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Michael Alexander Frickey

Criminal defense Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   29 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

The Frickey Law Firm places special emphasis on developing lifelong relationships with our clients.  It is our goal to be your attorney for life, not just for the day.  We believe every client deserves representation by an attorney who has exceptional knowledge of the law and will advocate tirelessly on his or her behalf.  Guided by these principles, our goal is to help our clients achieve the post possible result.

 

A native of Siler City, Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Carolina State University.  After college, he worked in the field of higher education law as a policy analyst and went on to attend the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.  While at Campbell, he was member of the Campbell Law Review, the Student Bar Association, and was the President of the International Law Society.  He received several accolades including the Calhoun Award for Outstanding Performance in Trial and Appellate Advocacy and the Richard A. Lord and Henry A. London scholarships.

 

Michael is admitted to practice in all state courts of North Carolina and United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense.  He has successfully completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety training.  He has been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers

 

Michael's commitment to his clients is truly one of his most valued characteristics. His dedication to improving the position of his clients is the driving force behind the firm's values. Clients will never give up quality service for a reasonable price.

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Location

The Frickey Law Firm, PLLC
5 W Hargett St Rm 510
Raleigh, NC, 27601-1348

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Posted by Karen | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Prompt and Courteous Attorney
I retained Mr. Frickey for a traffic violation. I don't have the best driving history and Mr. Frickey dedicated his time and experience to get a most favorable disposition of my charge. I really appreciate your assistance and I hope I don't need to retain an attorney again but if I do I'm calling Mr. Frickey. Thanks again for your service.
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Posted by Michael | November 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of the best experiences with a criminal defense lawyer
Hands down I would personally refer Mr Michael Frickey@ Frickey lawfirm for any type of legal representation.. Mr Frickey was appointed to two of my rather serious cases in April 2018. I’m more than happy to say Mr Frickey has exceeded my expectations and more ! If you’re looking for representation for any legal matter , I strongly advise lookin up and contacting the Frickey lawfirm ! I seriously dought you’ll be disappointed
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Posted by VB | July 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed!
The best two words anyone can hope to hear in a DWI case. While I cannot suggest that people put their faith in the legal system, it is designed to attack your character, your pride and your wallet at every turn. I can suggest you put your faith in Mr. Frickey. He is not the kind of lawyer who will advocate that you take a plea, in fact if you so choose he will genuinely support your desire for a fair trial. From there he'll work with you gathering the necessary information without judgement. He is very familiar with the DWI process and will tell you exactly what you need to do to get back to business and stay in good standing with the court. He's even willing to consult with you via Skype if transportation is an issue. He is also a great negotiator, for anyone unclear about the court process much happens in chambers that we as defendants can't see. You can trust that Mr. Frickey is back there working to get you the best possible outcome. Even if you don't think you have a chance, contact Mr. Frickey - he will work tirelessly to get you an outcome you could have only hoped for... Thanks Michael!
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Posted by Ryan | May 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr. Frickey was my attorney for my DWI case. Throughout the entire process he was always in communication with me and gave me great advice. I had fully accepted the fact that I was going to be convicted as I didn’t have much going in my favor. However, he won my case. I would 100% recommend this attorney.
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!
Mr. Frickey represented me in a failure to stop for a stop light. He was highly recommend by a friend and I can see why. His experience and expertise proved in a successful outcome in my case. I highly recommend Mr. Frickey for any of your legal needs.
Posted by David | March 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Outstanding Attorney and Gentleman
Mr. Frickey was highly recommended to us by another trusted attorney. Throughout our case, Mr. Frickey was exceptionally professional. Responsive, personable, knowledgeable, honest, patient, kind, and trustworthy are among the many accolades for for this gentleman in our experience. From the moment we met him for consultation on our case, we knew that we were in excellent and very competent hands. Mr. Frickey answered our many questions from a place of knowledge of the law, understanding of our experience, and without judgement. He made himself very available to us whenever we had questions despite his busy schedule. It was Mr. Frickey's expertise that enabled us to go to court with confidence and receive the positive outcome that we sought. If you are seeking an attorney with integrity, warmth, legal wisdom, compassion and a seasoned track record, look no further than Mr. Michael Frickey. We recommend him unequivocally with the highest possible rating as both and attorney and a gentleman. Thank you sincerely, Mr. Frickey!
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Posted by Ford | December 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you need an Attorney, you need Mike Frickey
I was referred to Mike. I had put myself in a position where I was going to need a great Attorney for the better part of a year. Mike was at my side the entire time. Mike is analytical, he knows the details and nuances of the law and understands how to use them to our advantage. His perseverance is unmatched. He does not give up. His negotiation skills and courtroom demeanor and presence cannot be taught in law school. All that aside, what makes Mike the only criminal attorney I would ever use is he actually gives a damn. He was there for me when I needed him. He didn't give up on me, he's unselfish, nonjudgmental, professional and supportive. I always knew I was in good hands and that bit of comfort through hard times made all the difference. Thank you Mike.
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Posted by Sharon | October 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied customer!
Mr. Frickley was very helpful with my traffic situation. I highly recommend him for all your legal needs.
Posted by Dustin | October 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best outcome that I could have imagined!
Michael was a true professional throughout this whole process. This can be stressful time for anyone charged with a DWI, but Michael kept me informed at all times and the especially what to expect with the outcome. He was always available for questions and negotiated the best outcome on my behalf. I would not hesitate to hire Michael again for any traffic violation in the future (hopefully, there won't be any :).) Kudos to Michael for his knowledge and expertise!
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Posted by Antoine | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
As soon as I hired him, he started working on my case immediately. I missed my court date "failure to appear" and he handle it fast and I didn't have to pay court fees plus he got it reduced to "no operators license". Also, he got me a "prayer for judgement" so this offense won't be enter against me. Thank you again for taking care of my case, highly recommended.
