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David A. Coolidge Jr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at Raleigh, NC

4.9   61 reviews

also known as David Coolidge, Attorney David Coolidge


Licensed for 15 years

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    35%
    We aggressively defend those clients charged with driving while impaired. Our team works vigorously to defend our client's rights.

    16 years

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Misdemeanor and Felony criminal cases in District and Superior Court. We also handle all speeding tickets and other traffic matters.

    16 years

  3. Sex crime
    25%
    Child pornography, indecent liberties, underage sex. We understand the sensitive nature of these crimes and we fight to get the best result possible.

    16 years

  4. Federal crime
    10%
    Federal criminal defense of drug/narcotics infractions, child pornography

    11 years

DAVID COOLIDGE PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL, COMPETENT AND COMPASSIONATE CRIMINAL DEFENSE REPRESENTATION.

Heading up Coolidge Law Firm and is criminal defense attorney David A. Coolidge, who graduated in the top 5% of his class from Duke University School of Law, earning him the coveted election to The Order of the Coif, the highest honor for any law school graduate. 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 (Top 5%)
  • Order of the Coif - Top 5 percent of Graduating Class.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • ABA - American Bar Association

EXPERIENCE:

  • Court Appointed Criminal Defense Attorney - Felony and Misdemeanor Cases
  • Private Practice - Criminal and Traffic Defense at the State and Federal level

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION 

  • 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
  • Child sexual assault defenses - Trial Strategies
  • Child assault / pornography - Using experts 

VOLUNTEER SERVICE:

  • Durham Rescue Mission
  • The Healing Place

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Licensed for 15 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/27/2022

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

Contact David

Coolidge Law Firm
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2030
Raleigh, NC, 27601

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  61 customer reviews
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Posted by zhi | August 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Good!
David Coolidge is a very good lawyer. He helped me with no DMV or insurance points assessed against me, and no state mandated increase in my insurance premium.! I really appreciated what he did for my case. He is the top 5% of his graduating class, and a new star in the lawyer system. He is very capable and helpful. Thanks a lot!
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
DISMISSED!
i consulted david about my case and they worked on it for dismissal. David and Team answered every phone call and every email. At trial, he was fully prepared and won a not guilty for me.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fully transparent and honest.
I had appointed their legal services for the settlement of domestic violence matter. My wife put fake allegations on me that I had done violence against her. And that exaggeration can worsen my life in the long run. I searched on Google a lot for the best legal experts where luckily I picked their office address. I visited their office and told them everything. They always willing to assist me in any situation and the appreciable was money was not their main focus. They solely concentrated on the customer satisfaction and have the excellent etiquettes related to this part. Didn’t miss anything in fighting against this matter and lastly, the case got dismissed. I wish if I can award this legal firm more stars rating. Best regards!
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Posted by Kalama | February 12, 2020
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EXCELLENT SERVICE
David was responsive to my concerns regarding my case, and was incredibly proactive in all the services he rendered me, managing my case all the way to its successful completion. I would immediately recommend David to anyone who required his services.
Posted by Patrick | January 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense expert who I'd recommend
Coolidge Law Firm's main goal is to keep your record as clean as possible and Coolidge has the knowledge to do just that. I was on the way to turn myself in when I decided to give this law firm a call 3 years ago. Coolidge quickly reviewed my warrant, seen some inconsistencies and was able to have the charge lowered from felony to misdemeanor before I turned myself in. He even had a low priced bail bondsman on hand if needed. I did become frustrated due to the difficulty to set up a time to speak with Coolidge when my case was far out as well as the length of time that it took to get to trial in Superior court but that was the fault of the wake county court system. Coolidge took my case to trail and he done a fantastic job in the courtroom, even challenging the judge at one instance with proven cases to validate his point!!! Coolidge and Paul make a great team of attorneys while Johnathan and Eric perform a fantastic job supporting. Needless to say we won with a NOT GUILTY verdict and I'd highly recommend Coolidge Law Firm, especially if you plan to take to trial!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Good experience and outcome
I was falsely accused of indecent exposure and hired David to represent me. He was good to work with, knowledgable and supportive as the case progressed. It was eventually dismissed.
Posted by Hazel Lewis | December 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience from Coolidge Law
I am having a great experience from Coolidge Law firm and it is one of the best companies, I have ever seen. Their lawyers have a great legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, communication and legal experience. I am highly pleased with their services. Best company to work with. I had a great with the owner of the company. I must say it is the leading global firm who are having several years of experience in this field.
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Posted by Nigel Butler | December 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experienced with David A. Coolidge
Oh, my God. The lawyer David A. Coolidge is the best of all. I am lost by words. I am thanking God, and I will always do it. David A. Coolidge believed more than me. I hired him to represent me in a matter of receiving a Certificate of rehabilitation, and not only did he get it, but I also received a Governor's Parish priest. I was in doubt, because of all the dishonest, the lawyers out there, promising and will never deliver! Well, I am a testimony of who is the lawyer David A. Coolidge Chambers. When in doubt, and you require an honest lawyer to get the job done! So David A. Coolidge is the Man.
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Posted by Gideon | July 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
Mr. Coolidge represented me for a DWI. Although the case took almost 2 years, Mr. Coolidge and his staff kept me informed the entire time. I could not be happier when I heard the not guilty verdict. I am blown away. Thank you for such amazing help.
Posted by Ellen | June 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Mr. Coolidge represented my daughter in several matters and was able to get all of her charges dismissed. His staff kept us informed throughout the process. Mr. Coolidge even answered text messages in the late evenings. I would recommend Coolidge Law Firm to anyone facing a criminal matter.
Response from David Coolidge July 3, 2019
Thank you for the kind words. We try to get the best result possible in every case.
Posted by Bose | January 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
David Coolidge is very helpful, easy to work with and an amazing attorney
Attorney David Coolidge is an amazing attorney, who always puts client interests and willing to help above and beyond to the possible legal extent. I am pleased with the outcomes of the traffic cases when he respresents clients. Their office staff is very supportive and attentive to the client's requests and promot response.
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional!
Was very patient until the end and fought until charge was dropped and driving record cleared. Would definitely recommend this group to anyone.
Posted by Abdullah | November 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Resolved Speeding Ticket!
I highly recommend hiring Coolidge Law Firm, PLLC! Attorney David Coolidge obtained a desirable outcome for my speeding ticket! The hiring process is super easy and they quickly respond via email.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in triangle!! Just hire him!!
My son hired him for his speeding ticket in Wake County District Court and it has been resolved. The ADA agreed to dismiss the charge against him. It will not appear on his driving record. During the process, Attorney Coolidge and his whole team was always very attentive, responsive and passionate to help you in many ways. I believed in him and it took a while but Attoney Coolidge always get a amazing result!! I really appreciate his help and amazed by a result!! Don’t browse other attoney and just hire him right away!
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Services
We used David to resolve a fraudulent ID matter. David was very responsive, informative, efficient and proactive in resolving the case. His understanding of the process and network made it easy to work through. We appreciate his services and would recommend him for matters within his expertise.
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer who really cares about client
My child was falsely accused of a criminal offense. David was compassionate and always kept us apprised of the situation throughout the whole process (the case took quite a long time due to back log in the judiciary system and COVID). He was always responsive to our questions and concerns and spoke honestly about what was happening in the case. David never stopped fighting for our child and the case was finally dropped. I would highly recommend David as a criminal defense lawyer and am very thankful for his services.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
DWI Attorney
David went above and beyond to achieve a much better result than expected. He and his staff maintained excellent contact throughout the entire process and were always willing to help when I had questions. It’s not ideal to have to hire a lawyer but when you do I highly recommend David.
Posted by Miguel | May 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Job
David did a fantastic job. He helped me with my case and i would recommend him to anyone. Thanks again David. It was a pleasure doing business with you
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome
I hired the Coolidge law firm and what a great experience it was. Everything went smoothly throughout the whole process, they did exactly what they said they would and got the job done. Now I can continue on with my life thanks too the Coolidge law firm.
Posted by Melissa | April 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Law Firm In The Triangle!
David Coolidge and Coolidge Law Firm were absolutely wonderful! He helped me so much and was able to get a great outcome for my case. I am beyond thankful for him and appreciate his knowledge, experience, and kindness beyond words. He truly cares about his clients and their cases. I would highly recommend David and his firm to anyone in need of an attorney.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Court Appointed Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Indigent Defense Services
  • 2009 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Coolidge Law Firm
  • 2008 - Present

