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Steven Saad

Criminal defense Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   37 reviews

also known as Saad Law

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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Simply being accused of a crime can change your life. The penalties of a conviction can haunt you for years after you’ve served your sentence and may affect what kinds of jobs you’re able to obtain and even where you’re allowed to live. Call now.

    10 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    Regardless of why you were stopped or what you blew, Attorney Saad can find issues in every DWI case. Certain issues can lead to a dismissal or another acceptable outcome. Don’t give up on your case before speaking with Steven Saad. Give him a call.

    10 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    The standard speeding ticket can create serious issues for you and possibly others on your insurance policy. On top of the court costs and fines, people commonly face the loss of their driver’s license and a huge spike in their insurance.

    10 years

  4. Expungement
    5%

  5. Violent crime
    5%

FORMER PROSECUTOR WITH EXPERIENCE IN OVER 100,000 WAKE CO. CRIMINAL CASES & TRIALS. FREE CONSULTS.

Steven Saad spent the bulk of his career as a Wake County District Attorney and is now considered one of the most  highly effective criminal lawyers in the area.  He has tried over 1,000 trials with charges ranging from simple assault to first degree murder. Steven has tried over 800 DWI cases and has become a though leader in the field of DWI defense. Saad Law has experience in over 100,000 Wake County criminal charges.

In his time as a district attorney, Steve held positions as the supervisor of all misdemeanor and traffic charges, a special DWI prosecutor, a special appeals prosecutor, a special probation violation prosecutor, the military liasion of the District Attorney's Office, and a member of the felony drug unit.  He spent over a year as a member of and as the legal advisor for the Wake County DWI Task Force.

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2015
Client's Choice
2018 2015

