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Mike Paduchowski earned his Juris Doctor from theUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill .  While attending law school Mike worked for the Orange County District Attorney's Office, was a member of the Holderness Moot Court Negotiation Team, achieved Dean's List honors, and was named to the prestigious Order of the Barristers.  Before attending law school Mike graduated from the University of North Carolina 's Kenan Flagler Business School with a degree in Business Administration then went to work for the law firm of Hedrick, Gardner, Kincheloe and Garofalo LLP.  Mike previously worked for the Maitland Law Firm in Chapel Hill where he was in charge of the firm's Criminal, Traffic, and Personal Injury section. Mike left his position at Maitland Law for an opportunity to join the Law Office of Matthew Charles Suczynski PLLC in 2011.  He has concentrated his practice areas and teamed up with Matthew Suczynski to provide the residents of North Carolina with superior legal service at affordable rates.

Mike is a skilled litigator and accomplished negotiator who utilizes his knowledge of the local court system and trial process to efficiently handle criminal, traffic, DWI, and personal injury matters. Mike and his wife, Brittney, have been members of the Chapel Hill/Durham community for over a decade.  He gives back to the community by coaching youth sports, serving as a Resident Judge in Teen Court, and volunteering as a Supervising Attorney for the NC Driver's License Restoration Project.  Mike believes that communication is key and takes pride in providing personal legal service to each and every client.


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Practice areas


  1. Speeding Ticket: 35%
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. Car Accident: 15%
  5. Personal Injury: 5%



Contingent (20-40%)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Alexander Frickey

    Mike is an outstanding lawyer. He possesses an almost encyclopedic knowledge of criminal and traffic law and has excellent trial skills to boot. His results-oriented approach serves his clients very well.


    Michael Frickey Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Daniel Allen Meier

    I've known Mike for years and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking representation for their legal matter. He will give your case the time and attention it needs, and provide effective representation.


    Daniel Meier Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Matthew Charles Suczynski PLLC

208 N Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC, 27514


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Criminal Law Attorney of the Year FinalistLegal Elite - NC Business2014
Young Guns - Attorney of the Year FinalistLegal Elite - NC Business2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Alumnus of the YearUNC Sigma Phi Epsilon2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell Lawyers.com2012
Pro Bono Project of the YearUNC Law - Pro Bono Program2010
Pro Bono Group Project of the YearNorth Carolina Bar Association2010
Order of the BarristersUNC Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Office of Matthew Charles Suczynski PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyThe Maitland Law Firm2007 - 2011
N/AOrange County District Attorney's Office2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
NC Drivers License Restoration ProjectSupervising Attrney2009 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationTraffic Section Chair2008 - Present
Teen Court - Volunteers for YouthResident Judge2008 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ambulance TheftDismissal of all charges
4th Amendment - Fire Truck Makes DWI StopCourt of Appeals Decision Appealed to NC Supreme Court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of North CarolinaBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UNC IFC ConferenceRights of Individuals in Dealing with Law Enforcement2009