Education

  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Duke University
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • State of NC v. Joel C.
  • DISMISSED
  • State of NC v. Scott C.
  • NOT GUILTY
  • State v. Vondalee K.
  • DISMISSED
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Associations

  • North Carolina Secretary of State
  • eNotary
  • 2021 - Present
  • North Carolina Secretary of State
  • Notary Public
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • Secretary
  • 2008 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 5 percent of graduating class
  • Order of the Coif
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Traffic Court For the New and No-So-New Attorney
  • DMV Hearings and Procedures
  • 2013
  • Healing Place Information Session
  • Failure to Appear in Criminal Court
  • 2010
  • Durham Rescue Mission
  • Handling Outstanding Warrants
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (30)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with David on high-level felonies. He is patient, diligent, and does not back down from a fight. He is not scared of a jury trial, and will stick with his client until the end."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Coolidge deserves the great reputation he has in the community for his depth of knowledge of DWI law and criminal defense. He is a professional and a hardworking advocate for his clients. I confidently endorse his services in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David provides a valuable service on Avvo. He gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. I am happy to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. From his numerous answers on this site I can tell that Mr. Coolidge Jr. is extremely knowledgeable concerning criminal defense work and would provide great counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Coolidge is an experienced attorney who works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need a Criminal or DWI Attorney in North Carolina you can choose from thousands, but if you need to Win you only have one choice: David A. Coolidge, JR., Esq. He is simply an Excellent lawyer who gets results for his clients. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Other
"Experienced lawyer and litigator, I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Coolidge is thoughtful, wise and defends his clients zealously. I've seen him in court in Wake County on more than several occasions and know he works hard to obtain justice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you have a DUI or other alcohol related charge in the Raleigh area, David is the lawyer to call."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a through and professional lawyer. He zealously defends his clients rights. I recommend him highly. He's not perfect (Duke Graduate) but even a UNC Tarheel can tell you that he'll do a great job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Coolidge is a highly motivated and detail orientated attorney. He provides accurate and concise legal advice on criminal matters. I recommend his legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as a strong advocate for his clients (despite the fact he went to Duke and I am a loyal Hoya fan until the end)."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've gotten to know David over the years, and I firmly believe him to be a steadfast advocate for his clients. I endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"David Coolidge is a great attorney with a lot of experience in the area of Criminal Defense. I highly endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse David. He cares about his clients, works hard, is highly skilled and respected by fellow attorneys."
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