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Posted by Michael | March 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch law service
Mr. Frickey was honest with me up front, direct and professional, and kept in communication with me throughout the process. During a time when I was anxious and stressed about my legal situation, he went above and beyond for me. Mr. Frickey resolved all of my issue with the best possible outcome. If anyone is s looking for trustworthy representation I fully recommend Michael Frickey. It would be difficult to do any better. I give him an A+ and if anyone I know or myself ever needs any legal assistance in the future he will be the first person I call.
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Posted by Jack | March 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great defense attorney with great results
Mike scored a home run on my case, he was very professional and handled the situation very well.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Michael Frickey has a great attitude and is very professional. This was my first legal trouble and he answered all my questions and explained everything that was happening.
Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We won!
I haven't often had to seek council, but it was evident from the start that Mike cared about my case. Although it seemed like a long shot, he pulled the evidence together needed to come out on top and we won our case. He was patient, understanding, knowledgeable, and had a great attitude as well as great communication. I would recommend him to anyone in need of council and would absolutely come back to him if future council was needed.
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Posted by Crystal | July 23, 2015
Excellent
Mike Frickey did an absolutely excellent job for our situation. Because this was a resurrection of a very old case, he had to do some extensive research. He was very accessible, professional, listened well and communicated consistently. I really hope to never need a lawyer again, but his name will ALWAYS be in my phone...just in case. Highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2015
A truly gifted counsel
Anytime one needs a defense lawyer, one is in a place of stress or weakness. My case was no different–I needed help, and could offer no expertise of my own to untangle my situation. But the one decision I made was to hire Mr. Frickey as my lawyer. And that one choice turned out to be an excellent one. He dug into my case, explored it, until he found the soft spots in the state's charge. He stuck with it for years, deftly balancing continuances, false starts, motions and periodic meetings with me (for clarification on an issue, or simply to keep me well informed). In the end, he obtained a motion that essentially wiped my case off the docket in Superior Court. But even if we'd gotten an irascible or unimaginative judge, I would still be writing this positive review. He gave me the greatest shot (expertise, insight, perseverance, patience and no small amount of tension-reducing humor) in one of the lowest moments of my life. I'm sure he'll do the same or more for others.
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Posted by Christina | May 15, 2015
Awesome Traffic Defense Lawyer
Attorney Michael A. Frickey was highly recommended to me after I had some traffic violations that needed legal counsel. I contacted Mr. Frickey by phone and email and was impressed for him to personally respond not only the same day but with in an hour of my inquiry. I was very unsure of what would happen and expected the worst. I paid him a small fee and sent all of the information he needed. He made me feel like I had nothing to worry about and was very helpful and knowledgeable about traffic offenses and how to defend them. The next two weeks I had corresponded with him several times and was always treated with respect and felt at ease with what he was going to do with my cases. The first traffic case was dismissed with no cost or court fees. The second case against me was more difficult but Mr. Frickey did not give up and went to court for me until he got the best result. I got a prayer ease with what he was going to do with my cases. The first traffic case was dismissed with no cost or court fees. The second case against me was more difficult but Mr. Frickey did not give up he went to court for me until I received the best result. I got a Prayer of Judgement continued, my speeding was reduced to 79 in a 65 and to top it off with better news, my fear of getting my license suspended or revoked with points on my insurance was no longer a threat. I was dumbfounded with the results of just court costs and no fine was reduced to 79 in a 65 and to top it off with better news, my fear of getting my license suspended or revoked with points on my insurance was no longer a threat. I was dumbfounded with the results of just court costs and no fine was assessed. He personally called me and gave me the good news and I was more than pleased that I hired him for my traffic defense lawyer. I would recommend attorney Michael A. Frickey for any case dealing with Traffic violations, but he also specializes in Worker's Compensation and Personal Injury. It was a pleasure working with him, he was very professional with a great personality, he was knowledgeable about the court system and what could be accomplished, he made me feel at ease and every time I contacted him he was very quick to respond. It was a pleasure working with him, he was very positive and professional that was knowledgeable about the court system and what could be accomplished. He has a great personality and he made me feel at ease going to court for me. It really made a difference that every time I contacted him he was very quick to respond and he kept me updated about my cases. I was very impressed and thankful to hire him. THANK YOU - Mr. Frickey!!
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Posted by Cornelius Lyles | May 7, 2015
Outstanding Defense Trial Lawyer
I have had the pleasure to work with Mr. Frickey for the past past 6 months on a very tricky criminal case. He advised and always consulted with me to find out exactly what I wanted to do first before he made any moves on my behalf. I was so impressed with him when we took the case to trial. He had information that directly mirrored my case, making it almost impossible for the Judge not to dismiss my charges. I thank him today for his patience,knowledge of the case, without his expertise I would have been dead in the water. I highly recommend Mr. Frickey and rate him to be one of the best Lawyers I have had the oppurtunity to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2015
Litigation against the individual directors of a Homeowners Association
Mike is a very capable and competent attorney. Mike met with us in a timely manner to attain the documentation necessary to defend the directors. He is very professional, friendly, and most important, an extremely good listener. He answered all of our questions to our satisfaction, which left all the directors feeling very comfortable using him to represent us. Also, during the litigation process, via email or by phone, when we had questions, he answered us promptly and to our satisfaction again. Best thing that came out of this litigation, is that the case was decided in our favor and the judge ordered the HO A to indemnify each director, which meant we did not have to pay out-of-pocket , his attorney fees. I must say his attorney fees are very reasonable. I definitely would use Mike again if such a need would arise. He is great to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2014
He is the best lawyer
I have known of Mr. frickey for last 4 years and used his counsel on various occasions. he is very professional and trustworthy. he is very knowledgeable and thorough. at one point he met me on Sunday Morning at my business so we could meet the deadline. He will represent your concerns well
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Frickey Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Policy Analyst
  • Council on Law in Higher Education
  • 2005 - 2006

Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • North Carolina State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re V.C.R. ___ N.C.App. ___, ___, 742 S.E.2d 566 (2013)
  • Trial court reversed. Motion to Suppress Granted; Case Dismissed.
  • Occupy Wall Street Movement
  • PJC

Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2010 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 2009 - Present
  • Delta Theta Phi
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Humanitarian of the Year
  • NC State Conference of the NAACP
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • NHTSA DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Drugs and Alcohol Risk Management
  • 2010
  • Most Outstanding Performance in Trial and Appellate Advocacy
  • Campbell University School of Law
  • 2009
  • Member
  • Campbell Law Review
  • 2009
  • Book Award: Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • Campbell University
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Pro Bono Panel
  • Criminal Law
  • 2011
  • Law Practice Management
  • "Going Solo"
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (4)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mike without hesitation. He is a great lawyer and will do his absolute best for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a superior advocate for his clients. He is respected by judges and fellow attorneys. I highly recommend him for criminal and traffic cases."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Frickey'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 | Jan 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mike is a very bright and tenacious lawyer who is always working to get the best results possible for his clients. We were opposing counsel on many cases when I was a prosecutor. Mike is an intelligent lawyer and a talented trial attorney. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mike since law school and he has always demonstrated an excellent understanding of the law. He fights hard for all of his clients and works tirelessly to get them great results. I don't hesitate to recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Friend
"When I was a practicing criminal defense attorney, I saw Michael in action regularly. I know him as a fierce advocate for his clients rights who is thorough in his preparation of each case, considering all possible issues that may present themselves. His extensive experience defending both retained and indigent appointed clients made him a fantastic resource anytime I sought his input, opinion, or had a question about some unique aspect of a case I was handling. I would recommend Michael to anyone in need of legal assistance."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike carefully considers the options and works hard for his clients to get the results they want."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mike Frickey has an excellent reputation in the legal community for honesty, integrity, and always working in the best interest of his clients. Mike has great relationships in the court system, but he is not afraid to fight hard for his clients. I refer Workers Compensation and other Civil cases to Mike and I always get a call from the client thanking me for the referral."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Mike from my practice as a DWI lawyer in Wake County. Mike is a fine lawyer and a good person who has always been helpful and considerate in his dealings with fellow attorneys. i recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Frickey is highly skilled in various areas of law, although he has chosen to focus primarily on criminal defense, DWI, personal injury and worker's compensation. I don't think twice about referring people to him as he stands out within his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Frickey is a smart, aggressive attorney who is not afraid to stand up and fight for his client. I would highly recommend him if your looking for a lawyer who will work on hard on your case."
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