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Patrick Benton Weede

Criminal defense Attorney at Raleigh, NC

4.9   9 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Patrick

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FORMER STATE AND FEDERAL PROSECUTOR. EXPERIENCED TRIAL ATTORNEY. CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

Former Assistant District Attorney and Special Assistant United States Attorney.  Tried over fifty jury trials, including five first-degree murder cases (one capital). 

Prosecuted hundreds of other felony cases (eight homicides) that resulted in non-trial dispositions.  Worked with expert witnesses in a number of disciplines such as DNA, drug chemistry, ballistics, serology, fingerprints, forensic pathology, and forensic psychiatry.  Handled almost every type of case as a state prosecutor, including traffic, DWI, drugs, fraud, property crimes, firearm offenses, common law/armed robbery, and murder.

In September 2014 and in August 2015, delivered presentation on intellectual disability and the death penalty to other prosecutors at the NC Conference of District Attorneys' Capital Litigation Conference.

Assisted in screening potential capital cases with other senior prosecutors and helped to review potential vehicular homicide cases as a member of the motor vehicle traffic fatality unit.  Served as lead arson case screener.

Researched and analyzed complex legal issues.  Trained new law enforcement personnel on courtroom procedures and assisted less experienced prosecutors with their trial preparation and trial advocacy skills.

 

 

Location

Weede Law, PLLC
8801 Fast Park Drive
Suite 301
Raleigh, NC, 27617

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend highly
We’ve had the need to engage Weede Law twice this past year. Patrick came highly recommended to us from a family friend and we’re glad he was. Patrick not only gave us excellent legal advice but directed us on what steps needed to be taken and he handled all the details including court appearances. Patrick is an excellent communicator and resolved both issues beyond our expectations. We’d highly recommend Weede Law and in fact already have once.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2019
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DWI case
Mr Weede represented me in a DWI case, and was very professional and very thorough in dotting every I and crossing every t, while i was not exonerated, the Judge was very leanient, and was best case scenario given the situation, I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Mary | June 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mr. Weede offered immediate assistance on my case and was able to work with my unavailability due to work. He kept me informed via email and phone to keep me abreast to what was going on. I felt like I was getting all the information I needed to make the best decision for my case. I would highly recommend Mr. Weede as your legal representation. Thank you for all your help!
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2018
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I Recommend Patrick Benton Weede
I live in DC and I couldn't stay in Johnson County for my court date. I contacted Mr Patrick Weede. From the day I contacted Mr Weede, I kept me updated on all the important information. Needless to say, he represented me and now, everything was resolved without issues. I highly recommend {Patrick Benton Weede.
Posted by Pierre | April 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
AAA+++
I had a moving violation in NC and Mr. Weede was very courteous and informative. Always return my calls promptly, Took the time to explain all my options, help me make the right decision on which one I should choose. Great staff and Lawyer. I am extremely satisfied with the service and the results ... Thank you Mr. Weede
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2018
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Resolved a Traffic Case
Patrick is a wonderful lawyer. He not only handled my case wonderfully, but he was available, easy to communicate with, calm, kind, and very helpful with answering questions along the way. I would highly commend him and know that you would not regret procuring his services if you are ever facing a tough time.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Resolved a traffic case
Patrick handles a traffic case for me effectively and efficiently. I live in another city so it was convenient to have him represent me. His communication made it an easy process for me.
Posted by Evan | July 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond
Patrick was extremely helpful, courteous, and openly communicated every step of the way. He went out of his way to make sure that I understood what was going on during the entire process, which was resolved quickly. Highly recommend!
Posted by Sheree' Revels | September 5, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Great consultation
Mr. Weede was very professional and informative. He answered all my questions and went above and beyond to ensure I understood everything.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Weede Law, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Forsyth County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2015

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2004

Associations

  • Chief Justice's Remote Proceedings Task Force
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Susie Sharp Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • NC Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission
  • Commission Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association/Tenth Judicial District Bar, Bench Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Bar: United States District Court - Eastern District of NC
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Bar: United States District Court - Middle District of NC
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Bar: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • 10th Judicial District Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Judicial Branch COVID-19 Task Force
  • Member - NC Bar Association Appointee
  • 2020 - 2021
  • North Carolina Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Council
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • 2019 - 2020
  • North Carolina Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Council
  • Chair
  • 2018 - 2019
  • North Carolina Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Council
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Capital Area Teen Court Program
  • Volunteer Judge
  • 2017 - 2017
  • North Carolina Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Council
  • Membership Committee Chair
  • 2015 - 2018
  • North Carolina Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Council
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2017
  • North Carolina Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Council
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice - Professionalism for New Attorneys
  • Starting and Running a Law Office
  • 2019
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice - Professionalism for New Attorneys
  • Starting and Running a Law Office
  • 2018
  • Capital Litigation Conference
  • Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty
  • 2015
  • Capital Litigation Conference
  • Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Patrick
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Patrick Benton Weede is an upstanding member of the legal community with experience that has provided him with a comprehensive preparedness for mounting a strong legal defense. I know him to be of strong ethical character and would recommend him to anyone seeking criminal defense. I endorse this lawyer."
Violent crime Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I cannot say enough good things about this attorney. I was fortunate enough to work with Patrick while we were assistant district attorneys and I can testify to his superior intelligence, impeccable work ethic, and knowledge on all things related to criminal law. Having worked at both the state and federal level, Patrick's ability and comfort in the courtroom is unmatched."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Patrick prosecuted many of my clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies in Forsyth County. He is a talented trial lawyer, unquestionably ethical and an admired colleague. Patrick Weede is the consummate professional. After almost a decade of prosecuting major crimes in state and federal courts, he will provide extraordinary representation to all of his new clients. Anyone would be lucky to have Patrick as defense counsel. Patrick Weede has my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Weede and I worked together as prosecutors in Forsyth County from 2012-2014. Mr. Weede is meticulous in his preparation of every case and demonstrates remarkable insight into strategy and resolution of all his cases. As a former state and federal prosecutor, Mr. Weede certainly has an understanding of how the criminal justice works and what are the most effective means of handling any cases that come through his door."
Federal crime Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I handled a number of matters with Patrick when he worked in the US Attorney's Office. He was an extremely thorough, honest, and ethical prosecutor. While Patrick was always willing to listen and sincere in his promise to seek justice, he was also a forceful advocate for the government. I have no doubts that Patrick will serve his clients well in private practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Weede is an excellent attorney. As a former prosecutor at the State and Federal level, he understands both sides of any case. This unique characteristic lets him be able to get the best results for his clients. I would strongly recommend Mr. Weede to represent anyone in need of legal assistance. Whether it's something as simple as a minor drug charge to a capital murder, drug trafficking, or complex white collar crime, he understands the intricacies associated with each type of case. He has extensive experience trying high profile cases. Mr. Weede's results are the product of his hard work and knowledge of the law. He is extremely personable and passionate about getting the best result possible."
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