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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2015
Worth every dollar spent! High integrity and focus on winning. Won my DUI case.
Steven Saad fought and won my DUI case recently. I was charged with a DUI even though I had drank very little and did very well on my field tests (and was initially pulled over for a simple non-moving traffic violation). Steven proved that he is extremely knowledgeable about the law and how to apply it. He filed 4-5 motions and ultimately got evidence suppressed, as well as provided examples in the law that supported his argument that I should not have been arrested in the first place. When Steven went into action, he was professional and passionate. He also took his time, as the entire process took multiple trips to court to ensure we sufficiently covered everything in order to get the best outcome. He was not in a rush to close the case until it was done right, even though he was paid upfront. My case was dismissed and I paid $300 in court cost. What a relief! Thanks Steven, cannot thank you enough!
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2015
Steven Saad is the best attorney I have ever seen.
I am posting anonymously because I got a DUI and that is not a good look on anyone. However without going into details of my case, I should have never been pulled in the first place. I was at NC State University area for a NCSU football game and a trooper with an ego pulled me over. Needless to say, the things this trooper did from the time this started all the way through the trial showed that he knows less about the law than Mr. Saad. Mr. Saad knew exactly what angle he wanted to take on my case from the very first time I even communicated with him. I was referred to him by someone else who went to school with him at North Carolina State University. That was the best referral I could have ever gotten. He made it affordable and I am still actually paying him in payments as I am in college so I didn't have the money right up front. (That is another plus now that I am typing it). He explains exactly what he is doing for you and what he will try to do for you. He doesn't sugarcoat anything and is probably one of the nicer people I have ever met. None of it is fake and he works for YOU! I found out around the middle of the time frame of him continuing my cases that he was a DA before, so that REALLY helps with his knowledge of the law, which cops are good and bad, and which judges you want. I hope I never have to use the guy again, but if for some reason any of my friends ever get in trouble I will automatically send them that way. I am appreciative what he has done for me and I think you who is reading this will be pleasantly surprised if you ever have to use him. Hopefully you won't and are reading this for someone else, but if this is for you call him as soon as you see the next period. TRUST ME! June 2015 happy client.
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Posted by Mike | May 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, reasonable rate, excellent job, can't reccommend highly enough
This is one of those time where I wish Google had more than 5 stars. As someone who has a very good attorney friend who specialized in helping with traffic tickets in North Carolina, and overall has a better than average understanding as to what makes someone very good at what they do, Mr. Saad demonstrated all of those traits when representing me and then some. He was friendly, professional, kept in EXCELLENT communication with me ver the course of the case, and the outcome literally couldn't have been better. Oh, and one other thing: I spoke to another attorney before hiring Mr. Saad. Not only was the approach not sounding optimal, he had LESS experience than Mr. Saad AND he wanted MORE than Mr. Saad charged to represent me. TL;DR: Mr. Saad was friendly, professional, did and excellent job and was very reasonable with his rate. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steven is highly competent and will fight for you to the end! Highly recommend!
I couldn’t have been happier with Steven as my attorney, and I don’t know what I would have done without him. I was charged with a DWI and without getting into too much detail about my case, my breath and blood tests were very low and while the cop accused me of being on drugs, I wasn’t on anything that would have impaired me. They pointed to some stuff in the sobriety tests even though it’s all so subjective, doesn’t take into account the many other factors that can be at play like anxiety and tiredness, and so difficult/picky that I’m convinced they’re designed for even sober people to fail. Despite all the objective evidence in my favor, the cop was adamant and the DA pushed it to trial anyway. Steven helped keep me sane through a very difficult, stressful and scary time in my life with so much professionalism, knowledge, confidence, and reassurance that everything would turn out fine. He was always available for any questions, even met me in person, and talked to my parents about my case. He was able to poke so many holes in the prosecution’s case at the trial. He felt so strongly about my case that I knew he would fight for me to the end, despite being paid up-front. In the end, he was able to get my charge dismissed at trial. If anyone is looking for an attorney that is both highly competent and really cares, I highly recommend Steven!
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Posted by Randall | October 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and knowledgeable
Steven represented a case on my behalf involving a baseless domestic allegation. He knocked it out of the ballpark, period.
Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Steven Saad is awesome
I called Steven to ask if I was caught trespassing, but wasn’t issued any paperwork, if I was being charged. Steven informed me that if I was not issued any paperwork, then I was not being charged. The call took less than a minute. He is a no nonsense kind of guy that gets straight to the point. May whatever higher being that Steven Saad believes in rain down it’s great blessings upon him, and everyone that he loves.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steven's the real deal
Glad I engaged Steven to handle my DWI case. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my case lasted 18 months from the charge date to disposition date. Steven (and his awesome office manager/paralegal) kept me informed throughout. His knowledge of when and when not to act during this timeframe resulted in my case being dismissed. Highly recommend his services if you want someone on your side to lead you through the court system maze.
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Posted by Chris L | October 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Everyone else was mediocre
I guess I should start with the reason I really hired Steven. I found myself in jail on a Saturday night for a .08 dui. After going through everything the magistrate told me I had no choice but to show up to court on Monday morning. The big problem with that I had to travel for a very important work trip on Monday. So after calling and emailing multiple offices on Sunday morning I was able to talk with Steven pretty quickly and he told me he would stand in for me the next day. I flew to Dallas and did what I needed to do so that it wouldn’t interrupt my work life like the court system was trying to do. Since then Steven made it so I didn’t show up for 6-8 months and didn’t waste my time on just being there for no reason. As a multiple dui offender I can say without a doubt Steven got me a better deal than 99% of offenders in my same category. I appreciate his work and his staff. They are a top notch wake county dui lawyer organization. It literally doesn’t get any better.
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Posted by Nawras | January 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
he is the best lawer I had ever hired
Mr. Saad was a very special attorney who took my case and solved my legal problems with wasting time. He was confident and knew exactly what is best to make my case been dismissed. I really appreciate his help.
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING! Got me out of a drinking ticket
Steve is the best lawyer. He got me and my friends out of drinking tickets without even having to go to a class or do community service. He is incredibly professional and cares about all of his clients.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
I had DWI case an Steven Sadd stuck by his word every step of the way! He ultimately got the case dismissed.. A lawyer that will really fight for you!
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer - Happy Client
Mr. Saad did an outstanding job representing me on my speeding ticket (in excess 80 mph). He was always accessible, explained my options thoroughly and expertly navigated me through this process. His staff was always professional and was able to handle all my questions. My ticket was resolved fully at the first court date. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.
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Posted by Shiv | May 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Supportive, Professional, Prompt
I had a very positive experience with Mr. Saad and his office. They were very prompt, supportive and helpful. Earlier this year I was in need of legal help. I left a brief message for Mr. Saad on his website. He was very prompt in responding to my message. He heard my case patiently and explained how he could help me. After speaking with Mr. Saad I felt reassured and had no hesitation in hiring his services. Subsequently I had the pleasure of interacting with Ms. Garrett, who along with Mr. Saad was a constant support. I would highly recommend Mr. Saad.
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Posted by Nathan | March 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the business
Steven is the most effective defense attorney I've ever seen in a court room. His knowledge of the law and compassion for his clients not only makes him the best lawyer in Wake County by a mile, but he is also a genuinely wonderful caring human being. He knows the needs of his clients and is always prompt to answer just a basic question in spite of having one of the largest case loads and clients in all of Wake County. Steven has been a God send to me in situations that could have seriously jeopardized my future - and the results have always been A1. I cannot sing this man's praises any more than I know how. With the team of Caroline, who is the most intelligent and efficient paralegals out there, and Steven Saad- they are a force to be reckoned with when in regards to defending the citizens of Wake County against reckless DA's and partial judges. Steven is still a young man, and with his legal expertise and success rate at defending the populous he will no doubt be the next Joe Cheshire not in a matter of decades, but in a matter of years.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Unbeatable. I was down and out following some fairly serious charges. Steven Saad to the rescue.
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steve is the only way to go...
Steve ventures where others fear to go... He is effective, responsive, timely and realistic, characteristics I do not often associate with lawyers. More over, he is fair with his fees.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney I have worked with
Mr. Saad has proved through his work and end results that he is a top notch attorney…before using Saad Law services I used three different attorneys to accomplish the same results but they were incapable of getting the job done. Steven was able to get the job done effortlessly. I am really impressed with his work and very satisfied with his services, without any hesitation I recommend him.
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Posted by Leslie | January 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Mr. Saad
I was driving home late from work one night on a country road. Since I was the only one I sped up on a stretch. I didn't see the officer in the median. I got a ticket for 79mph in a 55mph. Hey, I drive a corvette, and like I said, there was no one else on the road (by-pass). I'm sure the officer loved seeing my speed increase as I went by him. It was very dark. Anyway, it is still my fault. And the officer was nice to me. I found Mr. Saad through Avvo. When I spoke to him he was very nice, polite, and wiling to answer all of my questions. Mr. Saad was able to get my ticket reduced to 9 over. It was an incredibly easy process. I didn't need to go to court, Mr. Saad took care of everything. If I needed anything or had any questions he was easy to reach or got right back to me. He was up front with the fee, which was more than reasonable. Everything went very smoothly. I would definitely recommend Mr. Saad! Thank you so much for an easy stress-free experience!
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dismissed then expunged my case with ease
My freshman year of college, I ran into trouble with a minor in possession of alcohol charge while making a dumb decision with some friends. Steven Saad understood my situation after just one meeting and helped me greatly by referring me to an Alcohol Assessment Center, where I was helped swiftly and easily. With an alcohol assessment done, the case was immediately dropped, then Saad got my case expunged months later. I was extremely satisfied with his work.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expunged conviction! :-)
I am writing this review on behalf of attorney Steve Saad's incredible assistance to remove a conviction from my record that was obstructing my life in many ways. After the clearing of this conviction, I was able to move forward in my life both personally and professionally and I am forever grateful for his services. I would absolutely recommend Steve Saad's assistance to anyone in need of legal aid! Thank you again Mr. Saad, for I can now move about my journey free from the bondage of my past!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney, Owner
  • Saad Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, LLP
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Wake County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Wake County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • Wake County District Court Judges' Office
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • North Carolina State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • N.C v D.B.
  • Dismissed
  • N.C. v L.R.
  • Dismissed by the Court
  • State of NC v J.G.
  • Dismissed by the Court
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Associations

