Recognized "10 Best DWI Attorney For Client Satisfaction" in North Carolina. 24 Years Experience.Recognized as one of the top DWI attorneys in North Carolina, we aggressively defend our clients.
I am a 1990 graduate of the School of Law of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I attended as a Van Hecke Scholar. I have also earned degrees in the humanities from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
I have practiced law since 1990. I devote my legal practice almost exclusively to DWI/DUI and traffic cases. Since 1990, I have represented more than 20,000 clients. These have included numerous DWI cases that presented challenging legal issues and significant obstacles, and I have successfully defended many clients who were advised by others to simply plead guilty.
Someone once said that "experience is the name that people give to their previous mistakes." It's true. Lawyers learn by doing. In learning their craft, they learn hard lessons, often at the expense of the people who hire them. The truth is this: I am a much better attorney after having practiced for 23 years than I was after 2, or 5, or 10, or 15 years. At this point in my career, after representing thousands of people like you, I've pretty much seen it all. I know what works....and what doesn't. I've learned that good, really good, DWI defense, is the result of dedication to the specific expertise required of DWI law coupled with the experience of having done it time and time again. So, when deciding who to entrust your DWI defense to, first ask yourself what specific experience does this attorney have in representing DWI defendants? How many years have they practiced? Do they specialize in DWI defense, or do they claim to do all sorts of different law? How many DWI cases have they tried? Finally, ask yourself this: do I want my defense to be a learning experience for my attorney, or should I entrust my defense to an experienced, competent attorney who won't be learning at my expense?
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Timothy’s comment: “In 1996, I accepted a position in Law at the University of Amsterdam for year. I hired another attorney to manage my practice while away. After moving to Europe, the attorney I hired left my practice without notice. It took me one month to sever ties with University and move back to USA to deal with pending clients she had left high and dry. The attorney I hired has since been disciplined extensively and is, frankly, a complete nut. Lesson learned.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best DWI Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2014|
|100 Best DWI Attorneys||National Advocacy for DUI Defense LLC||2014|
|Highest Rated Lawyer, Raleigh, NC||lawyerratingz.com||2014|
|100 Best DWI Attorneys||National Advocacy for DUI Defense LLC||2013|
|Highest Rated Lawyer||LawyerRatingz.com||2013|
|Highest Rated Lawyer||LawyerRatingz.com||2012|
|Highest Rated Lawyer||LawyerRatingz.com||2011|
|Highest Rated Lawyer||LawyerRatingz.com||2010|
|Maurice T. Van Hecke Law Alumni Association Scholarship||Maurice T. Van Hecke Law Alumni Association||1987|
|Senior Attorney||Law Office Timothy Vanderweert||1990 - Present|
|Legal Intern||Yates, McLamb & Weyher, LLP||1989 - 1989|
|Legal Intern||Glaxo Smith Kline||1988 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|DUI Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Wake County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers||Member||2006 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2006 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association Foundation||Member||1990 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar||Licensed Attorney||1990 - Present|
|State v. JS||Charges Dismissed. No Reasonable Suspicion found for the stop of the defendant's vehicle|
|State v. BB, Wake County Superior Court||all charges dismissed by State|
|State v. TJ, Wake County Superior Court||Not Guilty Jury Verdict|
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|SPEOS Paris||Droit a l'Image in French civil and penal Law||2005|
|SPEOS Paris||Privacy Rights and Rights to One's Image||2004|
|Duke University School of Law||Religious Studies||MA - Masters||1998|
|University of North Carolina School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||Religious Studies||MA - Masters||1986|
|Justice For All||Free Legal Aid||2013|
|Ask a Lawyer Day||DWI Law||2012|
|University of North Carolina School of Law||Starting a Solo Law Practice||1996|
|Seminar, Amsterdam School of international Relations||American Criminal Law and Procedure||1996|
|University of North Carolina School of Law||Starting a Solo Law Practice||1995|
|University of North Carolina School of Law||Starting a Solo Law Practice||1994|
|class offering, Central Carolina Community College||Seminar on Basics of NC Law||1994|