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Karl E. Knudsen

Criminal defense Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Karl

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I have been a trial lawyer for more than 30 years.  After almost 8 years as an Assistant District Attorney, I opened my private practice in 1987.  Since that time, I have been representing persons accused of crimes from traffic offenses to capital murder as well as those who have been injured by the negligence of others.  I have been a Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law since 1996.  I have had a Martindale Hubbard AV rating for more than 10 years.  I have been recognized as one of North Carlonia's Top Lawyers by Charlotte Magazine's  Super Lawyers Edition since 2008.

My firm is a small firm delivering large firm quality with personal attention to the needs of the injured and the accused.

Location

The Law Offices of Karl E. Knudsen
5 West Hargett Street
Suite #1100
Raleigh, NC, 27601

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Posted by Stephanie | November 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable Representation
I called Karl Knudsen and ask him to represent me in a case that I feared could result in some unexpected ramifications. I no longer live in the city of the case location, and I was concerned about having to miss work and responsibilities I have in my current city. Mr. Knudsen asked me to gather specific information, send it all to him, and he would do the best he could to have the charges reduced or dismissed. I never had to worry about whether or not he would be true to his word. He not only save me a trip by being reliable representation, but he also secured the best possible outcome for my situation. He is awesome and affordable! His legal assistant, Jessica, is also the best! I really had an extremely positive experience. I would recommend him to anyone and have.
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Posted by Marsha | February 6, 2018
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Amazing Attorney
In December we came to Mr. Knudsen with a complicated case fearing the worst but hoping for the best. I could tell right away that he was a truly caring person but also a very honest person and he let us know what the worst outcome could be along with what he felt he would be able to do for us. Over the course of 60 days he worked hard on our case and was able to bring it to resolution with many of the charges being dropped. We couldn't have been happier with the outcome and truly feel he is an amazing attorney and we would highly recommend Mr. Knudsen.
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Posted by Sherrie | January 30, 2018
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Highly Recommended
I am very pleased with Mr Knudsen's representation. After getting 2 moving violations, which I was not guilty for, he was able to prove my case and my charges were dismissed. The DA wanted me to accept lesser charges which would have cost me a lot more with court costs, fines and insurance premiums, than what my fee was for his representation. I explained my case to him and he fought to get the charges dropped, which I am very grateful for. Excellent service, I could not be more pleased.
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Posted by Charles | November 19, 2013
innocent until proven guilty
My case dealt with an accident with a patrol car. I was charged with causing a patrol car to crash. I called Mr. Knudsen and he got results"all charges were dropped".I've known Mr. Knudsen for almost 10 years and I keep his card in my wallet at all times!
Posted by Monty | November 17, 2013
AWESOME ATTORNEY
Without Karl Knudsen, I received a 90 day active sentence. Karl represented me on my DWI appeal and worked out a plea bargain that required me to do no jail time at all. I would highly recommend Karl. His fees are very reasonable and you can trust him to do what he says.
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2013
A great lawyer
Mr. Knudsen was very helpful and has still continued to be very helpful with my case and answering any legal questions I have had. He isn't one of those lawyers who make you feel stupid or makes you feel like he isn't doing everything he can to help you. He does do everything to help you and he will shoot you straight and break everything down for you so you understand what your up against. In my opinion Mr. Knudsen is one of the better lawyers in the RTP and if I ever need another lawyer I know exactly who to call.
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Posted by Kareem | July 25, 2013
Down To Earth
Karl Knudsen has been my lawyer for many years now, and he is great. He is well known in the area, and his team working behind him is the best. I refer all my friends to their office. And he has always been sure to personally thank me. He is caring and you can be sure he will work his hardest for you at a very fair price. Thanks Mr. Knudsen.
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Posted by John | October 7, 2012
A genuinely caring and compassionate individual.
I have been living in sobriety for the past four years. My cousin who is in law enforcement (NCSHP) suggested Karl because of all the good things he had heard. I had never needed a lawyer in my lifetime (I'm 49 now) until the addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol cost me my career as a nurse, my drivers license and almost my life. Mr. Knudsen is a non-judgmental caring person that explained in detail what would be our and I say "our" because I didn't feel alone in all the proceedings that took place. My family will always be grateful for Mr. Knudsen.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Proprietor
  • Law Offices of Karl E Knudsen
  • 1987 - Present

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • North Carolina State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Charlotte Magazine
  • 2011
  • Ebbie Award
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2010
  • Super lawyer
  • Charlotte Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Charlotte Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Charlotte Magazine
  • 2008
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Publications

  • The True Bill
  • DNA Fingerprinting: Part Two, The Making and the Meaning of a Match
  • 1991
  • The True Bill
  • DNA Fingerprinting: Prosecutors Dream Come True - Nightmare for the Defense
  • 1990

Speaking Engagements

  • Public Defender's 2011 CLE
  • Blood Analysis/Retrograde extrapolation
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (2)
Endorse Karl
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the distinct pleasure to know Karl for the past twenty one years and can say unequivocally, he is the very finest criminal defense attorney I have known. That description, unfortunately, falls very short of accurately describing this man, who is so very much more than his profession. I am proud to know him. I am proud to say he is the standard by which I judge others."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Friend
"Karl has so many years of experience in the criminal realm that he has become a true resource for me when I have questions. And he always seems to know the answer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He will fight for you. And if there is relief to be found, he will find it. Your confidence would be well placed in Mr. Knudsen."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karl Knudsen is an excellent criminal defense lawyer. I have seen him do wonders for his clients. He is an active member of the Wake County criminal defense community, and is someone I admire and respect for his skills and advocacy on behalf of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karl is an excellent attorney with a wealth of experience. Highly Recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When Mr. Knudsen talks, people listen. And there's a reason- he knows his stuff. He's also one heck of a fisherman and a nice guy. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Karl. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Karl for any individual seeking assistance with a Criminal or Personal Injury matter in the Raleigh area. As a Super Lawyer Karl excels in all areas of his practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Karl is a leader in our field and well-respected. I would consult with him if I were in the position of needing a criminal defense attorney - you cannot do better. I recommend him whole-heartedly!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Knudsen has been practicing a long time and knows his stuff. He has been awarded a Superlawyer which is the best compliment - your peers consider you amongst the best. I highly recommend him for criminal and personal injury matters."
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Raleigh Criminal defense Lawyer Karl E. Knudsen
Karl E. Knudsen
Criminal defense Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 45 years
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