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Lawrence J. Kissling III

Estate planning Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   136 reviews

About Lawrence

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Founding attorney Lars Kissling earned his law degree from the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. Before founding Oak City Estate Planning in Raleigh, Lars practiced in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. He learned the value of estate planning after his parents’ forward-thinking actions allowed he and his siblings to benefit from their accrued wealth despite multi-year stints in nursing homes at the end of their lives. Lars now devotes his practice to helping clients make similarly effective and proactive plans that will benefit their children and other loved ones. He himself is a parent of two and has been happily married for over 25 years.

Licensed for 34 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/03/2022
State CT
Status Retired
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/28/2022
State NY
Status Resigned
Acquired 1995
Updated 07/14/2022
State MA
Status Retired
Acquired 1994
Updated 09/19/2022
State CA
Status Resigned
Acquired 1988
Updated 09/10/2022

Contact Lawrence

Oak City Estate Planning
5660 Six Forks Road
Suite 202
Raleigh, NC, 27609

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  136 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2022
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Reduced my speeding ticket to an improper equipment!
Very great work, he reduced my speeding ticket to an improper equipment without me having to go to the court or anything. Quite smooth, and minimal requirements from me as well. Would highly recommend Mr. Kissling.
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2022
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Speeding ticket
He went to court on my behalf and handled my ticket that I received and had it dismissed. I would recommend him to handle anyone’s situation.
Posted by Kourosh | September 21, 2022
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Very satisfied with the services
I enjoyed the experience of having attorney Kissling represent me at the court. I contacted attorney kissling 2 days before my court date, and not only got the cheapest quote for representing me in the court, He also told me what would be most likely to happen from the experience, and that is the result that he got for me, and I am very satisfied with that. Otherwise, the process of payment, and being presented in the court was very seamless.
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Posted by Elijah | September 4, 2022
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Review
Lawrence Kissling kept me from losing my driver’s license and CDL which are essential to my job. Communication with his office was easy and clear. I highly recommend Lawrence Kissling Law office!
Posted by Steve | August 30, 2022
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Fantastic Outcome
Mr. Kissling helped me out of a speeding ticket jam that could have cost me my ability to drive for six months. He was able to reduce the speed represented on the ticket and get a PJC, so even if I get another ticket in the near future I will not be in the kind of trouble I would have been without his help. My daily life would have become a real hassle for not just me, but for all the people who would have had to pick me up for months. Thank you, Mr. Kissling!
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Posted by Nicholas | July 12, 2022
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Helped us resolve a traffic ticket satisfactorily
The attorneys at Lawrence Kissling's firm helped us resolve a traffic ticket satisfactorily. They were responsive when we called to obtain information, and helped us through the entire process. We would recommend them without any reservations.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2022
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2 Cases
Mr. Kissling has represented me twice in two different traffic cases, with successful outcomes in both of them. Very professional and courteous team at his practice. Highly recommend him and his team.
Posted by Santosh | March 31, 2022
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Best Lawyer of my life
Mr. Kissling represented me for my NC speeding ticket . I have never had to use a lawyer prior to this & he helped me with what I needed to do & took care of everything.I contacted Mr. Lawrence Kissling by phone( I never met him before the final day of my case) about traffic violations, he asked me few questions to the points and told me what he will do if I hired him. I was convinced with his plan, paid by credit card over the phone, signed an electronic document so that he represent me for the traffic case. He resolves it as he planed on the first day of the case, reduced a lots of points. Very happy with the results, very professional, has the best fees on the market, and most importantly he replies when his phone rings. Mr. Kissling is the most articulate, experienced, and wisest attorney I have ever met in my life. He is so down to earth, does not sugar coat, speaks to you straight through your cases gets it resolved. I advise you, do not to look further hire Mr. Kissling. Loved that you can actually speak to him and not a paralegal. That was awesome!
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Posted by Jermaine | February 8, 2022
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Speeding Ticket Reduced
I want start off by saying Thank you. When I first called these guys, they was professional, knowledgeable and kind. Not to mention reasonable. It was great to know I didn't have to be at the court house because I started a new job and wasn't able to take off. It was a relief to now the attorney was going to represent me and I can still go to work. My speeding ticket got reduced with no points. I would recommend this law firm in a heart beat.
