
Had a speeding ticket and worked with the Wiley Nickel team. Got a great outcome on the ticket- they are professional and easy to work with. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding ticket
Mr. Nickel and his team were able to get my speeding ticket reduced down so I could get a Prayer for Judgement and not have to do community service, also avoided points on my license and insurance! I would highly recommend them.
Posted by Peter | August 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I contacted Wiley Nickel for an expungement of a 27 year old felony I received when I was 19. His firm was professional from the first phone call. Thanks to him I got an expungement and was able to put this behind me. His firm handled my case with 100% professionalism, and I can finally get this behind me and continue with my life.
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Professional, Quality Legal Service
Needed assistance on a first offense, minor traffic ticket. Was able to process all my information over the phone. After the court date, received the desired outcome...Prayer for Judgement...and was able to keep my driving record clean!!!
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I got a speeding ticket... I did my own research (ahead of getting inundated with lawyer letters) and I was impressed by Wiley's articles and videos. The experience was painless - a few forms to fill in, then on the court date an email telling me the outcome (reduced charges, no license or insurance points). A decent price, too.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • State Senator
  • North Carolina General Assembly
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Advance Associate
  • The White House
  • 2009 - 2011
  • National Advance Staff
  • Obama for America Campaign
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Commissioner
  • California Postsecondary Education Commission
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Merced County District Attorneys Office
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Joseph Uremovic
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Ventura County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Finance Director
  • Cardoza for Congress
  • 2001 - 2002
  • National Advance Staff
  • Gore 2000 Campaign
  • 1999 - 2001
  • National Advance Staff
  • The White House, Office of Vice President Al Gore
  • 1998 - 1999
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Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Tulane University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Fililng a False Police Report
  • Dismissed
  • Assault on a Female
  • Dismissed
  • Wake County DWI
  • 24 Hours of Community Service
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Associations

  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo.com
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice 2015
  • avvo.com
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Campbell Law School Connections Mentor Program
  • 2015
  • #1 Attorney in Raleigh
  • Thumbtack
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Completion
  • UNC School of Government Felony Defender Training
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Client' Choice 2014
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Completion: 2014 Case law Update
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo.com
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice 2013
  • Avvo.com
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Completion
  • UNC School of Government: Juvenile Defender Training Program
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Completion
  • UNC School of Government: Misdemeanor Defender Training Program
  • 2012
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers CLE Luncheon
  • North Carolina Legislative Update for changes to Criminal Law
  • 2019
  • NC Lunch with a Lawyer
  • Lunch with a Lawyer Program
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (79)
Endorse George
Child custody Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Nickel's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wiley is an excellent defense attorney. He zealously fights for his clients and pursues every defense available."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is very well respected in the courtroom. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Expungement Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In addition to being a practicing lawyer, I am the founder of a consumer-to-lawyer e-commerce site called BernieSez.com. Wiley and others like him see that this solution makes sense for the consumer and the practitioner as well. He is a forward-thinking man not afraid to embrace the advantages and efficiencies of modern technology. We need more like him in our profession. Highest kudos!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Nickel. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Nickel personally and professionally to be a man of great character and commitment. I endorse this attorney heartily."
Domestic violence Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. His Avvo ratting speaks volumes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nickle is a talented and well respected lawyer who really cares about his clients and goes the extra mile to get the very best disposition in every case. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great lawyer for a reasonable fee who answers his phone and returns calls promptly, which is the most important thing a lawyer can do to serve his clients. He is never to busy to answer your questions or help you out and he offers free consultations over the phone so that you can speak with him any time of the day or night about your problem."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Other
"Highly respected and overall a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is very clear from his experience, contributions and reviews that Mr. Nickel is extremely knowledgeable and highly competent. I wouldn't hesitate recommending him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nickel works hard for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is highly recommended in the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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