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David A. Coolidge Jr.

also known as David Coolidge, Attorney David Coolidge

About me

Heading up Coolidge Law Firm and is criminal defense attorney David A. Coolidge, a graduate at the top of his class from Duke University School of Law. In addition to Mr. Coolidge’s extensive misdemeanor and felony criminal practice, he has represented thousands of clients facing speeding tickets and other moving violations. Attorney Coolidge is an experienced criminal trial attorney. His commanding presence in the court room protects your constitutional rights and helps to ensure the best possible outcome in your case. Specific education and professional accomplishments include:

  • Juris Doctorate, Duke University School of Law with High Honors

  • Order of the Coif - Top 5 percent of Graduating Class.


  • North Carolina Bar Association

  • Wake County Bar Association

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice

  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers


  • Court Appointed Criminal Defense Attorney - Felony and Misdemeanor Cases

  • Private Practice - Criminal and Traffic Defense


  • Advanced DWI Challenging & Using Expert Witness Testimony

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Field Sobriety Testing

  • Defending DWI’s: Common Issues in Trial and Sentencing


  • Durham Rescue Mission

  • The Healing Place


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    9 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    9 years
  3. Federal Crime: 15%
    4 years



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Seth A. Blum

    I have worked with David Coolidge on several matters. I have found him to be smart, prepared, and well organized. He does a great job of keeping clients well informed. He is personable and well qualified to handle complicated cases. In the case of trouble, I would not hesitate to hire him for myself or my family.


    Seth Blum Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Malcolm Moseley Matheson

    I know David to be a hard-working and determined advocate for his clients. He has extensive knowledge and experience in traffic, DWI and criminal defense. I recommend him to anyone in need of criminal representation.


    Malcolm Matheson DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 LawyersNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 5 percent of graduating classOrder of the CoifN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Court Appointed Criminal Defense AttorneyIndigent Defense Services2009 - Present
Criminal Defense AttorneyCoolidge Law Firm2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Secretary of StateNotary Public2014 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2008 - Present
Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial LawyersSecretary2008 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Wake County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Neil S.DISMISSED
State of North Carolina v. Chris F.DISMISSED
State v. Darin J.NOT GUILTY
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Publication nameTitleDate
BestThinking.comSpeeding Tickets and Other Moving Violations in North Carolina2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Duke UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Traffic Court For the New and No-So-New AttorneyDMV Hearings and Procedures2013
Healing Place Information SessionFailure to Appear in Criminal Court2010
Durham Rescue MissionHandling Outstanding Warrants2009