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Posted by Gale | January 19, 2022
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Speeding ticket
Save me from getting points for a speeding ticket. He's very accurate and to the point. I would recommend him
Posted by Gabriela | October 20, 2021
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Speeding ticket
Saved me from getting points on my license , was nice and told me how everything was going to go down.
Posted by Tricia | October 5, 2021
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Speeding out of state
Mr. Kissling represented me for my out of state speeding ticket over summer vacation. I have never had to use a lawyer prior to this & he helped me with what I needed to do & took care of everything. I would definitely recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2021
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Speeding ticket
Contacted Mr Kissling about a speeding ticket I received for 18 over in a 55. He got my charges reduced to improper equipment with no points! Worth the money and saved me the headache! Will be using him in the future.
Posted by Mohamed | August 3, 2021
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Excellent and to the point
I contacted Mr. Lawrence Kissling by phone( I never met him) about traffic violations, he asked me few questions told me what he will do if I hired him. I was convinced with his plan, paid by credit card over the phone, signed an electronic document so that he represent me for the traffic case. He resolves it as he planed on the first day of the case, without any point loss in driving or insurance. Very happy with the results, very professional, has the best fees on the market, and most importantly he replies when his phone rings.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2021
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Professionalism at its best
Result beyond expectations highly recommend satisfaction guaranteed handle my case very timely and effective
Posted by Tina | June 10, 2021
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Easy to work with!
Thanks for getting my traffic ticket handled so efficiently with little to no action from me. You made this process very easy. I highly recommend Attorney Kissling for traffic matters. He will update you directly with status and working with him was extremely straight forward.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2021
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Best Traffic Lawyer in the Triangle!!
Mr. Kissling is the most articulate, experienced, and wisest attorney I have ever met in my life. He is so down to earth, does not sugar coat, speaks to you straight through your cases gets it resolved. I advise you, do not to look further hire Mr. Kissling. Loved that you can actually speak to him and not a paralegal. That was awesome! He really listens!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2021
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Worth Every Dime!
Mr. Kissling has handled several of my traffic infractions and has always produced excellent results. I made the mistake of using a different lawyer and the outcome was horrible. Needless to say that Lawrence Kissling III is my attorney for the best outcome possible. Is you want great results, then look no further. Mr. Kissling III is the GOAT (Greatest of All Out There) of Traffic Attorneys.
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Posted by Debbie | January 18, 2021
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Outstanding job!
Mr. Kissling provided the exact service that he said he would. He was very professional, reminded me of documents I needed to provide to himself, and resolved things in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Camille | October 20, 2020
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Works fast and delivers quick results.
So I called him and told him bout my ticket he asked questions and immediately told me what he could do for me. The price was affordable no hidden fees. im single parent so that was a plus. He also had my case closed the next business day as promised. He was very professional and polite. I live out of town so he was able to process payment electronically so I didn't have to come into the office super convenient. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2006.

Reprimand issued in NC, 2006
updated on 06/19/2014

Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Lawrence's comment: “This was for failure to comply with the requirements for direct mail advertisement. It had nothing to do with completing cases or dealing with clients.”

Work Experience

  • Associate General Counsel
  • Leasecomm
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Kissling and Assoc
  • 1995 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Patterson Ritner
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Associate
  • Hemar and Rousso
  • 1988 - 1992
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Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Oklahoma
  • BS enviornmental Design
  • 1985

Associations

  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of North Carolina
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (0)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawrence is consistently hard working, ethical, and well respected in the community. He is a skilled advocate and an asset to the entire legal community. They are dedicated to their clients and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone in need of their services."
Speeding and traffic ticket 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."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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