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Mark J. Simeon

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Durham, NC

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Speeding and traffic ticket
    70%
    Traffic tickets include Driving While License Revoked (DWLR), which are usually full license restoration projects. GOALS: no jail, minimum points, minimum fines, no new suspension, and full restoration of driving privileges.

  2. Criminal defense
    10%
    We defend violations of everything from minor traffic violations to major felonies. Simeon has tried and won jury trials over 20+ years, and argued (and won) before the NC Court of Appeals.

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Defending alcohol-related violations in NC is one of the most complicated undertakings in criminal/traffic law. Often the case turns on whether the driver timely appealed his BAC suspension within 10 days of arrest.

  4. Car accident
    5%
    We defend at fault drivers, to help avoid convictions in criminal/traffic court, and we prosecute civil claims for victims substantially injured by others' demonstrable negligence.

  5. Civil rights
    5%
    Traffic stops often involve encroachment of drivers' 4th, 5th, 6th and 14th Amendment rights under the NC and US Constitutions. Recognizing and defending these rights can make the difference in the outcome.

Born in Chicago, raised in San Francisco, educated in Atlanta and Washington DC.  Licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia (inactive), and in the state and federal courts of North Carolina.  Based in downtown Durham on "Black Wall Street" in the historic M&F Bank Building.  Main territory: the Piedmont counties (central North Caroina), but willing to go where needed.  Committed to zealous defense of individual rights, at even the most basic level.  From traffic infractions to major felonies.  Helping North Carolina drivers with "impossibly" suspended drivers licenses recover full driving privileges. Committed to fight against mass incarceration and overcriminalization of under privileged youth and the historically oppressed. 

Location

Mark Simeon, Attorney at Law
Mail to: PO Box 1184
By Appointment Only: 114 W Parrish St (no walk-ins)
Durham, NC, 27702

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Posted by Eric | February 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worked into the night.
I met Mark by chance outside the Durham County courthouse the day before my traffic violation court date. We had a lengthy conversation about the case and, while waiting for him to conduct other business, I had a chance to observe the goings on in court. I hired Mark and he immediately got to work, even working into the night (the 1:30 am text let me know). The outcome achieved in court was, I believe, the best possible. I will recommend Mark to friends, and I will retain his services if needed in future.
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Posted by Greg | October 11, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Indebted and Grateful
Mr. Simeon gave me free legal advice many years ago in regards to a DWI/ POSS charge. Represented myself and prevailed on both charges! $25 for a seatbelt ticket and I was adjudicated! This man fights for the people!
Posted by Latrisha | July 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Damn Traffic Lawyer in NC!!!!!
I first retained Mark Simeon 15 years ago, referred by my auntie. He handles all the traffic tickets for my whole family. We all knew he was an excellent lawyer, but after what he just accomplished for my fiancé, I must say he's the absolute BEST!! Long ago, some people in town started calling him "Houdini" because he can make license suspensions disappear off drivers' records. Now I see why -- my finance's license was suspended PERMANENTLY, several time over, and now, all the PERMs are gone! It took some time, and honestly, more money than we can afford, but it was so, so worth it. Simeon has a system, and it works. I hear he recently started a nonprofit law firm for NC driver license restoration so that he can help people who can't afford him. Let's hope they get the grants and donations they need to stay afloat because it's too many people out here driving on revoked licenses because they just don't have the money for lawyers like him. Anyway, Mark Simeon gets my top vote. I'd give him ten stars if I could!
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Posted by Karen | October 8, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Helpful
Very fast response time!!!! Thanks to his advice, I was able to locate another good lawyer.
Posted by Jen | August 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Simeon knows how to get awesome results!
Mr. Simeon helped reduce the charges significantly for a traffic ticket for our daughter. He was persistent, and he followed through with the DA office when needed. Although the process took some time (due to needing to be patient to talk with the proper people who had authority), the results were super impressive. Her charges were significantly reduced, and she did not end up with a misdemeanor or points on her license or community service, and her fees were reduced as well. AWESOME results! Highly recommend his services!
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Posted by Davina | November 28, 2012
Mark Simeon = the BEST
Mark Simeon is, without a doubt, the best lawyer I have ever had—and I've had plenty of them. It's a long complicated story that involved me going several years without a license. I consulted at least three other lawyers who said they could not do anything to help and that it would be at least three years before I could drive again. Mark took on my case with confidence, took the time to pore over multiple folders of documents I had amassed over the years, but most importantly he LISTENED to and BELIEVED me when I said that I was a good person, who had made some mistakes but just wanted to be legal! Mr. Simeon was communicative, available, asked questions about my past and present situations (for once I didn't feel like a number or an ATM), and was genuinely interested in me as a person. Some of my past lawyers have been lukewarm, uninterested, even dismissive. I am an honest, smart person who made a few mistakes and really wanted to straighten them out. Mark took the time to get to know my personal situation, which meant so much to me. And, best of all, he did what no one else was able to: he got my license back within six weeks of my paying him. After so many others said it was impossible. All it took was some attention to detail. Mark has a "whatever and however long it takes" approach that I can personally relate to. His work ethic is impressive and there were times when we communicated about my case well past banker's hours (I had a wacky schedule at the time). That also meant a lot. I recommend Mark Simeon with the highest enthusiasm possible. I have also seen him do the same thing for two other friends. Good guy—GREAT attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • MICHAUX AND MICHAUX, PA, Durham NC
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Associate Attorney
  • REYNOLDS & MUNDY, Washington DC
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Law Clerk
  • R. KENNETH MUNDY & ASSOC, Washington DC
  • 1983 - 1985
  • Student Intern
  • Hon. WILLIAM S. THOMPSON, Judge, Washington DC
  • 1981 - 1983
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Education

  • Howard University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Morehouse College
  • IBS
  • 1979

Associations

  • George H. White Bar
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Howard Law Journal Associate Editor
  • Howard Law School
  • 1983
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