  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • 10th Judicial District Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 2008 - Present
  • Men's Legal Caucus
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Campbell Law Federalist Society
  • 2005 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2015

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Wake County DWI Task Force Meetings
  • DWI Checkpoints
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (10)
Endorse Steven
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven is the epitome of "zealous advocate" for his clients. He is an astute student of the law who is always looking for new ways to vigorously defend his clients' interests in court. He is sincere, kind and professional. His work ethic is unmatched, and his diligence to provide his clients with top-notch and innovative representation is apparent always."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steven was one of the best prosecutors in Wake County and has translated his years of experience prosecuting to a criminal defense practice with ease. He is creative, quick on his feet, and passionate about defending liberty."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Steve has a staggaringly broad range of knowledge and experience picked up while serving as a prosecutor in the Wake County District Attorney's Office. He is a deep thinker, an outstanding trial lawyer, an excellent advocate for his clients, and as safe a pair of hands as there is in Wake County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven Saad was a fierce prosecutor and is now an equally fierce criminal defense attorney. He is sharp, confident, and thorough. Steven quickly made a name for himself as a defense attorney with innovative legal arguments that addressed nuanced evidentiary and constitutional issues in DWI cases. His knowledge of the law is expansive and he is regularly sought out for legal questions by many defense attorneys. I wholeheartedly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He has always been upfront and done his full duty to serve his client. He uses his legal knowledge to get the best outcome possible. He is a person of his word and gets the job done."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve was a talented prosecutor in Wake county and has taken the experience he gained there into private practice to become a quite talented and effective criminal defense lawyer. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a fantastic attorney. He works very hard for his clients and gets great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve will not miss a legal issue if one exists in order to help his clients prevail. I often bounce ideas off of him and have always valued his insight - especially as it relates to constitutional aspects of criminal defense. He has a great legal mind, and is a passionate defender of the accused. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I was his colleague in the Wake County District Attorney's office before we both became defense attorneys. He is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney who provides thorough and zealous advocacy for his clients. He has both excellent negotiating and trial skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse my friend Steve Saad. I have had the chance to interact with Steve professionally since his time in the Wake County District Attorney's Office, where he was known as a very skilled trial advocate. Since he entered private practice, Steve has continued to use his excellent court room skills as well as his first-rate legal knowledge and work ethic to consistently obtain great results for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I believe Steve Saad is one of the best defense attorneys in Wake County, especially for DWI cases. Steve's approach to DWI defense is innovative - and successful. If I had a family member who needed help, I would certainly send them to Steve Saad."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steven. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Mr. Saad while he was at the Wake County DA's Office. I was impressed with his thoroughness and great courtroom manner. He is an outstanding advocate in both bench and jury trials, and his time in the DA's office means that he has more trial experience than most defense attorneys who have practiced twice as long."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve Saad is a former prosecutor in Wake County where he tried hundreds of bench trials and dozens of jury trials. He is a fierce advocate for his clients. It also helps that he is extremely smart, and compassionate. His experience and smarts make him an excellent lawyer."
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Steven Saad
Criminal defense Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 15 years
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